Aguadulce is a district of Roquetas de Mar in the province of Almeria in Andalusia. It is a small district situated beside the Mediterranean Sea, in the southern part of Spain. The name of Aguadulce means “sweet water” in Spanish -- the name came from a spring that no longer exists in the area. Because the water from the spring gave a rather curious taste to the salty water of the Mediterranean Sea, the town was given the nickname “sweet water” or Aguadulce.
Aguadulce faces the Gulf of Almeria and one of the main tourist districts of the town of Roquetas de Mar. Aguadulce has a gorgeous stretch of beach and attracts thousands of tourists every year. With its growing population and modern establishments, the town draws visitors from all over Spain and Europe, especially from United Kingdom, Ireland, and Germany.
Though not originally part of Roquetas de Mar, the history of Aguadulce is connected with the whole of Roquetas de Mar. During ancient times, Aguadulce was a strategic town conducive for trade and commerce between Romans, Phoenicians, and Arabs.
Aguadulce is popular for rolling hills that overlook the sea. Even though it is popular during the peak of summer and vacation season, Aguadulce is spacious enough to accommodate all tourists for perfect seaside walking, activities, and sunbathing. Being a strategic town, Aguadulce is a good resting point for touring the surrounding areas of Roquetas de Mar and Almeria. The nearby places boast towers and castles that go back to ancient and medieval times. All the historic buildings have the mix of Romanesque and Arab or Moor influence unique to Andalusian culture and taste.
Though Aguadulce is popular for European tourists and has modern hotels, splendid villas, and luxury mansions on the edge of the beach, it is better known for vacationers to stay in modest houses rented or bought in the center of the neighborhood. Aside from having family-size houses, Aguadulce hostels are available throughout the year. Hostels in Aguadulce range from modest to luxurious types. Any visitor is welcome and can afford to stay in Aguadulce.
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