Environmental Route (3 hours approx.)
You start with a visit to Atlantic Park and continue
down to the Costilla beach where heading north to the
Playa de la Luz Hotel.
At the end of the beach, are dunes and wave breakers
stretching as far as the hotel, which was originally
a tuna fish factory.
On the right are corals that lie below the water level
the fish, crustaceans and molluscs would find themselves
trapped in the corals during low tide, which allowed
the fishermen to capture them.
Leaving behind the Playa Hotel on the righ once you
enter the pines, the landscape begins to change. As
you leave behind the low lying pine trees bordering
the coast together with the brooms, you arrive at the
heart of the pine grove where the trees reach considerable
Along the way you will have seen a large column. This
is a geo-disk which signals the highest point of the
zone in aerial photographs. From here you have two alternatives:
Return on foot to the centre of Rota or leave the pine
trees and head onto the Avenida de la Diputación
where you can take the bus, which passes every 30 minutes.