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Facilities in the Doñana Natural Site

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There is an extensive network of visitor centres and information points, a complete network of sign-posted trails and observatories, bike paths, recreation areas, nature centres and tours organized by authorized local companies. Updated information, exhibitions, video rooms, coffee bars in some of them and self-guided hiking routes in different ecosystems in all of them, are offered at the visitor centres. They are all free.
The administrative offices of the Natural Site are located next to the Acebuche Visitor Center. The postal address is:

Centro Administrativo El Acebuche
21760 Matalascañas-El Acebuche-Almonte (Huelva)
Tel:+34 959 439 626 / +34 959 439 627
en.donana.cma@juntadeandalucia.es

And in Almonte:
C/ Sevilla n.º 33 – 1.ª planta
21730 Almonte (Huelva)
Tel: +34 959 439 567

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    La Rocina Visitor Centre

    It is located just 1 kilometre south of El Rocío, so it is accessible on foot from the village. Just walk around the lagoon towards the south to reach the asphalt road and continue to the gate of access, on the other side of the road.

    This attractive traditional Andalusian building is the beginning of a path of about 3.5 km, called Charco de la Boca, allowing you to move easily through pine forests, reed beds and dense scrubland. It also offers several observatories for bird watching over La Rocina Stream.

    Visitor center and trails are accessible to people in wheelchairs.

    Opening times: 9am-3pm and 4pm-7pm

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    For additional information you can contact the administrative offices of the Natural Site:

    Tel: +34 959 439 626 / +34 959 439 627
    en.donana.cma@juntadeandalucia.es

    Or directly with La Rocina Visitor Centre:

    Tel: +34 959 439 569
    en.donana-cvrocina.cma@juntadeandalucia.es

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    El Acebrón Visitors Centre

    The Acebrón Palace, with its interesting exhibition about traditional land uses in Doñana, is located in the Protected Area of La Rocina Stream, about 7 kms northwest of La Rocina Visitors Centre, continuing along the access road to it. This peculiar building was built by Luis Espinosa Fondevilla in the early 60’s as a private residence and hunting lodge.

    The Charco del Acebrón walking trail, is approximately 1.5 km long and starts next to the parking site. It will take you into the most impressive mosaic of cork oak forests, reed beds, pine forests and dense riparian forest you can imagine. Undoubtedly, it is one of the places you should not miss on your visit to Doñana.

    It is especially recommended for its flowers in autumn and spring and for its variety of small birds throughout the year. The otter also lives in the lagoon all year, but is not easy to see. This is the place to go after noon if it’s hot.

    Opening times: 9am – 3pm and 4pm – 7pm

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    For additional information you can contact the administrative offices of the Natural Site:
    Tel: +34 959 439 626 / +34 959 439 627
    en.donana.cma@juntadeandalucia.es

    Or El Acebrón Visitors Centre directly:
    Tel: +34 959 506 162
    en.donana-cvacebron.cma@juntadeandalucia.es

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    El Acebuche Visitors Centre

    The access is located about 11 kms south of El Rocío and about 3 kms north of Matalascañas on the A-483. Buses do stop at this junction if you ask the driver. Here begins a narrow paved road of about 2 kms leading to the visitors centre.

    A restaurant, a gift shop and an exhibition with several videos are available. This is the best place to get books or other printed material on Doñana. In addition, the tour to the south of the National Park starts here. There is also a large picnic area next to the parking site.

    Across the beautiful farmhouse that houses the visitor’s centre begins the Acebuche walking trail, over 4 km in length, with several branches, which will bring you to the bird observatories over the lagoons of El Acebuche, although they are often dry.
    Visitors centre and walking trails are accessible for people with wheelchairs.

    Click here to download the brochure on the paths around Acebuche.
    Opening times:  October to March: 8am-7pm / April to September 8am-9pm

    Download leaflet

    For additional information you can contact the administrative offices on the Natural Site:
    Tel: +34 959 439 626 / +34 959 439 627
    en.donana.cma@juntadeandalucia.es

    Or the Acebuche Visitor’s Centre directly:
    Tel: +34 959 439 629
    en.donana-cvacebuche.cma@juntadeandalucia.es

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    José Antonio Valverde Visitor's Centre

    It is located on the edge of the National Park, in the middle of Aznalcázar Marshes, about 60 kms east of El Rocío. There is a public access signposted from Seville via La Puebla del Río and another one from Villamanrique de la Condesa. The roads leading to the visitor’s centre have been improved significantly, although in the rainy season there may be some difficulties. The much easier and shorter access from El Rocío, only about 8 kms, is limited to authorized vehicles from companies authorized by the National Park, such as Discovering Doñana.

