Popular Accommodations in Roses
Highlights in Roses
- Direct sea location and beach
- extensive range of water sports
- numerous sights
Most popular in Roses
Vacation rentals in Roses
Holidaymakers who want a holiday apartment near the beach or with a sea view will find it directly in the southeast of Roses on the Gulf of Roses. To the west you can live in the canal-crossed town of Empuriabrava. To the north you spend your holiday near the beach in el Port de la Selva and to the east in Cadaques. Each apartment is only a few minutes walk away from supermarkets and restaurants.Vacation rentals between Mediterranean Sea and Sierra de Rodes
Travelers who want to spend their holiday time in a remote finca or vacation rental will find it inland between the Mediterranean Sea and the Sierra de Rodes mountains in the north of Roses in Palau-saverdera or la Selva de Mar. Alternatively you can stay with the whole family on the coast of Roses or Cadaques in a quiet holiday home.
Vacation in Roses
Location and orientation
In the extreme northeast of Spain, about 30 kilometres south of the border with France, the coastal town of Roses on the Gulf of Roses extends over an area of 46 km². The municipality, which has about 19,500 inhabitants, belongs to the autonomous region of Catalonia.Beaches, bays, nature reserve
Around Roses there are 14 different beaches and bays. The most famous beach is the Platja de Roses, which stretches south of the old town for 1790 metres between the mouth of the Riera Ginjolers and the Platja Santa Margarida. To the east, Roses borders the Cap de Creus nature reserve and to the west the canal town of Empuriabrava.
Travelers and Activities
Hikers who rent a holiday apartment in Roses benefit from the wonderful starting position. The proximity to the Cap de Creus, the eastern Pyrenees as well as the coasts along the Costa Brava offer countless hiking trails. A highlight is the 18.9 kilometre GR92 coastal hike from Roses to Cadaques.Roses for water sports enthusiasts
With the sheltered bays of Roses and the prevailing north wind caused by the Pyrenees, the coastal town offers ideal conditions for water sports. The offer is boundless and on the beaches you will find a variety of providers for sailboat tours, kayak trips as well as diving stations or surf schools. Parasailing, paddle surfing, banana boats and flyboards round off the water sports perfectly.
In the harbour about 40 traditional fishing boats anchor, which go fishing close to the coast. The freshly caught fish are auctioned in the fish hall after a rough sea.
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The military artillery fortress "Castell de la Trinitat" towers directly on the 60 metre high rock "Punta de la Poncella" at the bay of Roses. The star-shaped fortress of the 16th century once served as a defence against France. Visitors can see the up to five metre thick and up to 18 metre high walls with bastions.Ciutadella de Roses
In the centre of the city there is the historically valuable fortress "Ciutadella de Roses", which dates back to the 16th century. On the 131,480 square metre area, visitors can view archaeological finds from various eras. These include the medieval fortress wall, the Renaissance entrance gate, a Hellenistic settlement built in 776 BC and a Roman quarter from the 2nd century.aquabrava
The Aquabrava water park in the La Garriga district offers swimming fun for young and old. On 19 attractions like the water slides Octospeed, Cobra or Kamikaze bathers can plunge into the cool water. In addition to the fast-paced adventures, the park has 12,000 square metres of sunbathing lawns, restaurants, a whirlpool, a wave pool and playgrounds.