Located on southern Spain’s popular Costa del Almeria, the colourful fishing town of Roquetas de Mar is steeped in history and Andalucian charm. Whether you prefer to while away your days on the beach or immerse yourself in culture, Roquetas de Mar holidays offer the best of both worlds. The resort boasts a kilometre of pristine, white-sand beaches, all of which have been awarded Blue Flag status and offer a wide range of water sports.
After a day on the beach, enjoy a sundowner on the promenade before picking from a wide range of restaurants specialising in fresh seafood. Moorish architecture is a prominent feature on holidays to Roquetas de Mar, and the old town hosts cultural events throughout the year. These range from outdoor concerts to film screenings and traditional markets, all of which make it a vibrant year-round destination.
Hit the beach
Roquetas de Mar’s beaches are among Andalucia’s best. Urbanizacion and Aguadulce beaches have a laid-back vibe. Water-sports fans should head to Playa de las Salinas.
Visit a nature reserve
The popular coastal nature reserve Punta Entinas-Sabinar is 5 kilometres from the town and is home to flamingos and to several rare species of birds.
Order some tapas
On the beachfront promenade at Roquetas de Mar you’ll find plenty of great-value restaurants serving traditional plates of tapas and the daily catches from local fishermen.