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Roquetas de Mar

Roquetas de Mar

See below a selection of excellent excursions from Roquetas del Mar to interesting locations in the countryside. The perfect opportunity to see some of the interesting aspects of Andalucia culture without the hassle of having to organise them yourself. These excursions all depart from a central hotels or central points in Roquetas del Mar town.

Roquetas de Mar is known not only for it's fishing village traditions, but also for its fame as a resort town. Within the municipality of Roquetas el Mar is the famous "Aguadulce" (Fresh Water) resort - one of the first tourist resorts established in Spain in the 1960's and has been classified as a Centre of National Touristic Interest.

Roquetas de Mar is known not only for it's fishing village traditions, but also for its fame as a resort town. Within the municipality of Roquetas el Mar is the famous "Aguadulce" (Fresh Water) resort - one of the first tourist resorts established in Spain in the 1960's and has been classified as a Centre of National Touristic Interest.

Avenida de las Marinas, 2, Roquetas de Mar, 04740, Almería, 1st Nov-31st June, Monday-Friday, 09:30-14:00hrs and 16:30-18:30hrs, 1st Nov-31st June, Saturday, Sunday and Holidays, 10:00-13:00hrs, 1st July-31st Oct, Monday-Friday, 09:30-14:00hrs and 17:00-20:00hrs 1st Nov-31st Oct, Saturday, Sunday and Holidays, 10:00-13:00hrs

Festivals in Roquetas de Mar: Cabalgata Reyes Magos, Carnavales, Semana Santa, Fiesta de San Marcos, Noche de San Juan, Fiestas de la Virgen del Carmen y Santa Ana, Procesión del Cristo del Mar and more.

Both the Phoenicians and Romans passed through this town, causing a chain exploitation of the resources of the area, which were later used by the Arabs. Under Roman occupation, it was known as Turaniana. Initially, this population was located in the Ribera de la Algaida.

Many well known Spanish artists, including Antoni Tàpies and Soledad Sevilla, have their works exhibited at the AM Gallery. Pasaje de Torre Estrella 6, Plaza de Toros. Tel 950 171 708. The 16th-century Castillo de Santa Ana has been converted into a cultural centre where exhibitions of art and photography are held.

Puerto Deportivo de Roquetas de Mar: Close to fishing and sporting facilities. Things to see: Sand dunes of Punta Sabinal. Castle at Santa Ana.Latitude: 36*45'5"N - Longitude: 2*36'W - VHF: CH9 & 16, Harbour Entrance width: 90m depth: 4 - 6m, 183 Moorings, 5-15m deep.

One of the most popular holiday resorts along the Costa Almeria, just 15 minutes drive from the city of Almeria itself, Roquetas de Mar has an abundance of dining options and restaurants to accommodate the waves of Spaniards and foreign tourists that descend upon the resort during the summer season.

Named after a barrier reef (arrecife barrera) of coral because of a similar appearance, this site is colonised by the phanerogam posidonia oceanica, a marine plant endemic in the Mediterranean. The meadow of posidonia oceanica provides a habitat for more than 800 animal and plant species, as well as being a breeding ground for many different types of fish.

Southwest of the coastal resort Roquetas del Mar is a 15km-long strip of protected coastline, the Punta Entinas-Sabinar Natural Area and Reserve. Like Albufera de Adra Natural Reserve along the coast, this is a wildlife haven encircled by a sea of plastic from the intensive agriculture that surrounds it. Even in the height of summer the beach is often deserted and its isolation makes it an ideal spot for birdwatching.

A mature and excellently maintained course, opened in 1979, it is one of the flattest in the country. It has wide fairways and the small, sloping greens are well protected by bunkers. The prevailing winds can present difficulties and no fewer than 12 of the holes have some tricky areas of rough and many water hazards.

El Palacio de Exposiciones y Congresos de Roquetas de Mar. This conference centre has 5 rooms with a total floor space of 1453 square metres and capacity for 1380 people. The largest room has a floor space of 1200 square metres and a capacity of 1160 people.

This aquarium is a place for entertainment, leisure and education. The design of the Aquarium represents the water cycle and it is divided into different rooms: The Tropics, The Ocean and The Mediterranean.

Mario Park is situated in Roquetas del Mar, near Salinas beach, on the southern coast of Almeria province. The aquatic park consists of seven rides (Turbuelnce, Kamikaces, Multipista, Black Hole, Zig-Zag, Río Bravo and Super Tornado). There are also swuimming pools, jacuzzis and a wave pool.

Roquetas de Mar is a fishing town just 15 minutes by car from the provincial capital, Almería. It is famed not only for its fishing traditions, which are preserved today through gastronomy and annual festivals, but also as a coastal resort town. It has around 94,900 inhabitants.

Situated in Roquetas de Mar in the Andalucía region, with La Romanilla Beach nearby, Casa Amelia features accommodation with free WiFi.

All of the air-conditioned units feature a private bathroom, flat-screen TV, fully-equipped kitchenette and terrace. A fridge is also available, as well as a kettle and a coffee machine.