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Resting in the sun

Rota is a beach town on Spain's beautiful southern coast. It is a relaxed place with a few sights and expansive beaches to lounge and find your rest. It is just a short distance by car or ferry from Cadiz which lies just across the harbor. It is well worth the stop over for a day or spending a lazy weekend.

From times past...

Rota has seen its fair share of occupants. From Romans to the Muslims, and finally to the Christian Crusaders who were first to call the town "Rota." The town passed hands between ruling families in the region and was able to set up a few religious orders which have since been disbanded. You can see remnants of each with the grand plazas, the great Moorish then converted patios and mansions. The people who occupy Rota now are the throngs of beach goers and tourists through the warm months to soak up the sun and warm water at the great beaches that surround Rota.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Great place to relax and soak up some sun
  • Cons:Small enough to be quaint and annoying
  • In a nutshell:Soak up some sun, wander the streets in a peaceful beach town.
  • Last visit to Rota: Jul 2006
  • Intro Written Jul 5, 2006
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