A Traditional Village With A Lively Port
Roquetas De Mar holidays provide a great opportunity to relax and unwind in the beautiful Spanish sunshine. Situated in the Costa Almeria, the combination of golden sand and shingle beaches which stretch for over five miles, gently slope into the turquoise Mediterranean Sea.
Set at the foot of the Sierra de Gador Mountains, Roquetas De Mar was a former fishing village with whitewashed houses and cobbled streets where you can still see fishermen selling their catch in the lively port.
On your holidays in Roquetas De Mar you will come across lots of Spanish history and culture with the tower of Santa Ana and the village walls, which have remained from the 16th century. The eighteenth century church of the Virgin of the Rosary has been restored and is truly remarkable and is well worth a visit too.
The resort has a traditional Spanish atmosphere which makes it an ideal destination for families. A promenade borders the beach with lush tropical palm trees offering a perfect place to cool off from the midday sun. Two of the best beaches in Roquetas De Mar are Playa de los Genoveses and Playa de Monsul with golden sands and shallow waters that are ideal for the plenty of water sports on offer including windsurfing and sailing. Further along the resort you will discover stunning sandy coves where you can relax in tranquil surroundings.
Places to Visit
Las Marinas Salt Marsh
– This is an area of outstanding natural beauty with stunning flora and wildlife.The area is home to Flamingos and Avocets and is a must see excursion for the keen birdwatcher
– The largest city in the region and home to Alcazaba a walled fortress, a fine example of a Moorish architecture and their influence throughout the region