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From Malaga to Puerto de Santa Maria – A trip with activities.

Discover El Puerto de Santa Maria, a magical corner on the Costa de la Luz where history intertwines with modernity, creating a unique tourist destination. With golden sandy beaches that stretch into the horizon and an old town that tells tales of a glorious past, El Puerto invites you to immerse yourself in an unparalleled experience. Here, every alleyway, every square, and every corner hides secrets from times of conquerors and merchants, while the centuries-old wineries offer you a taste of the renowned Jerez wine that has put this charming city on the world map.

In El Puerto de Santa Maria, adventure and relaxation go hand in hand. Whether you prefer to discover the remains of castles and fortresses or just want to enjoy a peaceful afternoon by the sea, this destination promises to captivate all your senses. And if you’re looking for a cultural experience, the local festivals and delicious cuisine provide a feast for both the soul and the palate.

And if what you’re looking for is comfort and convenience, our transfer services are designed to make your visit even more special. Set aside logistical worries and let us guide you through El Puerto efficiently and comfortably. By choosing our services, you ensure that you make the most of every moment of your trip, allowing you to enjoy everything that El Puerto de Santa Maria has to offer.

Discover El Puerto de Santa Maria

El Puerto de Santa Maria is a place where the pages of history come to life with every step you take. It is said to have been founded by a hero of antiquity, and its name has changed with the passing of empires, from the Phoenicians to the Romans and beyond. During the Muslim era, it was a strategic enclave known for its salt pans, and with the Christian reconquest, began an era of flourishing that is reflected in the city’s architecture and culture.

Plaza Puerto de Santa Maria

El Puerto de Santa Maria invites you to walk its cobbled streets, feel the sea breeze, and discover the treasures that have made this place a meeting point of cultures throughout the centuries. Come and dive into the living history of this charming city!

Monuments and Places of Interest

  • San Marcos Castle: a medieval fortress that stands as a witness to the power and history of the city. (Map)
  • The Main Prioral Church: with its impressive Gothic facade, is a symbol of the spiritual and artistic wealth of El Puerto. (Map)
  • Monastery of Victory: An old monastery with a rich history and impressive architecture. (Map)
  • House of the Lions: A 17th-century palace that stands out for its design and Baroque architectural style. (Map)
  • Royal Bullring of El Puerto de Santa Maria: A historic place that offers a window into the traditional world of Spanish bullfighting. (Map)
  • Basilica of Our Lady of Miracles: A late Gothic basilica that is an architectural gem of the city. (Map)
  • Municipal Archaeological Museum: Where you can discover the importance of the sea in the city’s history. (Map)

The Vaporcito

The Vaporcito was a boat that connected Cadiz with El Puerto de Santa Maria. This ship was active from 1955 until around 18:15 on August 30, 2011, when it sank at the Reina Victoria dock after colliding with the breakwater at Punta Soto, on the outside of the Cadiz port dock.

The old Vapor del Puerto or Vaporcito is now a modern catamaran that operates as public transport and connects Cadiz with El Puerto de Santa Maria. Although the old Vaporcito is no longer in service, its legacy lives on in the memory of the inhabitants and visitors of El Puerto de Santa Maria.

Location: https://maps.app.goo.gl/RRu1sGGNcEhAEq877

Puerto Sherry

Puerto Sherry is a magnificent marina located in the Bay of Cadiz,. It is a tourist complex where you will find everything you need to enjoy your holidays and leisure time, including accommodation, restaurants, beach clubs, and nautical activities.

Puerto Sherry offers a wide range of services, including moorings, an asphalt beach, hotel places, restaurants, and beach clubs. It also offers attractive rates for berths and has 33 apartments with magnificent views of the marina and the Bay of Cadiz.

At the Puerto Sherry Nautical Club, the sport of sailing is promoted from its school and through the organization of regattas. Thanks to its location, it has unique weather conditions for sailing and enjoying the area all year round.

Location: https://maps.app.goo.gl/W8ZUHpRrQve9xJZo6

Osborne Wineries

The Osborne Winery in El Puerto de Santa Maria is one of the oldest and most prestigious in Spain, founded in 1772. It is famous for its Jerez wines and its iconic Osborne Bull, being a symbol of the Spanish wine tradition.

Osborne Wineries
Founded by Thomas Osborne Mann, the winery has dedicated itself to exporting wines to England, consolidating the fame of Jerez wines. The Osborne family has maintained the tradition of producing quality wines and brandies, combining traditional methods with innovations.

