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Cruisers Comments on Rota, near Cadiz

By Sue Richards last modified Sep 10, 2015 08:36 PM

Published: 2009-12-13 19:55:00
Countries: Spain

Posted on 2008-06-24

We over wintered at Rota from October, 2007 to April, 2008.

The marina (Rota Marina) has clean, efficient, modern toilets and showers with adequate washing and drying machines. The front counter staff were very pleasant though there is an air of aloofness within the attitude of the administrators.

Rota itself has a lovely old town area, proudly steeped in Spanish history and is well worth a visit. It has the honour of hosting the most "party days" (festivals) in Spain and is a town where the Spanish go on holiday, so one would assume that they would know where is worth visiting!

The historic area of Cadiz is an easy and quick ferry trip from the Marina.

We would highly recommend Rota.

Posted on 2009-12-13

This marina was an excellent stop over. Staff very helpful in contacting other marinas for forward berthing. The town itself was a treat to visit. Nowhere else did we see the family incuding 4 or 4 generations sitting on the beaches until midnight.

Well recomended to stop over.

P Robertson

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Yacht KIVU says:
Sep 10, 2015 08:37 AM

We stayed in Rota for a month in February 2015. There was no maintenance of the dock fittings one of which broke when we were away which we had told the office about. Luckily one of our fellow live-aboards re-secured the boat but it had been damaged. We are now in a legal battle with the port who say they have no liability for vessels secured to their increasingly weak pontoons. This situation can only get worse.

Peter says:
Jun 30, 2015 06:33 PM

The Marina is still in good condition. Everything described above still applies. €55 for a 16m boat incl Water and current.