Costa Ballena

Costa Ballena in Costa de la Luz, Cadiz, is one of the most advanced tourist centres throught the whole of Europe. The unspoilt beaches are one of the main tourist attractions in Costa Ballena, which has three quarters of its territory without urbanising, with parks, golf courses and other recreational green areas.

The construction of the complex in Costa Ballena in Rota was oriented to the environment, we’ll find hotels, swimming pools, areas for horse riding or practicing water sports, internet connection, trekking and tennis courts amongst other entertainments.

Tourist attractions

Amongst the main attractions in Costa Ballena are its beaches, the golf courses, its gastronomy and of course its climate, mild all year round and a tad cooler than the climate on the Costa del Sol.

Beaches in Costa Ballena

Considered by many the best beaches in Spain, in Costa Ballena as we previously mentioned its beaches are one of the main tourist attractions. The natural beaches we’ll find don’t have services such as toilets or showers, but have a special charm as they are surrounded with dunes or pine trees and are very quiet, they have white sand and transparent waters.

The practice of surfing and scuba-diving is usual in Costa Ballena.

  • Beach of Piedras Gordas, semi-urban
  • Beach of la costilla situated very near the monuments, ideal to cool off while we visit them.
  • Beach of Candor, with a great environmental value and surrounded by dunes, it has a camping site opposite the beach.
  • Beach of Ballena
  • Beach of Rompidillo: An urban beach
  • Beach of Aguadulce
  • Beach of Chorrillo: An urban beach of white sand
  • Beach of Arroyo Hondo: A natural and peaceful beach


In Costa Ballena we’ll find a golf course of 27 holes, quite flat and suitable for al kinds of golfers with impressive views of the scenery and with a few lakes along the route.


The gastronomy in Cadiz is well-known for its seafood and fish and Costa Ballena has a wide variety of restaurants where to try the typical dishes of Cadiz, some of the recommended restaurants are:

Restaurant Atlantico - 956 81 05 00 Situated next to the Hotel Playa de la Luz
Restaurant La Espuela - 956 84 17 91 Situated in the Club Hipico of Rota.
Restaurant Sixto - 956 84 63 10 Typical cuisine of Cadiz
Casa Ramón - 956 841 114 Typical cuisine that offers the visitor traditional food.

How to get to Costa Ballena in Rota

Rota has a good network of roads that will allow you to get there without any problems from Malaga. We must head towards Algeciras, from where we’ll head towards Jerez de la Frontera crossing the Natural Park of Los Alcornocales, passing by the Puerto de Santa Maria we must follow the signs until we get to Rota.

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