Did you know there are speed cameras in Almuñécar? This shouldn’t be a big surprise, as there are road signs clearly marking the speed radar zone. That said, when you have beautiful scenery you are looking at or on the hunt for a parking space, you can easily miss those signs. Needless to say when you receive that multa (fine) in the mail, with a photo of your car, it doesn’t feel good. Of course the next reaction is denial and that it couldn’t have been you, as you don’t speed.
It is tough walking around town and wondering which restaurant is good or even great. You really can’t tell by just looking at the furnishing, so we have decided to help you with choosing where to eat in Almuñécar. We asked over 20 expats and locals about their favorite Almuñécar restaurants. They have shared with us where they like to have a nice meal out. The entrée prices are typically 10€ plus per person, but are well worth it. Of course you can stop by many of them just for drinks and tapas, as well as a scrumptious meal.
The Almuñécar Plazas are an important part of daily life. We will share with you some of the most popular Plazas, along with photos, and a map with the location. These plazas not only offer a place to find shops and restaurants, they are also social gathering spots. These are the outdoor living rooms for the town to enjoy and meet up with friends.
The Phoenician Necropolis is located just off of Calle el Tesoro, behind IES Antigua Sexi, perched above the town. As you approach the site, on Calle el Tesoro, look to the right for spectacular views of the Mediterranean Sea, the town, as well as the chirimoya farm below.
With over 19 km of coastline, the Almuñécar beaches are for everyone. Of course some of the most popular are those which are easily accessible and right in the urban area of town. There are also several which are secluded or offer small coves or cliffs, for a little variety. Many of the beaches are covered with sand or pebbles, there are even some with dark sand.Continue reading
If you have little ones, you are bound to be seeking out a place for them to burn off a little energy. We share with you the Almuñécar playgrounds and parks, with a few extras thrown in as well. The playgrounds are all very similar, just in different locations. We share a photo of each so you can see which have swings, slides, climbing, bars and more.
Almuñécar is a town of about 30,000 people and during the high season that number can nearly triple. While the main part of town is very compact and accessible via foot there is more to it than what a map can show you. There are several Almuñécar neighborhoods that may appear close on a map, but are set in hillsides so could be quite a hike. Each area also has a different look and feel and can be active all year or mainly during the summer months.
There are 2 tourist office locations within Almuñécar and one in La Herradura. Each of them is staffed with multilingual and very helpful people. They will provide you with a local map of the area and there are plenty of brochures with things to do in Almuñécar as well.Continue reading
Live like a local and get your daily shopping done at the Almuñécar Municipal Market.