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.
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
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.