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.
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.
Tropico Express Tourist Train
The Tropico Express Train takes you on a tour along the boardwalks of Almuñécar. Continue reading
Almuñécar Bus Schedule
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)
Live like a local and get your daily shopping done at the Almuñécar Municipal Market.
Mercado Municipal – Almuñécar Municipal Market
There are 4 main Almuñécar Supermarkets or Grocery Stores in the area, including La Herradura, Motril and Vélez-Málaga . There are also several specialty markets or small stores where you will be able to find imported or international products. A few of these are open for limited hours on Sundays. Check for details in the Almuñécar Directory now.
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.