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10 reasons to visit Roquetas de Mar

14-03-2019    {{catList[29].label}}

Roquetas de Mar
Who is not happy by the sea? Almeria offers various tourist destinations, several of which are paradisiacal places with the smells and flavours of the sea. The most visited of all of them is Roquetas de Mar; an ideal place to spend these lovely summer days.

Roquetas de Mar is one of the tourist destinations that showcases the excellence of Almeria. In addition to its tourist activities, its population also lives on intensive greenhouse agriculture. Next, we will give you 10 reasons to visit Roquetas de Mar.
1. The most visited: It is the most reliable and versatile holiday destination in Almeria, so it's no surprise that it receives most of the province's tourism.

2. Ideal for golfers: For golf lovers, this is one of the most desirable tourist destinations because it has several five-star hotels and one of the most important golf courses in the province: the Playa Serena Golf Club. In addition, Roquetas de Mar has two marinas: Roquetas and Aguadulce.

3. Excellent cultural offerings: In addition to the hundreds of sports activities, Roquetas de Mar has a great cultural environment that has in its centre the Auditorium Theatre. Other historical and emblematic sites include the School of Music, Dance and Theatre and the Santa Ana Castle, which over time, has become a museum with an exhibition hall.

4. Punta Entinas-Sabinar: This Natural Park of almost 2,000 hectares is formed by a set of dunes very close to the Mediterranean coast. The most common species of plant here is the “sabinas suaves”. The most beautiful of this natural spot are its dreamy sunsets, especially with the birds such as seagulls and flamingos, among many others.

5. Gastronomy: Roquetas de Mar and El Ejido are known as "The orchard of Europe" thanks to the wide variety of vegetables that are produced there daily. In addition, because of its proximity to the sea, its dishes include the most delicious fish and seafood. In various recipes that are grilled, barbecued or salted, tourists will definitely find something to delight their senses.

Among the most popular recipes is the “escabechado de pescado”, which has Arab influences, the “cocido de troncos de acelgas”, and the “gurullos de bogavantes” ... are just some of the dishes that you must try to enjoy the exquisite cuisine of Roquetas de Mar.

6. Gastronomic Days: Thanks to the wide gastronomic offerings and with the idea of maintaining tourism in the region, Gastronomic Days was created more than 10 years ago. On those days, creativity is encouraged to make new recipes, using the products that are available in the orchard of Roqueras de Mar, in addition to all the fish and seafood.
7. Easter: This is one of the most important celebrations of the municipality of Roquetas de Mar. So much so, that three “cofradías” participate and many annual visitors come for the event.

8. Serena Beach: This is a very calm beach with clean waters where you can breathe in a deep sense of peace. It is very easy to reach and there are hammock hire services available. Ideal for reading, and spending a special afternoon contemplating the sea or just listening to the sound of its relaxing waves.

9. Aquarium: Here is a space in which you will be able to appreciate the diverse marine species. It is an educational place where the little ones of the house will have a lot of fun.

10. Street market: It is formed by two wide streets in which you can get everything you can think of. It is easily accessible, with all kinds of food and even second-hand clothes.
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