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Easiest is to fly to Almeria. easyJet fly from Gatwick every day in the summer, a bit less in the winter. Monarch also fly there, as do RyanAir. Roquetas de Mar is 35km from Almeria airport. You can also fly to Malaga, Murcia and Alicante but they're all at least 2 hours away by car.

 

Roquetas de Mar lies to the south of the town of Almeria in the direction of Malaga. It is around half an hour's drive from the airport of Almeria.

 

Set on flat terrain, fairly good paving and low-rise apartments make Roquetas de Mar ideal for families with younger children, and mature holidaymakers. The town has used traditional Spanish architecture as its blueprint, creating an artificial, yet quaint village atmosphere. Unlike Mojacar, the old village of Roquetas hasn't quite embraced tourism and remains pretty much in a world of its own. There are villas scattered along the sea front, alongside some of the hotels and bars. A pedestrian promenade offers pleasant strolls.

 

The beach is a mix of sand and pebble with rows of sunbeds and parasols - such a large expanse it rarely appears crowded.

 

Watersports are available in the summer months ifconditions favour them. In the summer months it's wise to avoid the beach in the afternoons; the sun is extremely strong here - have a late, long, leisurely lunch instead.

Bullring

The Roquetas Bullring accommodates both bullfights and music concerts.  With a seating capacity of almost 8000 spectators, it also has theme areas around it like restaurants, bars and other businesses.There is also a flea market on the first Sunday of the month.

Theatre

This is the new 'Teatro Auditorio de Roquetas de Mar'. A large new cultural addition to the city which draws quite a lot of Spanish families, especially during summer.

When To Go To Roquetas de Mar

Although Roquetas de Mar is a year round holiday destination, the summer months are the most popular time to take a holiday with guaranteed sunshine and warm seas. Many visitors however, leave behind the dark dreary days of a typical British winter and come to Roquetas de Mar to sample the warm winter sunshine.

Why come to Roquetas de Mar

A Roquetas de Mar holiday promises dawn to dusk summer sun and warm Mediterranean seas combined with an authentic Spanish atmosphere. The evenings offer varied bars and restaurants. However, if you’re looking for binge drinking then I’m afraid it’s not for you.

 

As Roquetas does not attract the sheer number of tourists seen in some of the other resorts, there is plenty of room to lounge around and sunbathe, or to take a leisurely swim, without the problems of overcrowing seen in many Spanish beach resorts.