El Puerto de Santa Maria

Travel Guide
El Puerto de Santa Maria showing heritage architecture
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.

Where to stay in El Puerto de Santa Maria

Hotel Campomar Playa
Hotel Campomar Playa
3 out of 5
C/Gaviota 12, Valdelagrana, El Puerto de Santa Maria, Cadiz, 11500
The price is $25 per night from Dec 15 to Dec 16
$25
per night
Dec 15 - Dec 16
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in El Puerto de Santa Maria. Enjoy free WiFi, an outdoor pool, and a rooftop terrace. Popular attractions Valdelagrana ...
3.8/5 Good! (68 reviews)
"Old room en sanitair restaurant to late open"

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2022

Hotel Campomar Playa
Crisol Monasterio de San Miguel
Crisol Monasterio de San Miguel
4 out of 5
Virgen de los Milagros, 27, El Puerto de Santa Maria, Cadiz, 11500
The price is $46 per night from Dec 11 to Dec 12
$46
per night
Dec 11 - Dec 12
Stay at this 4-star historic hotel in El Puerto de Santa Maria. Enjoy free WiFi, an outdoor pool, and breakfast. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (364 reviews)
Good trip with some reservations
"There were good and bad aspects to the hotel. For example, on the good side; the hotel was well located (half way between the train station and down town), the staff was friendly and helpful, the room was big and comfortable. On the negative side; the hotel had the worst WIFI I ever experienced in ..."

Reviewed on Nov 18, 2022

Crisol Monasterio de San Miguel
Hotel Puerto Sherry
Hotel Puerto Sherry
4 out of 5
Avenida Libertad S/N, Puerto de Santa Maria, El Puerto de Santa Maria, Cadiz, 11500
The price is $52 per night from Dec 18 to Dec 19
$52
per night
Dec 18 - Dec 19
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in El Puerto de Santa Maria. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and an outdoor pool. Our guests praise the restaurant ...
3.7/5 Good! (218 reviews)
"I did enjoy the stay close by beach, bars and restaurants and the nice view on the yacht club. very nice"

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2022

Hotel Puerto Sherry
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.
Apartamentos Larga 70
Apartamentos Larga 70
3 out of 5
Calle Virgen de los Milagros, 70, El Puerto de Santa Maria, Cadiz, 11500
Stay at this 3-star historic aparthotel in El Puerto de Santa Maria. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and an airport shuttle. Our guests praise the helpful staff ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (54 reviews)
"Outstanding staff. Extremely happy with their service"

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2022

Apartamentos Larga 70
Apartamentos Soho Boutique Vistahermosa
Apartamentos Soho Boutique Vistahermosa
4 out of 5
C/Amparo Osborne, s/n, Vistahermosa, El Puerto de Santa Maria, Cadiz, 11500
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly aparthotel in El Puerto de Santa Maria. Enjoy free WiFi, an outdoor pool, and breakfast. Our guests praise the helpful ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (61 reviews)
Good comodities
"Great location and stuff. Good comodities"

Reviewed on Aug 1, 2021

Apartamentos Soho Boutique Vistahermosa
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, 11500
Stay at this campground in El Puerto de Santa Maria. Enjoy free WiFi, an outdoor pool, and onsite parking. Popular attractions Playa de La Puntilla and Dunas ...
Camping Playa Las Dunas
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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