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Puerto de Santa Maria

A family refuge with a genuinely Spanish atmosphere

Puerto de Santa María, with over eighty thousand inhabitants, is the third most populated city in the province of Cádiz and has historically made a living out of fishing, the production of Sherry wine and tourism. It enjoys an enviable location between Jerez and Cádiz, only 35 minutes by car from the airport, which can also be accessed by a railroad that connects the city with Seville and Madrid.

For decades, many Spaniards have bought a second home by the sea in El Puerto (as is commonly known). Indeed, the combination of fabulous beaches, great Andalusian food and a delirious nightlife has encouraged many residents of Jerez, Seville or even Madrid and further away to spend their holidays in El Puerto. Although there is no shortage of international tourists who enjoy a few days on its beaches (until recently it even had a Club Med), El Puerto is still a focus of tourism mainly for the Spanish, while its varied residential property offer is mainly bough by Andalusians and Madrid buyers. Why should an international visitor buy a property in el Puerto de Santa María? Well, for the same reasons that Spaniards buy: because there is nothing more pleasant than watching the sunrise on a walk along the beach of El Buzo before eating for breakfast a toast with oil and tomato spread; because nowhere else in the world there is a Romerijo, where with your beer mug you can try any type of freshly caught and cooked seafood; because there is no one who prepares a sangria better than the one you can make for your friends on the porch of your beachside villa. And all of this while your family and you mingle with you Spanish neighbors and friends, and at the same time you learn Spanish and enjoy the local culture. The city itself has everything to offer: you can spend a weekend in the marina of Puerto Sherry, relive medieval times of the Reconquista in the Castillo de San Marcos or learn all about the system of soleras in the sherry wine cellars of Osborne (it is possible that you do not know this original brand from El Puerto, but you will surely recognize its symbol: the slender figure of the brave black bull that populates the Spanish roads). If you decide to buy a house in El Puerto de Santa María, there are apartment offers for all budgets in the Valdelagrana and Fuentebravía comunities, which have their own beaches. If your price range is higher, you can also find all types of villas in a secured environment for your family in the communities of Vistahermosa, Las Redes or El Ancla. In any case, your new Spanish life is about to begin.

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