The Essential
The road bypasses a military base before reaching the small coastal town at the northern end of the Bay of Cadiz. Its 16km of beaches, sheltered from the strong winds that blow on the other villages on the coast, are overrun by holidaymakers during the summer. Rota's old town has narrow streets and low houses that lend this small fishing village its unique charm. Don't miss the Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de la O and the Castillo de Luna.