La Herradura & Almuñécar Getting To Know Things Around Town


No matter if you are new to the area or have been here a long time, this is perfect for getting to know your way around Almuñécar & La Herradura.  We try to cover the most important things you would need to know or find.  Of course you can always use our search bar in the upper right of the page as well.  We do hope this helps and keep in mind, we are local expats who do this for free from the kindness of our hearts, so be kind!

Almuñécar Plazas - Plaza de la Constitución

 

Almuñécar Town Map

Please refer to the Almuñécar map to get a feel for the area and help you navigate around town.  Below we have pointed out some of the most common social areas to frequent, plazas, playgrounds, and playas!  Keep in mind Almuñécar is a municipality and has many other areas included, such as La Herradura.  When referencing Almuñécar we mainly mean the full municipality.

Almuñécar & La Herradura Plazas

There are many lovely plazas to visit around town.  Most of them have places to sit and relax or grab some food or drinks.  Click here to read more about the Almuñécar plazas.


Plaza Damasco Almunecar

La Herradura & Almuñécar Beaches

There is over 19 km of coast in town, we share more about the Almuñécar beaches with you.

San Cristobal Beach view

Parks and Playgrounds

If you have little ones, you are going to want to bookmark this link.  Here is a map and photo of the La Herradura & Almuñécar Playgrounds and Parks.

Almunecar Playgrounds and Parks Spain - Barrio San Miguel

Almuñécar Social Groups, Clubs & Sports

Almuñécar offers many sporting activities for both adults and children.  There are also many social groups for practicing Spanish, making new friends, getting toddlers together to play, yoga, dance, tennis, martial arts and more.
Check out our Almuñécar social groups and sports post.

Tropical Coast Languages Coffee Break On the Paseo Spain (Intercambio)

Almuñécar Neighborhoods

There are several neighborhoods in town and it can be difficult to know them all.  Here we share with you the main Almuñécar neighborhoods.

Almunecar neighborhoods

 

Almuñécar & La Herradura Tourist Information

There are a total of 3 Tourist Information Centers.  Click here to see a Photo, Map, Hours and more for all 3 of the Almuñécar Tourist Offices.

Almunecar Tourist Office

 

Almuñécar A-Z

When it comes to learning about Almuñécar Spain, this A-Z guide should help you out.  We are just having a little fun, while sharing more about the Costa Tropical area.  Come along with us and enjoy Almuñécar Spain!

Getting Settled

This ebook provides you with tips and information to plan for your move as well as getting settled, once you arrive. It reviews residency, insurance, banking and more.  Click here to read more.

At the end of September we are always in for a treat with the Fiestas de San Miguel, in the barrio del Castillo Almuñécar!  Up high on the hill in old town, near the castle, the streets come alive for 3 days and nights.

Move To Costa Tropical

Sometimes you need a little extra help to ease the stress and help you navigate your new home.  Almuñécar Info provides in-depth local knowledge to help ease the stress of your move to Costa Tropical.  We have lived in the area for seven years and provide you with experience and knowledge.  All of this information is needed to help you make informed decisions on where to live, residency, schools, banking, shopping, health care and more.  We will also give you the inside scoop for activities, restaurants, beaches, sights to see and more.

La Herradura beach views April 2018

Almuñécar Medical or Healthcare

There are many options for you to receive healthcare in Almuñécar.  We have compiled a list of our favorites, some of whom speak English too.  These are the nearest hospitals, doctors, analysis clinics and more.  Read more about Almuñécar healthcare here.  We also have some information regarding travel insurance here.

 

Almuñécar How To…

We have a very informative How To section in our blog.  You will find out how to order coffee, how to change butane bottles, how to take care of a jellyfish sting, how to get your ITV, how to get to the Foreigner’s office, How to get to shopping malls and more!
Read more on our Almuñécar How To… here.

