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.
Step back in time, thousands of years ago along Costa Tropical. The waves from the beautiful blue sea were lapping on the shore, people were living here and making ceramics and crafts. They were protected and surrounded by the lush Granada mountains and hills and life was good. When people passed away, their burial grounds were placed up on the hills, the Phoenician Necropolis. People were buried in their tombs with goods and belongings, all right here on the Granada coast!
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
.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 Almuñécar and the beautiful cost of Granada 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.
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.