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El Puerto de Santa MariaSpain

Relax on the tranquil beaches, drink a variety of sherry wines and sample the selections of tapas in this diverse town.

El Puerto de Santa María is a charming community in the midst of sherry wine country. Its wineries and quaint historic district add an air of sophistication to the pristine and spacious beaches with views of the Atlantic Ocean. Consider the town as an elegant and fascinating base from which to explore the vineyards and picturesque coastline of the Cádiz province.

Bring your family to one of the splendid beaches that decorate the shore. Note that the beaches here are calmer and less crowded than their busy counterparts in the neighboring Costa del Sol. Work on your tan during a hot, sunny summer or warm spring or autumn.

At the mouth of the Guadalete River that runs through the town lie Puntilla Beach and Valdelagrana Beach. Make your way to the town’s western outskirts for the serene Las Redes Beach and continue north to reach Fuenterrabía Beach.

Learn about the city’s sherry wine tradition at various wineries, including Bodegas Terry and Bodegas 501. The most iconic is the Bodegas Osborne, which is near the town center. Its logo of a bull has become famous throughout Spain. Try brandy and various types of sherry wine, which include dry, sweet and pale cream.

Enter the town center and dine at one of the many bars and restaurants serving international delicacies as well as local dishes, such as tapas. Here you will find historic highlights, including the 13th-century San Marcos Castle.

The town is near the border with Portugal in the Andalusia region of southwestern Spain. Fly to the nearby Jerez International Airport or to Gibraltar International Airport, which is 75 miles (120 kilometers) east. Trains from Madrid and Seville stop here and at several other cities in the region. Get around the town via public buses, taxis and bicycles from public stands.

A trip to El Puerto de Santa María usually includes sherry wine tastings, family beach outings and walks along the cobbled lanes of the old town.

Top hotels in El Puerto de Santa Maria

Cozy Apartment, With Terrace, Gardens and Pool
Cozy Apartment, With Terrace, Gardens and Pool
44 Av. de los Toreros, El Puerto de Santa Maria, Andalusia
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Located in the heart of El Puerto de Santa Maria, this apartment building is 0.4 mi (0.7 km) from Real Plaza de Toros de El Puerto de Santa Maria and 3 mi (4.8 ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (10 reviews)
Fenomenal.

"Perfecto."…"

Reviewed on 18 Sep 2019

Cozy Apartment, With Terrace, Gardens and Pool
Monasterio de San Miguel
Monasterio de San Miguel
4 out of 5
Virgen de los Milagros, 27, El Puerto de Santa Maria, Cadiz
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This family-friendly El Puerto de Santa Maria hotel is located on the riverfront, within a 10-minute walk of Monastery of the Victory, Fuente de las Galeras ...

4.2/5Very Good! (313 reviews)

"What a lovely property, such wonderful and helpful staff members, and a purely delightful breakfast. It is also close to the downtown restaurants, the train station and the catamaran to Cadiz."…"

Reviewed on 24 Feb 2020

Monasterio de San Miguel
Apartamento Fuente Bravia
Apartamento Fuente Bravia
3 out of 5
Calle Naranja, El Puerto de Santa Maria
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Situated near the beach, this apartment building is 0.4 mi (0.7 km) from Golfo de Cádiz and 1.5 mi (2.4 km) from Naval Station Rota. Santa Catalina Beach and ...

Apartamento Fuente Bravia
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Top Holiday Rentals in El Puerto de Santa Maria

Cozy Apartment, With Terrace, Gardens and Pool
Cozy Apartment, With Terrace, Gardens and Pool
44 Av. de los Toreros, El Puerto de Santa Maria, Andalusia

Located in the heart of El Puerto de Santa Maria, this apartment building is 0.4 mi (0.7 km) from Real Plaza de Toros de El Puerto de Santa Maria and 3 mi (4.8 ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (10 reviews)
Fenomenal.

"Perfecto."…"

Reviewed on 18 Sep 2019

Cozy Apartment, With Terrace, Gardens and Pool
Apartamento Fuente Bravia
Apartamento Fuente Bravia
3 out of 5
Calle Naranja, El Puerto de Santa Maria

Situated near the beach, this apartment building is 0.4 mi (0.7 km) from Golfo de Cádiz and 1.5 mi (2.4 km) from Naval Station Rota. Santa Catalina Beach and ...

Apartamento Fuente Bravia
Valoisa Huoneisto, Kaupungistumisessa Uima-altaalla ja Hyvin Lähellä Keskustasta
Valoisa Huoneisto, Kaupungistumisessa Uima-altaalla ja Hyvin Lähellä Keskustasta
El Puerto de Santa Maria, Andalusia

Located in the heart of El Puerto de Santa Maria, this historic apartment building is 0.7 mi (1.1 km) from Priory Church and 2.7 mi (4.4 km) from Valdelagrana ...

4.4/5Excellent! (5 reviews)
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"Piso a 5 minutos del centro del puerto y 10 de la playa de valdelagrana. Zona tranquila y piso bien equipado. Sergio fue amable y nos asesoró para sacar un mayor provecho a nuestra estancia."…"

Reviewed on 2 Oct 2019

Valoisa Huoneisto, Kaupungistumisessa Uima-altaalla ja Hyvin Lähellä Keskustasta
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Reviews of El Puerto de Santa Maria

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4/5 - Good

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12 Feb 2020

Great place to stay in order to visit Cadiz. You can take the train, bus or the Catamaran from El Puerto to Cadiz. A pleasant and inexpensive 30 minute trip.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

15 Nov 2019

Thank you to our host Carlos for making us feel so welcome and for making our stay very enjoyable. Casa de Huespedes is a unique little gem in a beautiful city.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

14 Oct 2019

Excellent food options

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

17 Sep 2019

A town with a long history of foreign trade - links to the Americas and later the sherry trade with the rest of the world. Some of grand homes of merchants but several have fallen into disrepair. Busy town with plenty of bar and restaurants.

4/5 - Good

Claire

28 May 2019

Our hotel Puerto Bahia was outside of Puerto de Santa Maria on Valdegrana beach and this is a lovely area but Puerto de Santa Maria itself is a bit dirty and run down

5/5 - Excellent

Ronnie

20 May 2019

Very spanish, very friendly, very nice to visit for a few days and also to do Jerez / Cadiz.

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