Doñana Natural Park


A paradise of biodiversity

The biodiversity to be found in Doñana is a result of the conjunction of different ecosystems. Located on the right bank of the mouth of the Guadalquivir river, part of this territory was declared a Biosphere Reserve by the UNESCO in 1980, together with the whole of what is today the National Park.

Doñana and the surrounding area are characterised by their flatness. A transition can be seen from the gently sloping landscapes of what are known as the “cotos” (stabilised sand dunes), the live dunes and the marsh. This last forms the most outstanding landscape type due to its role as a refuge for numerous migratory birds. The reserve is home to a wide variety of ecosystems: from natural marshes, to reforested stands merging with natural vegetation, dune systems on the coastline, and lagoons moving towards the interior. The most important plant species are: Spanish juniper, pine trees, scrub, cork oak, heather, rosemary, larrea, Spanish buckthorn, gorse, broom, rock rose, etc. The wildlife found in the reserve includes a wide variety of species, of which the most significant are the water and migratory birds, in addition to the Iberian lynx (Lynx pardina), which has become the emblem of Doñana, thanks to its role as an endemic carnivore on the Iberian Peninsula. Other species that can be seen here are red deer, fallow deer and wild boar, as well as some reptiles.

Doñana Natural Park

Puebla del Río, La, Aznalcázar, Hinojos

41130  Huelva  (Andalusia)

Type of area:Biosphere Reserve Area:68,236.4 hectares Tel.:+34 959 439 627 Tel.:+34 959 439 626 Website:Doñana Natural Park Website:Doñana Reserve Booking telephone number:+34 959442474

Cadiz (Andalusia):

Sanlúcar de Barrameda.

Huelva (Andalusia):

Almonte. Hinojos.

Seville (Andalusia):

Aznalcázar. Puebla del Río, La.

Centro de Visitantes Fábrica de Hielo

Avenida Bajo de Guía, s/n.

11540  Sanlúcar de Barrameda, Cadiz  (Andalusia) Tel.:+34 956386577 Website:Visitor centre website

Carretera El Rocío - Matalascañas, a 6 Km. del centro de visitantes "La Rocina"

21750  Almonte, Huelva  (Andalusia) Tel.:+34 600144625 Website:Visitor centre website

Carretera A-483 El Rocío-Matalascañas, Km. 12

21760  Almonte, Huelva  (Andalusia) Tel.:+34 959439629 Website:Visitor centre website

Carretera A-484 Hinojos - Almonte

21740  Hinojos, Huelva  (Andalusia) Tel.:+34 959439620 Website:Visitor centre website

Ctra. de El Rocío a Matalascañas, Km. 2

21750  Almonte, Huelva  (Andalusia) Tel.:+34 959439569 Website:Visitor centre website

Cerrado Garrido. Marismas de Aznalcázar.

41849  Aznalcázar, Seville  (Andalusia) Tel.:+34 671564145 Website:Visitor centre website
Useful information

What you need to know

  • Cultural information

    The relationship between man and nature which has been established throughout history between Doñana and its inhabitants is one of the most interesting elements of the visit. The town of Moguer is located within the limits of the Nature Reserve, and is one of the milestones on Columbus’ route to Huelva. The city of Moguer still conserves the typical Andalusian style of architecture. Another interesting visit is to the dock and pier over the Tinto river, the location of the shipyards which built one of the three caravelles which took part in the discovery of America.

  • Environmental information

    Over 500 plant and animal species of outstanding ecological value make their home in Doñana.

  • Information for visits

    Check with the visitor centres.