 

Schools in Almuñécar / La Herradura

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.

learning Spanish and self study

 

Almuñécar Shopping

You can find just about anything for your daily needs when shopping in Almuñécar or shopping in La Herradura.  Once in a while you may want to go to a big shopping center, so we share some of those options with you too.

You can find just about anything for your daily needs when shopping in Almuñécar or shopping in La Herradura.  Once in a while you may want to go to a big shopping center, so we share some of those options with you too. Read more on Almunecarinfo.com

 

Almuñécar ATM Locations – Show Me The Money!

Almuñécar Transportation

The municipality of Almuñécar is a lovely place to live/visit, but in order to enjoy it, you have to get here.  What are the airports closest to Almuñécar, La Herradura & Costa Tropical?  If you’re flying from another country, or from within Spain, there are a number of airports to use.  There are two main choices for airports (Malaga and Granada).  We will also touch on other airports that can be used when traveling to Almuñécar.  How to get from Malaga to Almuñécar.

The municipality of Almuñécar is a lovely place to live/visit, but in order to enjoy it, you have to get here.  What are the airports closest to Almuñécar, La Herradura & Costa Tropical?  If you're flying from another country, or from within Spain, there are a number of airports to use.  There are two main choices for airports (Malaga and Granada).  We will also touch on other airports that can be used when traveling to Almuñécar. Read more on Almunecarinfo.com

 

Best Car Rental Malaga Airport Inside The Terminal and Offsite

If you want to get out and explore Spain, then we share the best car rental Malaga airport.  It is great to get off the beaten path and explore small villages, move on your own time schedule, and likely get a better deal by renting a car at the airport.  Read more on Almunecarinfo.com

Almuñécar Alsa Bus

The main bus station in town is just next to the McDonald’s.  You may purchase your tickets via the attendant in the station, the kiosk in the station or you can buy tickets online here!  This is how you will connect yourself with the rest of Spain via the bus.

  You may book your bus tickets online now !

Almunecar Bus station and taxi stand

There are a variety of transportation options available in Almuñécar.   Some are only available during the high season of the Summer months (July/Aug) , some run  in the Summer and shoulder season (May – Sept) and others are all year-long.  The links below should help you get a feel for the town and how to get around.

Almuñécar City Bus

There are several local bus lines to get you around town.  Click here to see each line and timetables for the local Almuñécar bus.


Almuñécar Bus getting around town

Almuñécar Taxi

You will find many taxis available in front of the central bus station or near Olivares, all along Avenida Juan Carlos.

Taxi stand Avenida Juan Carlos I Almunecar (getting around town)

 

Almuñécar Tropico Express Tourist Train

The Tropico Express Train, usually runs during tourist season.  In the off season, it may be hired by groups or special events.

Tropico Express Tourist Train

Almuñécar Horse and Carriage

During the high season, you may enjoy a romantic ride along the beaches of Almuñécar.  As of 2017, this hasn’t been around much.
Horse and Carriage Almunecar

 

Almuñécar Bike Rental

There are 2 main bike paths along the paseo in town and there are several bike rental locations.  Depending on where you rent your bike, you will have choices of a paseo or city bike, a mountain bike or a road bike.  This area is great for exploring out of town, so click here for Bike Rental information.

cycling in Almunecar. Almuñécar Bike Rental. Cycling path along Velilla Beach

 

Almuñécar Boat Rental

During the summer months there are all sorts of water toys, jet skis, boats, kayaks and more rented from the main beaches.  You may also rent boats or hire a boat tour from the Marina del Este.

Marina del Este, nestled in a protected cove, between Almuñécar and La Herradura. This area is full of summer fun with many activities year-round as well. Read more on Almunecarinfo.com

 

Almuñécar Parking

If you plan to drive, do pay attention to the painted lines on the street.  Any blue dashed lines are for pay parking and white dashed lines are free.  Here are more details about parking in Almuñécar and  how to pay a parking ticket.

almunecar-info-parking-meter

Almuñécar Weather

Many people ask us about the weather in Almuñécar, so that means it time to make a post about it!  Let’s first start by saying that the sun is usually shining, but it too needs to take a siesta once in a while.

