Environmental Route

Time: 3 hours.

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 heights.

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.