We have just returned from our latest visit to Hotel Nuevo Portil Golf in Cartaya. They always offer lovely little details, and on this occasion we were pleasantly surprised to receive a welcome gift, cava (sparkling wine) and fruit on our arrival in one of their attractive rooms – offering views over the golf course and sea.
Nuevo Portil is a four-star hotel decorated in a colonial style that has maintained its charm over the years and which still delights us. It is located in an extremely tranquil area, with the sea close by, pine forests at the rear and the first tee of the golf course just a few metres away.
There are many activities available in the area, with one of the main highlights being the Marismas del Río Piedras marshland, a protected natural area situated on both sides of the river of the same name. You can reach it by ferry during a pleasant outing from Portil town.
As for the cuisine, we liked everything we tried but warranting special mention are Huelva’s white prawns (or rose shrimps), which can be found just about everywhere, coquinas (claims) and – of course – Jabugo ham from the nearby Huelva mountains.
The marina near the hotel offers a great variety of restaurants. A little further away, in Cartaya, Bodegón el Pato is well worth a visit, with its delicious ham, sumptuous seafood and superb selection of tapas.