The Port of Santa María, also known as the City of a Hundred Palaces, is located in la Costa de la Luz, Cádiz, and is considered a wellspring of cultural interest.
Among the many interesting places not to be missed in Santa María are the Castle of San Marcos, the Medinaceli Palace, the Rafael Alberti Foundation Museum, and the Salt Marshes of Toruños, where there is nature tourism and where you can sail and windsurf.
Its beaches are a magnet for a large number of foreign tourists who visit during the summer. The fine golden sands are bathed by crystal waters, whose warmth makes them particularly attractive. There are all types of restaurants, bars and chiringuitos (food and beverage stands) here, some of which, as is the case in the beach of Valdelagrana, offer flamenco dancing as part of the nights tourist entertainment. Bowling alleys and pubs are some of the other options on offer when night falls at the Port of Santa Maria. It is best to begin in the plaza of the ancient city center and to follow the road, trying the fried fish and wines of the banks of the Guadalete River the variety of places to eat is large. There are many places to choose from in which to enjoy Santa Marías nightlife, and the city also contains a casino el Casino Bahía de Cádiz in which you can enjoy a different sort of evening.
The urban beaches near Port Sherry and the break-waters, and eventually bordering the western region, are some of this coastlines most beautiful.
Santa Catalina receives many visitors, while on Playa de Fuenterrabía located in the town of the same name you can scuba dive, fish and windsurf.
Valdegrana is another of the better-known and much-visited beaches, partly for the convenient tram, and partly for the nudists. It offers every service, and holds the Blue Flag of the European Union.
On the beaches of Puntilla, close to the mouth of the Guadalete whose tranquil waters always carry a breeze, you tend to find kite fliers and windsurfers. The beach of La Calita or Caleta del Ague, is actually two coves separated by the ruins of the castle of Santa Catalina. Although the rocky outcrops in the water make it less than ideal for swimming, you can enjoy scuba diving and harpoon fishing.