Let’s go to the beach! When our friends, Lena and Dom, came to visit from Germany recently, we took it upon ourselves to head down to the beach town of Matalascañas, Spain, as they wanted to see some sand and surf.
Since it’s not actually a town, but more an area/beach, it doesn’t simply come up on a map. It’s where the red pin is up there, though, and it’s actually part of the town of Almonte.
Our friend, Mamá Isa, mom of our pal, Pepe, has a place in Matalascañas and goes regularly. She’s always harassing us about going, and we never do for whatever reason. So, we were delighted to be able to send her selfies from the beach when we went with Lena and Dom.
And, honestly, it was about time! This place is great, although we went during the off-season, so it was way more chill than I’m sure it is when the weather gets warm and everyone from Seville and Huelva heads down there to escape the inland heat for sandy toes and relaxing waters.
So, let’s see some more pics!
What you’re looking at up there is actually an overturned tower called Torre la Higuera, which is one of many that were built in the 16th century by Phillip II. It’s the only remaining one as far as we could tell.
We were colder than the Germans, but they didn’t hesitate to get in the water and enjoy that surf.
Dom, surveying the sandy cliff side and finding his route up.
And he did it. Because, of course he did.
Ew! Ran into this big ol’ jellyfish.
After all that relaxing time on the beach, we obviously had to go eat as well. We were barely able to grab a spot to sit as all the hungry people had made their way out. But, we finally caught a table at Restaurante Pedro José for all sorts of tasty seafood treats.
After all of that goodness, we were tired and full and made our way back to Seville. Matalascañas is a great spot to check out, in both the high and low season, and we highly recommend you swing through for some views, walks, and yummy food.
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A very special and very big thanks to all the fine folks in Matalascañas, and to Lena and Dom for coming to visit!
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