Playa de Santa Catalina

El Puerto de Santa María

West of Puerto Sherry, 3km-long Playa de Santa Catalina has a few beach bars. It's served by bus 3 from the bullring bus stop.

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Nearby El Puerto de Santa María attractions

1. Playa Fuentebravía

1.21 MILES

About 6km northwest of town, beyond the northwestern end of Playa de Santa Catalina, lies busy, gold-tinged Playa Fuentebravía, served by bus 6 from the…

3. Playa de la Puntilla

2.08 MILES

A 1.5km walk southwest of central El Puerto, pine-fringed Playa de la Puntilla is the town's most immediately accessible beach. Buses 1 and 2 (€1.20) run…

4. Plaza Real de Toros


Four blocks southwest of Plaza de España is El Puerto’s grand Plaza de Toros, built in 1880 with room for 15,000 spectators and still one of Andalucía’s…

5. Bodegas Osborne

2.49 MILES

Creator of the legendary black-bull logo still exhibited on life-size billboards all over Spain (now without the name), Osborne is El Puerto's best-known…

6. Iglesia Mayor Prioral

2.56 MILES

El Puerto’s most splendid church, the 15th- to 18th-century Iglesia Mayor Prioral dominates Plaza de España with its intricately carved facade.

7. Bodegas Gutiérrez Colosía

2.57 MILES

An intimate, family-run, 1838-founded sherry bodega, right beside the catamaran dock. Tours (1½ hours) end with a six-wine tasting, which can include…

8. Fundación Rafael Alberti

2.58 MILES

Two blocks inland from Plaza Alfonso X El Sabio, this foundation has interesting, thoughtfully displayed exhibits on Rafael Alberti (1902–99), one of…