Because of its diversity and cultureSpain is one of the most attractive destinations in the world. A country boasting good living, its people enjoy outdoor life and with family and friends.
Spain is diverse, with each region having its own traditions and cuisine. A land of wines and joy, of flamenco, dances and traditions. Spain always surprises those who visit it.
On top of its amazing and varied culture, and along with the warmth of its people, you will discover a country of contrasts, of alluring cities and incredible natural scenery. Travel to the centre of this bountiful peninsula to discover Castilian Spain. Unearth Northern Spain's magical locations that include amazing grasslands and green forests, watered by the Atlantic sea.
Or its Mediterranean coast and islands, fresh and green, where the sea breeze will give you an unforgettable stay. Without forgetting the richness of Andalusia, famous inspiration artists like Hemingway.
Spain, an enchanting country whose inspiration is truly intoxicating.
Description of the area
The province of Cadiz is about the joy of living! It's a land of sun and beaches, bringing together the best of Spain. It offers visitors good weather and amazing natural attractions, along with excellent cuisine and charming traditions.
Cadiz has some of the best beaches in Andalusia, which have made it a privileged destination for surf and water sports lovers.
Rota is one of the cities of Cadiz best known for its beaches. La Costilla is a 4 km beach surrounded by pine trees with crystal clear water and fine sand. For some, it is the best beach in Spain.
In this old coastal city you can visit its recently restored and beautiful castle, the quaint town square and its noteworthy church from the 15th century. And even though the offer and facilities of this suggestive destination are aimed at all kinds of visitors, it sparks special interest amongst national tourism for its many charms and attractions.
On top of the excellent fish and seafood that this coastal city offers, including its famous small fried fish, you can enjoy cheeses and cellar hams and dishes typical of the area such as shrimp tortilla, marinated tope shark, roast mackerel with pirañaca, bienmesabe or tomato picadillo in Cadiz.
In the province of Cadiz you will enjoy the unique Jerez sherries, such as Fino or Manzanilla, which are local products renowned world wide. If you are interested in wine culture, you must visit the cellars and vineyards of this area. It will surely be an unforgettable part of your trip.
The Corrales. Natural monument only visible at low tide. The Corrales was a fishing area that has been taken over by sea birds due to the legacy of flora and fauna. To arrange a visit please contact the Rota Tourist Office (Tel. 956 84 63 45)
La Luna Castle. Built in the 13th century and recently restored, it is currently the Town Hall of Rota.
Muralla de Rota Only a few remains of the fortress of the city are left but it is worth a visit.
Church of la O. is a Gothic church from the 15th century and is one of the most noteworthy monuments in Rota. It is situated in front of the La Luna Castle.
Puerto de Santa María. Stroll through the city, visit the castle or some of the Jerez wineries. The Jerez Cathedral, the Royal Andulusian School of Equestrian Art, wine cellars, the Palace of Time, the Wine Museum and the Speed Circuit are all tourist highlights. Doñana National Park A spectacular natural park, that includes a wide range of ecosystems home to one of a kind biodiversity in Europe. The marshland stands out especially as it is extremely important for thousands of European and African bird species as a place for breeding and hibernating or just passing through. This park is home to unique species, some of which are in grave danger of extinction such as the Iberian imperial eagle and the Iberian lynx. Sierra de Cadiz mountains and the Alcornocales Zahara de los Atunes Natural Park. Beautiful white town with seafaring roots.
If you want a souvenir from Cadiz, you definitely have to buy some arts and crafts:
Flamenco guitars handmade in Algodonales, where the best guitars and gaitas gastoreñas, a type of hornpipe, are made.
Leather goods from Ubrique
Ponchos and blankets from Grazalema
Wines from Jerez de la Frontera
Wickerwork from Medina Sidonia, Bornos or Vejer
Mahogany furniture from Sanlúcar de Barrameda
Handmade dolls from Chiclana
Baskets and espadrilles made of esparto grass, typical of Torre Alháquime.
This town is also famous for its sweets and pastries.
The best stores in Rota are on Charco street, a pedestrian street in the town centre, where you will find a variety of shops and tapas bars.