Heidi is passionate about travel (50+ countries) and loves experiencing the world with husband and their kids. In Aug 2012, they left the “perfect American life”, quit their jobs, sold their belongings and moved to Almuñécar. She likes to share all of her favorites things about the area, as well as practical information too. You may also view their family travel blog, Wagoners Abroad, at https://wagonersabroad.com
The Trópico Express Train takes you on a tour along the beaches and paseos of Almuñécar. You will see it each night in the summer and hear them ding the bells, as they drive past. Wave to the people on the train and have some fun or even better go for a ride yourself.
If you are in Costa Tropical during the month of June, you may hear people speaking of Fiesta de San Juan or Noche de San Juan. You likely assumed it was some sort of celebration, but it may also leave you with several questions. Who is San Juan? What is the fiesta de San Juan in celebration of? Why do some people say it is June 23rd and other people say it is June 24th? Let us help you figure it all out!
Every summer you are in for a treat on the Costa Tropical. That’s because of the annual La Caña Flamenca! This is a festival with a series of Flamenco performances over the summer months, on the Costa Tropical. We will share with you all of the details about the location, artists, and where to get your tickets.
Who loves good food? Yes, you do! Every year Almuñécar holds a foodie event called the Feria Gastronomica in Majuelo Park. Be prepared to sample the delicious food from each of the stalls and also partake in a few beverages as well. It isn’t just about food and drinks though. No, you will also be very entertained and this is just one of the annual events which are the sign that summer is on the way.
There are several options for Parking in Almuñécar. Some of the options have a time limit, while others are more worry free. You must be aware of the different seasons, dates and hours for the “On street pay parking“, as it can be a bit confusing.
When parking along the street in town you will notice various colored dashes along the road. There are signs posted along the way which explain what these colors mean, but you need to get out of your car to read the signs.Continue reading
Expect to see covered wagons, floats, horses, traditional costumes and a large turnout for the Almuñécar La Romería de San Isidro. Dia de San Isidro is May 15th, as well as the Pilgrimage of San Isidro. The event is organized by the Hermandad Virgen Madre y San Isidro de Torrecuevas and the support of the Ayuntamiento of Almuñécar.
Experience the Torrenueva Costa Ruta de la Tapa! You are in for wonderful treats and special tapas made for this Spring event on the Costa Tropical. Each year the tapas and restaurants change, so keep coming back!
Fiestas in the streets of Almuñécar & La Herradura during the Cruces de Mayo. With elaborate displays of flowers, crosses, lights, decorations, fiestas, and pop-up bars, in the alleys of the old town in Almuñécar & La Herradura. Be prepared for a few days and nights with displays, food, drink, and a great atmosphere.