Puerto Real

Puerto Real

This 839ha reserve is made up of three lakes, Taraje, San Antonio and Comisario, which are fed by rainwater and a nearby waterworks. From Puerto Real near Cadiz take the CA2012 towards Paterna de Rivera. The reserve is around 12km from Puerto Real, on the left-hand side of the road. At Km 9 on the CA2012 there is a track through pine trees.

Within the Bahía de Cádiz Natural Park is this 525ha protected area, noted for its important wetlands which are a site for migrating birds. It also has saltpans. Like the park area, the birdlife is outstanding for its wintering waterfowl and seabirds. The best times to visit are in winter and during migration times.

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.

Much of the municipality forms part of the Natural Park of the Bay of Cadiz. This environmentally protected region is an ornithologist’s delight, being a permanent home to a wide variety of birds including grey herons, cormorants, plovers and ospreys, and the temporary habitat of many more.

Located just off the A-4 Motorway, this hotel is 600 metres from Puerto Real’s Las Canteras Nature Reserve. It offers air-conditioned rooms with free Wi-Fi, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom.

Hotel Caballo Negro’s restaurant serves traditional Mediterranean food. There is also a bar with a terrace.

Situated at the entrance of Puerto Real, this smart and well-equipped hotel boasts great facilities, including a large outdoor swimming pool, surrounded by gardens and a paddle tennis court. Gran Hotel Ciudad del Sur is located 8 minutes' drive from the beautiful Costa de la Luz coastline, including the monumental city of Cádiz. Jerez Racing Circuit is a 20-minute drive away.