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
In the middle of March we are always in for a treat with the La Herradura Feria and Fiestas de San José! This is the place to be in order to celebrate San José, Father’s Day, the coming of Spring, and all people named José. Be prepared for a few days and nights with activities, events, food, drink and parties.
The Almuñécar Plazas are an important part of daily life. We will share with you some of the most popular Spanish Plazas, along with photos, and a map with the location. These plazas not only offer a place to find shops and restaurants, they are also social gathering spots. These are the outdoor living rooms for the town to enjoy and meet up with friends. Of course it is popular all over Spain, but the weather in Costa Tropical ensures our Spanish plazas are active all year-long.
How about some flamenco in Almuñécar & La Herradura for that authentic Spanish experience? If you are just visiting the area or perhaps you live here and have guest coming to stay, either way you should make some time for drinks, tapas and a flamenco show. We will share some of our favorite flamenco shows in town, which should have that local flair you are looking for.
Get ready for costumes, masquerade, parades, singing, dancing, music, activities, food & drink. It’s time to celebrate La Herradura & Almuñécar Carnival! The parades begin at one location and end with a party at another location. This year the party locations are at the Rio Verde Fairgrounds in Almuñécar (near Rio Verde Park) and at the Plaza del Centro Civico in La Herradura. Keep on reading for detailed events and locations.
We are often asked about the location or availability of places of worship in the area. There are several places of worship in the area and not all of them are obvious as you walk past. We will share with you the names of each place of worship and they have also been pinned on a map. We don’t have the details of mass for all of them but feel free to search online based on their name.
When you visit Playa La Herradura Granada Spain, you’ll find a charming old town with pedestrian streets, covered with stone mosaic designs. It offers an incredible village vibe, with a central plaza and an amazing beach.
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.
This is a private medical center, affiliated with Quironsalud, which accepts some international health insurance and travel insurance. They offer 24-hour emergency services, doctor house-calls and ambulance services. The medical center is located at the ground level of the Chinasol building at the end of San Cristobal Beach.