As you meander the pedestrian streets of old town Almuñécar, you are bound to happen upon the Calle Real Fountain. This fountain was originally built in 1559, with remnants of the Roman aqueduct encased in glass beside the fountain. It 1994, the Calle Real Fountain was restored to its current state.
The monument to Phoenicians is located along the upper level of the Paseo del Altillo. This is a tribute to the Phoenician culture and its contribution to the history of Almuñécar. It was built after the Phoenician Necropolis was unearthed nearby and their ancient mysteries discovered.
The monument to water is one of the many monuments you will find around town. This one in particular is very interesting to look at. These are really three separate statues; three bronze torsos (one male and two females) leaping over fountains of water. Because the artist created without heads or complete bodies, some think they are a work in progress, but we assure you they are complete.
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.
Peñones del Santo is a natural monument with the addition of a man-made cross. You may climb to the top of Peñones del Santo for vast views of the town and beaches. There is a large plaza at the top with a very large cross at the highest point. The surrounding metal railings have become a location for people to leave behind their locks of love.
If you would like to really explore Costa Tropical, beyond the Paseo, then renting a bike is the option for you. There are two wonderful year round bike shops in town and both are very reputable and friendly.
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.
Tropico Express Tourist Train
The Tropico Express Train takes you on a tour along the boardwalks of Almuñécar. Continue reading
There are several public and private schools in Almuñécar. Covering infant through high school (grade pre k to 12).
There is also one International school (British Curriculum), which serves for the entire coastal area.
- CEIP – Infant and Primary School (preschool – grade 6) (Colegio de Educación Infantil y Primaria)
- IES – Secondary (grade 7-10)
Instituto de Educación Secundaria
- Bachillerato (grade 11-12) Optional
Currently only located at Antigua Sexi and Al Andalus (Bi-Lingual)