El Puerto de Santa Maria

Travel Guide
El Puerto de Santa Maria

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.

Soho Boutique Puerto
Soho Boutique Puerto
3 out of 5
Avda De La Bajamar s/n, El Puerto de Santa Maria, Cadiz
The price is £38 per night from 30 Nov to 30 Nov
This family-friendly El Puerto de Santa Maria hotel is located near the beach, within a 5-minute walk of Antigua Lonja de Pescado and Osborne Bodega de Mora. ...
3.9/5 Good! (197 reviews)
Good hotel for that area, but has few downsides.
"The hotel is ok. You feel people try their best for you to enjoy the place. Overall it is quite clean and comfortable. However, there were no enough electric outlets. I merely wasn’t able to charge my phone. And laptop. It was a bit strange. Had to unplug the hotel’s landline. Also the mattress was ..."

Reviewed on 17 Jul 2021

Soho Boutique Puerto
Monasterio de San Miguel
Monasterio de San Miguel
4 out of 5
Virgen de los Milagros, 27, El Puerto de Santa Maria, Cadiz
The price is £42 per night from 30 Nov to 30 Nov
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 ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (339 reviews)
"Very good hotel."

Reviewed on 3 Nov 2021

Monasterio de San Miguel
Hotel Soho Boutique Vistahermosa
Hotel Soho Boutique Vistahermosa
4 out of 5
C/ Amparo Osborne, s/n, El Puerto de Santa Maria, Cadiz
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £42 per night from 8 Dec to 8 Dec
Situated near the beach, this hotel is 1.3 mi (2.1 km) from Real Club de Golf Vista Hermosa and 3 mi (4.9 km) from Naval Station Rota. Santa Catalina Beach and ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (75 reviews)
"Marvelous hotel with very big rooms, bathroom and tube. It's little far from Cadiz"

Reviewed on 8 Nov 2021

Hotel Soho Boutique Vistahermosa
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.
Camping Playa Las Dunas
Camping Playa Las Dunas
1 out of 5
Paseo Marítimo Playa de La Puntilla sn, El Puerto de Santa Maria, Cádiz
The price is £40 per night from 6 Dec to 6 Dec
Situated near the beach, this campsite is within 1 mile (2 km) of Playa de La Puntilla, Real Plaza de Toros de El Puerto de Santa Maria and Osborne Bodega de ...
Camping Playa Las Dunas
Apartamentos Soho Boutique Vistahermosa
Apartamentos Soho Boutique Vistahermosa
4 out of 5
C/Amparo Osborne, s/n, Vistahermosa, El Puerto de Santa Maria, Cadiz
The price is £44 per night from 8 Dec to 8 Dec
Situated by the ocean, this aparthotel is 1.3 mi (2.1 km) from Real Club de Golf Vista Hermosa and 2.9 mi (4.7 km) from Naval Station Rota. Santa Catalina Beach ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (57 reviews)
Good comodities
"Great location and stuff. Good comodities"

Reviewed on 1 Aug 2021

Apartamentos Soho Boutique Vistahermosa
Lovely Loft in Palace House. heart of Historical Quarter. Unforgettable Holiday.
Lovely Loft in Palace House. heart of Historical Quarter. Unforgettable Holiday.
Pedro Munoz Seca 30, El Puerto de Santa Maria, Andalusia
This family-friendly El Puerto de Santa Maria apartment building is located by the sea, steps away from House of the Indies, Rafael Alberti Foundation and Castle ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (50 reviews)
A Perfect Jewel
"This trip was down memory lane for us. I had been in this part of Spain before, while I was in the Navy. As a result, my husband wanted to revisit the place I had enjoyed for three years. The owners of Casa Rosa, Conchi and Luis, were very gracious and helpful during our stay. The apartment is very ..."

Reviewed on 15 Jan 2020

Lovely Loft in Palace House. heart of Historical Quarter. Unforgettable Holiday.
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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