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Reviews for Roquetas de Mar

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Patricia Smith

Very helpful tourist information centre very quite time of year so not a lot of choice in restaurants or bars but the ones we used were friendly.

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Roquetas del Mar

Roquetas de Mar is a popular, but relatively new holiday resort located on the Costa Tropical in the province of Almeria, which is situated in the autonomous community of Andalusia.

History
Once a traditional fishing town, in 1967 Roquetas de Mar was designated a National Tourist Amenity.

The old coastal town dates back to Roman times and although now offers many modern facilities, it still retains much of its old charm with its labyrinth of narrow cobbled Moorish streets.

You will also find the old medieval tower Castilla de Santa Ana and the 17th century restored church of La Virgen del Rosario, home to a magnificent altarpiece depicting the life of the Virgin Mary. In fact dotted along the coastline visitors can visit the remains of several interesting 16th-18th century fortifications.

Facilities
Roquetas de Mar is a good destination for young families and retirees alike with lots of facilities to make your stay comfortable and enjoyable. There is even a mini train that takes you around the resort. If you enjoy an active holiday then you will be satisfied here, with a myriad of activities on offer such as golf (at Playa Serena), horse-riding, aquatic sports, bird watching and lots of sightseeing opportunities.

There are also lots of great places to eat out in Roquetas de Mar; the small marina has plenty of tapas bars and excellent seafood restaurants to enjoy during your stay.

Roquetas de Mar Beach
The 3km coarse sand beach is never crowded and is backed by an attractive promenade. There are many water sports facilities in the area - water-skiing, jet skiing, fishing and yachting – however take care as the sea can sometimes get quite rough. There is also an allocated nudist area along the beach.

Natural area
The whole area is designated a National Park and five kilometres south of Roquetas de Mar you come across the Las Marinas salt marsh, an outstanding natural area and a haven for flamingos, little egrets and avocets. Further along, Punto Sabinas is a bird watchers paradise.

Local Festivals
Each year from the 23rd August to the 1st September Almeria celebrates its local feria (fair) in honour of Our Lady of the Sea. Open air dances and performances, sporting competitions and a traditional Flamenco Festival in the Plaza Vieja promises much fun into the early hours of the morning.

Climate
Roquetas del Mar enjoys a perfect all-year round Mediterranean climate, as does the whole of the Costa Almeria. In the sub-tropical environment temperatures rarely fall below 18ºC. During the summer months the temperature rises above 30ºC and July and August can get much hotter, dropping again around mid-September to a milder, but still warm and enjoyable 23ºC-27ºC degrees. The winters are mild and mostly dry, although the winter evenings can get chilly.

Roquetas de Mar enjoys a Mediterranean sub-tropical climate; warm, with moderate temperatures in winter and reaching 40ºC in the summer. The light has great intensity all year round but is especially aglow from April through to November.

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Reviews for Roquetas de Mar

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Not to bad. I have seen better in my life.


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Ok. Happy enough.
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Very helpful tourist information centre very quite time of year so not a lot of choice in restaurants or bars but the ones we used were friendly.


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Nice sandy beaches but not a lot open as it was too early in the season
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Lovely area, nice long beach and town.


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Very tropical and hot!
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Wij verbleven in de wijk Urbanization. (meer een vakantie wijk met hotels en appartementen). Mooie, rustige wijk met palmenboulevard waar je kilometers kan wandelen. De plaats zelf ziet er echt uit als een woon/werk plaats met vrij druk verkeer.


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Mooie kustlijn met lange stranden en op meerdere plaatsen ook kleinere stranden met rotsen. Helder, schoon water. Bergen zijn redelijk dichtbij.
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Zeer gezellig!


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Het is een fijngemalen kiezel strand, maar heel mooi schoon!
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Lo mas impresionante el cabo de gata


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buenas playas en general
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Tres joli et tres propre tres fleuri


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Tres belle plage tres etendue
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Magnifique


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belle
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mysig stad med härlig strand promenad och stort utbud på mat.


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ren och fräsch med god tillgång till duschar. stranden består av mindre stenar och inte av sand
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Tres belle ville, ou il y a de tres beaux monuments a visiter, le port, le phare, magnifique digue, belle fete de la St Anna, gens sympathiques en general


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Plage propre, bcp de jeux pour les enfants tt au long de la plage
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Citta' estremamente turista , sole mare spiagge meravigliose serate con spettacoli concerti e tanto da fare ....


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La costa dell'America e'caratteristica da visitare sicuramente San jose' e Gapo de Gada con le isole vulcaniche de Las Sirenas
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Een langgerekte plaats met een kilometers lange boulevard langs zee. Op verschillende plaatsen leuke terrassen met daarvoor een breed en schoon strand. In de periode dat wij er waren bezochten vooral Spaanse toeristen met een hogere leeftijd de badplaats. Buiten de plaats veel landschapsvervuiling door kilometers achtereen van plastic bouwsels ten behoeve van de tuinbouw.


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De tuinbouw, met rommelige plastic zeilen bijeengehouden door touwen en kabels, vervuilt de streek en is daarom minder aantrekkelijk. Strand en zee zijn prima. De hopeloos leeg staande gebouwen geven een wat troosteloze aanblik.
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