The Beaches of Rota
The Costilla is considered to be one of the finest beaches in Spain. The famous “Shell of the South” offers all sun seekers its fine sands and the freshness of it’s clean waters.
The Costilla can be found at the very feet of the town, alongside the historic part of the Rota. This close proximity affords the ability to alternate sun bathing with trips to nearby monuments or short excursions in search of gastronomic delights.
Situated on the shoulder of a scenic promenade, the beach forms a grand arc that extends from the stones of the battery to the emerging of the Piedras Gordas (Big Stones). It also enjoys one of the most modern and well equipped installations that makes the stay in this fantastic place even more enjoyable.
Joined to the Costilla, Rota hosts another beach located at the foot of the city: "El Rompidillo".
This award winning beach boasts an attractive promenade which covers the whole length of the beach, ending at the town port. From there, there is a great view of the Bay of Cadiz.
Passing along its sands, we find ourselves at the adjacent "El Chorillo" beach, which describes a slight arc around the Rota coastline.
Rota also boats an area of beaches that really are like paradise. "Arroyo Hondo" , "Punta Candor" and "La Ballena" are beaches situated in a wild and natural environment, backed by areas of pine trees and bathed by the Atlantic.
If you are looking for peace and quiet, these virgin beaches are the best suited to your needs. The beauty of their surroundings and the crystal clear waters make this spot an ideal place to enjoy the Costa de la Luz.