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Visit 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.

The nearest airport is Jerez de la Frontera. What are you waiting for? Check out our offers for flight plus hotel to Rota!

Top hotels in Rota

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Elba Costa Ballena Beach & Thalasso Resort
Elba Costa Ballena Beach & Thalasso Resort
4 out of 5
£53
per night
Feb 16 - Feb 17

Nestled on the beach, this Rota hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Costa Ballena Ocean Golf Club, Playa Agua Dulce and Golfo de Cádiz. Ballena Beach and Playa de ...

4.1/5Very Good! (220 reviews)

"Lovely location, lovely pool, beach is 3mins walk from rooms and fantastic. Only negative is you can't get a "snack" late in the evening."…"

Reviewed on 17 Sep 2019

Elba Costa Ballena Beach & Thalasso Resort
Hotel Duque De Najera
Hotel Duque De Najera
4 out of 5
£64
per night
Feb 13 - Feb 14

Located in Rota, this beachfront hotel is in the city centre and within a 5-minute walk of Playa de la Costilla and Luna Castle. El Chorrillo and Corrales of ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (184 reviews)

"Very nice hotel, great service and perfect location."…"

Reviewed on 2 Jan 2020

Hotel Duque De Najera
ALEGRIA Costa Ballena
ALEGRIA Costa Ballena
4 out of 5

Situated near the beach, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Playa Agua Dulce, Ballena Beach and Golfo de Cádiz. Playa de las Tres Piedras and Costa Ballena ...

4.3/5Excellent! (126 reviews)

"The property was very nice but the water park was not operational which was why we booked the property"…"

Reviewed on 25 Jul 2019

ALEGRIA Costa Ballena

Popular things to do in Rota

Costa Ballena Ocean Golf Club
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Costa Ballena Ocean Golf Club

Enjoy a round of golf in Rota at Costa Ballena Ocean Golf Club. Wander through the beautiful beaches and seaside in this relaxing area.

Ballena Beach
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Ballena Beach

If a restful holiday is part of your travel plans, Ballena Beach might be the perfect place to visit during your trip to Rota. Discover the area's bars or seek out the golf courses.

Cadiz Cathedral
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Cadiz Cathedral

4.5/5(74 reviews)

Climb to the lofty viewing tower of this cathedral commissioned in 1717 and completed in 1838. Inspect the crypt, carved choir and impressive dome painting.

Torre Tavira
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Torre Tavira

4.5/5(23 reviews)

Experience the best views of the historic city of Cádiz from the dizzying heights of this tower and use its intriguing projection machine.

Plaza de Espana
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Plaza de Espana

4.5/5(54 reviews)

Admire the striking white monument, built to commemorate the 1812 Constitution, that stands in this grand public square next to the port.

La Barrosa Beach
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La Barrosa Beach

4.5/5(23 reviews)

Nothing says holiday like spending a lazy day at La Barrosa Beach, a popular beach in Chiclana de la Frontera. Discover the area's spas and seek out its golf courses.

Top activities in Rota

Day Trip to Cádiz & Jerez from Seville
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Day Trip to Cádiz & Jerez from Seville

£81

Explore the classic Andalusian charm of Jerez and the magnificent coastal beauty of Cadiz during a full-day tour that's brimming with history and culture. Enjoy the opportunities to bask on golden beaches, sip regional wine, and admire a variety of Baroque-style architecture.

Shore Excursion: Cadiz Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour
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Shore Excursion: Cadiz Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

£16

Hop off of your cruise ship and onto a double-decker bus to discover a scenic port founded by Phoenician sailors more than 3,000 years ago. Cadiz caters to culture-loving city-goers as much as sun-seeking beach dwellers.

Jerez & Cádiz: Wine, Horses & Lights Full-Day Tour from Seville
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Jerez & Cádiz: Wine, Horses & Lights Full-Day Tour from Seville

£80

Get a real taste of Andalusia with a day trip that shows you some of the famous wine region's most remarkable destinations. Try some of the wines in Jerez de la Frontera, admire the historic sights of Cádiz, and discover some of the rich culture that defines southern Spain.

Food Tour Cádiz
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Food Tour Cádiz

£53

With an expert local as your guide, discover the delights of small-plate dining and learn about the history of Spanish gastronomy as you visit 3 of Cadiz's best bars. Pair the delicious dishes with local sherry, beer, or wine for a one-of-a-kind tapas experience.

Private Tour of Ronda & Setenil de las Bodegas from Cadiz
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Private Tour of Ronda & Setenil de las Bodegas from Cadiz

£101

Full of picturesque architecture, rich traditions, and ancient history, the White Towns of Andalusia offer a captivating look at untouched Spanish culture. This private tour shows you Ronda, one of the oldest cities in Spain, as well as the uniquely beautiful village of Setenil de las Bodegas.

Tangier private local tours to Morocco from Cadiz
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Tangier private local tours to Morocco from Cadiz

£185

Itinerary This is a typical itinerary for this product Stop At: Cadiz, Cadiz, Costa de la Luz, Andalucia Discover the magic of Morocco on a day trip to Tangier from Cadiz.