About Isla Canela

The island

Isla Canela is the most exceptional residential tourist area in Spain. Located in Andalusia, in the beautiful province of Huelva, in the municipality of Ayamonte and at the southernmost tip of the so-called Costa de la Luz.

Its location on Spain’s south western tip, only separated from the Portuguese Algarve by the river Guadiana, guarantees that Isla Canela is surrounded by a countless number of wonderful places for visits and outings. It is linked to the rest of Spain and Portugal by motorway and is only 50km from Faro international airport. Seville, with its airport and AVE high speed train station is only 140km away and a high speed train link is planned with Huelva, 50km away, bringing this fantastic spot closer to the heart of Europe.

One thousand seven hundred hectares of land, seven kilometres of white sandy beaches (EU Blue Flag), in the middle of the natural wetlands on the river Guadiana estuary… Isla Canela is a paradise for the eyes, for nature, for rest and relaxation, for doing sports and for enjoying free time all year round.

Isla Canela has been growing in a sustainable way for more than 20 years, and currently has apartments, hotels, shopping areas and its own marina and two golf courses (Valle Guadiana Links and Isla Canela Old Course).

The notable feature and advantage of the way Isla Canela has expanded is that the land belongs to one company (Isla Canela S.A.), thus enabling its development to be balanced and rational, respecting and enhancing the natural environment and resulting in an overall impression of incomparable beauty and quality.

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Surrounding area

Isla Canela is on the apex of the triangle formed by Costa de la Luz, the Algarve and the river Guadiana. Its exact location is between the river Guadiana estuary and the river Carreras, and it belongs to the municipality of Ayamonte in the province of Huelva, one of the most beautiful parts of Andalusia in south western Spain. Its location gives visitors to Isla Canela easy access to areas and places of special cultural interest, sports, tourism and shopping.

Isla Canela is next to the Guadiana estuary wetlands, with their resident population of countless species of birds that feed, rest and breed there. Spoonbills, Flamingos, Terns, Cormorants, Seagulls, Snipe, Fish Eagles and many more will be watching you during your holiday.

To the north east of Isla Canela is the beautiful landscape of Salinas del Duque saltmarshes and the wetlands around them.

The natural beauty of this place is shaped by a labyrinth of drains, inlets, swamps, channels and mudflats, making this a compulsory stopover for nature lovers.

You can enjoy this unique spectacle on horseback, by bicycle, on foot or in small boats. There is plenty to enjoy in this amazing landscape for amateur nature lovers, and experts will be thrilled by the variety, intensity and quality of the wildlife.

In Isla Canela we are very aware of the wealth that surrounds us, so we care for it and we invite you to do the same. We recommend you visit Isla Canela’s beaches, Marina Isla Canela, and the town of Ayamonte; travel up the river Guadiana, go and see the Sierra de Huelva mountains, the Lugares Colombinos, Doñana National Park and the Portuguese Algarve.

Places to discover


In Marina Isla Canela there is a Shopping Centre with a wide range of places to eat, shops, car hire, a supermarket and many other services. Its spacious terraces and proximity to the port make it a very pleasant place for shopping, having lunch or dinner, or having a drink at any time of day.

If you are interested in renting premises in a shopping centre, please don’t hesitate to contact us.


An old town on the river Guadiana estuary, with nearly 20,000 inhabitants, a figure that swells in the holiday season.

It is the paradigm of a tourist town for its cultural wealth, its convenient location near Portugal, an enviable artistic heritage, a combination of progress and nature, and is largely unaffected by the influx of tourists.

Strolling round its neighbourhoods and streets bathed in the amazing light that floods it is a pleasure that no visitor should deny themselves.


The province of Huelva is described as the undiscovered jewel of Andalusia.

Its mountain range, its coast, its villages, its landscapes, its culture, its climate and its light make the province of Huelva one of the most spectacular tourism destinations on the Iberian peninsula.

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One of the great rivers of the Iberian Peninsula. Its origins are uncertain; legend has it that its source is the amazing Lagunas de Ruidera lagoons, but the more widespread theory is that the source lies in the high plains of Campos de Montiel in the province of Ciudad Real.

Its name comes from the Arabic, wadi-anas. Its basin has been calculated at 70,000 km2 and it is 818 kilometres long; most of it flows through Spanish territory, with part of it running through neighbouring Portugal.

From the Portuguese settlement of Pomarao, it runs down towards the Atlantic joining Portuguese and Spanish shores. On its way it passes through the neighbouring towns of Sanlúcar de Guadiana and Alcoutim. Both have castles and they are a pleasure to visit.

Various sporting events are held throughout the year, including the Ascent and Descent by Sail, which takes place in August, and the international canoeing regatta in July.

The attached PDF file describes the navigable ascent of the river and includes a map. The other PDF file contains details of HIGHLIGHTS along the route.


Portugal’s southern coastline with its endless pine forests, its golden sandy beaches, luxury residential complexes, fantastic hotels and more than thirty golf courses, make this area the country’s jewel in the crown, tourism wise.