Due to its great geographical location, half-way between
the sea and the mountains, Jerez offers an outstanding
number of options to tourists.
Sanlucar de Barrameda
where the Manzanilla sherry comes from, and the protected
National Park of Doñana are only at 22km from
A visit to this old village is obliged. Sanlúcar
de Barrameda is located on the Atlantic ocean coast
and at the mouth of the river Guadalquivir which provides
the wine cellars of this village with the necessary
conditions to grow Manzanilla. If you have time do not
miss to visit Bodegas Barbadillo , leader producer of
manzanilla. Tel:+34 956 38 55 00
Manzanilla is a dry wine that belongs to the D.O.of
Jerez but that only can be aged in Sanlúcar de
Barrameda because of the special microclimate . Among
the Manzanilla Sanlúcar is known for the "langostinos"
(king prawns) which come from the mixed waters of the
river Guadalquivir and the Atlantic Ocean.
So it is worth at least to go to have a glass of manzanilla
to accompany the fresh langostinos or any other tapa
, fish or seafood. You will be enchanted by the main
square , where you will find many tapas bars with the
best selection of seafood from the area.
We recommend you : Casa Balbino where you will find
more than 300 different tapas and enjoy the really andalusian
atmosphere and conviviality.
If you are already in Sanlúcar you must not miss
to visit the Natural Park of Doñana across the
river .There is a boat that cross the river everyday
from Bajo de guía , the sea promenade of Sanlúcar
where there is one of the best fish and seafood restaurant
of Andalucia , "El Bigote" but you will have
to reserve in advance if you want to go there as is
always fully booked.
El Puerto de Santa Maria and its beaches
are at just 12 minutes driving and it is also a wine
producer town, where one of the most emblematic bodega
of sherry is located, Osborne , which is owner of this
famous black bulls that are on the whole geography of
El Puerto is famous summer resort mainly for Spanish
tourism from Madrid and Seville is a very nice place
where tapas , wines , seafood …is as important
as in the rest of this region.
The capital of the province and the beautiful Atlantic
Coastal Route are only 20 minutes away.Also named as
"La tacita de plata" is a really beautiful
city , its beaches , promenades and the town center
are always busy with people , it is a very lively town
. It is worth to go and visit this city , with it is
wonderful cathedral and fortress that surrounding the
old city .
There are also many places to "tapear" and
restaurants but we recommend to visit El Faro restaurant
, simply fantastic.
The beautiful white village of Arcos de la Frontera,
known as the gateway to the route of the White Villages,
is less than a half-hour drive away.