Osborne Wineries offer guided tours to discover the history of the winery, the wine and brandy making process, and the ageing in barrels. Visitors can taste wines and brandies, and optionally, Iberian cured meats from the Cinco Jotas brand.

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Beaches

With 16 km of coastline, the beaches are shallow and have fine sand, ideal for long days of sun and sea. Among them, Playa de Valdelagrana and Playa de La Muralla are especially popular for their beauty and services.

Playa y paseo marítimo La Puntilla

  • Playa de Valdelagrana: This is the quintessential tourist beach, with a length of 3 kilometers and a width of 70 meters. It is ideal for families, as it has very few waves and its sand is clean and golden.
  • Playa de La Puntilla: Located near the city center, it is a very popular beach among locals and visitors, perfect for enjoying a beach day with all amenities at hand.
  • Playa de La Muralla: This beach is less known by tourists and offers a quieter atmosphere. On its promenade, you will find bars and restaurants where you can taste the local food.
  • Playa de Fuentebravia: Located further north, it is a family beach with an extension of about 700 meters. It is known for its fine golden sand and as a good place for water sports.
  • Playa de Santa Catalina: A beach that has received the Blue Flag, recognized for its quality and services. It is an excellent place to relax and enjoy the natural environment.

These beaches, along with their fabulous climate and the variety of services they offer, make El Puerto de Santa Maria a highly sought-after beach destination.

Gastronomy

The gastronomy is very varied and rich, and is considered one of the benchmarks of the best national cuisine. Here are some details:

Seafood

Traditional dishes include “Cadillo de Perro”, a seafood soup, and “Raua a pan frito”, a stew that competes with “Lenguados con fideos” or “Malarmao a la sal”. In addition, you cannot miss trying the famous white prawns from the area, which are considered the best in the world.

Wines

El Puerto de Santa Maria is known for its wines aged in the local wineries. The wines range from the pale and dry Fino to Moscatel, through Amontillados and Olorosos. These wines pair wonderfully with appetizers and desserts.

Fry Shops

El Puerto de Santa Maria is famous for its fry shops, where you can enjoy a variety of fried fish and seafood. Some of the most popular fry shops are “Asador Y Freiduria Las Nieves”, “Freiduria Pescaito Frito El Tejar”, “Freiduria Romerijo”, and “Asador de pollos y freiduria El Molino”.

Freiduria Romerijo

Places for Boiling Seafood

If you prefer boiled seafood, there are several places where you can enjoy this delicacy. Some of the most popular are “Romerijo”, “La Pescaderia Restaurante”, “La Taberna del Sapo”, and “Cerveceria El Puerto”.

Fair

The Fair of El Puerto de Santa Maria is an explosion of joy and tradition that envelops the city in a mantle of festivity and colour. For several days, the fairground becomes the beating heart of the city, with carefully mounted booths dressed in lanterns and banners, creating a festive atmosphere that extends from twilight to dawn. The night lighting, with its dancing lights, not only illuminates the space but also ignites the spirits of all attendees.

Location: https://maps.app.goo.gl/XGCnq1e4jB8Xmmff7

Visit El Puerto de Santa Maria from Malaga

El Puerto de Santa Maria, located in the Bay of Cadiz, is a charming tourist destination. With its rich history, beautiful beaches, and delicious gastronomy, one day may be too short. Therefore, we recommend that you plan your visit in advance.

Transport

There are several options to get to El Puerto de Santa Maria from Malaga:

By Car

The distance between Malaga and El Puerto de Santa Maria is approximately 194.8 km and the travel time is about 2 hours and 35 minutes. You can choose between several routes, such as the A-384 and the A-382.

By Train

If you prefer to travel by train, you can take a train from Malaga to Sevilla Santa Justa or Dos Hermanas and then transfer to a train that will take you to El Puerto de Santa Maria. The total travel time is approximately 4 hours.

Transfer from Malaga

If you prefer a more comfortable and personalised journey, you can count on our transfers from Malaga. We will take you in a vehicle of your choice from Malaga to El Puerto de Santa Maria and bring you back when you need it. Just tell us when and where you want us to pick you up and we will take care of the rest.

Plan Your Visit

Once in El Puerto de Santa Maria, there are many things you can do and see. You can visit its famous wineries and taste the local wines, enjoy its delicious gastronomy, explore its old town full of history and culture, or simply relax on its beautiful beaches. Whatever your plan, we are sure you will enjoy your visit to El Puerto de Santa Maria.

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