Situated on the Costa de la Luz, with its proverbial sunlight and bathed by the Atlantic Ocean, with a mild and sunny climate, Rota, along with the municipalities of El Puerto de Santa María, San Fernando and Cádiz itself is part of the Bay of Cadiz.
The wide beaches of Rota (15 km in total), both "urban" (La Costilla, El Rompidillo) and "natural" (Punta Candor), with their fine golden sand and clear, pure sea water, are a major attraction for visitors to the city. The natural beaches and the coastal dune system, covered with pines and broom, are both very close to the town centre and invite you to endless walks in this beautiful landscape.
The historical monuments such as El Castillo de Luna, La Iglesia de la O, the Tower of La Merced (former convent), the remains of the wall, remind the visitor of the ancient cultures, all related to the Mediterranean, who left their mark and legacy in this special landmark of great strategic importance.
At the port, with its yachts and fishing boats, there is always something to watch and discover for explorers of all ages.
As in many Andalusian towns, daily life basically takes place outside, on streets and squares. People usually meet in one of the many small bars for a tapa, a sherry and a chat.
National and international Companies
- Jerez de la Frontera (40 km)
- Sevilla (120 km)
- Málaga (250 km)
- Jerez de la Frontera
- El Puerto de Sta. María
- Connections in Sevilla to the AVE (High Speed Trains) to Córdoba, Madrid and Barcelona
Between Rota and Cádiz, several services every day
Busses and Coaches
To Costa Ballena, El Puerto de Santa María, Cádiz, Jerez and Sevilla
On-line platforms and agencies offer the best rates
Are you interested in getting to learn a bit more about Rota, the region and its hinterland, maybe during a longer stay here with us?
Many excursions and activities present themselves as a perfect chance for that purpose. In the following brief, keyword-like selection, we would like to introduce some suggestions to you and would be delighted to come back to them, maybe in a personal conversation.
SURROUNDING TOWNS & VILLAGES
EL PUERTO DE SANTA MARÍA
Coastal city with a rich range of bars, restaurants and nightclubs.
SANLÚCAR DE BARRAMEDA
Small town at the mouth of the Guadalquivir, with a rich legay of its cultural and historical past. Famous for its prawns and the typical Manzanilla sherry.
Small coastal town with beautiful sandy beaches. Highest and one of the oldest lighthouses of Spain.
Pearl of the Atlantic, surrounded by the sea. Especially nice: the atmospheric Old Town with its inviting squares, narrow streets and many sights and places of interest.
Andalusian capital, the third largest city in Spain, one of the most exciting cities in Europe. Architecture, art, history, etc.
JEREZ DE LA FRONTERA
Center and largest city in the Sherry-growing region, with its famous wineries and headquarters of the Royal Riding School. In the near-by fincas: horse and bull breeding. Not to be missed: Feria del Caballo
COTO DE DOÑANA
One of the largest natural parks in Europe. Impressive diversity of fauna and flora. A paradise for ornithologists. Open to the public, only in guided groups. Essential: booking in advance.
PARQUE DE LOS ALCORNOCALES
Natural park in the heart of the province of Cadiz.
SIERRA DE GRAZALEMA
Just about 70 kms away from Rota, and easily accessed by motorways, this is the region where you can visit the famous “White villages” and enjoy a wonderful landscape.
The weather conditions are generally so good that they allow golf enthusiasts to practice their favourite sport throughout the year. This is a good reason for many golf players to spend the months from November to March in this region.
Riding lessons and horseback riding tours are offered in Rota and Chipiona.
Famous among horse enthusiasts: the Royal Riding School in Jerez.
If you are interested in flamenco, you are absolutely right in this part of Andalusia: Some of the most popular flamenco artists come from nearby villages and towns, giving you the opportunity to experience the art of flamenco as a living tradition in constant evolution.