Matalascañas belongs to the municipality of Almonte, and is located southeast of the province, next to the Doñana National Park and close "El Rocio" a famous pilgrimage place.
It is surrounded both east and west by miles of deserted beach, so when we arrive to the town it calls our attention how much urban concentration can be found here.
The explanation is that Matalascañas has the largest number of hotel rooms in the entire province. In summer it is frequented by a family local tourism and occupancy is high during the months of July and August, especially on weekends. Out of those moths it is as quiet as the rest of the beaches in the Costa de la Luz.
Its golden sandy beaches, calm waters and the many services it offers (bars, restaurants, nightclubs, shops ...) have made it the favourite beach of many who return every year.
Walking along the beach we find the "Torre de la Higuera", the remains of the old watchtower from 16th century which has been destroyed by an earthquake in 1755 (as the other 11 watch towers along the Costa de la Luz too). Originally it served to defend against pirate attacks.