A truly Spanish experience:
Learn Spanish in El Puerto de Santa Maria
Spanish - the world's second language
Spanish is the world's second most widely spoken language, right after Mandarin Chinese, as measured by native speakers (between 322 and 400 million people), with Mexico having the world's largest Spanish-speaking population. Including non-native speakers, it is estimated that there are 500 million Spanish speakers in the world. Also noteworthy is the fact that outside Spain itself, Spanish is the official language of 21 countries.
Andalucia - Spain of sunshine, flamenco and fiesta
Andalusia (or Andalucia) is the biggest province in Spain and is a favourite destination for being so quintessentially Spanish. It is the Spain of sunshine and flamenco, of white streets, orange trees and fiestas. Our town is in one of the most authentic parts of Andalusia and you will only hear Spanish being spoken here.
Perfect weather - All year long!
In the summer months the fresh sea breezes help make the high temperatures bearable. Unlike in the inland cities of Andalucia, you will feel comfortable throughout the day and sleep well in the cooler air of the night.
The winter temperatures hardly drop below 15°C at night and often reach about 20°C in the day time. The winter sun still has some power providing a summer-like atmosphere even on Christmas and New Years Day.
El Puerto de Santa María - In the middle of it all
The city of El Puerto de Santa Maria best known for having been the port from which Columbus sailed on his second voyage to the Americas. It has a population of approximately 80.000, of which some 50.000 live in the urban center, and the remainder in the surrounding areas.
Thanks to its geografical situation, El Puerto de Santa Maria has a very comfortable climate almost all year long.
An average of more than 300 days of sunshine per year guarantee the best chances of having a perfect beach holiday!
It's located 10 kilometres (6 miles) north-east of Cádiz across the bay of Cadiz, one hour from Seville and only 45 minutes from the stunning "white villages" of Vejer de la Frontera and Arcos de la Frontera.
From El Puerto de Santa María you can hop on the catamaran to downtown Cadiz - just 25 minutes away. Cadiz is the oldest continuously inhabited city in Spain and one of the oldest in western Europe. This charming walled city has a maze of narrow winding streets, many with the original merchants’ houses from the days of the trade routes with South America. Look up and see the towers where the ship owners used to stand and watch for their boats to return!