Roquetas de Mar

Roquetas de Mar is a tourist resort town found on Spain’s Mediterranean coast and lies around 18 kilometers from Almeria, the capital city of the province which carries the same name.

Known for its fishing village traditions, Roquetas de Mar prides itself with several long stretches of blue flag beaches and family-oriented resorts. Agriculture and tourism remain as the town’s important economy.

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Castillo de Santa Ana, Roquetas de Mar – Photo by Almeria Spanish Properties

Road and Street Map

Below we have an interactive guide and map of Roquetas de Mar for visitors and tourists visiting the town of Roquetas de Mar on the Costa Almeria coast of Spain.

This Roquetas de Mar map page helps people searching for the answer to the questions:

Where is Roquetas de Mar located in Spain?
What is the nearest airport to Roquetas de Mar?
How do I get to Roquetas de Mar?
Where can I find driving directions to Roquetas de Mar?
Where can I find a free streetmap of Roquetas de Mar?

This free Google map of Roquetas de Mar can be used in many ways: as a streetmap, map of hotels, as a way of getting driving directions to Roquetas de Mar or as a map showing the main tourist attractions and sights in Roquetas de Mar.


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Roquetas de Mar Virtual Tour

Using the buttons on the top left you can ‘zoom’ and ‘pan’ and take an interactive virtual tour of Roquetas de Mar watching the panoramic images and pictures of the sights and attractions of Roquetas de Mar. You can also choose the point you want to have in the centre of the map by double clicking.

Roquetas de Mar.There are plenty of activities, attractions, trips and excursions you can do when you stay in Roquetas de Mar.

There is golf at the Playa Serena Golf Club, the beaches are good and the climate is superb.

Getting There

Access to Roquetas de Mar is particularly good as the A7 motorway is just north of Roquetas and the International airport of Almeria is only 25 km away with many low-cost carriers flying here now.

Alternatively Granada airport is only two hours drive away.

Golf

We can see on the map the two golf courses of Club de Golf La Envia and Club de Golf Playa Serena.

Towards Almeria are places such as Aguadulce, El Palmer, La Garrofa and Castell del Ray. In the other direction the A7 motorway goes towards Venta del Viso, Santa Maria del Aguila, El Ejido and the beach resort of Almerimar.

Surrounding Roquetas de Mar are small towns and urbanisations such as San Agustin, La Mojonera, Residencial la Ventilla, La Puebla de Vicar, El Solanillo, Cortijos de Marin, Venta de Gutierrez, El Canuelo, Barriada Las Losas, Gangosa-Vistasol, La Algaida, Barriada Archilla, El Parador de las Hortichuelas and El Campillo del Moro.

This interactive Google Roquetas de Mar map and guide is best used as a tourist information guide as it shows some of the best sights, attractions, tourist spots, famous landmarks and places of interest in Roquetas de Mar.

Here is the latest weather in Roquetas de Mar:

Street/Road Map and Driving Directions To Roquetas de Mar

Alternatively you can use the Roquetas de Mar map as a street map to help you with driving directions and travel information, to and from Roquetas de Mar. You can use it from your place of origin such as Almeria airport or Granada airport. It will help you get to Roquetas de Mar and also help you get around Roquetas de Mar when you are here on your trip or holiday.

Faro de Roquetas de MarOn the map of Roquetas de Mar we have placed markers showing the locations of Roquetas de Mar’s best-known tourist attractions and sights. These markers and pins show the locations of the famous buildings, museums, galleries, parks, beaches, golf courses, major sights of interest, tourist offices, markets, hotels, apartments and restaurants within Roquetas de Mar.

Use the interactive map to show you where your accommodation is situated for your stay in Roquetas de Mar. You can find all the hotels, apartments, villas, guesthouses, hostels, pensions and camping sites that are in the Roquetas de Mar area.

For eating-out and dining out you can use the map to pinpoint locations of restaurants, bars and cafes.

You can change the street and road map view to a view of the terrain of Roquetas de Mar or you can choose a Google Earth satellite view of Roquetas de Mar which shows you actual images of Roquetas de Mar from the sky above.

Roquetas de Mar Tourist Office – Oficina de Turismo

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Promenade, Roquetas de Mar – Photo by Almeria Spanish Properties

In Roquetas de Mar you will find an official tourist office providing tourist information and assistance for visitors to Roquetas de Mar. The staff there will be able to help you with your questions about: local events such as fiestas, places of interest, free maps, things to do and see, accommodation, leisure, entertainment and local transport.

Address: Avda Mediterráneo, 2 – Urb Roquetas de Mar – 04740 Roquetas de Mar Almería. Telephone: +34 950 333 203

Real Estate Agents

Whether you’re looking for a place to rent or to stay at permanently, you can take advantage of the services from the real estate agents in Roquetas de Mar who are more than willing to help you in finding your ideal residence.

You can contact Almeria Spanish Properties (www.almeria-spanish-properties.com, Tel. +34 950 333 411); Real Estate Almeria (www.realestatealmeria.com, Tel. +34 950 320 236); Inmobiliaria Manuel LOGMANIEH (manuellogmanieh.com, Tel. +34 950 336 597); and Zurimar Inmobiliaria (zurimar.com, Tel. +34 950 333 878).


