Roquetas de Mar

Roquetas de Mar is a municipality of Almería province, in the autonomous community of Andalucía, Spain. In 2016, the population was 91,965, the municipality with the second highest population in the province behind the capital, the 14th in Andalucía and the 69th in Spain.

Geography and climate

Roquetas de Mar has a hot semi-arid climate (KöppenBSh) with very mild winters and very hot and dry summers. Autumn is the wettest season although the city doesn’t have a real wet season. During July and August, Roquetas de Mar has often southern winds coming from Africa, thus increasing the temperatures. Dust storms coming from the Sahara desert are uncommon, but they might happen from time to time.


The ‘urbanización’ (tourist area with hotels and restaurants and shops) of Roquetas is predominantly a Spanish holiday resort for the majority of the summer months, but it also receives many visitors from the United KingdomIreland and Germany. It is one of the two major resorts in Costa de Almería, the other being Mojácar.


Roquetas de Mar
Plaza de la Constitución 1 - 04740 Roquetas de Mar (Almería
(34) 950 33 85 85 -