El Puerto de Santa Maria

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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.

Hotel Puertobahia & Spa
Hotel Puertobahia & Spa
3 out of 5
Avenida Paz 38, Playa Valdelagrana, El Puerto de Santa Maria, Cadiz
The price is $63 per night from Sep 30 to Sep 30
Located in El Puerto de Santa Maria, this beachfront hotel is on the boardwalk and within 3 mi (5 km) of Valdelagrana Beach, Playa de Levante, and Monastery ...
4.1/5Very Good! (344 reviews)
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Reviewed on Jul 31, 2021

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Las Suites de Puerto Sherry
Las Suites de Puerto Sherry
4 out of 5
Avenida de la Libertad s/n, \N, El Puerto de Santa Maria, Cadiz
Situated by the ocean, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Dunas de San Antón, Real Club de Golf Vista Hermosa, and Golfo de Cádiz. Playa de la Muralla and Playa ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (13 reviews)
"The apartment was beautiful, very clean and the staff extremely helpful. But the WiFi service provided was well below standard. If you require a secure network with consistent connection and the ability to access data, this is NOT the place to stay."

Reviewed on Feb 25, 2020

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Hotel Duques de Medinaceli
Hotel Duques de Medinaceli
5 out of 5
Plaza de los Jazmines, 2, El Puerto de Santa Maria, Cádiz
The price is $126 per night from Oct 4 to Oct 4
Located in the heart of El Puerto de Santa Maria, this luxury hotel is 1.9 mi (3.1 km) from Valdelagrana Beach and within 9 mi (15 km) of Naval Station Rota ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (60 reviews)
"An old Duke's palace converted into a hotel. Exceptionally welcoming and helpful staff. Beautiful gardens but the hotel is definitely not 5 star even though the prices are. The rooms are poorly laid out and old fashioned. The pool area is not well maintained and the pool itself is small. The hotel ..."

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2021

Hotel Duques de Medinaceli
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Apartamentos Larga 70
Apartamentos Larga 70
3 out of 5
Calle Virgen de los Milagros, 70, El Puerto de Santa Maria, Cadiz
The price is $53 per night from Oct 13 to Oct 13
Located in the heart of El Puerto de Santa Maria, this historic aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Fuente de las Galeras, Plaza España, and Castle of San ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (44 reviews)
"The location was fantastic. The building manager was very accommodating and willing to help with any questions about local activities."

Reviewed on Nov 27, 2018

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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 $69 per night from Sep 26 to Sep 26
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 ...
4.3/5Excellent! (53 reviews)
Good location in El Puerto
"Good location in El Puerto, with plenty of street parking and walking distance to restaurants and shopping. Going to the center of town will require a car / taxi, or a 30 minute walk. Having a kitchen is convenient when traveling with a family. Better than your typical European hotel, but the rooms ..."

Reviewed on Jul 7, 2019

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Casa Palacio de Los Leones
Casa Palacio de Los Leones
3 out of 5
La Placilla 2, El Puerto de Santa Maria, Cadiz
Situated near the beach, this historic aparthotel is steps from Plaza España and Museo Arqueologico Municipal de El Puerto de Santa Maria. Rafael Alberti Foundation ...
4/5Very Good! (66 reviews)
"Clean and quiet room facing an internal patio. Excellent location and even better customer service!"

Reviewed on Oct 27, 2019

Casa Palacio de Los Leones
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