Located on the banks of the Guadiana river, bordering on Portugal, Ayamonte was always a quiet fishing town that stretches its white houses down to the port.
The Greek called it Anapotaman ("over the river"), which evolved into the town's present name. In the tallest point of the city, on top of the ruins of an ancient Roman castle, stands the Parador de Turismo (Inn), with beautiful views of the town and the Guadiana river mouth. Among the most interesting buildings we must point out the churches of Nuestra Senora de las Angustias and San Francisco, both from the 16th century; the parish church of Salvador, from the 15th century; and the Nabob houses. Five kilometres away from this town we have the beaches of Canela and Moral, very popular, specially during the summer.