As you know, Camping Playa La Bota is a 13 hectare campsite with safaris, caravans, bungalows, shelters, bivouacs, swimming pool, restaurant, bar, supermarket… surrounded by a privileged natural environment that offers a variety of unique experiences.
Situated in a special corner of the province of Huelva, in beautiful Punta Umbria, its surroundings have much to offer its guests.
Punta Umbria’s favourite secret spot: La Bota Beach
Just a few steps away from your accommodation at Camping Playa La Bota, the beach from which it takes its name, known locally as “El Cruce”, awaits you. This unspoilt beach is a hidden gem offering crystal clear waters, golden dunes and a tranquil atmosphere. You can relax in the warm sunshine, take a refreshing dip in the sea or simply stroll along the shore while enjoying the peace and natural beauty.
Its name comes from an ancient fishing tradition dating back to Roman times. According to legend, Roman fishermen used horse-boot shells to mark the exact place where they had hidden their treasures, i.e. the prized fruits of the sea. In the Middle Ages, the beach was used as a landing place for pirates and corsairs.
This beach is a reflection of the rich history of the Huelva region and how it has evolved into a dreamy coastal spot that attracts travellers from all over the world.
A paradise of light beaches
Camping Playa La Bota is located on the Costa de la Luz, a coastal region that stretches from Doñana and the mouth of the Guadalquivir to the mouth of the Guadiana, where Isla Canela and Ayamonte mark the border with Portugal.
La Costa de la Luz es un paraíso para los amantes de la naturaleza. It offers a wide variety of habitats, from salt marshes to sand dunes, which are ideal for bird watching and biodiversity conservation. The Doñana National Park is one of the most emblematic areas in this respect.
An enchanted forest by the sea
For nature lovers, Los Enebrales is a paradise close by. This natural spot stretches for 3 kilometres and is an impressive mixed forest of juniper and savin junipers that lies between the dunes and the sea. Here, you can explore nature trails, go bird watching or simply immerse yourself in the beauty of the coastal landscape.
Los Enebrales is home to a variety of bird species, many of which are migratory. During the intermediate seasons, it is a stopping place for birds on their migratory route between Europe and Africa. In addition, waterfowl and species endemic to the region can be found in the surrounding marshes.
A charming little fishing village
Nearby Punta Umbria is a charming fishing village where you can sample delicious fresh seafood and immerse yourself in the coastal culture. Take a stroll along its lively promenade and enjoy the sea breeze and panoramic views.
The Punta Umbría area has a rich history dating back to Roman times, as evidenced by a site at Eucaliptal. During the Muslim period in the Iberian Peninsula, it formed part of a Taifa kingdom with the island of Saltés. During the Modern Age, Punta Umbría was noted for the disputes between the Lords of Huelva and Gibraleón over its extension and for housing one of the defensive towers of the Spanish coast against the Barbary pirates. This gave it strategic importance in the wars in which the Spanish Empire was involved during that period.
Unique ecosystem of two rivers: The Odiel Marshes
A short distance away are the Marismas de Odiel, an estuary formed by the rivers Tinto and Odiel. This environment is a key habitat for many bird species, especially during migrations, making it a popular destination for birdwatchers and nature lovers. The area has been designated as a Nature Reserve and is protected for its ecological value.
In addition to its importance from a conservation point of view, the Odiel Marshes also offer opportunities for outdoor activities such as hiking and wildlife watching. The natural beauty of this place, with its landscapes of water, dunes and marshes, makes it a unique site in the region of Huelva.
A trip to our neighbouring country: The Algarve
For an exciting excursion, Portugal’s southernmost region, known as the Algarve, is just an hour from Huelva. Explore charming coastal towns, golden beaches and rich Portuguese culture.
The Algarve is a region in southern Portugal known for its stunning beaches, warm climate and relaxed atmosphere. This region is famous for its beautiful coastal scenery, including cliffs, grottoes and hidden coves. Its welcoming atmosphere and wide range of activities make this region a popular tourist destination in southern Europe.
At Camping Playa La Bota, we invite you to explore and enjoy the richness of the natural environment and exciting destinations that surround you. Here, every day is an opportunity to connect with nature, history and the beauty of the Costa de la Luz. Don’t wait any longer to embark on this unique adventure!