Birdwatching in Huelva

Eurasian coot. SPIN: Birdwatching in Huelva

Saga Hosted Hotels


From the iconic flamingos in the marshes of Doñana National Park to the spectacular sight of thousands of migratory birds stopping over at the Odiel Marshes – Huelva is a birdwatcher's paradise. As we explore the countryside, watch out for glimpses of rare wildlife such as the Spanish imperial eagle and the black-winged kite. We’ll visit one of the largest black vulture colonies in Iberia, where we might also see owls and eagles. We’ll explore key wetland areas and marshes home to more than 200 species of birds, including the black-necked grebe and Europe's most important colony of Eurasian spoonbills. Freshwater lakes are where we’ll spot migratory birds that often stop here, such as caspian terns, purple swamphens, and ferruginous ducks. Each excursion is accompanied by an experienced Saga wildlife host, who will recap on the day's sightings each evening.

Five included birdwatching excursions
- Huelva's countryside (half day)
- Sierra Pelada and Sierra de Aracena (full day)
- Marismas del Odiel and Laguna del Portil (full day)
- Northern Doñana National Park (full day)
- Southern Doñana (full day)

There’s a wilder, more rustic side to Andalusia on the Costa de la Luz, and the pace of life is slower than in some of the more touristy spots. This hotel is a popular choice for wildlife and birdwatchers, who love its location surrounded by a huge nature reserve criss-crossed with walking and cycling trails. And it certainly makes the most of its stunning location, with its rooftop terrace, two outdoor swimming pools (one adults-only), indoor heated pool and spectacular views from every room. The pillow menu and tea and coffee-making facilities mean you’ll soon feel at home in your room, and you can also immerse yourself in local culture at the hotel with botanical tours and Spanish language classes.

Included with every Hosted Holiday

  • Dedicated welcoming host
  • Resort airport transfers
  • Travel insurance and meals


Saga host

Expert host

Drinks reception

Five included birdwatching excursions

All inclusive: All meals

Free bar open up to 12 hours a day

A weekly return shuttle service to Seville or Tavira, Portugal

International flights. Prices are based on return flights with British Airways from London Gatwick. Supplements may apply from other airports

Return transfers direct to your hotel


  • 7 nights

  • El Rompido, Costa de la Luz, Spain

  • International flights not included

  • All Inclusive

From £975 per person

Including optional travel insurance or a price reduction if not required

Eurasian coot. SPIN: Birdwatching in Huelva
A group of griffon vultures. SPIN: Birdwatching in Huelva

Holiday details

Food and drink

Enjoy buffet-style meals at the main El Olivo restaurant, or sample seafood specialities at the Dos Faros restaurant (extra charge, open during high season only). The stylish Noble Bar is the place to experiment with a large range of light snacks. The free bar is open 12 hour a day, serving local alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.


Weekly live shows • Botanical tours • Spanish lessons • Boating knot lessons (available seasonally) • Tennis • Paddle tennis • Football • Hiking • Nordic walking • Bicycle hire and golf are both available nearby (please ask in resort for details and prices).


All 298 air-conditioned bedrooms have a classic decor and a terrace or balcony. Saga guests have rooms with garden or side-sea views. Some rooms feature a bathroom with a walk-in shower.


  • Buffet-style restaurant
  • À la carte restaurant (seasonal and extra charge)
  • Bar / lounge
  • Two outdoor swimming pools (one exclusively for adults)
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Spa (extra charge)
  • Shuttle to the beach (seasonal and extra charge)
  • Pool towels
  • Currency exchange

Holiday location

Hotel Fuerte el Rompido map

Local Area

El Rompido is a quiet Spanish fishing town set at the mouth of the Piedras River. There’s a string of cafes and restaurants lining the waterfront, and a small town square complete with traditional whitewashed church. Back at the hotel, guests can follow well signposted walks onto the protected nature reserve, where 14km of trails reveal beautiful marshlands, pine forests and shifting sand dunes.

Included excursions

Huelva's countryside


Today we’ll be heading inland as we experience Andalucia’s extensive swathes of farmland where fields of wheat stretch from Huelva to Seville and Cordoba. It’s birdwatching heaven in the summer with Iberian Grey Shrike, Black-winged Kites and Azure-winged Magpie to be found alongside dust bathing flocks of rock sparrows. Also, if you’re lucky enough to spot a grey mongoose, mark this day down as one to remember.



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