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Donana National Park (Parque Nacional de Donana)

El Acebuche, Huelva, Spain
34 959 430432
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As featured in Daytrips from Seville
Ranked #2 of 18 attractions in Huelva
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: National Parks, Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Activities: Group tours/day tour, Viewing wildlife
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Traveler Description: What has an imposing church to do with the Doñana National park? Simple. If you really wish to visit the highly protected inner National park, rather... more »
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Wales
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Birds birds birds but also peaceful good walking ( heavily restricted access to park but don't let that put you off, still worthwhile and you can walk the beach foreshore as far as you like. Don't fake a membership of a brotherhood to be able to walk through the park there are some realky protected species and habitats and the... More

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København
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90 reviews 90 reviews
12 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

As one of the most important European natural reserves it is a must to visit. You can choose between different tour operators.

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York U K
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

For the ultimate European safari try getting to one of Spain's largest nature reserves, access is beyond Seville and usually necessary to stay overnight at El Rocio to get the 8.30 (prompt) start. For the 4 hour guided tour. 4 wheel drive Unimogs allow for high up viewing of the 35 Km beach that forms the first part of the... More

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Milford, New Jersey
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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

My husband insisted on visiting the park and I am so glad we went! The landscape is magical. We saw mostly birds, and I am disappointed I didn't get to see the elusive Iberian lynx, yet the tour of the park is worthwhile. We toured with Cooperativa Marismas del Rocio, the concessionaire on the park grounds. Our guide, Gonzalo, spoke... More

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Epsom, United Kingdom
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

Tried to take a tour of the Park in January. If you are English with little Spanish, don't try! You are not welcome, the receptionists make that obvious. There are two 4 hour tours per day 0830 and 1500, In Spanish only and you must book ahead. After that information is passed on then it's "Please do not disturb". Sad,... More

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Lodz, Poland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

Trip was 28 euro it is the normal trip. The bus was traveling via normal roads some we saw some birds an animals but nothing special. The far end of the tour was the place where some people was just fishing so nothing wild. The "english" of the guide was really spanglish and 1 to 5 spanish english ratio of... More

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London, England
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37 reviews 37 reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

The park is heavily protected from occasional visitors and access is only given through guided tours. We did not take one.

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Wavre, Belgium
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92 reviews 92 reviews
23 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

The visit we chose was the one organized by the Real Fernando, a mix of boat & 4X4, 30€ each. Well, I must say that eventhough we had a great tour guide/driver, knowing a lot & being funny, we were really disappointed by our visit. 2 4x4 buses of 20 persons each following each other on sandy path for about... More

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Ascot, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
9 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013 via mobile

July is clearly not the best time to see the most wildlife, and it certainly was unpleasantly hot. However, the sheer size of the park, the vast differences between the various ecosystems, all thriving shoulder-to-shoulder, together with the quality of this 4 hour tour mean that this truly is unmissable. Booking was easy over the phone, and the staff make... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

Having been told of the wonders of Donana, we phoned and booked a tour at a specific time. No payment was requested at that time. We duly arrived at Wild Olive Visitor's Centre. There is a shop which sells some interesting things and also a Cafe/Restaurant where it is possible to eat or simply buy drinks to take on the... More

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