We recently visited Jerez, which is world famous for producing Sherry. We were in the port of Santa Maria where we enjoyed tapas, a wonderful beach and some local culture. Some pictures are included in this blog.
The driving time from Marbella to Jerez was just under two hours on excellent roads without one single traffic jam! Here in Southern Spain, we have very few traffic jams, which makes driving a pleasure. It makes visiting towns like Jerez and Seville easy to visit in a day.
We recommend visiting the local area to get a feel of life in Spain.