Holidaymakers looking to get away to a hot climate at an affordable price need look no further than Rota in Spain. Located in the southern Spanish province of Cadiz, this is a fascinating village by the coast with plenty of interesting things to do and see. Here visitors will find numerous different places to stay including self catering accommodation, apartments, condominiums and B&Bs.
Rota has some delightful sandy beaches for holidaymakers to sunbathe on and take a pleasant swim in the Atlantic Ocean. Various watersports are available in and around Rota such as sailing, scuba diving and surfing while the rivers of Andalusia offer opportunities for kayaking and rowing. Fishing is also popular here either offshore or again on the rivers and reservoirs of Andalusia.There are several excellent golf courses in the region including the 18-hole Costa Ballena Ocean Golf Club. Visitors to the area can take guided hikes and enjoy some of the routes, which can also be ideal areas for bird watching. Other activities in and around Rota include canyoning, caving, orienteering, horse riding and climbing.There are a few restaurants, bars and cafes offering traditional Spanish fare and plenty of seafood on all the menus. Lots of small arts and crafts shops in and around the town can be found selling locally made leather, gold and silver souvenirs amongst other things. Self catering holidaymakers can visit the market, where they can purchase fruit, vegetables, meat and fish.
Visitors to Rota will find many interesting places to see nearby including historic buildings. These include the Castillo de Luna, Iglesia de la Caridad and Iglesia de Nuestra Senora de la O. The province of Cadiz also boasts numerous areas of natural beauty including nature reserves and parks.An hour’s drive south will take tourists to the city of Cadiz, which has many more fantastic buildings and fortifications as well as beaches and an ancient Roman theatre. Several museums can be found in Cadiz such as the Museum of Cadiz, Courts Museum and the Cathedral Museum. There are also some art galleries to be found in Cadiz as well as other towns in the province.
This part of Spain has the hottest and driest summers in the country. The warmest time of the year to visit Rota is generally July and August when the average high is approximately 28 to 29 degrees centigrade. These are also the driest months and January is the wettest time of the year.
Jerez Airport (XRY) is approximately 45 minute’s drive on the A-2078 and A-4 roads from Rota. There are flights to and from Madrid and Barcelona as well as other European cities such as Amsterdam, Berlin, Brussels, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, London, Manchester, Munich and Paris amongst others. There are four car hire agencies at Jerez Airport situated near the arrivals hall and taxis are available outside the terminal building.