Jerez de la Frontera is the perfect place in which to practice and rapidly improve your Spanish thanks to the open, friendly character of the local Jerezano people.
A medium-sized city with just over 220,000 inhabitants, yet far removed from the tourism of the crowded coastal resorts and the larger provincial capitals; a place which has all the amenities of a city (theatre, shopping areas and international airport) but managing to preserve its traditions and a way of life which is still 100% Spanish and above all Andalusian, a picturesque old city centre steeped in history, from the remains of the 11th century Moorish castle to the 17th century mansion houses of the local nobility.
Strategically located between the white sand beaches of the Atlantic coast and the picturesque mountain villages of the Sierra, you are never at a loss for things to do in this part of the world. The local climate, unique in Europe and even within Spain itself, boasts an average of 290 days of sun per year and has average winter temperatures of 10º C, meaning that local life takes place outdoors in the street cafés and palm fringed, cobble stoned squares of the city centre.
Here in Jerez you are given the opportunity to put into practice what you learn in the classroom – be it browsing the picturesque local fish market, or on a visit to one of the local sherry companies to learn first-hand the secrets of the famous sherry wines and brandy of Jerez, at the Royal Andalusian School of Equestrian Art where you can watch the horsemen putting the famous Cartujano horses through their paces, and in the small flamenco peñas where amateurs and friends get together to discuss, sing and dance flamenco.
Jerez has an extensive transport network through which you can easily access to the city.
Train: connected with Seville (1h) and Madrid (3h 45min) through the RENFE national rail network.
Bus: Various bus companies connect Jerez with the main Spanish cities.
Airport: Jerez airport has direct connections with countries such as the United Kingdom, Germany, Belgium, Luxembourg, Austria and Switzerland, as well as national destinations such as Barcelona, ??Madrid and Palma de Mallorca.
Other nearby airports are Seville (98km), Gibraltar (112km) and Malaga International Airport (221km).
Road and motorway networkautopistas: Spain has a magnificent road network that connects Jerez with large cities such as Seville (AP-4), Malaga (A-381 and AP-7) or Madrid (A-66 and A-5), among other..
Also, Jerez is strategically located if we want to visit neighbouring countries such as Portugal, whose border is only 2h30 min or Morocco, which we will reach by crossing the Strait of Gibraltar by boat in just 3h.