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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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...
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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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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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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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Ruta del Vino y Brandy

Ruta del Vino y Brandy

Jerez de la Frontera Few places in Spain enjoy international recognition thanks to so many good things. Its wine, “Jerez or Sherry”; the equestrian and bullfighting tradition; flamenco...
Jerez de la Frontera Few places in Spain enjoy international recognition thanks to so many good things. Its...
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Ruta del Vino y Brandy


Jerez de la Frontera, España
Jerez de la Frontera Few places in Spain enjoy international recognition thanks to so many good things. Its wine, “Jerez or Sherry”; the equestrian and bullfighting tradition; flamenco and motorbikes. The name of this city has long since crossed borders. It will be the starting point of this peculiar Ruta del Vino y Brandy (“Wine...
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Bodeguita La Retama
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Bodeguita La Retama

Right on the Avenida de los Príncipes de España, in Rota, we find Bodeguita La Retama. It has a cosy and spacious glazed terrace where you can enjoy traditional market food. La Retama has an...
Right on the Avenida de los Príncipes de España, in Rota, we find Bodeguita La Retama. It has a cosy and...
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Bodeguita La Retama


Av. de los Principes de España, 2, 11520 Rota, Cádiz Rota 11520
Right on the Avenida de los Príncipes de España, in Rota, we find Bodeguita La Retama. It has a cosy and spacious glazed terrace where you can enjoy traditional market food. La Retama has an interesting selection of dressings and hot tapas. They serve a great variety of half and full portions. All of them...
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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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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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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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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...
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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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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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