El Rompido

Birds & flowers

8 km
3 hours
40 m


The fishing village of El Rompido is located in the mouth of the river Piedras (Stones in Spanish) which has been declared as a nature reserve by the Andalusian government.

Very pleasant walk
The marshes of the river Piedras

This important nature reserve is home to many protected species and consists of over 2500 Ha – your guide will introduce to you the birds which reside here. This walk will be through marshes, west of El Rompido, and will be level through pinewoods. Along the way you will see a salt marsh and a fish farm. The area is abundant in birdlife and, in the spring, there are also many wildflowers. The headland, where the lighthouse is located, offers one of the most beautiful views of the estuary. The former little fishing town of El Rompido is one of the most tranquil and uncrowded spots on Huelva’s Costa de la Luz.


Our walk starts by the car park of the shopping centre El Faro in front of the hotel Fuerte El Rompido. The first part of this 8-figure walk goes along a boardwalk into the salt marshes where several kind of waders can be spotted, especially in the low tide. After crossing a wooden bridge, we reach the pinewood as the path follows the margin of the marsh where traditional saltpans were turned into a fish farm. Then we pass ponds and old peat bogs before we hit the way back along the edge of a golf course.

Length of the tour

8 Km / 5 miles

It usually takes us 3 hours to complete this trail on a relaxed pace, enjoying the birds and the flowers as we walk through.

Maximum elevation

40 m / 120 ft

Level of difficulty



Full day

180 Euro per guide.

We recommend a ratio of 10 people a guide although we can take up to 15 people per guide.

All year round, as the area is located by the sea the temperature is not too high even in the middle of the summer.

All our guides speak fluent English and the tour can be done in French, Portuguese or Catalan on demand.

Pick up and drop-off

On the walking tours, we usually meet at the start point of the walk. Nevertheless, pickup can be arranged from any accommodation or any meeting point within the provinces of Huelva and Seville by a fuel fee.

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