    The facilities here consist of a large thatch hut imitating the traditional marsh style, where you’ll find an exhibition about the Park with a video room, a small coffee bar with some great viewpoints over the marshes. In spring, the breeding colony of egrets and glossy ibis is one of the main attractions of the National Park.

    Accessible to people in wheelchairs.

    Opening times:  October to April: 10 am-6 pm / March to September: 10 am-8 pm

    For additional information you can contact the Natural Site administrative offices:
    Tel: +34 959 439 626 / +34 959 439 627
    en.donana.cma@juntadeandalucia.es

    Or the José A. Valverde Visitor’s Centre directly:
    Tel: +34 671 564 145
    en.donana-cvjavalverde.cma@juntadeandalucia.es

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    Los Centenales Visitor's Centre

    It is located next to the town of Hinojos in a park of the same name. The unique building, modern design, but integrated in the environment, allows you to observe the landscape through its large windows.

    Inside, the exhibition shows the customs and uses of Hinojos and the main ecosystems of Doñana National Park: salt marshes and pine forest. All through numerous reproductions accompanied by explanatory panels and various replicas, a video corridor and a recreation of the night sounds.

    There is an artificial lake with natural vegetation, around part of the building, repopulated with native fish. Nearby, you’ll find a scale reproduction of a typical marsh thatch. In addition, it is part of a great urban park, with many walks, pleasant shadows and children playgrounds.

    Accessible to people in wheelchairs.

    Postal address: Carretera Hinojos-Almonte A-484 km 0,2. Hinojos (Huelva)
    Opening times: October to April: 10:00 – 14:00 and 16:00 – 19:00 / March to September: 10:00 – 14:00 and 17:00 – 20:00

    For additional information you can contact the Natural Site administrative offices:
    Tel: +34 59 439 626 / +34 959 439 627
    en.donana.cma@juntadeandalucia.es

    Or Los Centenales Visitor’s Centre directly:
    Tel: +34 959 439 620
    en.donana-cvcentenales.cma@juntadeandalucia.es

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    Fábrica de Hielo Visitor's Centre

    Located in the seaside district of Bajo de Guía, in the town of Sanlúcar de Barrameda, this former fishermen’s association and ice factory, now restored as a visitor centre, provides an overview of the natural site and publicizes its various aspects: from flora and fauna that make up the landscape to the richness of the marine ecosystem associated with the Mouth of the Guadalquivir River.

    Of interest to the visitor will be the opportunity to recognize by tactile sensations some of the natural elements that make up this environ. The history and culture of Doñana and the Low Guadalquivir River region have a space here through several reproductions of archaeological elements.

    Accessible to people in wheelchairs.

    Postal Address: Avda. Bajo de Guía, s/n. 11540 Sanlúcar de Barrameda (Cádiz)
    Opening times: October to April: 9:00 – 19:00 / March to September: 9:00 – 20:00/21:00

    For additional information you can contact the Natural Site administrative offices:
    Tel: +34 959 439 626 / +34 959 439 627
    en.donana.cma@juntadeandalucia.es

    Or Fábrica de Hielo Visitor’s Centre directly:
    Tel: +34 956 386 577
    en.donana-cvfabricahielo.capma@juntadeandalucia.es

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    Dehesa Boyal Visitor's Centre

    Dehesa Boyal Visitor’s Centre is not managed by the Environment Agency of Junta de Andalucía but privately run. It is located next to the Sevillian town of Villamanrique de la Condesa and offers visitors an overview of the Natural Park.

    Its exhibition explores Doñana ecosystems, flora and fauna of the area and the traditional uses and forest exploitations of the nearby towns such as charcoal making, pine-nuts collecting, apiculture, cork peeling or cotton farming.

    Postal address: Dehesa Boyal. Camino del bujeo s/n. Frente al Polideportivo Municipal. 41850 Villamanrique de la Condesa. (Sevilla)

    Tel: +34 665 972 577 / +34 654 242 613
    cvdehesaboyal@gmail.com

For more information on the Natural Site facilities, download map of the facilities in Spanish

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