Huelva to Portugal itinerary

The beaches of the Portuguese Algarve await you! © Michelle Chaplow
The beaches of the Portuguese Algarve await you!

Huelva to Portugal itinerary

50 km - 1/2 hour

Leave Huelva City centre to the west on the A-497 and cross the bridge over the River Odiel. After 6km turn right at Corrales on the A-492 to eventually join the A-49 motorway, or the N-431 highway.

Signage from Huelva city will take you a less interesting route north on the H-30 to join the Motorway. It is less direct but probably quicker.

If you have time don't turn off at Corrales and take the coast road. The beaches ere are some of the best examples of expansive golden sands backed by sand dunes. Punta Umbria is a well kept coastal resort at the mouth of the River Odiel. El Rompido further west overlooks an interesting sand spit.

Lepe is the first town you meet. It does have a few interesting features but is normally by passed by tourists.

Back to the next section of coast road La Antilla is a small coastal resort village with a very family atmosphere. Isla Cristina is a more upmarket purpose build resort.

Ayamonte is the Spanish border town. The car ferry to Portugal, which served travellers for many years before the bridge, still runs from here. If you have the time use it to cross the River Guadiana to San Antonio in Portugal.

The N431 joins the A-49 motorway continues west and you will cross over the River Guadiana on the modern suspension bridge without any formalities you will cross to Portugal.

West to Portugal Itinerary
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Ronda to Algodonales
Algodonales to Jerez de la Frontera
Jerez de la Frontera to Sevilla
Seville to Huelva
Huelva to Portugal