Sporting types will find plenty to get their thrills from on a Roquetas de Mar holiday from The Co-operative Travel.
An unspoilt former Moorish fishing village, Roquetas de Mar is about 15 miles south of Almeria. It still betrays plenty of signs of its roots, and has a wealth of traditional whitewashed buildings through which a network of narrow cobbled streets winds.
Accommodation in Roquetas de Mar can be found to suit most tastes and budgets, with both package holidays and all-inclusive holidays available.
A two-mile promenade fronts an excellent beach, which shelves quite steeply, so adults are particularly advised to keep a close watch on their little ones. However, a flag system operates to alert beach users of the sea conditions, making it easy to spot when things might turn a little bumpy! The beach, though, is refreshingly uncrowded for most of the holiday season
Of course, this is when certain water sports enthusiasts are in their element, and the changing nature of the Mediterranean here is a key reason for its popularity among sailors and windsurfers
Nature-lovers, too, find plenty to appeal to them around Roquetas de Mar, especially at the Las Marinas salt marshes, three miles south of the town. Flamingos regularly stop off here on their migration, and mingle with the resident avocets and egrets.
On the prom, you'll find many bustling bars, some offering karaoke and quiz nights, while the range of the resort's restaurants is very cosmopolitan, and offers everything from authentic Spanish dishes to a traditional Sunday roast.
Souvenir-hunting in Roquetas de Mar will offer up a good choice, particularly of hand-painted ceramics and leather goods. Traders from further afield also often set up their stalls in one of the resort's regular open-air markets.
A Roquetas de Mar holiday will particularly suit families, and those seeking a sport-tinged or 'back to nature' break. If this describes you, check out the latest deals and offers on the holiday dates of your choice, or if you¿re looking to get away at short notice, find a last-minute Roquetas de Mar holiday deal with The Co-operative Travel.