Almuñécar - Costa Tropical - Granada Province

Almuñecar, an attractive coastal resort town, © Michelle Chaplow
Almuñecar, an attractive coastal resort town very popular with families. © Michelle Chaplow

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Becoming increasingly popular among foreign residents. It is an attractive coastal resort town that is particularly popular in the summer with Spanish holiday makers. The interesting seafront promenade is divided into many sections by the small coves and headlands that are typical of this part of the Costa Tropical. There are also several longer beaches, all with great facilites making them perfect for families.

 

Hotels

Hotels in Almuñecar. More >

Apartments

Self-catering apartments in Almuñecar. More >

Hostals & Hostels

Hostals & Hostels in Almuñecar. More >

Restaurants

The beat restaurants in Almuñecar - seafood being the speciality!More >

Parque del Majuelo

A pretty botanical garden containing Europe's largest collection of subtropical plants. More >

San Miguel Castle

The castle is said to date back to the Phoenician era in 7th century BC. More >

Roman Aqueduct

Built by the Romans, this would have served the towns population as well as the food salting factory. More >

Marina

An exceptionally pretty marina with excellent facilities including wifi, electrical and water hook up. More >

 

Alfareria del Castillo - The Castle Pottery

Opening Hours

Monday - Friday:

11:30 - 14:00 | 16:00 - 19:00

The town's last existing pottery, adds to the many historic sites in the San Miguel area and the preservation of the tradition of Almuñecar's pottery, as well as providing a tourist attraction.

Local potter Antonio Fernandez in attendance at the Alfareria del Castillo. The pottery still makes the famous fish and chicken shaped pots and other objects similar to those found in archaeological excavations as well as providing visitors with a magnificent view of "El Majuelo" botanical park.

Entrance is free.

peñón del santo

At the east end of Playa de San Cristobal, next to the statue of Abderramán I, there is a hill (about 30 meters high) with steps zig-zagging up to the top where there is a large cross. It's well worth walking up there because you'll enjoy spectacular views of the beaches and the Peñones de San Cristobal which are shown in the photo below.

Walk up the Peñón del Santo for stunning views. © Sophie Carefull
Walk up the Peñón del Santo in Almuñécar for stunning views of the Mediterranean.

Art Galleries


A regular series of contemporary art exhibitions are held at the Galería de Arte Nexo.
Calle Príncipe 12. Tel. 651 494 185
Open Tuesday to Sunday from 11.00 to 14.00 and 18.00 to 21.00.


Paintings, ceramics, photographs and engravings are on display at the Galería Jerkim.
Puerta de Granada 10. Tel. 958 883 222


In the building housing the local library and music school, the Centro Cívico, there is a gallery which holds regular exhibitions of art and other cultural activities, including the annual international Andrés Segovia guitar competition.

Tourist OfficE

Information and maps can be obtained from the friendly tourist office near the Parque del Majuelo - its stylish building and relaxing gardens are a tourist attraction in themselves.

The Office opens every day from 10.00 to 14.00 and from 16.00 to 18.00. The phone number is 958 63 50 07.
Sensibly, display boards outside the office offer detailed information when the tourist office is closed. 

CAR HIRE

Hire a car is best way to get around! Travel with ease and enjoy the beautiful views! Consult our general Car Hire page for the best deals within Andalucia.

 

 

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