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The coastal splendour of Roquetas de Mar is only heightened by the alluring authenticity of its rustic Old Town. A lively promenade stretches lazily above the blissful beaches, unfurling into traditional and tempting tapas bars and rambunctious taverns. The quaint fishing town is at its most traditional at the harbour, a picturesque place in which small fishing boats undulate with the gentle current of the sea. Explore the proximate nature parks to discover fascinating flora and fauna, or wander the sinuous streets of the Old Town to satisfy cravings for culture.
A veritable feast of natural splendour resides only a short distance from the beachside bliss of Roquetas de Mar; Punta Entinas Sabinar Natural Park is an exquisite and Eden like place in which wild and fragrant herbs smother tumbling tunes and rock roses glisten in the midday sun. The bounteous scenery attracts a pleasing plethora of bird life, which includes herons and vibrant flamingos.
Those seeking sandy sanctuary will not be disappointed with Roquetas de Mar’s beach, whose golden sands and silken shores are lined with lively establishments and energising bars.
Those seeking to satisfy cultural cravings will delight in the provinces cultural and commercial capital of Almeria, an ancient city whose captivating cathedral and flagrant fortress is sure to allure. Delve into the subterranean depths of the fort to discover dark dungeons, atmospheric ruins and the vertiginous vantage points of the towers.
A refined restaurants that combines familial ambience with perfect presentation and creative cuisine is San Rocco, an excellent eatery whose fabulous food has earned it an amazing reputation amongst tourists and locals alike. Begin with an indulgent, deep fried camembert then move onto a sizzling, tender steak fillet that will taste perfect when accompanied by sumptuous Spanish red wine. (Av. Playa Serena 178, Roquetas de Mar, Spain)