San Roque Area Guide | San Roque, Costa del Sol, Cadiz, Spain.
The quiet market town of Sn Roque is one of the most attractive on this part of the coast. Alcaidesa development is found here, a quiet residential complex that boasts several lovely beaches flanked by cliffs.
Where is San Roque?
San Roque, in the province of Cadiz, lies around 70km west of Marbella and 120km from Malaga Airport. However, the excellent motorway infrastructure means journeys are quick and easy – for example, it takes just 70 minutes to reach the airport. Gibraltar Airport is considerably nearer (10km) and represents a good alternative if you’re flying to the UK.
Why buy in San Roque?
While it doesn’t have such wide-ranging appeal as other resorts on the Costa del Sol, San Roque will appeal to property buyers looking for these features:
Attractive town: San Roque epitomises the typical Andalusian town, built on a high point with narrow streets and whitewashed houses with their geranium-planted balconies. The town boasts several beautiful churches and monuments as well as the historic ruins of the Roman city of Carteia, slightly hidden nowadays among the industrial chimneys on the south side of the A7 highway but still worth visiting. San Roque has good amenities including health centres, schools and a range of shops and restaurants. Large stores and cinemas can be found on the coast in Palmones
Stunning surroundings: The province of Cadiz is famous for its stunning scenery and San Roque and Alcaidesa development boast some of it. Set in rolling hills dotted with cork oak forests, San Roque has commanding views of the mountain ranges to the north and the Strait of Gibraltar to the south. The coastline between San Roque and Sotogrande features little development and as a result, the beaches here are unspoilt and quiet even in high season. Those at Alcaidesa are backed by cliffs, unusual along the Costa del Sol. San Roque also has the advantage of being close to Tarifa and its stunning sandy beaches.
Further inland past Los Barrios lies the A381 highway to Jerez de la Frontera, which takes in Los Alcornocales Natural Park with some of the most beautiful scenery in Andalusia as well as several of the province’s prettiest white villages including Medina Sidonia.
Good connections: Despite being some distance from the rest of the Costa del Sol, the far western end enjoys excellent communications – the AP7 motorway connects San Roque with Marbella in under 40 minutes and with Malaga Airport is just over an hour. Nearby Algeciras has a ferry service to Tangiers in Morocco.
Sporting facilities: San Roque is situated near several excellent golf courses including the prestigious Valderrama course in Sotogrande, host of the Ryder Cup in 1997 and the Volvo Masters tournament annually. Onsite at the Alcaidesa
development is the Alcaidesa Club de Golf and La Reserva and San Roque clubs are both is close by on the north side of the A7 highway.
Cheaper homes: Property in this part of the Costa del Sol is considerably cheaper than many other resorts and new-build apartments represent particularly good value. Buy-to-let potential for golfers is good.
What can I buy in San Roque?
The different developments in the San Roque area offer apartments, townhouses and villas, and prices vary depending on location – those nearer the beach in Alcaidesa and frontline golf properties in San Roque Club tend to attract higher asking prices than elsewhere. You also have the option of buying a typical Andalusian townhouse in the town of San Roque itself.