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The small Andalusian town of Sanlucar de Barrameda is located on the Costa de la Luz, where the Guadalquivir River meets the Atlantic ocean. On the other side of the river is the Doñana National Park, Europe's biggest swamp-nature reserve. Jerez de la Frontera with the nearest airport is located just 25km from here.

Along with Jerez de la Frontera, Chiclana de la Frontera and Puerto de Santa Maria, these cities form the so-called "sherry triangle". But only Sanlúcar provides the best conditions for the production of the "Manzanilla", the finest among the sherries.

Enjoy a typical Andalusian atmosphere here. The area attracts mainly Spanish tourists who like to enjoy the more than 100 restaurants and bars of this city of 60,000 inhabitants. Flamenco is ubiquitous and part of the everyday life.

Golf players come to Sanlucar de Barrameda because of its great golf courses and the mild climate that lets the golf season never end. In the surroundings of Sanlucar there are some of the best golf courses in Europe. 

Not to forget about the beautiful beaches around Sanlucar, where young and old enjoy the sun and the sea and the clear water of the Atlantic ocean.

Fun & leisure in Sanlúcar de Barrameda

Nightlife in Sanlúcar de Barrameda

Sanlucar de Barrameda is a famous place for night birds in the summer months, who come for the large offer of bars, cafes and clubs. 
At the weekends, even the party people from Cadiz come to Sanlucar to take advantage of the boiling nightlife here.

The Spanish are reknown to be the kings of celebartion. The oarty usually doesn't start before 1am in the morning, that's when the clubs open their doors. But then they wouldn't go home before sunset.

Between 10pm and 1am at night the warm up takes place in the bars and outdoor cafes.

Discothek Moro
C/ Muro Bajo 3
11540 Sanlucar de Barrameda
  Popular club in the center. 
Even in the winter bery busy.
Good DJs and dancing music.
Chiringuito La Orilla
Avda Bajo de Guia
11540 Sanlucar de Barrameda
  The hot spot of Sanlucar de Barrameda.
Ideal time is between 22:00 and 02:00 .
Beach ambience and dancing.
Chiringuito Amanecer
Playa de Pilates
11540 Sanlucar de Barrameda
  Relaxed Chill Out right on the beach.
From afternoon until the morning.
Smooth sound and good drinks.

Restaurants in Sanlúcar de Barrameda

The selection of good restaurants in Sanlucar is great. Besides the typical bodegas in the city centre, there are some of the best addresses to be found directly on the beach promenade of Playa Bajo de Guia. 

Fresh fish of the region is always a good choice, but also the ham specialties, beef from Andalusia and the local vegetables should be tried. 

The wine lists of restaurants in Sanlucar are sumptuous and, as one of the cities in the wine route, comes up with some excellent local wines, like the world famous Manzanilla- reknown as the best Sherry. 

Restaurante Casa Bigote
Avenida Bajo De Guía 10
11540 Sanlucar De Barrameda
  Great Andalusian kitchen with friendly service.
Romanticaly set at the beach Bajo de Guia.
Mon-Sun: 11:00 - 24:00, Res. Tel. (+34) 956 362 696
Restaurante Joselito Huerta
Avda Bajo De Guía 30
11540 Sanlucar De Barrameda
  Right on the beach of Bajo de Guia.
Finest of wines and fish.
Mon-Sun: 11:00 - 24:00, Res. Tel. (+34) 956 362 694
Restaurante El Veranillo
Avenida Cerro Falón 6
11540 Sanlucar De Barrameda
  In the city center of Sanlucar de Barrameda.
Best address for gourmets in Sanlucar.
Mon-Sun: 11:00 - 24:00, Res. Tel. (+34) 956 362 719

History of Sanlúcar de Barrameda

The area was first settled by the Phoenicians. Sanlucar was later an important strategic base for the Moors, who built their fortress Castillo de Santiago here. Colon and Magellan sailed from the historic port of Sanlucar into the new world. Later, the trading port brought prosperity, especially as the rich began to return from the New World. 

Sanlucar advanced in the 16th century to be Spain's cosmopolitan centre, even bigger than Madrid. 

The progressive growth of power and status held on for two centuries. The aristocratic Montpensier family built their summer residence here (today's City Hall) and started Sanlucar's era as a holiday resort. 

A short time later, the trend to spend the hot summer at the cool coast, even reached the high society of Seville.

Day-trips from Sanlúcar de Barrameda

Sanlucar is a perfect base for many interesting day-trips reachable within little time. We recommend to rent a car for your holidays in Andalusia, so you wouldn't have to depend on public transports.

