San Roque | Source: Texts and photo: Patronato Provincial de Turismo.
It is situated in a natural lookout point which looks over the remains of its former settlements. Of particular importance are the ruins of the Roman city of Carteia (2nd century B.C) from which structures, walls, towers, streets, and houses are still preserved. The current population is from the siege of Gibraltar, when residents had to leave and seek refuge elsewhere.
Its old town is declared a historic ensemble and is an example of the rational planning and ordering that took place to adapt the streets to the hilly town. There are lots of religious monuments such as the Santa Maria Coronada Church and the Visitation of Nuestra Señora Church. There are some interesting civil buildings as well: the Governors Palace and the Town Hall.
San Roque has beautiful beaches with cliffs from which you can see Africa and the Strait of Gibraltar, ideal for practicing water sports or bird watching. Among them are the Cala Taraje and the Cabrero beaches or outside Torreguadiaro and Torrecarbonera (natural beaches).
The village has major resorts with superb golf courses, ports and other sports facilities plus a great hotel infrastructure. Highlighting the exclusive Sotogrande estate with 5 golf courses (Club de Golf Valderrama, Real Club de Golf Sotogrande, Almenara Hotel Golf, Club de Golf San Roque and Golf Club La Cañada), a luxury marina and one of the leading polo clubs in the world where World tournaments are celebrated.