Jerez de la Frontera is a fantastic town, famous as a centre of sherry and brandy, fine horses and Flamenco music in equal share. Dating back to Moorish times, Jerez de la Frontera has a wonderful ancient centre to explore, which, when combined with the exquisite produce the town is famous for, creates a wonderfully aristocratic atmosphere.
There is a huge amount of pleasure to be derived from simply wandering the wide, tree lined streets of Jerez de la Frontera, Spain. During spring, the jacaranda trees blossom, giving the shaded squares and shopping streets an extra layer of beauty. The ancient centre has many attractions worth investigating from a self catering Jerez de la Frontera villa. Especially worth exploring is the 11th century Moorish Fortress which has been graciously restored. The Church of the Cathedral del Salvador was originally an Arabic mosque, and is beautifully unique.
It would not be a holiday to Jerez de la Frontera without a visit to one of the town’s aristocratic sherry bodegas or cellars. There are excellent tours cellar tours operating during the week, taking visitors to famous cellars including Gonzalez Byass and Sandeman, and with a chance to sample some of the finest cherry, brandy and wines produced at the end of the tour, who could resist? September is the finest time to take a holiday rental home in Jerez, as this is when the town is gripped in the excitement and activity of the wine harvest.
The evenings from a Jerez de la Frontera property are great fun. There is a strong Flamenco tradition in the town, and the sound of flamenco music and the flashes of colour of flamenco dancing can be found in bars throughout the town, especially at the Barrio de Santiago near the Cathedral. There is a fantastic Flamenco museum to visit, and the Flamenco Festival of Jerez in February and March is among the most important globally, with two fantastic weeks of music and dance.
There is some fantastic country for walking and riding around Jerez, and considering the wonderful reputation for the regions horses and horsemanship, riding holidays in Jerez de la Frontera are second to none. The Bay of Cadiz National Park is a magnificent place to explore unspoilt landscapes in the area.
The beaches of the Costa de la Luz are never far from a holiday rental villa in Jerez de la Frontera, and during the summer, their appeal is endless. The windswept beach of Zahara de los Atunes is a particularly natural beach, backed by a beautiful, traditional town, and never swarmed by tourist crowds.
Spring and autumn are the best times to visit an apartment in Jerez de la Frontera. During these times, air temperatures reach into the low 30’s, perfect for walking, riding or sightseeing. During July and August, temperatures during the heat of the day soar to around 36˚C on many days, making the proximity of the beach a wonderful asset.
A self catering Jerez de la Frontera holiday rental is located in between the airports of Sevilla (SPO) and Portugal’s Faro Airport (FAO). Both airports receive a huge range of flights from the UK, and both airports offer excellent car hire facilities.