Almuñecar



The village is situated at sea level and has 27.195 inhabitants (2014). To the municipality of Almuñecar belongs also the villages  La Herradura and Velilla-Taramay. 

 

It is an important tourist center, located between the sea and the mountains, as well as a major producer of subtropical fruits such as avocados, custard apples, mangos, kiwis, persimmons, and so on. It also has a rich historical and cultural history. In the Museum of the Cave of the Seven Palaces you can watch a lot of remains. It was originally a small Phoenician place called "Sexi"; hence the formal adjective, "sexitano".

 

The castle San Miguel in Almuñecar
The castle San Miguel in Almuñecar

Points of Interest in Almuñecar

  • Castle: Castillo de San Miguel;
  • Archeological Museum "Cave of Seven Palaces";
  • Aqueduct and Roman baths: Carrera de la Concepción, s / n, Almuñécar;
  • Key Museum Puerta de Granada, s / n, 18690 Almuñécar;
  • Mansion of La Najarra;
  • Salted Fish Factory, Factoría de Salazón de Pescado;
  • The gate of Almuñecar (Paseo Blas Infante);
  • Columbario de la Torre de Monje (Located 2 km., Of Almuñécar, on the slope of a hill on the road to Jete);
  • Columbario de la Albina (The remains of this columbarium are on a hill on the eastern side of the Green River near the road from Almuñécar to Salobreña);
  • Fountain: Pillar de Calle Real (1559);
  • Church: Iglesia de Incarnation (1600);
  • Roman Bridge (Cotobro).
  • Loro Sexi Ornithological Park;
  • Aquarium Acuario de Fauna Mediterránea;
  • Nature Park de Peña Escrita;
  • Botanic park: El Majuelo;
  • Natural Monument Los Peñones de San Cristobal:
  • Natural Park Cliffs of Maro Cerro Gordo;
  • Mediterranean Park (situated in Tamaray);
  • Garden - Museum Del Bonsai;
The ruins of the Salted Fish Factory in Almuñecar
The ruins of the Salted Fish Factory in Almuñecar
View on Almuñecar
View on Almuñecar

Almuñécar has 19 kilometers of coastline with 15 outstanding beaches: the most are offering all services. We highlight the beaches of Velilla, San Cristobal and La Herradura, who have Q quality award, the highest distinction of ICTE. There are also typical hidden coves off the coast of eastern Andalusia, and even nude beaches.

In theses waters are activities like diving and fishing practiced. The beach of Cerro Gordo-Maro is one of the main tourist attractions of the town, because of its beauty and conservation. In Almuñecar it is a habit to celebrate the feast of San Juan, when fires on the the beach are lighted.

 

View on the beach San Cristobal in Almuñecar
View on the beach San Cristobal in Almuñecar

Festivities in Almuñecar


  • Patron fiestas of the district San Sebastián on the Sunday closest to the 20th of January;
  • Fiestas patronales in honor of San Joséis celebrated on the 19th of March in La Herradura;
  • Cruces de Mayo is celebrated on the 3rd of May;
  • Corpus Christi - Fiesta variable.
  • Romería de San Isidro Labrador is celebrated on the 19th of May.
  • The night of San Juan is celebrated on the 23rd / 24th of June;
  • Fiestas of the district Taramay are celebrated in the first week of July;
  • Fiestas of the district Los Marinos are celebrated in honor of Nuestra Señora del Carmen (patrona de los marineros) on the 16th of July;
  • The Patron fiestas in honor de Nuestra Señora de la Antigua, are celebrated from the 9th till the 15th of August;
  • Fiestas in honor of San Miguel (patrón of the district San Miguel) is celebrated on the 29th of September;
  • Fiestas in honor de la Virgen Madre of the district Torrecuevas are celebrated on the 12th of October;
  • Fiestas of the district la Carrera de la Concepción in honor a la Inmaculada Concepción are celebrated on the 8th of December;

The Beaches of Almuñecar



For the beaches of Herradura click here.

Photo Gallery of Almuñecar


Basic Information Almuñecar


Almuñecar (36°44′02″N 3°41′28″O)

Altitude: 0-85 meters

Population: 27.195 (2014)

 

Distances:

Distance to Granada: 82 km

Distance to the beach: 0 km

Distance to Airport Malaga: 89 km

Distance to Airport Granada: 95 km

 

Touristic level: low - medium high

Authentic level: low - medium - high


Facilities:

  • Supermarkets: yes
  • Banks: yes
  • Restaurants: yes
  • Bars: yes

Location of Almuñecar

The Weather in Almuñecar


Holiday Accommodations in Almuñecar


Almuñecar - Costa Tropical:  This property is situated only a 6 minutes walk from the beach. Boasting a garden, an outdoor pool and mountain views, Casa La Luna is located in Almuñécar. The house has a fully equipped.......

Number of persons: 2-5 / Price: from € 100 a day € 700,- a week (5p)

from € 100,-



Almuñecar - Costa Tropical:  This property is situated only a 6 minutes walk from the beach. Boasting a garden, an outdoor pool and mountain views, Casa La Luna is located in Almuñécar. The house has a fully equipped.......

Number of persons: 5-6 / Price: from € 126 a day € 630,- a week (5p)

from € 126,-



Almuñecar - Costa Tropical:  Situated in Almuñécarat the Costa Tropical in the countryside, Casa Laura has a garden and uests are welcome to go for a swim in the seasonal outdoor pool. This spacious holiday house has 3.......

Number of persons: 6 / Price: from € 150 a day € 1050,- a week (6p)

from € 150,-



Almuñecar - Costa Tropical:  This property is 12 minutes walk from the beach. This holiday home offers an outdoor all year swimming pool as well as a garden. The house has 5 bedrooms with air conditioning and a fully.......

Number of persons: 10 / Price: from € 415 a day € 2900,- a week (10p)

from € 415,-



Almuñecar - Costa Tropical:  This holiday house (160m2) offers an outdoor swimming pool as well as a garden and a large terrace with barcecue. The house has 3 bedrooms with air conditioning and a fully equipped kitchen......

Number of persons: 6 / Price: from € 800 a day € 5600,- a week (6p)

from € 800,-