The average climate in Roquetas de Mar
In Roquetas de Mar, summers are short, hot, sultry, arid and mostly clear and winters are long, cool, dry, windy and partially cloudy. Throughout the year, the temperature generally varies from 9 °C to 30 °C and rarely drops below 6 °C or rises above 34 °C.
Based on the beach/swimming pool score, the best time of year to visit Roquetas de Mar for hot activities is from late June to early September.
The hot season lasts 2.9 months, from June 21 to September 17, and the average daily maximum temperature is more than 27 °C. The hottest day of the year is July 30, with an average maximum temperature of 30 °C and an average minimum temperature of 23 °C.
The cool season lasts 4.1 months, from November 21 to March 23, and the average daily maximum temperature is less than 19 °C. The coldest day of the year is January 15, with an average minimum temperature of 9 °C and an average maximum of 16 °C.
Gastronomy in Roquetas de Mar
The gastronomy of Roquetas de Mar is marked by the products coming from the sea, first quality fish, and those that come from the land as the excellent horticultural products of this region, baptized as the orchard of Europe.
The autochthonous fish like the red mullet, breca, snapper, sea bass, gilthead bream, rooster pedro or redfish and the seafood like the gambón, cigala, shrimp, white shrimp are the base of irresistible plates that go from the broth of fish, the pickled one, of Arab origin or the rice apart, a unique typical sailor plate in all the province of Almería.
Although they can be cooked in a thousand ways, there are fish whose flavour is even better if they are eaten in a certain way.
Thus, the experts advise that the gallo pedro be tasted fried, the breca and the pargo to the cuajadera, the turbot to the plate and the redfish in cuajadera or fried… and so on.
The best thing is to ask and be advised by the excellent professionals of the restoration that there are in Roquetas de Mar. Your advice is sure to be worth it.
Monuments of Roquetas de Mar
The Castle of Las Roquetas, also called the Castle of Santa Ana, because in the chapel was venerated the image of the Virgin Ana, patron saint of fishermen.
It was rebuilt in 2001 after the earthquake that destroyed it in the last century. It served to defend itself against pirate attacks and now houses a museum and cultural exhibitions of various kinds.
The Lighthouse. It is another historic building of the city. Today it houses exhibitions throughout the year, and consists of two rooms where paintings, sculptures, photographs and other works of art are presented.
The archaeological site of Torrequebrada. This is where the ancient Phoenicians founded Turania, today Roquetas de Mar. Around it there are numerous archaeological remains that date back more than 2500 years.