Ayamonte Travel Guide

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Ayamonte Highlights

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     Ayamonte is a pretty town with real character 

  • Con
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     Very little English spoken - learn Spanish 

  • In a nutshell
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     A dive to Spain just in minutes 

Ayamonte Things to Do

  • Church of "Nuestra Señora de las...

    The most remarkable detail in Ayamonte's main church is a virgin's image from the 16Th century, venerated since then. A legend says that it was discovered by fishermen in the sea, close to Castro Marim

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  • Beach

    I never used the beaches near Ayamonte, because they seem identical to those in the Portuguese side of Guadiana river. Warm water, calm surf, a large stripe of sand, and some wind, are the common characteristics.

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  • Isla Canela

    The best beach in Ayamonte is Isla Canela, a sandy island close to the city, and connected by a small bridge. Heavy construction allows a few hotels and many apartments lining the beach at a smart distance.

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  • City centre

    In a city thay is far from being very beautiful, the main square makes the difference. Small but well balanced, the combination of typical construction, tiles and garden becomes very harmonious.

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  • Harbour

    The marina of Ayamonte seems to be special for its location - it is rather central, with the city unfolding around it. never saw many boats there, which means that the economical conditions may be less attractive than its look.

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  • City Hall

    The ayuntamiento is a typical building from the 18th century, with an adjacent modern adding; Located in central square, it shows some typical tiles.

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  • Drive even further!

    If you have a car or motorcycle, and are spending holidays in the south-eastern corner of Portugal, it is a nice little trip to go to the Spanish side. Andalucia is the name of the area on the Spanish side, and it is famous for white villas, lots of flowers and palm trees. Also good sandy beaches can be found near the border, you don't need to...

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  • Around Ayamonte - drive a little further

    If you have a car, drive a little bit further away from Ayamonte (towards Spain, the same one and only main highway. You will see a big bridge and then you are passing the border of Portugal and Spain. You arrive to the Andalucia area of Spain which is very beautiful. The scenery is beautiful, but the houses are very pretty indeed too. People keep...

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  • Visit Ayamonte in winter

    The far south of Spain can be warm in January. The temperature reached 25C in mid-January, despite Ayamonte being on the Atalntic side of the Strait of Gibraltar.The town is quiet, and the resorts of Canela and Cristina are largely empty. For northern Europeans looking for winter sun, this is a more interesting place than the Canary Islands.

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  • The square, Paseo del la Ribera

    The cobbled square is lined with palm trees, and occupied by small groups of men just passing the time. One ends of the square opens towards the Main road where the bridge crosses the tidal creek. The other end leas into the centre of the town with its windy shopping streets. There are a few interesting restaurants along the sides.By the bridge is...

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  • Storks and football

    For Brits, the sight of storks is very unusual. These were nesting on the roof of the tower of what looked like a football stadium.

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  • Local Market

    Do not miss the local market on Saturdays. Here you can buy fruits, vegetables and local handcrafts. To protect the products from the sun the market is held in huge halls.

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Ayamonte Hotels

  • Parador de Ayamonte

    Avenida de la Constitucion s/n, Ayamonte, Costa de la Luz, 21400, Spain

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

Ayamonte Transportation

  • Getting there from Portugal

    In the south of the Iberian Peninsula the Guadiana River divides Spain and Portugal. There are two possibilities to cross borders. One is by car, the other one by ferries which frequently run between Ayamonte and Vila Real de Sto. Antonio (Portugal).

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  • Getting there from Portugal

    When we was here in 1992 the bridge over the Guadiana River was opened a few weeks ago and we could easily go to Ayamonte by car.

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  • Ayamonte Hotels

    1 Hotels in Ayamonte

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Ayamonte Shopping

  • Seafood and stuff to Portuguese

    In the "good old days" Ayamonte was famous among the Portuguese for selling seafood at a very cheap price. We Portuguese are better than Spanish cooking seafood, so many people bought there to cook at home. The prices normalised, and today the visitors prefer to eat in location just to taste the different tastes.Commerce is not so strong anymore,...

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  • Fuel

    Portuguese living close to the border go regularly to Spain to fill their tanks. The differences in price are very big, and do compensate the extra kilometers needed to refuel. Even those who travel abroad can't cross the border back to Portugal without a stop to fill, but I think that the other traditional commerce is decreasing.

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  • Shopping in Ayamonte

    Explore the narrow streets and pleasant shady squares with its pavements cafe's, restaurants, boutiques, shops and the twice weekly market.

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Ayamonte What to Pack

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    by Leipzig Updated May 13, 2003

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    Miscellaneous: Rainy season is between October and Mai, summer is mostly dry and sunny

    Avg. Temp. in Spring: max.: 18 – 21°C ( 64 - 70°F ); min: 8 - 11°C ( 47 - 51°F )
    Avg. Temp. in Summer: max.: 25 – 28°C ( 77 - 82°F ); min: 16 - 18°C ( 60 - 64°F )
    Avg. Temp. in Autumn: max.: 19 – 26°C ( 66 - 78°F); min: 11 - 17°C ( 51 – 63°F )
    Avg. Temp. in Winter: max.: 15 – 16°C ( 59 - 60°F); min: 7 - 9°C ( 45 - 49°F )

    Watertemperature: in winter around 15°C ( 59°F ), in summer around 20°C ( 68°F) in average.

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Ayamonte Favorites

  • The wall

    Now a funny story:I've been once more in Ayamonte, and once more I confirmed that Ayamonte is not exactly my favorite place in Spain.Leaving town, Fernanda saw a stony wall, whose cement had exactly the colour that she wanted to be used in one of our walls that was being covered with stone.I had to make a picture, to show to the mason.Arriving at...

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  • Construction

    I didn't feel comfortable in my recent visit to the beaches of Ayamonte. In my previous visit I saw wild empty and shallow dunes bordering a calm sea. Now, the dunes are there, but lined with heavy construction, at a respectful distance, but so dense that we cannot imagine the beaches without it. It seems a dense residential area, so spread that...

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  • Border attraction

    Crossing a border has always been an attraction - different language, food and commerce always attracted many Portuguese to Ayamonte (and Spanish to Vila Real de Santo António). The cities were there, just across the river, easy to reach.With European integration differences (and reciprocal commerce) had faded, but language and food keep different,...

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