The Area

Marina Isla Canela is located in the remotest western point of  “Costa de la Luz” very close to the Guadiana´s river and the Portuguese Algarve belonging to Ayamonte municipality and related to Isla Canela Resort.

This location gives MIC visitors access to cultural, tourist, sportive and commercial spots.

We recommend you to visit Isla Canela beaches and golf. Ayamonte´s council make the ascend of Guadiana´s river, Huelva´s mountains range, Columbus spots, Doñana´s Park and Portuguese Algarve.

Isla Canela Resort

One of the most beautiful places on the Costa de la Luz, created for the rest and enjoyment of visitors and residents 12 months a year.

One thousand seven hundred hectares of land, seven kilometres of white sandy beaches (EU Blue Flag), in the middle of the natural wetlands on the river Guadiana estuary… Isla Canela is a paradise for the eyes, for nature, for rest and relaxation, for doing sports and for enjoying free time all year round.

Shopping Centre

In Marina Isla Canela there is a Shopping Centre with a wide range of places to eat, shops, car hire, a supermarket and many other services.

Its spacious terraces and proximity to the port make it a very pleasant place for shopping, having lunch or dinner, or having a drink at any time of day.

If you are interested in renting premises in a shopping centre, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Guadiana River

One of the great rivers of the Iberian Peninsula. Its origins are uncertain; legend has it that its source is the amazing Lagunas de Ruidera lagoons, but the more widespread theory is that the source lies in the high plains of Campos de Montiel in the province of Ciudad Real.

Its name comes from the Arabic, wadi-anas. Its basin has been calculated at 70,000 km2 and it is 818 kilometres long; most of it flows through Spanish territory, with part of it running through neighbouring Portugal.

From the Portuguese settlement of Pomarao, it runs down towards the Atlantic joining Portuguese and Spanish shores. On its way it passes through the neighbouring towns of Sanlúcar de Guadiana and Alcoutim. Both have castles and they are a pleasure to visit.

Various sporting events are held throughout the year, including the Ascent and Descent by Sail, which takes place in August, and the international canoeing regatta in July.

The following PDF file describes the navigable ascent of the river and includes a map. The other PDF file contains details of highlights along the route.

The charm of the Guadiana river

Guadiana – Navigable ascent

Guadiana – Map and Highlights


An old town on the river Guadiana estuary, with nearly 20,000 inhabitants, a figure that swells in the holiday season.

It is the paradigm of a tourist town for its cultural wealth, its convenient location near Portugal, an enviable artistic heritage, a combination of progress and nature, and is largely unaffected by the influx of tourists.

Strolling round its neighbourhoods and streets bathed in the amazing light that floods it is a pleasure that no visitor should deny themselves.


The province of Huelva is described as the undiscovered jewel of Andalusia.

Its mountain range, its coast, its villages, its landscapes, its culture, its climate and its light make the province of Huelva one of the most spectacular tourism destinations on the Iberian peninsula.

El Algarve

Portugal’s jewel in the crown, tourism wise.


Portugal’s southern coastline with its endless pine forests, its golden sandy beaches, luxury residential complexes, fantastic hotels and more than thirty golf courses, make this area the country’s jewel in the crown, tourism wise.