El Puerto de Santa Maria is located in the Northeast of the Cadiz province, on the Guadalete River outlet, in the heart of the Bay of Cadiz, in the South of Andalucía, on the northern bank of the Bay, in front of Cadiz and between Puerto Real, Sanlúcar de Barrameda, Rota and Jerez.
According to the foreign travel and language agents that have visited the city and the school, El Puerto de Santa Maria is considered to be the most important coastal city receiving many visitors and groups through the academic year. There are many and different characteristics that first attracted these agents to this city, among others:
Leisure Activities are combined with studies, making learning fun!
Natural Resources: Fine sandy beaches with crystalline water, awarded each year with the Bandera Azul (Blue Flag) granted by the European Foundation of Environmental Education (FEE), marshes, green areas and camping areas with large pine forests and dunes that allow a direct contact with the nature and its beauty, etc.
Monumental Resources: El Puerto de Santa Maria is classified as Historical Monumental City and Territory for preferential tourist use, due to the monumental heritage of its city centre, one of the main city attractions.
School Group outside the doors of Cadiz Cathedral
Leisure and Sports Facilities:El Puerto offers a wide range of fun and leisure possibilities with facilities, discos, pubs, etc., that turn the city into an interesting leisure centre. Also offers a wide sport options, such as golf courses, yacht races with facilities, Puerto Sherry and the Real Club Náutico (Royal Yacht Club), riding facilities, paddle courts, tennis courts, etc.
Gastronomy: As El Puerto is located on the coast and is surrounded by vineyards and wineries, it has all the necessary elements to develop an important and well considered gastronomy.
Festivities: The city invites the foreign visitors to join all the festivities given the welcoming character of the people from El Puerto. We must highlight festivities such as: Carnival, Easter, The Spring Fair, The Seafaring Festivity of “Virgen del Carmen”, The Festivity of the Patroness "Virgen de los Milagros", etc.
For more information on School Groups, GCSE Revision School Groups, other services provided and special options for teachers with groups, please contact Mr Walsh.