Located at the heart of Cadiz Bay, the town features three different types of landscape: marshland, pine groves and beaches.
The marshes at Los Toruños and near the River Guadalete, are part of Cadiz Bay Natural Park.
The town also includes the Puerto de Santa Maria Marsh Complex, comprising La Laguna Salada, Juncosa and La Chica.
The beaches, long with fine sands, are one of the town’s main attractions.
El Puerto de Santa Maria, granted town status in 1281, is full of monuments and places of interest, such as St. Mark’s Castle, Villarreal and Purellena Palaces, the Priory Church, La Victoria Monastery and the Bullring.