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Almuñécar

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

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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.

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 →

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 →

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… More →

This vast aviary is a fascinating place to visit in Almuñecar. A tropical bird park opened in 1987, it's home to 1500 birds, representing 120 different species, with an emphasis on the exotic -… More →

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… More →

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… More →

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… More →

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… More →

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,… More →

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.… More →

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… More →

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… More →

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… More →

Private Excursions from Almuñecar

Alfareria del Castillo - The Castle Pottery

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. Open Monday - Friday 11:30 - 14:00 and 16:00 - 19:00 hrs

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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