Moving to Roquetas de Mar

If you are thinking of moving to Roquetas de Mar, then you must read our expat interview with Britt Nicolaisen of Almeria Spanish Properties below:

“Almeria Spanish Properties is one of the oldest Estate Agents in Roquetas. Family owned and run since 1995 we have been helping you to find your dream home. Coastal, inland or mountains, plot of land to large villas and hotels or commercial properties we can find it for you.” – Almeria Spanish Properties

Britt, what would you say would be the advantages to living in Roquetas de Mar compared to other Costa Almeria towns?

The diversity. Roquetas, as we know it today, was grown around the fishing port. With the original town in the centre it has four urbanisations. Las Salinas, La Romanilla and Aguadulce to one side and the Urbanizacion de Roquetas de Mar on the other. You will find many schools, supermarkets, Town Hall facilities, water activities, regular bus services etc. It is also close to Almeria City.

Would the area not suit certain types of people, i.e. are there any possible downsides?

The area is suitable for anyone. It is one of very few resorts that are flat. All ages are catered for and it is a very desirable destination for disabled people because there are no hills or steep streets to negotiate.

What proportion of the local population are Spanish?

Approx 70%. Roquetas has a population of around 90,000 and large expat communities of English, German and Dutch.

What are your favourite things to do in the area?

Obviously the beach is a major pull for a lot of people and Roquetas has 15 kilometres of Blue Flag beaches with a promenade of around 5 kilometres. The town also has a shopping mall with a multi-screen cinema, a theatre and famous bullring. Festivals, live music on the beach, go kart track, waterslide park and golf courses are very popular. Sailing lessons, diving courses are also available. Nearby are hiking trails and amazing bird-watching opportunities.

Can you give us some insider tips to the best bars or restaurants?

There are many English-owned bars and restaurants and to name a few would be unfair, try them all! There are also many, many other eateries serving traditional tapas, Chinese and Indian restaurants and typical German bars selling coffee and cake. Another favourite of mine are the chiringuitos. These are beachfront places on the promenade and are wonderful places to enjoy food and drinks.

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Port, Roquetas de Mar – Photo by Almeria Spanish Properties

Are there many facilities such as doctors and dentists, shops etc?

There are medical facilities in all parts. For people on holiday or who own property but are only here a short time each year, there are doctors, surgeries, pharmacies and a hospital 20 kms away and 24-hour pharmacies. For those who live and work here full time there are medical centres with your own doctor. Many dentists and opticians and a disability outlet where you can hire scooters, wheelchairs etc.

Are there smaller villages nearby that you might also recommend?

There are some delightful villages within a 20-km driving distance. Felix, Enix, Almerimar, Adra to name a few. An abundance of little fishing villages serving good snacks and drinks, and mountain villages such as Felix where you can look down the old glacier river valleys all the way back to the ocean.

What are the nearest international schools and how good are they?

The nearest International school is St. Georges and is in the centre of Roquetas town and can be researched through this link: http://stgeorge.es/almeria/.

There are also Spanish schools and colleges for all age groups.

Is crime an issue for expats?

There is petty crime as in most parts of the world but there is very little serious crime. When walking around markets and shopping centres personal awareness and common sense regarding wallets, handbags and mobile devices should apply as it should wherever you are in the world.

Coming onto buying property, what is the market like now in terms of prices going up, or down or staying the same?

Prices are generally stable, they will not rise in the near future. We have no shortage of clients either buying or selling covering all budgets and tastes.

Is this a good time to buy and are there any repossessions or very cheap properties still available to buy?

It is a predominantly buyers market. With the lowest priced reposessions and low-priced private properties now sold the bottom end of the market from 60,000 euros is moving nicely. There are still a few very cheap repossessions but they are in areas that you would not really want to live. You can still find excellent properties at very competitive prices.

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Breathtaking Sunrise at Roquetas de Mar – Photo by Almeria Spanish Properties

What urbanisations are there and can you describe each one and how they might differ from each other?

Roquetas Urb. Roquetas town and Aguadulce are living, working and shopping areas and Las Salinas is mostly for living and they are all connected by promenade and path.

Roquetas/Las Marinas, including hotels, rental properties, golf course and all other amenities and a large expat community.

La Romanilla, where most Spanish people have properties where they live or use for vacations. The port is in this location and a lot of foreigners love it because you are in the resort but definitely in Spain.

Las Salinas, the newest part with some hotels, shops and bars but is much more quiet. Here you will also find the water park, go karting and aquarium.

Aguadulce, large area with port also for pleasure craft such as sailing, diving etc. Also hotels, bars restaurants and night clubs.

How much are the typical property prices in Roquetas de Mar for apartments, villas etc?

As a rough guide, and depending on condition, location etc.

1-bed apartments 50k-70k, 2-bed apartments 60k-120k, townhouses 80k- 180k, and villas 200k and up.

Any tips and advice to people looking to buy in Roquetas de Mar or surrounding area?

See our extensive buying and selling guide and our blog page on our website.

Buying guide: http://www.almeria-spanish-properties.com/buyers%20guide.htm
Blog: http://www.almeria-spanish-properties.com/blog.htm

Britt, thank you so much for taking the time to help our readers with your experiences in Spain. If you want to contact Almeria Spanish Properties, you can find their details below.

copy-of-logokleinAlmeria Spanish Properties & Liberty Insurance

Calle Lago Como 8
04740 Roquetas de Mar, Almería
Tel. +34 950 333 411
Email: info@almeria-spanish-properties.com
Website: www.almeria-spanish-properties.com


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