El Puerto de Santa María
El Puerto de Santa Maria is my second home. Located almost in the center of the Bay of Cadiz, this is a town of great historical importance. It is the birthplace of famous people such as Pedro Muñoz Seca and Rafael Alberti, who also had a leading role in the discovery of America. Christopher Columbus spent long periods of time here preparing for the journey to the New World and it was here where the caravel Santa Maria was named. While retaining its quiet small-town character, where time passes slowly, it is one of the most touristic places in the province of Cadiz. It has about 16 miles of beaches, all of fine golden sand.