What to see in Rota
Arco de Regla
Old gate of Chipiona, also known as Puerta de la Carne (gate of the meat), since here they used to sell and buy meat and other derivatives.
Playa de la Ballena
The service is very good here. Firstly, due to a high number of visitors, especially in summer and on the other hand many poeple have a second residence here. The wind makes it perfect for windsurfing, sailing, surfing …
Mercado Central de Rota
This market from 1928 is distributed around a central arcaded courtyard and originally had stalls selling meat, fish, eggs, vegetables, fruits, etc…
Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de la O
The Church, from the 16th century is a temple that combines various styles, from Gothic to the Elizabethan, Plateresque, Baroque and Renaissance.
Playa de Aguadulce / Peginas
Fine golden sand, half wild and a low influx of visitors. The waves are medium high and at low tide it is advisable to wear shoes, because of stones.
Iglesia de la Caridad
This temple is one of the greatest examples of the Baroque style that can be found in Rota.
Castillo de Luna
Este Castillo fue construido en el S. XIII sobre un convento fortificado musulmán o ribat. De planta rectangular cuenta con cinco torreones almenados y ha sido residencia de la familia Ponce de León.
Playa de Punta Candor
It has a length of over 1.5 km and an average number of visitors. The waves are rather moderate and the beach is characterized by its fine, golden sand dunes. An area of the beach is reserved for nudists beach.
Playa de El Rompidillo / El Chorrillo
The golden sand beaches are about 1.5 km long. Both have a promenade and average capacity. On the beach Rompidillo watersports are allowed due to its width.
Playa de la Costilla
It is a urban beach with a high number of visitors and it has a promenade.
It´s length is about one kilometer and the sand is fine and golden. Normally moderate waves. It has a good service.
Playa de Piedras Gordas / La Almadraba
The utilization is rather low. Fine golden sand dunes and pine forests give it a natural character and it´s protected by the Junta de Andalucía.
Torre de la Merced
It belonged to the former Convent of la Merced, being the only architectural remnant that remains of it. The original building was completely destroyed by the earthquake that struck Rota in 1722.
Corrales de Rota
They are small plots installed in the sea which represent a traditional way to leverage resources from the Roman period.
Iglesia del Carmen, Rota
This temple from the 18th century was also called “The Cilla House”, because of being the place where the tithe was stored.