A TYPICAL DAY DURING THE ROUTE
Our routine is designed to take maximum advantage of daylight hours and as such will involve some early morning starts requiring some correspondingly early bedtimes. Apart from airport transfers, there are only two longer drives within the itinerary (the return trip to Doñana and the Sierra) but neither of these are longer than two hours. There will be plenty time outdoors…
Groups are accompanied throughout their stay in Isla Cristina by a Faro del Sur guide. The guide’s duties are to ensure that the activities undertaken comply with the published programme and to coordinate, inform and brief the group with regards to all the activities. All guides speak Spanish and English, have years of experience in dealing with groups and each has its own specialization that they bring to the tour.
The group size is from 4 to 12 pax. Although the guide coordinates activities and imparts relevant information, with regards to cohesion and group dynamics it is important that participants also involve themselves in the details of the trip by lending a hand where appropriate
In Isla Cristina, there are several restaurants and local bars available for lunch and dinner. This affords a good opportunity to mingle with Spanish people and experience another aspect of local culture. Meals can also be prepared and cooked in the apartments’ fully equipped kitchens using fresh food bought in the local market.
The Andalusian Province of Huelva is extremely famous the diversity of superb quality seafood from its coast, and the highly prized cured ham made from acorn-fed Iberian pigs from the mountains.
The coast of Huelva enjoys an Atlantic climate where winters are short and mild and spring and autumn have pleasant temperatures with plenty of sunshine. The heat of summer is tempered by cool sea breezes to the point it is recommended you bring a light sweater for the evenings. Spring may also be cool especially at night and summer days can be very hot but the temperatures fall off again quickly in the evening. Autumn offers ideal temperatures with only a small chance of rain.
PACKING FOR YOUR TRIP
It is highly recommended you bring the following items:
- Comfortable light clothing for summer (cotton trousers and shirts, long and short sleeve, T-shirts, sweater, light waterproof jacket, shorts, swimming costume, towel, etc.).
- Warmer clothes for the rest of the year (including waterproofs)
- Comfortable trekking boots in winter. For summer trainers and flip-flops.
- A small rucksack, canteen or water bottle
- Bike shorts
- Hat, sunglasses and towel
- Spare glasses or contact lenses for those that use them.
- Personal first aid kit.
- High protection suntan lotion and insect repellent.