ROSAS, COSTA BRAVA
ROSAS, A BAY WITH OVER 300 YEARS OF HISTORY
Rosas is mainly a Mediterranean town with a large tourist and maritime tradition. It is located about 30 kilometers from the French border. Its origins date back to the eighth century BC with the founding of the first Greek city "Rhode". These historical events became the keywords of Rosas, a modern and culturally active town, consequence of the coexistence with other people and civilizations, and of which we are very proud. Rosas is a place to enjoy the sea, the land, the nature, the culture, the traditions, the sunsets, the historical legacy, the large variety of sports, the gastronomy, entertainment and pastimes. You can enjoy the sea as well as mountains and countryside, making Roses a place where everything is possible. It is surrounded by two outstanding nature parks : "Cap de Creus" which present wonderful views over wild coves, small islands and cliffs while having a remarkable fauna and flora and «Aiguamolls» known for its migratory and aquatic birds making it a perfect place for nature lovers.
Rosas offers a coast full of contrasts, with cliffs and coves with clear water, as well as fine sandy beaches with shallow blue waters, ideal for families and water sports. The Rosas coves belong to the "Creus Cape" Natural Park. This means that tourists can enjoy natural coves where the local vegetation is present even at sea, with wild landscapes, clear waters and much more, and on top of that, a fantastic spot for diving.
The Gastronomy you will find in Rosas combines tradition and creativity strongly based on fresh fish. As natural harbour, Rosas has an important fishing fleet that gives people daily fresh fish and seafood. The traditional and most representative dish is the "Suquet de Peix of Rosas", which can be tested throughout the year in various restaurants in the town. The Rosas cooking has gained worldwide fame thanks to the great creations of Ferran Adrià, head chef at "El Bulli" restaurant, considered the best restaurant in the world for years, currently being remodelling.
Rosas is located between two natural parks and the Mediterranean Sea, making it the perfect place to enjoy nature and practice a wide variety of land and water sports activities. Here are some activities that can be practiced:
Diving, sailing schools, windsurfing, rowing, catamaran and sailboat rental, kayak, mini cruises, motorboats and jet ski rental, marina, kite surfing, parasailing, aquatic park, banana boat.
Bike rental, sports center, tennis, fitness room, indoor pool, petanque, beach volley, tourist train, scooter rental, playgrounds, mini golf, go-kart, cinema, spa, Segway (Personal Transporters/PT) rental, buggy rental and paintball.