Pine forests and marshes, lakes and riverbanks, beaches and dunes, cork oaks and bush adorn one of the most fascinating natural areas of Europe, declared a Biosphere Reserve
and World Heritage Site
In this flat, sheltered region, between the provinces of Huelva and Seville, near the mouth of the Guadalquivir River, the water has created an ecosystem of incalculable value, a genuine sanctuary for waterfowl
. The park covers an area of 50,000 hectares, and is surrounded by an additional belt of similar size, the Natural Park of the Doñana Surrounds.
The wealth of flora and fauna is complemented by the ethnological and cultural legacy cultivated by the inhabitants of these lands over recent centuries. The village of El Rocio
is a perfect example: here, in a village of white houses, every Monday in Pentecost, they celebrate the biggest and best-known pilgrimage in Spain.