Almunecar Pozuelo Beach Summer (2)

11 Tools, Spanish Classes And Activities Almuñécar & La Herradura

We all have different learning styles and preferences when learning something new.  It is no different when you want to study Spanish.  Some of us prefer one-to-one Spanish lessons and some prefer group Spanish classes.  While some like to get into the details of grammar, others prefer just to listen, learn and chat.  Is it best to have intensive Spanish lessons, occasional lessons, play games or just meet up with friends once a week?  Only you know what you need and which will work best for you and perhaps it is a combination of them all!

Tropical Coast Languages group Spanish Lessons in Almunecar Spain

 

Almuñécar Spain SIM Card, Phone and Internet

Are you planning a move Spain?  There are a few things you’ll probably need to set up to get settled.  For the communications type of things (Internet, cell phones, SIM Cards), check out the recommendations for Spain SIM card, phone and internet below.

You have arrived in Spain, and perhaps you want to get local cell phone service. Where do you go? What do need to buy? Keep on reading and we'll tell you. Read more on AlmunecarInfo.com

How To Recycle In Spain – What Goes In Each Bin

How to recycle in Spain and where to go.  As any responsible society should, Spain has a well-developed system of recycling used materials like paper, plastic, or soda cans.  You can find recycle bins, receptacles, and containers all over the country.

Almunecar Recycle Bins - How to Recycle in Spain small

 

La Herradura Almuñécar Fiestas & Holiday Calendar

The holiday calendar below provides you with the days and dates for La Herradura & Almuñécar holidays (local & national), ferias, fiestas and additional public school days off.

Late night shopping Almunecar Feria week

Almuñécar Things To Do

If you are looking for things to do In Almuñécar, this should get you started.  From enjoying nature to exploring the past, you will enjoy the surrounds of this great place.

Almunecar beaches - Summer Rentals Almuñécar Playa San Cristobal

 

Almuñécar Holiday Rentals

Where to stay in Almunecar . We have hotels, hostels, camping, homestay, as well as self-catering apartments and villas. We have them all here.

 

Almuñécar Hotels

The Costa Tropical is filled with great places to stay, but we help provide you with more information.  We have Hotel Almunecar , hostels, camping, homestay, as well as self-catering apartments and villas. We have them all here.

Almuñécar Hotels - The Best Place To Stay In Almuñécar With Amazing Views! Hotel Helios Costa Tropical

Almunecar Restaurants & La Herradura Restaurants

We provide you with several lists of the best Almuñécar Restaurants & La Herradura restaurants too. From tapas to fine dining & churros to flamenco. Read more on Almunecarinfo.com

We provide you with several lists of some favorite Almuñécar Restaurants & La Herradura restaurants too. From tapas to fine dining & churros to flamenco. Read more about the restaurants here.

Social Media Hot Spots in the Area

Social Media has taken over and some of us can’t live without it.  It seems we have an urge to share with the world what a great time we are having or the beautiful place we are located.  We’ve scoured Instagram, Twitter, & Facebook to share with you the popular social media spots in Almuñécar & La Herradura.  Some are beautiful scenery, while others are a little quirky or fun.  Don’t worry if you don’t know where they are located, we share a map with you too!  How many locations can you visit and share a photo on social media?

La Herradura now has a "Bésame en esta esquina" (kiss me on this corner) spot

Almuñécar Town Scavenger Hunt

Free Download!  Almuñécar Scavenger Hunt, with photos!
Please refer to the Town Map for locations.

 

 

Que ver en Almuñecar/ What to do in Almuñecar

Looking for things to do or what to see in town?  We have so many options for you, find out more!

Things to do in Almunecar Spain. From Almunecar Beaches, to castles there is so much to see and do. Including local activities, day trips, outdoors, Almunecar beaches and more. Read more on www.AlmunecarInfo.com