Rota

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Rota

Miles of beaches, farming and fishing traditions, and impressive churches make Rota the ideal place to enjoy some well-deserved R&R.

Rota is a town located in the province of Cádiz, in Andalusia. It’s surrounded by more than 9 miles of beaches, and it won't be easy to pick your favourite. There’s Playa de la Ballena, for example, the largest in the municipality, located in unspoiled natural surroundings with gentle waves. Thanks to our cheap trips to Rota you’ll also be able to explore Playa de la Costilla, the busiest and most touristy beach, as it’s next to the promenade: be sure to take a relaxing stroll with the sunset background after enjoying a long dip.

If you’re in the mood to get your camera out and visit some monuments, head over to Castillo de Luna palace, declared a Site of Cultural Interest. Built in the 13th century, this castle with a rectangular floor plan and five towers was erected around a beautiful Gothic-style courtyard. It’s now home to the town hall. Your next stop should be church of Nuestra Señora de la O, a stone Gothic-Renaissance building built in the 16th century, which is now the main church in Rota.

Package deals to Rota wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the Mayetería Farming Interpretation Centre. Mayetería is a type of farming based on small landholdings typical of this town in Cádiz. Book your guided tour in advance and enjoy a day exploring the cottages of the farmers that is both fun and educational, as you learn all about this curious method of working the land.

Another natural attraction is the Rota fishing farms. These small plots of land near the shore date all the way back to the Roman era. At low tide, fish and molluscs are trapped here, making them easier to fish.

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Hostal Boutique La Española by Bossh Hotels
Hostal Boutique La Española by Bossh Hotels
1 out of 5
Calle Alcalde García Sánchez, Rota, Cádiz
The price is £42 per night from 24 Jan to 25 Jan
Situated near the beach, this hostal is within a 5-minute walk of Playa de la Costilla and El Chorrillo. Luna Castle and Parroquia de Nuestra Señora de la O ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (5 reviews)
I will stay again!
"Very friendly! Good WiFi and amazing bed!"

Reviewed on 6 Apr 2021

Hostal Boutique La Española by Bossh Hotels
Elba Costa Ballena Beach & Thalasso Resort
Elba Costa Ballena Beach & Thalasso Resort
4 out of 5
The price is £59 per night from 30 Jan to 31 Jan
Nestled on the beach, this Rota hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Costa Ballena Ocean Golf Club, Playa Agua Dulce and Ballena Beach. Playa de las Tres Piedras and ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (247 reviews)
"Excellent in all areas"

Reviewed on 24 Sep 2021

Elba Costa Ballena Beach & Thalasso Resort
Playaballena Spa Hotel
Playaballena Spa Hotel
4 out of 5
Avenida Juan Carlos I, s/n, Rota, Cádiz
The price is £150 per night from 24 Jan to 25 Jan
This family-friendly Rota hotel is located by the sea, within a 15-minute walk of Playa de las Tres Piedras, Ballena Beach and Playa Agua Dulce. Golfo de Cádiz ...
3.9/5 Good! (10 reviews)
"Everything was good. Recommend going in November/ December, we were the only ones in the whole resort ( it seemed like it atleast). Everything was good overall"

Reviewed on 7 Dec 2021

Playaballena Spa Hotel
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Aparthotel La Espadaña
Aparthotel La Espadaña
3 out of 5
The price is £86 per night from 18 Feb to 19 Feb
Situated in Rota, this aparthotel is within a 15-minute walk of Corrales of Rota and Playa de la Costilla. Playa Punta Candor and Luna Castle are also within ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (12 reviews)
Okay - so n so
"Nice location wooded and wood deck walking paths .... 5 minutes walk to beautiful clothes optional beach. 5 minutes walk to 2 cheap restaurants popular with the locals. Awesome service and staff but extra charge for crappy parking arrangement its too far from rooms in the back, u have to get out ..."

Reviewed on 15 Sep 2019

Aparthotel La Espadaña
Casa de Campo con Piscina, Bbq, Ping-pong, Billar a 6 Min. de la Playa en Bici
Casa de Campo con Piscina, Bbq, Ping-pong, Billar a 6 Min. de la Playa en Bici
Ctra. Chipiona puerto de Santa Maria, Km 6.5, Rota, Andalusia
This family-friendly Rota cottage is within 1 mi (2 km) of Golfo de Cádiz, Playa Agua Dulce and Costa Ballena Ocean Golf Club. Ballena Beach and Playa de las ...
5/5 Exceptional! (3 reviews)
Repetiremos
"Una estancia inolvidable. Todo muy limpio y acogedor. Los dueños encantadores y muy serviciales. Repetiremos pronto"

Reviewed on 11 Dec 2021

Casa de Campo con Piscina, Bbq, Ping-pong, Billar a 6 Min. de la Playa en Bici
Costa Ballena - aptm. 120 m2 6 min walk beach
Costa Ballena - aptm. 120 m2 6 min walk beach
Avenida reina Sofía, 23, Rota, Andalusia
Situated in Rota, this condo is within a 15-minute walk of Playa Agua Dulce and Costa Ballena Ocean Golf Club. Golfo de Cádiz and Ballena Beach are also within ...
5/5 Exceptional! (2 reviews)
Vacaciones
"Sitio muy bonito y un apartamento bueno, bonito y limpio"

Reviewed on 30 Sep 2021

Costa Ballena - aptm. 120 m2 6 min walk beach
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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