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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BugaBuggy

BugaBuggy

Let’s imagine you go on holiday in the province of Cadiz with your children. Obviously, you want to enjoy a more comfortable trip, without having to carry a baby pram, travel cot or any other...
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BugaBuggy


C/ Villa Romana, n 18 Urbanización Villanueva 11510, PUERTO REAL Puerto Real 11510
Let’s imagine you go on holiday in the province of Cadiz with your children. Obviously, you want to enjoy a more comfortable trip, without having to carry a baby pram, travel cot or any other accessories for babies and children. Stop imagining, because BugaBuggy has the perfect solution! This company offers the chance to rent...
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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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Castillo de Luna
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Castillo de Luna

The Castillo de Luna (“Moon Castle”) was built in the 13th century on a Muslim fortified convent or ribat. It is rectangular shaped and features five Battlement towers. Also, it has been...
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Castillo de Luna


Castillo de Luna, Calle Cuna, Rota, España
The Castillo de Luna (“Moon Castle”) was built in the 13th century on a Muslim fortified convent or ribat. It is rectangular shaped and features five Battlement towers. Also, it has been home to the Ponce de León family. This fortress is a symbol for the people from Rota. Moreover, it has had throughout its...
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Rota Fishing Weirs

Rota Fishing Weirs

The Rota Fishing Weirs are small plots installed in the sea which represent a traditional way to leverage resources from the Roman period. Rota remodelled this activity building archaic fish farms....
The Rota Fishing Weirs are small plots installed in the sea which represent a traditional way to leverage...
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Rota Fishing Weirs


Rota
The Rota Fishing Weirs are small plots installed in the sea which represent a traditional way to leverage resources from the Roman period. Rota remodelled this activity building archaic fish farms. In these, fish, cuttlefish and octopus entered at high tide, trapped in the stone cages when the tide goes back down. Then they are...
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Caminos Rurales de Rota

Caminos Rurales de Rota

The trail of the Caminos Rurales de Rota (“Rural Roads of Rota”) allows to know the rustic area of ​​the municipality of Rota, between the main city centre and Costa Ballena....
The trail of the Caminos Rurales de Rota (“Rural Roads of Rota”) allows to know the rustic area...
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Caminos Rurales de Rota


Rota, España
The trail of the Caminos Rurales de Rota (“Rural Roads of Rota”) allows to know the rustic area of ​​the municipality of Rota, between the main city centre and Costa Ballena. Throughout the trail, you will find the typical crops of the region; like vineyards, sunflowers, tomatoes or pumpkins. However, it also depends on the...
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Playa de La Ballena

Playa de La Ballena

Playa de la Ballena, in Rota, is a long beach of golden and fine sand. It is adjacent to Punta Candor beach and is the most northwest beach of Rota, giving way to the Chipiona area. It is very easy...
Playa de la Ballena, in Rota, is a long beach of golden and fine sand. It is adjacent to Punta Candor beach...
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Playa de La Ballena


Playa La Ballena, España
Playa de la Ballena, in Rota, is a long beach of golden and fine sand. It is adjacent to Punta Candor beach and is the most northwest beach of Rota, giving way to the Chipiona area. It is very easy to access this beach by car, as it has a large public car park. The...
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Church of El Carmen in Rota

Church of El Carmen in Rota

The Church of El Carmen in Rota, from the 18th century, was also called “The Cilla House”. It was so because of being the place where the tithe was stored. Built of simple forms, it was...
The Church of El Carmen in Rota, from the 18th century, was also called “The Cilla House”. It was...
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Church of El Carmen in Rota


Iglesia Nuestra Señora del Carmen, Calle Calvario, Rota, España
The Church of El Carmen in Rota, from the 18th century, was also called “The Cilla House”. It was so because of being the place where the tithe was stored. Built of simple forms, it was built around a central rectangular patio that distributes different naves within a cloister. After several reforms, it was completed...
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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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Chiringuito Solyluna
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Chiringuito Solyluna

Chiringuito Solyluna Beach Club, in Rota, offers wild fresh fish from the area and an excellent selection of seafood and rice dishes. The famous Almadraba bluefin tuna from the province of Cadiz and...
Chiringuito Solyluna Beach Club, in Rota, offers wild fresh fish from the area and an excellent selection of...
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Chiringuito Solyluna


Calle Peña del Águila Costa Ballena - Rota 11520 Cádiz España Rota 11520
Chiringuito Solyluna Beach Club, in Rota, offers wild fresh fish from the area and an excellent selection of seafood and rice dishes. The famous Almadraba bluefin tuna from the province of Cadiz and the delicious fried fish (pescaíto frito) from the Bay are also on their menu. Visit this charming beach bar located right on...
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