Almunecar (26,000 inhabitants) is next to Motril one of the largest towns on the Costa Tropical in the east of Andalucia. It lies in the Granada province and is now quite popular with Northern European and Scandinavian buyers. From Almuñecar you can easily reach the white villages of the Alpujarra, winter ski slopes of the Sierra Nevada or the great provincial capital of Granada, famous for the Moorish palace complex Alhambra.
The beach runs in a kind of point where in the middle is the Moorish castle or fort ‘San Miguel‘ that can be visited. For enthusiasts: an archaeological museum is located in the fort. Due to the high-rise buildings, the old town is not particularly beautiful. However, a rich history can be found in various excavations, a Roman aqueduct and of course the archaeological museum.
The city has a number of family attractions: aqua park ‘Aqua Tropic‘ (saltwater family park), a bird park ‘Loro Sexi‘ and a botanical garden ‘El Majuelo‘. This park is an ideal location for parties, festivals and music performances. You can even play paintball in the hinterland. Although small-scale, the city is home to a history museum (Casa de la Cultura) and a Bonsai Museum.
La Herradura is a town of 3000 inhabitants that also belongs to the Municipality of Almuñecar. It lies to the west and borders the province of Malaga with its easternmost resort of Nerja / Maro. This seaside resort has beautiful beaches, including nudist beach El Cantajarin, and a big part is protected wildlife nature. This beach was even a tip of the National Geographic magazine. Next to it you find a pleasure marina called Marina del Este. La Herradura is very popular with foreign buyers with a wider budget.
The market is on Friday morning. There is also a fixed market hall for daily purchases.
Feria Almunecar: mid-August
Taxi Almunecar tel. 958 630 017