With a population of around 23,000 San Roque looks down from its perch towards the coastline of northern Africa. The countryside in its vicinity is highly regarded, and includes the Pinar del Rey forest. Rural tourism is popular here and visitors will find rock climbing and walking alongside the leisure pursuits more commonly associated with the area.
The town itself has retained its traditional feel. Its steep narrow streets are lined with white washed houses, and are broken up only by quaint churches, squares, and other historical monuments. San Roque’s bullring is worth a visit (the 4th oldest in Spain).
Within its municipality are an excellent range of golf clubs, and it is for this San Roque is most famous. The Sotogrande residential development is a short drive away, boasting numerous world class courses; Valderrama, Almenara, Sotogrande and much more. Closer still is the infamous San Roque Club (seen by many as the social heart of this part of Spain) and La Canada Golf.
Visitors travelling by air have the choice of flying into either Gibraltar or Malaga airports; see the Costa del Sol flights document on the left hand side of this page for online booking.
Though the nearest beaches are a drive away there is a good selection from which to choose. Thanks to its geographical location near the Strait of Gibraltar it offers the Mediterranean coastline stretching along to the east; while the more dramatic Atlantic shores can be found to the west.
Well known for its mild climate, this is an ideal destination for holiday makers in both the summer and winter seasons. The coastline is sheltered by hills and high mountains; allowing for a micro climate of sorts. This limits rainfall, and as a result the region enjoys sunshine for in excess of 300 days per year. The sun is at its hottest durin