Roquetas de Mar
Roquetas de Mar:
Roquetas de Mar is rapidly developing into one of the most attractive seaside resorts in southern Spain. It is popular with Spanish holidaymakers but increasing numbers of Northern Europeans are choosing to visit.
Roquetas does not have the brash, mass tourism of other Spanish resorts. Life here moves at a much gentler pace but is far from boring. All along the Spanish coastline and in the inland villages there are frequent celebrations to honour various patron saints. Roquetas is no exception. It has a number of festivals during the year. During the summer months, Roquetas Town Council puts on numerous open-air concerts. These performances cater for all tastes including as they do flamenco, pop, jazz and classical music as well as shows for children. Entrance is generally free. There are occasional free concerts at the theatre that opened around four years ago. Artists like sergio venezuela and Jose Carreras have appeared there.
The town of Roquetas de Mar used to be a fishing village and the area around the old port is particularly attractive with a sensitive mix of new
apartment blocks and old fishermen’s houses. Adjacent to the port area is the Castillo Santa Ana, which was built on the site of the old castle. It is
currently used as an exhibition centre but it will in the future, be the home of the Roquetas Museum of the Sea. Next to the castle is the old lighthouse.
The resort has several miles of sandy beaches, all with blue flag status. They stretch from Aguadulce in the east to the Natural Park of Puntas
Entinas-Sabinar in the west. In between are the districts of Las Salinas, Roquetas old town and the Urbanización.
The up-and-coming Las Salinas area of Roquetas is set on the vast plains of salt flats at the foot of the Sierra de Gádor. The main tourist area is
called the Urbanización de Roquetas de Mar. Its attractive promenade is fringed with palm trees. There are a number of British and German hostelries but they intermingle with Spanish ones.
Roquetas de Mar:
The tourist office in roquetas is located beside the Mercadona supermarket
Telephone : 00 34 950 333 203
Shopping is available at the gran plaza a large shopping complex with a multiplex cinema,open 7 days with ample parking.
Gran Plaza, Roquetas de Mar
Centra de Alicun
Centro Médico Playa Serena Telephone : 950 33 41 41
Consultorio medico des marinas :Telephone : 950 333 449
Consultorio Medico de los Cortijos de Marin: Telephone : 950 325 610
Farmacia Bueso Telephone : 950 320 029