Our travel guide to Rota

Rota is a fishing village located between the mouth of the Guadalquivir and the entrance of the Bay of Cádiz. It stands out for its balanced offer of beaches and leisure, which combines with an extraordinary cuisine. A paradise for active and rest tourism. Thanks to this Travel Guide to Rota you can find all the activities and the best travel tips for your trip.

Place of passage of different cultures and civilisations, it has been declared a Historic Site. Ancient arches and narrow streets of white houses make up the urban layout of this beautiful town, where you can savour delicious food closely linked to the countryside and the sea.

Culture, nature, cuisine and much more

The most notable building in the city is the Castle of Luna, erected in the 13th century by Guzmán el Bueno on an ancient 11th-century Arab ribat. It has a rectangular floor plan with five crenellated towers, the main ones being the Alianza and the Homenaje. It houses an original 15th-century patio with a beautiful arcade gallery and pictorial baseboards.

Remains of the walls that defended the town from the 12th to the 15th centuries are also preserved. Among them, the Arco de Regla, the Puerta de Sanlúcar and the Puerta del Mar or Puerta del Muelle. Other buildings of interest are the Church of Nuestra Señora de la O (16th century), the Church of La Caridad (next to the Plaza del Reloj), the Torre de la Merced, the Church of San Roque and the Casa de la Cilla.

This cosmopolitan city is characterised by its lively environment. It has many possibilities for leisure that multiply during summer. They celebrate its popular Feria de la Urta and the ‘Arranque Roteño’ Flamenco Festival.

Its 16 kilometres of beaches (La Costilla, El Rompidillo or Punta Candor) and its natural spaces are ideal both to enjoy a day of sun and to practise water sports and active tourism.

Main Activities: Beaches, Cuisine, Active Tourism.
Content source: TUDESTINO.TRAVEL

Our travel guide to Rota

Rota is a fishing village located between the mouth of the Guadalquivir and the entrance of the Bay of Cádiz. It stands out for its balanced offer of beaches and leisure, which combines with an extraordinary cuisine. A paradise for active and rest tourism. Thanks to this Travel Guide to Rota you can find all the activities and the best travel tips for your trip.

Place of passage of different cultures and civilisations, it has been declared a Historic Site. Ancient arches and narrow streets of white houses make up the urban layout of this beautiful town, where you can savour delicious food closely linked to the countryside and the sea.

Culture, nature, cuisine and much more

The most notable building in the city is the Castle of Luna, erected in the 13th century by Guzmán el Bueno on an ancient 11th-century Arab ribat. It has a rectangular floor plan with five crenellated towers, the main ones being the Alianza and the Homenaje. It houses an original 15th-century patio with a beautiful arcade gallery and pictorial baseboards.

Remains of the walls that defended the town from the 12th to the 15th centuries are also preserved. Among them, the Arco de Regla, the Puerta de Sanlúcar and the Puerta del Mar or Puerta del Muelle. Other buildings of interest are the Church of Nuestra Señora de la O (16th century), the Church of La Caridad (next to the Plaza del Reloj), the Torre de la Merced, the Church of San Roque and the Casa de la Cilla.

This cosmopolitan city is characterised by its lively environment. It has many possibilities for leisure that multiply during summer. They celebrate its popular Feria de la Urta and the ‘Arranque Roteño’ Flamenco Festival.

Its 16 kilometres of beaches (La Costilla, El Rompidillo or Punta Candor) and its natural spaces are ideal both to enjoy a day of sun and to practise water sports and active tourism.

Main Activities: Beaches, Cuisine, Active Tourism.
Content source: TUDESTINO.TRAVEL

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Hotel Caribe
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Hotel Caribe

Hotel Caribe is well situated on the coast of Cadiz, on a wide avenue in the city centre of Rota. It is just 100 metres away from the beach and has 68 rooms with 130 beds. All of them are equipped...
Hotel Caribe is well situated on the coast of Cadiz, on a wide avenue in the city centre of Rota. It is just...
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Hotel Caribe


Avenida de la Marina, 60 Rota (Cádiz) Rota 11520
Hotel Caribe is well situated on the coast of Cadiz, on a wide avenue in the city centre of Rota. It is just 100 metres away from the beach and has 68 rooms with 130 beds. All of them are equipped with heating, telephone, air conditioning, TV, balcony and minibar. We are sure that their...
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Costa Ballena Golf
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Costa Ballena Golf

Costa Ballena Ocean Golf Club is located on the Atlantic Coast close to Doñana National Park. It is surrounded by historic towns such as Rota, Sanlucar de Barrameda , Jerez de la Frontera, El Puerto...
Costa Ballena Ocean Golf Club is located on the Atlantic Coast close to Doñana National Park. It is...
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Costa Ballena Golf


Costa Ballena Club de Golf, Ctra. Chipiona -Pto Sta. Maria Km. 5 Rota Rota 11520
Costa Ballena Ocean Golf Club is located on the Atlantic Coast close to Doñana National Park. It is surrounded by historic towns such as Rota, Sanlucar de Barrameda , Jerez de la Frontera, El Puerto de Santa María, Cadiz and Seville. During your stay you will discover the charm of Andalusia, the wine (Sherry) from...
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Arco de Regla

Arco de Regla

Arco de Regla is the old gateway to the neighbouring city of Chipiona. It is also known as Puerta de la Carne (“Meat Gate”), since here they used to sell and buy meat and other...
Arco de Regla is the old gateway to the neighbouring city of Chipiona. It is also known as Puerta de la Carne...
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Arco de Regla


