Parador de Mazagón
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Mazagón is located 24 km from Huelva on Spain’s southwestern coast and within easy reach of the Doñana National Park, one of the best examples of Spain’s famous national parks. The Parador is actually located within the Doñana Nature Reserve which means that its beaches are highly protected with little or no tourism interference. Doñana National Park is a maze of land and water, where incredible dunes, beaches and cliffs share space with marshes and lagoons. There is also an extensive network of protected trails for hiking and cycling. Celebrated on the first weekend in May is the Pilgrimage of Nuestra Señora del Carmen (Our Lady of Mount Carmel). Nuestra Señora del Carmen is also honoured on July 16 with a land and sea procession. Mazagón’s annual fair takes place in the month of August.
What to do
You won’t want to miss the chance to visit El Rocío, in the municipality of Almonte (Huelva), located 35 km from the Parador in Mazagón. This area of traditional white houses surrounds Virgen del Rocío Chapel, which is home to the Virgen de la Blanca Paloma (Virgin of the White Dove). Many people come here to worship each week. The most magical time for pilgrims to visit is during the El Rocío Pilgrimage in May.
If you are a golf lover, this is your chance to enjoy this thrilling sport on one of the province’s golf courses: La Monacilla, Bellavista Club de Golf and Dunas de Doñana.
Horseback ride in Doñana National Park
If you enjoy horseback riding, take this opportunity to explore the virgin beaches of Doñana National Park. An unforgettable excursion along beautiful riding trails will leave you longing to return.
Hiking, Mountain Biking and Electric Bicycles Electric bikes
It is possible to travel long distances with minimal effort - a novel way to explore the Doñana Natural Area. Ask at Reception in the Parador.
10 must visit sites
Doñana Natural Area (25 km) - 4x4 tours
El Rocío (35 km) - El Rocío Chapel and marshes
Huelva (24 km) - shopping and old quarter
Moguer (24 km) - Santa Clara Convent, J.R. Jiménez Museum
Palos de la Frontera (8 km) - Pier of the Caravels
Columbus Trail: La Rábida (16 km) - La Rábida Monastery
Sierra de Aracena y Picos de Aroche Nature Reserve (140 km)
The Parador kitchen
The Parador culinary offerings include the produce of both sea and land. Highlights include prawns, coquina clams and king prawns, together with Ibérico ham from Jabugo, pork loin and pâté. Also include recipes such as fried Huelva cuttlefish, Ibérico presa paleta (a cut of pork loin) and quesadillas de Moguer (almond and sweet pumpkin layered sponge cake). Savour all of these delights in a unique spot.