Roquetas de Mar(Touristic Zone)
Holiday all year round
This is a typical Mediterranean ecosystem where many terrestrial and marine species can be found.
It is located on the east coast of Roquetas del Mar, stretching from Punta de Entinas to Punta
Its ideal geographical location, as well as a wide diversity of environments and and
exceptional climate, are favourable to the park's wonderful flora and fauna. With more than 200
species of protected birds and a wonderful flora of juniper and mastic, Punta Entinas-Sabinar is
considered one of the best ecosystems in the Iberian Peninsula.
Directions: From the main Roquetas del Mar highway and towards the Punta del Sabinar
lighthouse, or by the Ejido road leading to Almerimar. Both roads are linked by a stretch that
borders the north of the park.
Church of Our Lady of Rosario
Built in 1757, this Baroque-style church bears characteristics unique to the region, in that it has
Muslim-style features that reflect the Moorish tradition of the neighbouring ancient villages.
Restored in 1957, it now bears a splendid altarpiece of Jesús de Perceval.
For more information on this church call 0034 950 477 325
Roquetas del Mar Lighthouse
The Roquetas del Mar lighthouse dates back to the 18th century, yet it ceased to function as a
lighthouse in the middle of last century. Located in the port, it is the venue for a variety of
exhibitions organised by the cultural division, which usually take place all year. These
exhibitions, whether run by individuals or groups, offer varied and diverse themes as well as fine
artistic displays. The programme of events is updated every fortnight.
The lighthouse is situated on a triangular structure that also forms part of the open-air
auditorium and the Santa Ana castle. It is recommended if you wish to discover some of Roqueta del
Mar's finer pieces of history.
Santa Ana Castle
This castle, as well as its surroundings, has recently been restored by the town hall, and is now a
major part of the town's new cultural infrastructure. It now serves not only as a historical
monument but also as a multipurpose function hall equipped with exhibition rooms, which have hosted
many art exhibitions, conferences and debates. Its interior patio, with an adjacent amphiteatre, is
complemented by the area's outstanding scenery, making it the perfect place for open-air concerts
and festivals, especially during summer.
This tower, of Arabic origin, was used to defend fishermen against the frequent pirate attacks of
the old times. Built in the sixteenth century, it formed part of an effective defensive system that
stretched along the entire coast.
Entrance to the tower is free.
Roquetas del Mar Auditorium
This grand auditorium has a capacity of 1,300 people and a wide variety of facilities, including a
reception, cloakroom, creche, press conference centre, cafeteria, sixteen dressing rooms and a
rehearsal suite. Its huge stage is capable of hosting any type of event, whether it be national or
Avda Reino de España s/n
Roquetas de Mar 04740
Tel: +34 950 328 759
La Plaza de Toros (Bullring)
This bullring has a capacity of 8,000 and is one of the most important bullrings in Spain. It also
benefits from a range of leisure facilities, with restaurants, pubs, etc, so that every need is
catered for. All this and more makes it a truly innovative work offering a wide range of cultural
activities all under one roof.
Its outstanding architectural design and privileged location are the main points of
attraction for those who are staying in this part of the city.
Barrera de Arrecife de Posidonia
Barrera de Arrecife de Posidonia literally means “posidonia coral reef”, and is named so because it
is an underwater meadow of
posidonia oceanica, a certain species of marine plants.
This coral reef, a unique underwater habitat on the Andalucian coast, is situated on the nearby
coast of Roquetas del Mar. The reef serves as a habitat for more than 800 species of marine animals
and plants, and is also a principle breeding place for numerous species of fish.