de Mar is a typical fishing village with a very pleasant beach.
All kinds of sports can be played here, including sailing, underwater
diving, water-skiing, tennis and horse riding. Nearby are the
Salinas (salt lagoons). A saline marsh fringed with tamarisk it
attracts greater flamingoes, little egrets, avocets and in winter
the white wagtail.
municipaly of Roquetas de Mar in Almería is situated in
the coast, on the western side of the Gulf of Almería.
It is 18 kilometres away from the capital, although one of its
tourist centres, Aguadulce, is just 10 kilometres away. With a
surface area of 60 square kilometres; it is 7 m. above sea level
and has a population of 53,357 inhabitants around the middle of
2002. It is delimited to the north by the foothills of the Sierra
de Gador and to the south by the Mediterranean Sea.
foundation of the municipality of Roquetas de Mar breaks with
clichés and can be considered as an important part of the
historical future of the Region due to its geographical situation,
dominating the coast, which wil have an influence on the events
of the Alpujarra as a receiver of numerous cultures.