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El Puerto de Santa María

El Puerto de Santa María

El Puerto de Santa Maria has become a very popular holiday destination over the years. Famous for its port and delicious local seafood, waves of tourists descend upon the town during the summer months. No surprise, then, that it has plenty of self-catering accommodation opportunities available - including both villas and apartments.

Being a very popular destination for tourists and lovers of the rich cultural and historic heritage that is kept in the town, it is no surprise that there is an abundance of hotels and places to stay here. The most unusual hotel in El Puerto de Santa Maria is the Monasterio San Miguel.

Aponiente is the ground-breaking, award-winning restaurant of Angel Leon, Chef del Mar, in El Puerto de Santa Maria. The restaurant offers diners an exciting, immersive marine experience, from the location to the food and décor.

These two-wheeled upright electric vehicles. If you have never ridden one you will be surprised how quickly you can master the Segway. You simply stand on them and hold the handles of the vertical column to steer. Standing still on the spot requires a little more practice.

Every Spring, the town of El Puerto de Santa Maria, blooms into bursts of colour. El Puerto de Santa Maria began its Fiesta de Los Patios around the year 2000. The "Association of Friends of the Patios of El Puerto de Santa Maria" (Asociación de los Amigos de los Patios Portuenses) sponsors a type of "open-house".

Bus from El Puerto de Santa Maria to other towns stop on the main N-340 road just outside the train station. There is not a bus station. Hire a car is another alternative way to get around! Consult our general Car Hire page

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.

Art exhibitions and other cultural activities take place at the Centro Cultural Alfonso X El Sabio. Calle Larga 89. Tel. 956 541 987. Open Monday to Friday 11.00 to 14.00 and 18.00 to 22.00. A collection of Visigothic artefacts found in southern Spain and Portugal, as well as ceramics from the 16th and 17th centuries, are exhibited in the Sala Museo el Hospitalito.

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.

Golfing in Puerto de Santa Maria may be slightly different to other places in Andalucia just because it might be a more tranquil 18 holes. The Costa Ballena Golf course for example is relatively unknown, at least compared to Golf Courses on the Costa del Sol in more touristic places such as Marbella.

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.

To the east of the Rota American naval base is the town of El Puerto Santa María which is well known for its sherry, cobbled streets and typical Andaluz architecture. The first beach to the east of the naval base is Playa de Fuentebravía. The golden, sandy beach is 1.6km long with a width of 30m and is backed by the Fuentabravía residential area.

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.

Complete with a seasonal outdoor swimming pool and a garden, Villa Sotavento is located in El Puerto de Santa María, 6 km from Valdelagrana and a 6-minute walk from Playa de Fuentebravía. The property is 5 km from Playa de La Puntilla.

Set in El Puerto de Santa María, 200 metres from Playa de Santa Catalina and 1.1 km from Playa de Fuentebravía, Casa El Manantial offers a bar and air conditioning. This beachfront property offers access to a patio, free private parking and free WiFi.