Located to the north of Cadiz Bay, the village is a mixture of flat land and coast, where the highlights are its long beaches and dune formations, not forgetting the fishing enclosures, specially prepared for a traditional method of fishing which is typical of this area.

Though probably of Phoenician origin, Rota did not acquire village status until the time of the Moslem occupation and subsequent Christian reconquest. Places of interest here are Luna Castle, Our Lady’s Church and St. John the Baptist Chapel.