Almuñécar

Almuñécar

Hostals & Hostels in Almuñecar

Almuñecar is one of the most popular destinations on the sublime Costa Tropical and for good reason. You can find many hotels and apartments right on the beach, or alternatively you can venture more inland and enjoy mountainous views to get a feel for rural Andalucia.

Hotels

Almuñecar is one of the most popular destinations on the sublime Costa Tropical and for good reason. You can find many hotels and apartments right on the beach, or alternatively you can venture more inland and enjoy mountainous views to get a feel for rural Andalucia.

Apartments

Almuñecar is situated between Nerja and Motril in Granada province. It’s Granada’s most popular coastal destination on the Costa Tropical. In approximately 800BC the Phoenicians were the first settlers in the area and there are artefacts from this period in the town’s museum in the Castle of San Miguel.

Restaurants

An increasingly popular tourist destination due to its beaches and coastal location, Almuñecar is home to some top-class restaurants serving high quality Spanish and Mediterranean cuisine. It has a good variety of restaurants, but the speciality here is the freshly-caught, local seafood and shellfish.

Marina del Este, Punta de la Mona Marina

This exceptionally pretty yet little-known marina, one of the most attractive in the whole Mediterranean, is located in the small seaside town of La Herradura. The port is situated on the eastern side of a natural headland called Punta de la Mona, on the other side from the town. It is geographically outstanding, with a perfectly-protected situation, courtesy of natural features.

Roman Aqueduct, Almunecar

The aqueduct was built by the Romans during their reign over parts of Andalucia. The aqueduct would have served, not only as a valuable supply of fresh water to the town's population, but also would have been vital for the salting industry believed to be practiced in the town.

San Miguel Castle

Situated on a mound overlooking Almuñécar and with views across the Mediterranean, the San Miguel Castle made for an excellent defensive stronghold. The castle is said to date back to the Phoenician era in 7th century BC. Since then the castle offers a fantastic journey through time having Roman, Moorish and more recently Christian influences.

Parque del Majuelo

The Costa Tropical was given its' name due to the unique tropical micro climate that exists in this part of Andalucia. This climate is an ideal environment for the growth of subtropical plants, especially species of Palm.

Almuñécar Archaeological Museum

The Archaeological Museum also known as the 'Cave of 7 Palaces' is, perhaps surprisingly, not located within a cave in Almuñécar, but instead represents the largest section of the Roman Palace. Hieroglyphics found within the 'cave' date back to the time of the reign of Pharaoh Apofis I cerca 1500 BC.

Almuñécar History Museum

The building of the museum is found within the San Miguel Castle and dates back to the 18th century. The museum contains many of the archaeological findings that are common in the area and there are various models of Almuñécar showing how it would have looked at different periods in time during the Phoenician, Arabic and Roman eras.

Almuñecar Beaches

The Costa Tropical boasts some magnificent beaches and the town of Almuñécar is no exception, here is the list going from west to east. Playa del Cotobro, a lovely beach to the west of Almuñécar town with dark sand and pebbles. The beach is backed by a palm tree-lined paseo maritimo with plenty of shops and cafes and a large hotel with stunning sea views.

Peñónes de San Cristóbal Natural Monument

In the foothills of the Sierra Almijara on Granada's Costa Tropical is the seaside resort of Almuñécar, with a dramatic coastline of plunging cliff faces, secluded coves with beaches tucked away between steep cliffs and a smattering of jagged Peñónes (rocky outcrops) just off Almuñécar beach.

Aqua Tropic Almuñecar

Aqua Tropic water park is a good size water park with plenty of shady areas for parents to keep watch. This is the only saltwater water park in Spain, which means fewer chemicals. This park isn't short of activities with a Wavepool, Kamikaze and Black Hole rides as well as a children's pool. Regarding on land activities.

PUERTA DEL MAR

Offering quiet street views, PUERTA DEL MAR is an accommodation located in Almuñécar, 600 metres from San Cristobal Beach and 1.8 km from Velilla Beach. This beachfront property offers access to a balcony, darts, and free WiFi. The property is non-smoking and is situated 400 metres from Puerta del Mar Beach.