This laid back resort along the Costa Almeria is a relaxing alternative to its bustling neighbours. Roquetas de Mar is an excellent choice for couples and families looking for a much needed break from the nine to five routine. Relax on the white sandy shores of the blue flag beaches and enjoy delicious Spanish cuisine in the beautiful sunshine.
There are several Blue Flag beaches along the coast, which provide a variety of spacious settings for you to relax in. You’re bound to find something you like, as some are made from a mix of shingle and sand, whilst others are made of sand that is powdery and white. However, what they all have in common is that they’re safe, clean and shelve gently into calm, warm waves.
Swaying palm trees and lush greenery is the backdrop to most of the beaches, which all have fantastic amenities and nearby cafés. Relax on sun loungers and take in the picturesque views of the coast. If you want a more upbeat beach day, Playa de Las Salinas is close by and provides a variety of water sports, ranging from jet skiing to paragliding.
History and culture
Once a small fishing village, Roquetas de Mar can be dated back to the Roman era. Its traditions can still be seen through their annual festivals, Moorish narrow streets and whitewash houses that blanket the hillside. Visit the military castle along the coast and learn about the history of the resort in the fascinating museums.
Visit Roquetas de Mar for a laid back holiday with a mix of modern amenities and beautiful landscapes. There’s a great range of restaurants, activities and shopping opportunities like The Grand Plaza Park and the weekly street market.
The nightlife in Roquetas de Mar is rather low key with the majority of after dark activities found in the bars, restaurants and hotels. This said, the evening entertainment does continue late into the evening, so it’s the perfect place for a late dinner and a cocktail or two afterwards. Dine on a delicious meal and choose from a range of menus including Chinese, Indian, Italian and traditional Spanish cuisine. Enjoy the upbeat atmosphere and live music found in the bars around the resort.