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A lovely resort town on the Costa de Almeria, just a 15-minute Drive from Almeria, the provincial capital, Roquetas de Mar is a place to escape the crowds yet still enjoy all the trappings of a Spanish Mediterranean holiday. Perennially popular with Spanish holidaymakers, other nationalities are now discovering the joys of the town’s beaches, nature reserve, fishing traditions, and authentic Spanish dining.

Affordable holiday accommodation in Roquetas de Mar is found throughout the town with plenty of comfortable hostels and hotels. Expect to pay a little more if you want to be close to the sea.

Neighbourhoods of Roquetas de Mara

Roquetas de Mar consists of a number of districts:

  • Aguadulce: The hub of the town, it was one of the first resort areas established in Spain, in the 1960s. As well as the holiday accommodation, it hosts a wide variety of leisure and sports activities
  • Marina: A great place to admire the moored yachts in the marina or to watch the daily catch come in. Fisherman are happy to sell fish direct to tourists.
  • Beaches: Roquetas de Mar has excellent beaches with safe swimming. La Bajadilla is a beautiful swathe of fine pebble measuring 80 by 1300 metres. Serena Beach is also a long pebble stretch but not as wide as La Bajadilla.
  • The Promenade: The beachfront hotels lining the prom are the entertainment hub for nightlife while the prom itself is perfect for a stroll any time of day. It has a separate bike lane.
  • Punta Entinas-Sabinar: This nature reserve begins at the edge of town and is known for its flamingos. It’s a tranquil stretch of seafront with great scenic views and an abundance of flora and fauna.

What to see and do in Roquetas de Mar

One of the main attractions in Roquetas de Mar is the aquarium which has shark diving, a stingray touch tank, and a recreation of the Amazon basin. Other sites popular with visitors are the Bullfighting Museum, the lighthouse that is now a cultural centre, and the 17th century Santa Ana Castle.

What to eat in Roquetas de Mar

Like most Spanish towns on the coast, fish and seafood is the staple diet and there are also plenty of chiringuitos serving tapas. Specialities include fried fish which is coasted in chickpea flour, bocas de la Isla, a crabmeat dish, and pestinos which are honey cookies.

Typical events and festivals in Roquetas de Mar

There is a decent calendar of events in Roquetas de Marat with most festivals on a religious and fishing theme. These include the Fiesta de San Marcos in April, Fiestas del Virgen del Carmen y Santa Ana in July, and Procesión del Cristo del Mar in August. The town’s carnival takes place in February.

How to move around in Roquetas de Mara

There is a good local bus service in the town and good connections to Almeria. Taxis are plentiful.

The climate in Roquetas de Mar

Roquetas de Mar enjoys a typically mild Mediterranean climate, so holidaymakers can expect lovely warm summers. There is little rainfall throughout the year.

More interesting facts about and sights in Roquetas de Mar

The old coastal town of Roquetas de Mar was created by the Romans but in modern times, in 1967 in fact, it was designated a National Tourist Amenity

Frequently asked questions about Hotels in Roquetas de Mar

It depends on the category of the hotel. If you want to stay at a 4-star hotel in Roquetas de Mar, the average price per night is 23 , while you will pay an average of 22 for a 3-star hotel, and in a more luxurious 5-star hotel, you"ll pay around 60 .

If you're bringing a vehicle, we recommend that you book a hotel with parking in Roquetas de Mar, like Apartamentos Moguima, Hotel Best Sabinal or Hotel Playacapricho.

If you need a hotel with disabled access in Roquetas de Mar, we recommend Hotel Protur Roquetas & Spa, Hotel Neptuno and Hotel Playalinda Aquapark & Spa.

According to our clients, if you´re travelling with children, the best hotels in Roquetas de Mar are Apartamentos Moguima, Hotel Neptuno and Hotel Protur Roquetas & Spa.

The best hotels with a pool in Roquetas de Mar are Apartamentos El Minarete, Hotel Protur Roquetas & Spa and Hotel Neptuno.

Some of the options for hotels with non-smoking rooms in Roquetas de Mar are Hotel Protur Roquetas & Spa, Hotel Neptuno and Apartamentos Moguima.

In Roquetas de Mar, Hotel Protur Roquetas & Spa, Hotel Neptuno and Hotel Playalinda Aquapark & Spa offer 24-hour front desk service.

The best-rated hotels in Roquetas de Mar with a gym are Hotel Protur Roquetas & Spa, Hotel Playalinda Aquapark & Spa and Hotel Best Sabinal.

The following hotels in Roquetas de Mar have luggage storage: Hotel Protur Roquetas & Spa, Hotel Neptuno and Apartamentos Moguima.