Matalascañas Beach

Matalascañas Beach: Our most recommended tours and activities

From Seville: Doñana, El Rocio, and Matalascañas Beach Tour

1. From Seville: Doñana, El Rocio, and Matalascañas Beach Tour

Depart Seville and travel to Doñana National Park, less than an hour from the city center, to explore one of the most important wetland reserves in Europe. Marvel at the biodiversity of the ecosystems, including lagoons, marshland, dunes and Mediterranean forest on a 4-hour tour by 4WD vehicle. Home to 37 different species of mammals, the park also supports 21 species of reptiles, 11 species of amphibians, 20 species of freshwater fish, and thousands of species of invertebrates. Look for Iberian lynx, imperial eagle and endangered Egyptian mongoose in their natural habitat. Visit the village of El Rocio, famous worldwide as a pilgrimage site in May and for the hermitage home of the Blessed Virgin. Get some time to relax on Matalascañas Beach or enjoy a well-deserved meal before the drive back to Seville, where you will get dropped off at your hotel at the end of an amazing day. 

From Seville: Doñana National Park Full-Day Private Tour

2. From Seville: Doñana National Park Full-Day Private Tour

Journey by 4WD vehicle to Doñana National Park and get back to nature amongst its lagoons, marshlands, dunes, Mediterranean forest and 30 kilometers of virgin beaches. Look for wildlife, such as the Iberian lynx, imperial eagle or endangered Egyptian mongoose. Then, follow in the footsteps of the pilgrims who flock to the village of El Rocío every May to pay their respects to the Virgin Mary. Go for a stroll on Matalascañas Beach or relax with a meal. Enjoy some free time to explore on your own before the drive back to Seville. Get explanations about the different ecosystems and fauna and flora.

From Seville: Private Tour Doñana Park, el Rocio & Beach

3. From Seville: Private Tour Doñana Park, el Rocio & Beach

After less than an hour´s drive in a private transfer you are in the Doñana National Park, one of Europe’s largest and most important wetland reserves, declared a Biosphere Reserve and inscribed on the World Heritage List. Once there you will get into the 4X4 rangers to visit the Natural Park. Doñana offers a great variety of natural ecosystems such as lagoons, marshlands, fixed and mobile dunes, scrub woodland, Mediterranean forest and 30 km of virgin beaches. Doñana supports 37 species of mammals, including the Iberian lynx, 21 species of reptiles, 11 amphibians and 20 species of freshwater fish. Nor can you forget the thousands of invertebrates (insects, annelids, arachnids …). Catch a glimpse of the Lord of the Andalusian forest; the Iberian Lynx, The Spanish Imperial Eagle or even the Egyptian mongoose, an endangered species. After your adventure amongst the nature, you'll go on a journey to visit Rocio´s Village. The Rocio is known world-wide for its pilgrimage in May and by its hermitage which houses the famous Rocio´s Blessed Virgin. From the “magic” of this beautiful scenery you will go to “Matalascañas Beach” for a stroll or simply to relax and enjoy a well deserved meal. After some free time for yourself to explore, you'll conclude this unforgettable journey with a pleasant drive back to Seville.

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What people are saying about Matalascañas Beach

Overall rating

4.0 / 5

based on 5 reviews

We were a very small group (only 4 people) and we could not have written a better day with our guide Federico. We started before dawn and visited a bird observatory to watch the sun rise, then drove through Doñana national park which was extremely peaceful and beautiful. After a small breakfast in El Rocio, we visited Palacio del Acebrón, then headed to the beach at Matalascañas where we visited the dunes and spent a lazy afternoon watching the waves. At every step, Federico was helpful, informative and courteous and our day was made 100% better with him. Highly recommended as a day trip to escape the city center.

A fantastic day

A wonderful visit with Anna our guide who knew how to make us appreciate every moment and share her knowledge of the fauna and flora Special mention for the unusual village of El Rocío!