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".
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.
For the beaches of Herradura click here.
Almuñecar (36°44′02″N 3°41′28″O)
Altitude: 0-85 meters
Population: 27.195 (2014)
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