Hotel Cristobal Colon
This Parador, surrounded by pine trees, is set in large gardens facing the ocean with the long sandy Mazagon beach in front.
The Parador is named after Christopher Columbus (Cristobal Colon) who
lived in the area for part of his life.
The restaurant serves international food but specialises in the dishes of this Atlantic Coast of Southern Spain. Fish dishes feature strongly on the menu and in particular locally caught shell fish, particularly shrimps, prawns and cockles.
From the mountains inland come the cured hams of Jabugo and Iberian pates. The chef particularly recommends the main courses containing the excellent local pork.
The restaurant has a special menu for those on a gluten free diet.
A visit to the city of Huelva allows you to look at the churches of San Pedro, La Concepcion, La Merced, together with the Sanctuary of Nuestra Senora de la Cinta.
Another place of interest is the Monastery of La Rabida at Palos de la Frontera. A Franciscan monk at this convent listened to Columbus telling him of his dream of discovering an alternative route to India. The monk persuaded him to apply to the king for support. Fra. Juan must have been a very enlightened man for, at that time, the church considered the the earth was flat and Columbus would fall of the edge.
The port of Palos de la Frontera has now silted up and it is difficult
to imagine the fleet of three ships setting off from here on their epic
voyage, leading to the discovery of America. Prior to the voyage, the edict
of the king ordering conscription of local sailors and the construction
of three caravels was read by the mayor in the main square of the town.
Visit also the village of Moguer where the Spanish poet Juan Ramon Jimenez
got his inspiration to write his masterpiece, known in English as ”Platero
The bedrooms are spacious with terraces and beautiful views over the calm waters of this coast. The scene is of yachts passing and, on the horizon, the ships making their way to and from the busy straits of Gibraltar.
Your visit may coincide with the Latin American Cinema Festival held
every November in Huelva. Also every year in May and June is the Rocio
”Romeria” (pilgrimage) in Almonte which is certainly worth a visit. The first week in September is the time of the festival that is held
All bedrooms have a telephone, satellite television, safe, and a mini bar.
In Parador Mazagon there is air conditioning, central heating, currency exchange, parking facilities (without security and limited places), satellite television and gift shop. There is jacuzzi, sauna and heated swimming pool, gymnasium, tennis court, garden, children's play area and restaurant. and bar. There are facilities to hold business meetings.
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Rates in Euros
|Standard||Double w/ living room|
|Jan and Feb|
Nov and Dec
|Mar to June|
|July to Sept|
|Breakfast 18 per person per day Lunch or Dinner 34 per person per day|
|PROMOTIONS IN STANDARD ROOMS * (Subject to availability)|
|2013 Rates in Euros||Golden Days||Young Persons||5 Night Card||2 Night Special|
|Jan and Feb|
Nov and Dec
|139.30||139.30||108.00||202.50 per night|
|Mar to June
|148.40||148.40||108.00||211.60 per night|
|Easter July to Sept||156.80||156.80||108.00||220.00 per night|
Rates are per day for 2 persons sharing a double room and include tax
*Supplement and restrictions may apply - General terms and conditions
|PROMOTION||OVERVIEW (For more detailed information use the links below)|
|Golden Days||30% discount for guests 55 years or over in a standard room with breakfast|
|Young Persons||Discounted rates for guests from 18 to 35 years old in a standard room with breakfast|
|5 Night Card||Discounted rates for 5 nights in a standard room exc. breakfast|
|2 Night Special||20% discount for 2 consecutive nights or more with half board|
Carretera San Juan del Puerto-Matalascanas km.31
21130 Mazagon, Huelva
Latitude: 37° 6' 47.127" N (37.112941437657916)
Longitude: 6° 46' 10.5024" W (-6.769959926605225)
|Arcos de la Frontera||209||South-east|
|Paradors front page||FAQ's|
|Comment posted by Philippe Ranson|
|We enjoyed very much our staying in Parador Mazagon. in spite it was a commercial trip, it was very nice to find the quiet area and good rooms in this Parador. The meals were excellent and the service was top. no doubt, Parador Mazagon is a great place for staying. meanwhile we visited 32 Paradors, all over the country, ans always we are very surprised about the kindness of the staff. I feel happy to be a Parador Amigo|
|Comment posted by Chris and Gill|
|Very comfortable - very nice room with good sea view: delightful dining room with quite acceptable menu and attentive staff: great breakfast. Wonderful beach if you fancy a seaside stroll. Location: slightly out of the way but that did not detract for us. El Rocio nearby is a "must visit" and the national park and wetlands are worthwhile. I would stay again if driving from Portugal to Seville - otherwise not.|
|Comment posted by Joan Stembridge|
|Mazagon is a beautiful place to stay. Very nice room with lovely views. Beautiful pool area and of course amazing beach backed by the forest. Sadly we didn't find the staff terribly friendly. Rather stand-offish unfortunately. However, it didn't matter a great deal. Service was good, the food was good, though expensive. Bar meals were the better option. One shock though.......is it normal practice to pay to park at other Paradores? Asking people to pay 6 Euros per day, when there is no choice seems greedy. Very disappointing. Not a good welcome.|
|Comment posted by Conall & Nesta|
|Simply delightful, totally agree with comments above. We visited Roccio and Almonte, both charming places (and two ends of an annual pilgrimage). My only niggle was dinner: imaginative menu, but not very inspiring when it arrived. The breakfast though, was one of the best I've found. We'll be back!|
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Parador de Mazagon is a hotel near Huelva Spain. In a nature reserve and near the beach.