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Hotels in El Puerto de Santa Maria

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from the blog Aprendizaje Viajero

Santa María, as the locals call it, is a cheery seaside town with an impressive wealth of historic landmarks and cultural sites. The area is teeming with sherry bodegas and abundant glistening beaches. In short, you're never short of a good time in Santa María

Santa María boasts an impressive variety of affordable accommodation options. You can choose between excellent seafront properties and quiet rural retreats.


Neighbourhoods of El Puerto de Santa María

Explore El Puerto de Santa María vibrant districts and neighbourhoods:

  • Centro: The downtown district is the heart of the old town. Home to historic castles, wineries and museums, you can easily lose a whole day in this charming centre. The pretty whitewashed central avenues lead directly to Guadalete River, where you can enjoy a stroll by the water.
  • La Corta: This district follows the river south to the pretty beach, Playa De La Puntilla. It's home to some excellent and quiet accommodation options.
  • Vistahermosa: There are excellent beach options here at Playa de La Muralla, as well as a range of superb accommodation options. Just east, you'll find the excellent marina, Puerto Sherry, with a charming lighthouse and a number of excellent restaurants.
  • Valdelagrana: Just across the river, you'll find the beach, Playa de Valdelagrana, which features a fine promenade and a number of seaside activities. It offers great views over the bay to Cádiz.

What to see and do in El Puerto de Santa María

Santa María is loaded with excellent attractions. To start, the beaches in the area are phenomenal. Playas Fuentebravía, de Santa Catalina, de la Puntilla and de Valdelagrana are among the region's finest. In town, Fundación Rafael Alberti is an excellent museum celebrating the poet, Rafael Alberti. Impressive landmarks like Fuente de las Galeras Reales, Castillo de San Marcos and Iglesia Mayor Prioral can all be explored within the old town. If you're travelling with kids, the Aqualand Bahía de Cádiz waterpark provides an excellent respite from the area's magnificent cultural and historic attractions.


What to eat in El Puerto de Santa María

The food scene here is surprisingly vibrant, offering traditional Cádiz cuisine like tortillitas de camarones (crispy shrimp fritters), chicharrones de Cádiz (slow-roasted pork belly) and boquerones (anchovies, either fried or in vinegar). But you'll also find other regional specialities like Galician food, as well as cuisines from around the world. You must also try the local sherry or, better yet, visit a producer like the famed Bodegas Osborne.


Typical events and festivals in El Puerto de Santa María

Many celebrations take part in the town, from national to religious festivities. One of the most interesting is the Fiesta de Los Patios held in spring. This is when pretty palatial patios are opened up to visitors.


How to move around in El Puerto de Santa María

A comprehensive bus route, train network and ferry system all service Santa María. Many visitors choose to rent a car if travelling throughout the region, especially when connecting to the airports of Jerez or Seville.


The climate in El Puerto de Santa María

Santa María has a warm and temperate climate. In general, summers are arid, clear and hot, with colder winters that can be windy and wet.


More interesting facts about and sights in El Puerto de Santa María



Santa María was once a Phoenician settlement and you can explore the archaeological remains of this period at Doña Blanca. They are open to the public from Wednesday to Sunday between 10 am and 2 pm.

Frequently asked questions about Hotels in El Puerto de Santa Maria

The most centrally located hotels in El Puerto de Santa Maria with the best ratings are: Emilios Bar & Apartamentos, Hotel Casa de los Leones and Hotel Casa Del Regidor.

It depends on the category of the hotel. If you want to stay at a 4-star hotel in El Puerto de Santa Maria, the average price per night is 35 , while you will pay an average of 68 for a 3-star hotel, and in a more luxurious 5-star hotel, you"ll pay around 44 .

If you're bringing a vehicle, we recommend that you book a hotel with parking in El Puerto de Santa Maria, like Apartamentos O2 El Puerto, Hotel Casa de los Leones or Hotel Casa Del Regidor.

If you need a hotel with disabled access in El Puerto de Santa Maria, we recommend Hotel Casa Del Regidor, Hotel Bodega Real and Soho Boutique Vistahermosa.

According to our clients, if you´re travelling with children, the best hotels in El Puerto de Santa Maria are Hotel Puerta De Algadir, Soho Boutique Vistahermosa and Hotel Bodega Real.

The best hotels with a pool in El Puerto de Santa Maria are Apartamentos O2 El Puerto, Soho Boutique Vistahermosa and Hotel Pinomar.

If you want to save time, the hotels in El Puerto de Santa Maria with express check-in and check-out are Hotel Casa Del Regidor, Hotel Apartamentos Casa Palacio Luna and Hotel Puerto Sherry.

Some of the options for hotels with non-smoking rooms in El Puerto de Santa Maria are Hotel Casa de los Leones, Hotel Casa Del Regidor and Apartamentos Larga 70.

In El Puerto de Santa Maria, Hotel Bodega Real, Hotel Los Cantaros and Soho Boutique Vistahermosa offer 24-hour front desk service.

The best-rated hotels in El Puerto de Santa Maria with a gym are Hotel Los Cantaros, Hotel Pinomar and Hotel Puerto Sherry.