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El Rompido fishing village gains international acclaim in Spanish Tourist Board ad campaign

Spain's board is currently using the idyllic picture-postcard beach of El Rompido in Huelva in an international print advertising campaign. What better endorsement could local estate agents wish for?

Andrew Benitz, Director of Titan Properties whose head office is in El Rompido, comments, "Relative anonymity has been both our strength and ironically our downfall over recent years.  Whilst Spain's big hitters – Marbella, Madrid, Barcelona and the like – have garnered the lion's share of media attention over history, Huelva has gone largely unnoticed.  This of course makes our coastline unspoilt, underdeveloped, natural and uncontrived but also means that second home hunters are potentially missing out on one of Spain's hidden treasures.  Hopefully the inclusion of El Rompido's glorious beach in a global ad campaign will bring some much-deserved attention and education on the area."

At the western tip of Spain's Costa de la Luz, El Rompido is essentially a fishing village on the estuary of the Rio Piedras which is protected from the Atlantic by a long spit of land called 'La Flecha' – The Arrow.  Its presence creates both a safe anchorage for the fishing boats and also a perfect playground for water sports.  The fishing boats are as active today as they ever were, sensitively trawling the waters for sumptuous seafood that ends up on the plates of the local restaurants, but the 10km of white sandy beach backed by lofty dunes and pine forests has attracted another crowd – the discerning property investor.

Gradually growing into a vibrant, energetic destination, El Rompido has much to offer for the holidaymaker.  The village now has two Alvaro Arana designed 18-hole golf courses, the south inaugurated in 2003 and the north in 2006, and a brace of five star hotels – one managed by the Set Hotel group and the other by El Fuerte.  It even has a marina fringed with lavish million euro plus villas complete with private berths and fashionable bars and trendy boutiques, a marina that is one of four planned for the area. 

The village of El Rompido with its pretty square, shops, restaurants, cycle tracks, forest walks and those endless sandy beaches is within walking distance whilst Seville and Faro International Airports are both within an hour's drive enabling swift direct access to much of northern Europe.