Calle Higuereta, Rota, España
Arco de Regla is the old gateway to the neighbouring city of Chipiona. It is also known as Puerta de la Carne (“Meat Gate”), since here they used to sell and buy meat and other derivatives. It belongs to the old Islamic wall that surrounded the city of...
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Pasarela del Litoral de Rota

Pasarela del Litoral de Rota

The Pasarela del Litoral de Rota (“Rota Coast Walkway”) hiking route runs along the coast of Rote, from the Virgen del Mar residential area to the beach of Punta Candor. The trail takes...
The Pasarela del Litoral de Rota (“Rota Coast Walkway”) hiking route runs along the coast of...
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Pasarela del Litoral de Rota


Avenida Santiago Guillén Moreno, Rota, España
The Pasarela del Litoral de Rota (“Rota Coast Walkway”) hiking route runs along the coast of Rote, from the Virgen del Mar residential area to the beach of Punta Candor. The trail takes place on wooden walkways that cross the entire Pinar de Rota pine forest. In addition, these are connected with accesses to the...
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Church of La Caridad

Church of La Caridad

The Church of La Caridad is one of the greatest examples of the Baroque style that can be found in Rota. Inside, the main altarpiece from the 18th century, part of the main altar by Mr. Diego...
The Church of La Caridad is one of the greatest examples of the Baroque style that can be found in Rota....
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Church of La Caridad


Capilla de la Caridad, Plaza Andalucía, Rota, España
The Church of La Caridad is one of the greatest examples of the Baroque style that can be found in Rota. Inside, the main altarpiece from the 18th century, part of the main altar by Mr. Diego Roldán, is noteworthy. In the centre of it, the statue of Nuestra Señora de los Dolores with the...
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Vía Verde de la Costa Noroeste

Vía Verde de la Costa Noroeste

In order to know the creation of the Vía Verde de la Costa Noroeste (“Greenway of the Northwest Coast”), we must go back to the past. In 1892, the first railroad that started from El...
In order to know the creation of the Vía Verde de la Costa Noroeste (“Greenway of the Northwest...
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Vía Verde de la Costa Noroeste


Rota, España
In order to know the creation of the Vía Verde de la Costa Noroeste (“Greenway of the Northwest Coast”), we must go back to the past. In 1892, the first railroad that started from El Puerto de Santa María was launched, passing through Rota, Chipiona and Sanlúcar de Barrameda until reaching Bonanza. Finally, the railway...
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Playa de Punta Candor

Playa de Punta Candor

Playa de Punta Candor, in Rota, is a beach of approximately one and a half kilometres of fine golden sand. It is very easy to access this beach by car, as it has a large public car park. In addition,...
Playa de Punta Candor, in Rota, is a beach of approximately one and a half kilometres of fine golden sand. It...
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Playa de Punta Candor


Punta Candor, España
Playa de Punta Candor, in Rota, is a beach of approximately one and a half kilometres of fine golden sand. It is very easy to access this beach by car, as it has a large public car park. In addition, it has several ramps that pass between the dunes until reaching the sand, essential for...
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Torre de la Merced

Torre de la Merced

Torre de la Merced belonged to the former Convent of La Merced. It is the only architectural remnant that remains of it. The original building was completely destroyed by the earthquake that struck...
Torre de la Merced belonged to the former Convent of La Merced. It is the only architectural remnant that...
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Torre de la Merced


Torre de Merced, Calle Compás del Convento, Rota, España
Torre de la Merced belonged to the former Convent of La Merced. It is the only architectural remnant that remains of it. The original building was completely destroyed by the earthquake that struck Rota in 1722. The current Tower, built in its place, is square at its bottom and octagonal at the top. Crowned with...
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Restaurante Badulaque
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Restaurante Badulaque

Restaurante Badulaque is a lovely beachside restaurant on Plaza Jesús Nazareno square, in Rota (Andalusia). Non-stop kitchen from noon to taste the best of local cuisine. There is an outside balcony...
Restaurante Badulaque is a lovely beachside restaurant on Plaza Jesús Nazareno square, in Rota (Andalusia)....
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Restaurante Badulaque


5 Plaza de Jesús Nazareno Rota, 11520 Cádiz, España Rota 11520
Restaurante Badulaque is a lovely beachside restaurant on Plaza Jesús Nazareno square, in Rota (Andalusia). Non-stop kitchen from noon to taste the best of local cuisine. There is an outside balcony where you can eat and taste some of their delicious tapas, have a drink or coffee while overlooking La Costilla beach. On the menu...
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Casa Emilio
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Casa Emilio

Casa Emilio Restaurant is located on Mina street, in Rota, for more than 35 years. Currently run by Domingo Figueroa and Rosa Arjona, they bet on high-quality fresh fish from the Bay since its...
Casa Emilio Restaurant is located on Mina street, in Rota, for more than 35 years. Currently run by Domingo...
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Casa Emilio


17 Calle Mina 11520 Rota Cádiz, España Rota 11520
Casa Emilio Restaurant is located on Mina street, in Rota, for more than 35 years. Currently run by Domingo Figueroa and Rosa Arjona, they bet on high-quality fresh fish from the Bay since its opening. On the menu you will find all kind of stews. Moreover, it stands out for offering an excellent homemade, traditional...
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