There are lots of churches in Ayamonte. The church of San Salvador us one of the first you find as you enter the town from the road leading up from the Guardians River. It stands on the hill with stunning views from its tower. It’s well worth a visit. If your walking up from the town rake the road that runs along the harbour and follow or round. I cut up between the houses at the end of the road. It’s a lovely walk which I do a lot in the cooler months.
Isla Canela is a natural Island joined to the border town of Ayamonte in Andalucia by a bridge . Isla Canela beach runs from the mouth of the River Guardiana to the estuary which separates Isla Canela from Isla Cristina. It’s quite a walk but well worth doing if you have a spare hour.
The water rushes can be seen all along the beach path. They form an amazing habitats for wildlife that live in the wetlands just behind us. It really is an amazing place for those who want to relax and get back to nature.
Why not walk to the marina, have a spot of lunch and catch the land train back. It’s stops just opposite our apartment building.
Isla Canela is a wash with migrating birds over the winter. These wetlands make a great place for them to enjoy some winter sun. Take a bike ride or walk and explore this stunning scenery before return to the beach for a spot of winter sun of your own.
Stand on the very edge of this Spanish boarder town and gaze across to Portugal taking in the spirit of this magical boarder town. Fishing is its past and its present. Very much famed for its fishing Ayamonte is still a fishermans domain.
The port is located on a cobbled road that runs along the banks of the river Guardiana. For 1.5 euro you can even cross over to Portugal by boat extending your view of the port and the fishing. Quite regularly we cross over and immediately return just for the views!