Jerez Airport Mini Guide
What Can you Recommend Jerez for?
If you like a little sherry before your dinner then Jerez is for you as it’s the home of the drink that is a mispronunciation of its name. The city’s wealth was built on the British liking for the aperitif and millions of bottles are produced each year from the grapes grown and processed locally. Jerez is also famous for being the home of Flamenco dances and breeding and training horses, especially in the Spanish Riding School tradition. There are many flamenco clubs in the city, some more attuned to tourists but you really should go to see a show for the display of passion, stamina and storytelling that it encompasses.
How do I get to Jerez?
Jerez has its own airport found five miles from the city. It accepts mainly seasonal chartered flights or seasonal no frills airlines including Ryanair who operate a summer only flight from London Stansted
. Getting to the city from the airport is simple with the option of buses, taxis and hire cars available at the airport. There’s a rail link from Jerez to Seville
What’s the Airport Like?
It looks like the government building of some Caribbean banana republic from the outside being blocky with soaring columns. Inside it’s light and modern with a propensity towards the jungle look with trailing plants overhanging the check-in desks. It has reasonable facilities for the traveller for a small airport.
What Can I Expect When I Land?
To begin with you’ll have to walk from the plane to the terminal. Thankfully, arrivals and departures share the ground floor so after descending the airport steps you’ll have no more to negotiate. Passport control is speedy with only a cursory check made of European arrivals and whilst baggage reclaim can be a little slow to get going, it won’t be too long before you have your bags.
In the spacious arrivals hall, all the signs are in English as well as Spanish but if you need help or information then the information desk is found on your right as you come out of customs and enter the main hall. If you want tourist information then the office is immediately to your right as you exit customs. Car hire desks are on your left after customs and before you enter the main hall.
What About When I Leave Jerez to fly Home?
After handing over your luggage and collecting your boarding pass there’s a large shop called Divers, which sells dry groceries, gifts, local produce, newspapers, magazines and books. You won’t find any hot food in the airport and your eating choices are limited to what Divers sells. It’s only when you pass through security that you’ll find a small coffee bar with accompanying snacks. There is a large duty free outlet with gifts, alcohol, tobacco, electrical items, watches and CDs.