Parque Nacional de Donana, Huelva

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Parque Nacional de Donana, both a UNESCO World Heritage Site and an important wetland reserve, covers 543 square km (210 square mi). Iberian lynx and Spanish imperial eagles make their homes here. Note that around Pentecost, pilgrims enter the park in droves. However, access to the park is strictly controlled for tourists year-round, so all visitors see the park on an organized tour. Consider a ferry ride or boat tour to really experience this natural wonder. Put Parque Nacional de Donana into our Huelva road trip website and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • We booked a private tour through DiscoveringDonana. They offer tours in the morning and late afternoon, of which we chose the latter. Our guide, Maria, was a trained ornithologist who spoke English we...  more »
  • We did route in family on the buses give you binoculars but... It is better to take them themselves since they are not very good... very nice view spot and located near the dew that if you go to Huelva is indispensable visit... we saw deer, Lynx know there but they did not see since they live very protected by the park staff... take you to the Museum and within beautiful Doñana... many birds migrate there... is essential to visit when you are in huelva
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  • Incredible landscape, the beaches are spectacular and a very memorable experience. I advise that the visit is in spring or autumn. If it makes you a good day, winter also is a good choice. Another thing, either from the means of transport are magnificent.
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  • Really worth the visit, do the jeep safari in the morning
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  • Great parc, lots of landscapes to be seen, super hiking
  • Great tour. Gonzalo was our guide and he's really helpfull
  • Guy Mountfort was the prime instigator of the successful financing for purchasing land that saved the Doñana as we know it today. And yet you would never know it, unless you read various literature and references made in some official documents. It simply beggars belief that no visitor centre, no monument, no plaque or Park literature pays respect to the saviour of the land which forms the main part of this wonderful National Park. 1960 rumours were heard developers had their sights on the lands of the Doñana By 1961 these rumours were confirmed, there were plans for a holiday camp stretching the full length of the sand beaches of the Doñana and the worst was plans to drain the protective eastern barrier of the marismas! The most notable of local people to side with the crusade of saving the area were Don Manuel and Don Mauricio González, as part owners of the Coto, with much to gain financially from the proposed developments; they heroically supported efforts to preserve it. Money was needed to stem the advances of developers and Guy Mountfort mobilised support, a move that led to the renowned formation of the World Wildlife Fund. So eventually money was raised and with the support of the Spanish Government the area was purchased and the National Park came into being. Whilst local park centres and reserve areas pay tribute to local Spanish pioneers, just where is the local recognition for the hero and champion of the Doñana, Guy Mountfort? For me it is an extremely sad omission by national and local authorities alike. Be very sure, if it were not for Guy Mountfort, there would be NO Doñana!!

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