Roquetas de Mar travel guide

Weather and climate

Temperature: July and August are best for the sunshine, with temperatures hovering around the mid-twenties and peaking in the thirties.

Best time to go: If you want to explore the area in cooler conditions, book your holidays to Roquetas de Mar in September.

The resort enjoys warm summers and mild winters. If you want to avoid the crowds and the possibility of rain, book your break between March and May, when the Mercury settles in the low to mid-twenties (°C).

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Families: The beach is the ideal place to take the family. With gently-shelving shores, regular lifeguard patrols and a nightly clean-up, it’s safe and spotless. If your toddlers get tired from a day splashing in the sea, the mini-train will take you back to your hotel.

Sun worshippers: Temperatures during the summer months climb from the mid-twenties and into the low thirties: perfect tanning conditions!

Adrenaline-Junkies: With some wet and wild waterparks in the area and a good range of water sports on offer at the seafront, you can make your holidays to Roquetas de Mar as low-key or as upbeat as you want them to be!

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Fast facts

Language: While the primary language spoken is Spanish, the locals do have a good grasp of English. They do appreciate any efforts to speak the language, though, so pack a phrasebook or download our handy language app.

Currency: You’ll need to change up your pounds and pence into Euros before you jet off on your holidays here.

Local time: Roquetas de Mar is 1 hour ahead of GMT/UK time.

Fly to: Almeria Airport. Transfers to Roquetas de Mar take 1–1.5 hours.

Flight time from UK: The Roquetas de Mar flight time is 2.5 hours.

Tourist Information: Further tourist information can be found at http://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.

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  • Getting around

    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 then the easiest way is by car. There’s a good choice of car hire companies in the region and at the airports.

    On foot: Roquetas de Mar is easy 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 the little ones get tired at the end of the day, as a mini train operates in the resort to whisk you to and from the beach whenever you like.

    Events

    Holy week: Book your holidays to Roquetas de Mar in March and you could be lucky enough to catch the Semana Santa celebrations. Marking the last days of Christ, it might sound a bit sombre, but the resort transforms into a huge party! Expect medieval costumes, flamboyant floats, torchlit processions, and plenty of live music and dancing.

    Street festival: August sees the Our Lady of the Sea festival hit the streets. A traditional Spanish party, you’ll see sporting activities, hear live music, watch glittering parades and experience some of the best flamenco dancing in Spain. And there’s Sangria, lots and lots of Sangria!