Roquetas de Mar is located in the region of the Costa de Almeria in Spain. The city of Almeria is less than half an hour away and not much further to its airport that is located just north of this interesting Spanish city.
The resort offers a contrast between modern and traditional with a wide choice of hotels many of which are of a good 4 star standard. Roquetas is renowned for its many golf courses, water sports and kilometres of ‘Blue Flag’ awarded beaches all complimented by its tourist infrastructure.
The resort is popular with both Spanish and British visitors and has quite a strong ex-pat British community. Many former UK residents were attracted here by the reasonable property prices and a climate that provides 320 days of sunshine per year and is listed amongst the lowest rainfall areas in the whole of Europe!
The beach front in the older part of Roquetas is lined by a variety of restaurants many of which specialise in seafood and shell fish, the intense competition ensures great food at reasonable prices.
Shoppers will also be delighted by the Grand Plaza, a Mall style shopping centre that is home to dozens of shops and plenty of entertainment including a cinema that plays English movies several times a week.
This area of Spain retains the tradition of providing customers in many of its bars with a complimentary tapas with each drink, this exemplifies just one element of the Spanish culture that is alive and kicking in this most fascinating part of the Spanish mainland.