Roquetas de Mar is located close the 3 golf courses, Almeria City, Almeria's international airport, Sea Life, a Water park, two Natural Parks and a number of great shopping Plaza.
The former Spanish fishing village has been a popular tourist resort since the 1960's, however it still feel undiscovered and still retained a nice balance between the tourist and traditional Spanish needs. Within the municipality of Roquetas el Mar is the famous “Aguadulce” (Fresh Water) resort and Punta de Entinas Sabinar Natural Park. A little further away is the Cabo de Gata Natural Park and the famous art and craft village of Nijar
Roquetas de Mar has tree main areas: the village (pueblo), the fishing port and the urbanisation where holiday apartments, hotels and tourist facilities are located. Roquetas has 3 km of beautiful blue flag beaches which are clean, quiet and safe. Visitors to the area are being attracted to new attractions such as the bullfighting ring, which seats 8,000 spectators and doubles as an international concert venue, and the newly opened Auditorium Theatre, with interior seating for 1,300 spectators. This hosts stars from the world of Music, Ballet and Theatre.
A mini train runs around the resort every day from 10am to midnight, passengers can get on or off at any point in Roquetas de Mar.
In 2005 the area hosted four main sporting events during the Mediterranean Games; the men's handball, the football preliminary rounds was played at stadium of Los Bajos, the golfing tournament was played at Alboran Golf and table tennis will be played at Máximo Cuervo Sports Hall in Aguadulce
The Gorilla is a children's entertainment park which is located in the center of Roquetas de Mar. It has a bouncy castle, a slide, trampoline and other rides that are suitable for smaller children
The Gran Plaza is a large modern shopping centre which houses 125 new retails outlets and good underground parking. The shopping centre includes a large supermarket, a large Leroy Merlin DIY store, a large electrical store, designer shops, sports shops, multi screen cinema (2 English), 10 pin bowling alley, games machines and a good selection of restaurants and cafe bars.
The Gran Plaza Parque Commercial is approximately 70 miles and will take about 1hr 15 minutes to drive from Mojacar.
Roquetas has many facilities including restaurants, tapas bars, a large Sea life Aquarium, and a Water park at nearby Aguadulce.
This aquarium center is divided into three main areas, the tropics, the ocean and the Mediterranean and an interactive rock pool, where you can touch and feel fish and sea animals.
Roquetas de Mar open air market takes place every Thursday
South of Almeria City, La Envia Golf, Playa Serena Golf, Alboran Golf and Golf Almerimar are with easy reach of the holiday resorts of Aguadulce and Roquetas de Mar.