The Rota Commissary
The Defense Commissary Agency, which is headquartered at Fort Lee, VA., operates a worldwide chain of commissaries providing groceries to authorized patrons in a safe and secure shopping environment. Customers purchase items at cost plus a 5-percent surcharge, which covers the costs of building new commissaries and modernizing existing ones. Shoppers save an average of more than 30 percent on their purchases compared to commercial prices — savings that amount to thousands of dollars annually when shopping regularly at a commissary.
Rota’s commissary offers nearly 10,000 grocery and miscellaneous items and has a full-service deli/bakery. Rotisserie chicken, Panini sandwiches, several hot foods, deli meat and cheese trays and self-service fruit and vegetable salad bar are available.
For more information about the Rota Commissary, click here
Navy Exchange Rota
Rota’s main Navy Exchange (NEX) complex, which opened in 2007, is centrally located on the base. The NEX carries clothing for the entire family, giftware, shoes, books and magazines, DVDs and CDs, uniforms, electronics, furniture, sporting goods, jewelry and housewares. Additionally, contract vendors in the NEX complex include a floral shop, barber shop and beauty salon, optometrist, photo studio, Subway and Cafe Andalucía, which proudly brews Starbucks coffee.
In addition to the main store, these other shops and services are also offered:
- Barber Shop
- Baskin Robbins
- Beauty Salon
- Café Ole
- Car Rental
- Cleaning Depot
- Gas Station
- ITV Office
- Mini Mart
- Car Care Center
Information about NEX services at Rota
- La Plaza
- Pizza Villa/PV Express
- Grab & Go
- Pinz American Cafe
For more information about Food Offerings visit MWR Rota and then click on the Dining tab.
There is one U.S. Military Post Office (MPO), Building 3230, located on base. Packages up to 70 pounds and 130 inches in length and width combined can be sent through this MPO. The average time frame for mail to arrive in the United States is seven to 10 days for USPS Priority packages and First Class letters. Like it’s stateside counterpart, the Rota post office also provides a variety of special services to include: Express, Registered, Certified, Insured, Return Receipt, Delivery Confirmation and Money Orders. When mailing anything to the installation, “Rota” or “Spain” should not be used on any incoming or outgoing mail. This will require the mail to be routed via the international mail system and will subject the package to international customs duty. The following are examples of a few items that cannot be mailed: hazardous matter, controlled substances, weapons of any kind, perishable items, alcoholic beverages, aerosols of any type, lighters, Cuban cigars and hookah pipes. All mail is screened via X-ray machines and customs forms are considered signed official documents.
Navy MWR Rota Post Office Website
Worship Facilities / Services / Chaplain Information
The Religious Ministries Department offers a comprehensive command religious program including divine services, counseling, Bible studies, youth activities, Christian education and fellowship events. Weekly CCD, RCIA, Children’s Church, Youth Ministry, Bible studies and more provide adult and youth religious education. Sacramental preparation and reception is available with individual Chaplains. Our choirs, community relations events, Protestant Women of the Chapel (PWOC), Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) and other activities provide opportunities for personal connections and volunteer service. The Chapel also provides referrals for other faith groups.
For more information, take a look at the Naval Station Rota Welcome Guide under “Helpful Links” on your right. Please also click on the links provided:
Naval Station Rota Religious Ministries
Naval Station Rota Chapel Facebook Page