Flora and fauna
The area known as the Dehesa de San Miguel, that surrounds El Rompido, was declared a Protected Natural Space in 1989 and is also a Special Protection Area for Birds.
This coastal town boasts a rich cultural and historical legacy and conserves traces of ancient civilisations: the Phoenicians, Muslims and Romans all left behind them magnificent archaeological remains.
San Miguel Castle is an Arab fortress, although inside it houses exhibits dating as far back as the Bronze Age.
Other fascinating monuments include the tide mills, built during the 19th century on the banks of the River Piedras, and the town’s old lighthouse, which has recently been restored.
Those that appreciate fine food and drink should head for the Aracena Mountain Range where, amidst the chestnut and holm oak trees, herds of Iberian pigs root happily. This region is home to the magnificent Jabugo cured ham, a gastronomic delight whose succulent flavour and irresistible aroma have rightly earned it a magnificent reputation both in Spain and abroad.