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Holidays in Roquetas de Mar
For a holiday big on bucket-and-spade beaches, you can’t go wrong with a holiday to Roquetas de Mar. The resort’s friendly, relaxed atmosphere wins over new visitors every summer, with a glittering golden coast, beautiful scenery and top hotels right on the waterfront. With attractions like water parks and aquariums nearby and an easy-going nightlife, the resort is a favourite with families.
If you can handle the heat, opt for July, or else wait for the slightly cooler averages of September.
Almeria Airport, around 40 minutes from the coast.
If you want to get away this summer, choose Spanish sunshine and lots of days out on the sun-soaked Costa de Almeria. Book your Roquetas de Mar holiday with Thomas Cook and get packing
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Roquetas de Mar’s beaches are the perfect environment for long, sunny days spent sunbathing on a towel or paddling in the water. For something a little more adventurous, get stuck into the water sports available. Once you’ve worked up a good appetite, go for some fresh seafood in a local restaurant, look around the shops on the waterfront or plan a day out. Excursion favourites include a day visiting the local aquarium or heading out to the Caba de Gato national park, which has acres of lush countryside rife with rare birds and fascinating wildlife.
The classic good looks of Roquetas de Mar’s beaches are straight from a postcard. Think smooth stretches of fine, powdery white sand melting into the frothing waves of the deep blue ocean. Green palms sway lazily in the background, dividing the sand from the friendly buzz of the promenade running along the seafront. The beaches have Blue Flag status, meaning they are noted for their quality, cleanliness and upkeep. Favourite activities in Roquetas de Mar’s beaches include hiring jet skis or planning a leisurely day’s sail off the coast, or if you like, just relaxing under a beach umbrella.
Perfect for family holidays, there are lots of things for kids to do in Roquetas de Mar. The resort has its own aquarium, ideal for a day trip where kids can feed and even touch the fish in an interactive tank. If that has them ready for a little swimming themselves, the nearby Mario Water Park is a big draw for families. Choose from wave pools and family pools, plus some seriously speedy rides and slides. Grown-ups can relax in the jacuzzi and the whole family can take a picnic, grab an ice cream or opt for the park’s restaurants.
With its mix of fishing village tradition and international visitors, Roquetas de Mar’s gastronomy and restaurant scene is diverse, with something to suit every taste. If you’re interested in sampling some authentic Spanish dishes, the local lobster and Andalusian fish stew are very popular, and the seafront is the best place to go in Roquetas de Mar for seafood. There are plenty of little cafes and bars where you can stop for a drink and a few tapas dishes. If you have some fussy mouths to feed, pick from one of the local pizzerias.
Families: Play games on the beach, ride the mini train back into town or take a day trip to the water park to try out the rides.
Sun worshippers: There’s no better place to soak up the warm Mediterranean sunshine than the resort’s idyllic golden beaches.
Visitors on the go: Do you need a new activity everyday to keep you busy? There is something new to do every day in Roquetas de Mar, from beach days to trips to the local water park.
Language: The language spoken in Roquetas de Mar is Spanish
Currency: The currency used in Roquetas de Mar is the Euro (€)
Local time: Roquetas de Mar is 1 hour ahead of GMT/UK time
Fly to: Almeria Airport, around 40 minutes from the coast
Flight time from UK: Approximately 2.5 hours
Tourist Information: Further Roquetas de Mar tourist information can be found at www.spain.info/en
Visa & Health: Before you travel, visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/spain for recommendations and advice on visas and health for your holiday to Roquetas de Mar.
Temperature: High 20s to low 30s (°C) around July and August.
Best time to go: If you can handle the heat, opt for July, or else wait for the slightly cooler averages of September.
Roquetas de Mar’s Mediterranean climate is typical of the region – lots of sunshine for most of the year. Summer reaches its highs in July and August, where the temperature rarely drops below the high 20s. The best time to go to Roquetas de Mar is in spring, before the beach gets too hot, or in September when the temperature sinks back to the comfortable mid 20s.
By car: The resort is located in the heart of Costa de Almeria, ideally situated for day trips to the surrounding attractions. If you’re interested in exploring, the easiest way is by car. There is a good choice of car hire companies in the region and at the airports.
On foot: Roquetas de Mar is enjoyable to navigate on foot, with the buzzing promenade and beach an easy distance from the town and hotels.
By mini train: Don’t worry if walking is an issue – a mini train operates in the resort to whisk you to the beach whenever you like.
Holy week: Like the rest of the country, Roquetas de Mar loves to celebrate Semana Santa, the Holy Week in Easter. A unique experience for visitors, you can see beautifully designed floats take part in huge processions right the way up to Good Friday.
Street festival: If you’re in Roquetas de Mar during midsummer, join in with the traditional Almerian Our Lady of the Sea festival, which involves a week of outdoor performances, competitions and flamenco dancing in the streets.
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