Hotels in El Puerto de Santa Maria
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El Puerto de Santa Maria 1.4 mi from city centre
A tourist complex located in one of the private urbanizations of the province of Cádiz, which has a golf club, horse riding,...
El Puerto de Santa Maria 1,460 yd from city centre
Located in the urbanization Valdelagrana, the hotel is located about 700 m from the beach that gives the name to the neighborhood....
El Puerto de Santa Maria 503 yd from city centre
En pleno centro, junto a la amplia oferta gastronómica de El Puerto de Santa María. A 3 Km. de las playas de El Buzo y...
Casa de los Leones
El Puerto de Santa Maria 394 yd from city centre
The apartments, built in 1790 and renovated in 1999, represent the best example of a Baroque house in El Puerto de Santa...
Apartamentos Larga 70
El Puerto de Santa Maria 580 yd from city centre
These apartments are located in the historic city centre of Puerto de Santa Maria. It is next to the Ribera del Marisco,...
Palacio De Luja
El Puerto de Santa Maria 598 yd from city centre
The nearest beaches are within 2 km of the Palacio. Cádiz, Jerez de la Frontera and its airport can be reached in 20 minutes...
Casa De Huéspedes Santa Maria
El Puerto de Santa Maria 127 yd from city centre
Offering simple, smart rooms, Casa de Huéspedes Santa Maria is set in the centre of Puerto de Santa María. Just 5 minutes’...
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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.