El Puerto de Santa María

El Puerto de Santa María

Inland near El Puerto de Santa María are a series of three freshwater lakes: Salada, Chica and Juncosa. Salada is the largest, covering an area of 36ha. They are fed mainly by rainwater, which means that in times of drought they can dry out and leave a bed of crusted salt, although the Salada is the least likely to dry out completely. The whole reserve (including a core area of 63ha of the lakes) covers an area of 291ha.

Encompassing a 10,522ha flat landscape of sandy beaches, marshes, salt pans, freshwater lakes and tidal inlets, as well as the two natural areas of Isla del Trocadero and the Marismas de Sancti Petri, the Cadiz Bay supports a surprising wealth of wildlife, given the built-up areas that are in and around it, which make up a population of around 400,000.

Some companies offer luxury yacht and boat hire, a luxury sailing concierge, who can arrange almost everything from sunset cruises with fine dining to trips to Morocco and Portugal. All in all it's great to see Andalucia from the sea.

Nine rides in this park in El Puerto de Santa Maria near Cadiz, including the Cola del Diablo black hole, and super-steep Banzai. Wavepool. Sea lions. Minipark and water play area for little ones. Restaurants with pasta, pizza, burgers, sandwiches and hot dogs.

Like so many towns in Andalucía the approach to El Puerto de Santa María along the main road is lined with garages, industrial plants and run down buildings. Keep going and cross the River Guadalete on the NIV (if coming from south) and turn into Calle Ribiera de los Mariscos and park in one of the car parks signposted.

Set 9 km from Cádiz and 15 km from Jerez de la Frontera, ANCORA.APART offers accommodation in El Puerto de Santa María. Guests benefit from a terrace.

The kitchenette comes with a dishwasher. Towels and bed linen are available in this apartment.

Other facilities at ANCORA.APART include an outdoor pool.