Over 4,000 kilometres long, the Spanish seaboard has a rather singular coastline, in that it is washed by the waters of the Mediterranean Sea (on its eastern and south-eastern flanks), the Bay of Biscay (to the north) and the Atlantic Ocean (along the west and south). With more than three hundred days of sunshine per year and a mild climate, average temperatures being in the order of 18° C - 30° C (64° F - 86° F), its sunlit beaches receive millions of tourists from all over the world each year.
The Mediterranean, the legendary "mare nostrum", has sculpted a landscape of great character along the Costa Brava, where a steeply rising shoreline is indented with superbly scenic coves and lovely beaches.
Southwards, along stretches of coast eloquently dubbed Costa Daurada (Golden), Costa del Azahar (Orange Blossom), Costa de Valencia, Costa Blanca (White) or Costa Cálida (Warm), it is a calm and peaceful sea that laps against beaches of golden sands, well served by a series of nearby cities and holiday resorts of renown.
In Andalusia, the Costa de Almería, Costa Tropical and Costa del Sol are another three favourite destinations for tourists in search of sea and sun. Marbella, the undisputed holiday capital of the Malaga coast, similarly receive a spectacular influx of visitors, drawn by the local beaches, leisure and entertainment facilities, shops and boutiques, and the presence of world-famous personalities.
The Strait of Gibraltar, with the African coast visible through the haze on the opposite shore, links the Mediterranean to the Atlantic Ocean. Andalusias Atlantic coast is lent real personality by the presence of Cadiz and Huelva, with the so-called Costa de la Luz (Light) stretching along as far as Ayamonte on the Portuguese border.
Way up in Spains north-eastern corner, it is this same Atlantic that batters the coast of Galicia, carving a spectacular landscape of deeply incised shores, small beaches and fjord-like inlets (rías), where the sea flows deep inland amidst scenery that is truly exquisite. The entire Galician coast, with an altogether wetter, less torrid climate, is a much sought-after summer holiday spot.
The beaches in El Puerto de Santa María
El Puerto de Santa María has more than 22 kilometres of beaches, all of them suitable for practising aquatics or having a bath.
It has any type of recreational facilities, so, after a pleasant bath in any of our beaches, you can make use of a relaxing massage in any of the clubs of the area.
These beaches have warm water, suitable for having a bath in any month of the year, due to its privileged geographical situation.
Its clean and fine sand lets you sunbathing in the beach.
Its clean beaches with transparent waters are the best in Europe, its calm waters, although it has perfect areas for practising surfboarding and windsurfing.
In the beaches (in El Puerto de Santa María) the best beach-football, beach-volleyball, and beach-tennis tournaments are organised, as well as sand-made castles competitions or racehorses.
Near the beaches you can find any type of recreational activities such as riding horses, practising aquatics, sailing, going on a trip, etc.
The 'night scene' of El Puerto de Santa María is found around the beaches, considered by many as the greatest 'treasure' of the city.
Pubs, discos, bars or restaurants, have been adapted to create the best 'beach-atmosphere' of the world, without causing any damage to the sand of the beaches.