Spain | Heulva Province

Heulva Province
  • Heulva is the main city and a port
  • More than Eight courses in the province
  • Rio Tinto minining and Christopher Columbus made the area famous
  • Has many important wetland areas
  • Unspoilt and uncrowded beaches
  • Sierra de Aracena in the North with pretty white villages
Sub-tropical Mediterranean climate
Other Information
FAO - Faro (Portugal) or SVQ - Seville (Spain)
Places to visit
  • Heulva
  • Palos de la Frontera from where Christopher Columbus sailed from in 1492
  • Parque Nacional de DoƱana a wetland reserve for the birdwatcher in you and some say where the Lost City of Atlantis is buried
  • Peublo blancos: Alajar, Almonaster la Real, Aracena, Cortegana, Zufre
  • Rio Tinto mining area
Our review (November 2010 and January 2013)

We visited two resorts in the region; Islantilla (2013) which has 27 holes and El Rompido (2010) which has two 18 hole courses.

In winter time the Heulva province is quiet (some might say dead) but there is still plenty to see and do, if you want to take a break from golf.

Both resorts serve good quality food and wine and the rooms are more than adequate.

For a short break either resort has something to offer, the courses being of good quality and easy walking.

Golf courses

Islantilla and El Rompido Golf Resorts

Golf courses
Islantilla Golf Resort
  • Opened in 1992
  • 27 holes
  • Blue course - 5993 metres (off back tees)
  • Yellow course - 6096 meters (off back tees)
  • Green course - 6165 metres (off back tees)
  • Held Tour Espana Masters in 1995
Our opinion

Easy walking course with a few changes in elevation add to the interest.

Being able to play different combinations each day made it more challenging.

El Rompido Golf Resort
  • Opening: North - 2006, South - 2003
  • Two 18 holes courses - North and South
  • North course - 6111 metres (off back tees - slope: 133)
  • South course - 6168 meters (off back tees - slope: 134)
  • Alongside wetland areas
Our opinion

Both courses are well designed and easy walking.


Muelle de las Carabelas
Feature 3

Heulva, Spain. Christopher Columbus was here before his epic journey.

Playing golf nearby? Then a visit to Muelle de las Carabelas (Wharf of the Caravels) at Palos de la Frontera, might be the ticket.

Ship ahoy! Go on board at your own risk.

A well designed museum both inside and out.

Last updated: 13 February 2017