Jerez airport is located just 8km outside the historic city of Jerez de la Frontera, deep in the heart of Andalucía. What’s really exciting is that there is so much on offer within a short drive in your hire car.
What Can I Do in Jerez de la Frontera?
Jerez de la Frontera is steeped in culture and historic significance and maybe most famous for its title as the home of sherry. Therefore, if you are after an authentic Spanish experience then a sherry-tasting session is something to seek out. There are a variety of sherry bodegas in and around the city and several organised tours available that you can book locally.
If you are inspired by architecture there are lots of churches to visit. One of the best examples is the Colegiata del Salvador, which is always popular with visitors. There are also numerous palaces and museums to visit, including the Palacio de Bertemat and the Atalaya Museums.
Jerez de la Frontera does however have a thriving contemporary culture and one of the major attractions for visitors to Jerez is motor racing. The Spanish round of MotoGP is held at the Jerez circuit every year alongside other events. Even if you are not in Jerez at the time of the races, tours of the track can be organised to give you a behind the scenes glimpse of the facilities.
If you are looking to extend your travel outside the city limits there’s lots of great destinations within a short drive away. You could travel down the coast towards Cadiz and discover the charming old town, bursting with ancient ruins, narrow streets and prominent plazas. The Castle of San Sebastian is a striking image against the sea and is typical of the incredible views on offer in Cadiz.
Alternatively, you can investigate Chiclana de la Frontera where you can wander around the Natural Park and laze on one of the beaches. Make sure you try some of the local wine, for which this town is well-known.
Located just an hour’s drive away, head to Seville and visit La Giralda tower for an outstanding view of the city to get your bearings. After that, make sure you visit the Real Alcázar de Sevilla. Seville has lots more to offer though, with great food, a relaxing atmosphere, the Plaza de España, and the Parque Maria Luisa, there should be something for everyone.