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 full Feria is altered for August 2021 due to Covid 19, but there will be a some events and celebrations, but not all.
The second week of August means it’s time for the Almuñécar Feria and Fiestas Virgen de la Antigua. Time for celebrations in honor of the town’s patron saint, Virgen de la Antigua. It’s nearly a week full of food, drinks, music, carnival rides, and a procession. It all ends on August 15th with the biggest night in Almuñécar ‘s list of annual festivals and the most spectacular fireworks display around!
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Each summer we have the opportunity to experience some amazing outdoor events in Almuñecar. With 2 Almuñecar Summer Concert & event venues, providing just the right ambiance. Spend the evening under the stars near the Roman Aqueduct and at El Majuelo Park below San Miguel Castle! We will share with you all of the details about the location, artists, and where to get your tickets.
We are regularly asked for information about getting a Coronavirus Test in Almuñécar – La Herradura. We now have some good information and resources for you. A negative covidPCR test result is often required before international travel and it is also a quick way to see if you have the coronavirus when you are displaying symptoms.
Come enjoy the La Herradura Summer Concerts! Each year we are all fortunate enough to have the opportunity to enjoy music in the castle! We will share with you all of the details about the location, artists, and where to get your tickets.
Food, drinks, carnival rides, procession, boats and fireworks are what you will get when you celebrate the fiestas Virgen del Carmen Almuñécar! This usually includes 3-4 days of activities and fun at the western end of San Cristobal Beach. Each night is full of people gathering at the makeshift bar on the paseo, as well as kids enjoying the small carnival, plus you can’t go wrong with churros and waffles at Elvira’s open late! Then on July 16, it’s the day of Virgen del Carmen, patron saint of fishermen and sailors. The brotherhood will take her and set sail the streets in a procession and then to the waters to bless her in the midst of a festive atmosphere.
If you are out walking the paseo near the Peñones del Santo, you will be in for a treat to browse the summer market. It’s located in Plaza Abderrahman, near Loro Sexi park. This is our night market and a perfect reason to get out and enjoy the great weather.