Here just a few day-trip destinations, not more than 1,5 hours away from Sanlucar de Barrameda:

Cadiz - histor. center
Sanlucar - Cadiz 25km
  Europe's oldest town - Cadiz.
Learn more about Cadiz!
Tarifa - wind capitol
Sanlucar - Tarifa 20km
  Tarifa - the European mecca of the kitesurf- and windsurf scene.
Visit Tarifa and its unique flair!
Vejer de la Frontera
Sanlucar - Vejer 30km
  Andalusia at its best. The white village on a mountain top.
Discover the little streets of Vejer!

Sports offers in Sanlúcar de Barrameda

There's plenty of sports offers in Sanlucar de Barrameda. Horseback riding, golf, mountainbiking, hiking, diving and sailing are just a few examples. 

Sanlucar also provides a well equipped fitness studio for all those of you, who want to work out in their holidays.

Thanks to the warm climate all year arround, you can practize your favourite sport in Sanlucar at any time.

Horse races on the beach in Sanlúcar de Barrameda

Racing days Sanlúcar de Barrameda in 2012

  1. 12. - 14.08.2012
  2. 27. - 29.08.2012

Every year in August the famous horse races take place on the beach of Sanlucar de Barrameda. This event adds a special flair to Sanlucar. 

Where Spains longest river, the Guadalquivir, enters into the Atlantic ocean, the beach turns into a race track with glamorous flair for a short time.

Golf in Sanlúcar de Barrameda - golf courses, golf lessons, greenfee

One of the finest golf resorts in Europe is called Costa Ballena Golf Club situated near Sanlucar de Barrameda. 

Besides this one there are many more superb golf clubs around Sanlucar. Combine the best of these clubs to the Andalusian golf vacation of your life time!

Thanks to the climate, the golf season never ends in Andalusia and even in January you can play in thin clothing.

  1. Costa Ballena Golf
  2. Sancti Petri Golf
  3. Benalup Golf
  4. Dehesa Montenmedio Golf

Beaches of Sanlúcar de Barrameda

The beaches of Sanlúcar de Barrameda rank among the most beautiful in Andalusia. The fine, white sand comes up to the expectations of any visitor.

We recommend to use enough sun screen at any time of the day, because the Andalusian sun can cause sun burns quicker than you think.

To cool down from the heat there is nothing more refreshing than the cristal-blue water of the Atlantic ocean. 

It won't be any warmer than 20°C in the summer, but neither any colder than 16°C in the winter. It is recommendable to wear a neopren suit for water sports.

The water here is very clean and there's no strong currents to be aware of. Jelly fish and other unpleasant marine animals are not to be found. 

Playa Bajo de Guia

This beach is part of the fishing district of the same name, Bajo de Guia, where in former days the port used to be. 

Today it is used as a sports port and its promenade hosts some of the most popular fish restaurants of Sanlucar.

Playa de la Calzada

The city beach of Sanlucar de Barrameda, which is 3km long and provides a great promenade. The sand quality is superb.

In the summer months it usually gets busy on this beach.

Playa de las Piletas

This beach is located next to a little rock ledge, which you only see at low tide when the water level is low enough. This place is called "Espiritu Santo", named after a little castle that used to stand here.


Climate & weather in Sanlúcar de Barrameda

While temperatures in the summer at the Andalusian coast are comfortably warm, it may be unbearably hot just 20km further in the country. Seville, for example, is used to have above 40°C every day while on the coast you only feel 25°C.

In winter time it hardly gets any colder than 16°C, except for the nights which could end up being around 10°C. 

The temperatures also depend on the wind direction: Levante brings warmer air from the land, Poniente brings cool air form the sea.

The average humidity in summer is around 30%, in the winter it is above 50%.

The probability of rain is very low apart from January til April. Statistically the Costa de la Luz provides more than 300 days of sunshine per year. In fact, rain is always welcome to assure the water supply in summer.

Arrival to Sanlúcar de Barrameda

Airport   Airport Jerez, ca. 25 km away, Tel. (+34) 956 186 863
Airport Sevilla, ca. 110 km away, Tel. (+34) 902 404 704
Airport Malaga, ca. 244 km away, Tel. (+34) 902 404 704
Bus connections   Find here updated information on bus connections.
The bus station of Sanlúcar informs. Tel. (+34) 902 210 317
Train connections   Find here updated information on train connections. 
The train station of Jerez or Cadiz informs. Tel. (+34) 902 240 202
Car / rental car   From north via A471 national road, Exit Sanlucar de Barrameda
From south and east via A480 (from Jerez) or A2001 (from Cadiz)

Useful informations about Sanlúcar de Barrameda

Police   Avenida Constitución 10, 11540 Sanlucar, Tel. (+34) 956 388 011
Taxi   C/ Plata 22, 11540 Sanlucar De Barrameda, Tel. (+34) 956 651 829 222
Farmacy   c/ Santo Domingo 73, 11540 Sanlucar De Barrameda, Tel. (+34) 956 360 306
Hospital   Ctra. Chipiona km 63, 11540 Sanlucar De Barrameda, Tel. (+34) 956 380 556



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