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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      Roquetas de Mar (simply “Roquetas” for short) 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 you’re looking for some peace and quiet. Roquetas is...

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