Sightseeing in and around El Puerto
Our province of Cadiz is very well known for Golf and Equestrian sports. -There are 3 links in El Puerto de Santa Maria and 2 in Jerez as well as several equestrian clubs. - The world-renowned Golf grounds of Valderrama and San Roque are about 50 to 60 minutes away. 

t is worth noting the house is not on the Mediterranean, reportedly polluted in some areas, but rather on the Atlantic Ocean with pollution-free water. All the beaches in the area earn the European Union "blue flag" for meeting stringent environmental standards.
..... and looking towards the house
Our beach, looking towards Puerto Sherry.....
The neighbourhood: "one of the most sought-after residential beach areas in Andalucia" according to local estate agents. The local golf club, within strolling distance, also offers tennis, horseback riding, swimming pools, a bridge club and other activities.

Sherry cellar "bodegas"
Carpet of flowers in September celebrations
Puerto Sherry at night.
Puerto Sherry Marina

And only five minutes away begins the marine village of Puerto Sherry designed for boating sports, and with a world-class marina, home of Andalucia's Yachting Federation. This complex, well worth seeing, also offers several outdoor cafes, bars, and restaurants ranging from the simplest to five-star.
Golf el puerto
Iglesia Mayor Prioral
Tipical patio
Dining with "Pescaito frito"
Castillo San Marcos
Spring Fair
Monasterio de la Victoria
El Puerto de Santa Maria is on the Bay of Cádiz, in Costa de la Luz, and it is and ideal place for enjoying a relaxing vacation on the Atlantic Ocean and a magnificent base to visit the rich historic area of Andalucia.
Secluded corner in town.
Regata in the Bay of Cádiz, in front of our house
Caballo cartujano "Carthusian horse at the Cartuja stud form"
El Puerto de Santa María, for all the many beaches and upmarket attractions, is also great simply for walks. A 1,000-year-old Moorish fort, now in ruins, can be seen from the front window of the house and is fun to climb through. Our own beach out front is matched by several others within walking distance.

Also, the "Flamenco" is supposed to have been born in the province of Cadiz, and the Escuela Nacional de Flamenco is in Jerez.
The world famous Spanish School of Riding is in Jerez, 15 minutes away, and the breeding place for the Caballo Cartujano (Cartusian Horse) is in "La Cartuja", which is also in our area, between El Puerto de Santa Maria and Jerez.

The air is also extremely clean with a fairly constant but mild breeze. The clean golden, sand beach is right in front and fine for swimming, even for children as the waves are usually small. Just a short walk away lies a more extensive beach, very large and far less protected, with waves sometimes high enough for surfing.
The 16 miles triangle formed by El Puerto de Santa Maria, Jerez and Sanlucar de Barrameda is the growing ground of Jerez or Sherry. The jerez bodegas -cellers- are worth while a visit.