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.

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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Costa Ballena Golf
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Costa Ballena Golf

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Costa Ballena Golf


- Costa Ballena Club de Golf, Ctra. Chipiona -Pto Sta. Maria Km. 5 Rota Rota 11520
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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...
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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

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BugaBuggy


- C/ Villa Romana, n 18 Urbanización Villanueva 11510, PUERTO REAL Puerto Real 11510
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Playa de Aguadulce / Peginas

Playa de Aguadulce / Peginas

Playa de Aguadulce / Peginas, in Rota, is approximately 1.5 kilometres long. With fine golden sand, it is a semi-wild beach, somewhat isolated and with little influx of visitors. It is located...
Playa de Aguadulce / Peginas, in Rota, is approximately 1.5 kilometres long. With fine golden sand, it is a...
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Playa de Aguadulce / Peginas


- Playa de Aguadulce, Rota, España
Playa de Aguadulce / Peginas, in Rota, is approximately 1.5 kilometres long. With fine golden sand, it is a semi-wild beach, somewhat isolated and with little influx of visitors. It is located between cliffs and dunes. The waves are medium and strong, so at low tide it is advisable to wear footwear to avoid stones...
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Playa de El Rompidillo / El Chorrillo

Playa de El Rompidillo / El Chorrillo

Playa de El Rompidillo / El Chorrillo, in Rota, is a beautiful beach of fine golden sand. It is approximately one and a half kilometres long and 45 metres wide. It is a city beach with a promenade in...
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Playa de El Rompidillo / El Chorrillo


- Playa del Rompidillo, España
Playa de El Rompidillo / El Chorrillo, in Rota, is a beautiful beach of fine golden sand. It is approximately one and a half kilometres long and 45 metres wide. It is a city beach with a promenade in a higher position that gives beautiful views. On this promenade you will find a wide variety...
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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...
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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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Playa de la Costilla

Playa de la Costilla

Playa de la Costilla, in Rota, is a golden and fine sand beach that has a moderate swell. This is one of the most famous beaches in Rota, so its occupation in summer is usually high in practically...
Playa de la Costilla, in Rota, is a golden and fine sand beach that has a moderate swell. This is one of the...
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Playa de la Costilla


- Playa de la Costilla, España
Playa de la Costilla, in Rota, is a golden and fine sand beach that has a moderate swell. This is one of the most famous beaches in Rota, so its occupation in summer is usually high in practically all its kilometre and a half in length. This is because it is the beach that is...
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Playa de Piedras Gordas/La Almadraba

Playa de Piedras Gordas/La Almadraba

Playa de Piedras Gordas or La Almadraba, in Rota, is a golden fine sand beach with beautiful waters. It has a length of approximately two and a half kilometres. It also has a wonderful pine forest...
Playa de Piedras Gordas or La Almadraba, in Rota, is a golden fine sand beach with beautiful waters. It has a...
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Playa de Piedras Gordas/La Almadraba


- Playa de Piedras Gordas, España
Playa de Piedras Gordas or La Almadraba, in Rota, is a golden fine sand beach with beautiful waters. It has a length of approximately two and a half kilometres. It also has a wonderful pine forest and access ramps that directly overlook the sand. On the beach you will find several hotels and tourist apartments...
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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,...
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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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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


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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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