Roquetas de Mar is a picturesque fishing town in southern Spain, best known for its golden beaches. While they're the main lure for sun-seeking vacationers, the picturesque beachfront promenade is the town's hotspot for shopping, nightlife, and top-notch tapas, while the old town is ripe for exploration with its narrow Moorish streets and quaint rustic abodes.

There's also plenty of attractions here too. Once a lookout for pirates, the 17th-century Santa Ana Castle now hosts art exhibits and summer concerts, while the Aquarium Roquetas de Mar features a stingray touch tank. For nature lovers, the Punta Entinas-Sabinar wildlife reserve offers the chance to see wild flamingos.

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  • 6 Best Things to Do in Roquetas de Mar

    The best things to do in Roquetas de Mar (“Roquetas” for short) include strolling the seafront. It has one of the widest and cleanest beaches on Spain’s southern coast. There’s even a beautifully tiled promenade you can use to enjoy the Mediterranean seascapes. The well-developed and sunny beach resort town is mostly uncrowded, which can be a big bonus if...

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