Christmas Almuñécar – La Herradura & Surrounding Areas 2023-2024

The holiday season is upon us and there is so much going on!  It is magical to experience (Navidad) Christmas in Almuñécar, La Herradura & the surrounding areas.  We also know it can be difficult to find out when and where things are happening, so we compile the information and keep it here for you!  If we know the information, it will be in this post and we continue to provide updates through the season.

Please use the table of contents to quickly jump to a section or date.

Bookmark this so that you can refer to it through the season (December 1, 2023 to January 7, 2024)!

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2023 Christmas Markets Almuñécar – La Herradura & More

Christmas Markets 

We just love the holiday season and there are plenty of Christmas markets to choose from.  We have listed those we are aware of in Almuñecar, La Herradura, Motril, Nerja and more.  If they looked good, we’ve added them to our list.  Let us know if you have one we should add.

Christmas Markets in Almunecar, La Herradura and surrounding areas for 2021. There are many to choose from where you can find perfect gifts.

 

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Almuñecar Summer Concerts & Culture

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.

Each summer we all 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. Read more on Almunecarinfo.com

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Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Costa Tropical

Electric Vehicle Charging Stations along the Costa Tropical, with a strong focus on the Almuñecar – La Herradura area.  This is just the beginning of a longer list to come. Your contributions would be appreciated as well.

Electric Vehicle Charging Stations along the Costa Tropical, with a strong focus on the Almuñecar – La Herradura area.. Read more on Almunecarinfo.com

 

Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Almuñecar – La Herradura

More and more electric vehicles are on the roads and we are often asked where car charging points are located.

Electric car charging station Mercadona P4

This parking garage is tightly packed, but there is space to charge your electric vehicle, so this is a good option for you.

  • Calle Marina Pineda, near town center
  • Mercadona Opening hours:  Monday – Saturday   9:00 to 21:30

Electric car charging station Mercadona P4

Electric car charging point Aldi

This car park is very spacious and it is easy to get around.  There are several bays dedicated to charging your electric vehicle.

Electric car charging stations Mercadona San Cristobal

Mercadona Garage has several electric car charging points in its parking garage.  You may access the parking garage on the right side of Mercadona and charge your vehicle as you shop.  Most of the charging points are located along the south wall, so as you drive into the car park they would be immediately on your left.

  • Address:  Avenida Mar de Plata, 4 San Cristobal. Behind Almuñécar Playa Hotel.
  • Mercadona Opening hours:  Monday – Saturday   9:00 to 21:30,  July- August open Sunday 09:00 – 15:00

electric car charging stations San Cristobal

 

Share more charging points with us!

I am certain there are many more electric vehicle charging stations along the Costa Tropical.  If you know of one you would like us to add, just tell us the exact location and send a photo we can use on the website too.

Surfboard Showers Almuñécar & La Herradura

Cowabunga!  Surfboard showers have made their way onshore on the Almuñécar & La Herradura beaches!
Cowabunga!  Surfboard showers have made their way onshore on the Almuñécar & La Herradura beaches! Enjoy the Costa Tropical! Read more on Almunecarinfo.com
Almuñécar & La Herradura has added a bit of fun and color to our beaches.  After you’ve enjoyed your time at the beach, locate one of the many surfboard showers and  enjoy rinsing off.  You don’t need to worry about a wipeout with these surfboards, they are just there to get you clean.
You will find several fun surfboard-shaped showers installed on our beaches.   Can you get a photo with them all?  We share a few with you below in our gallery.

Surfboard shower gallery

Surfboard showers can be found on the following beaches:

Tesorillo, Velilla, Puerta del Mar, San Cristobal, La Herradura, Cotobro
Almuñécar Beaches – Almuñécar Playas
With over 19 km of coastline, the Almuñécar beaches (Almuñecar playas and Playa La Herradura) are for everyone.  Of course, some of the most popular are those which are easily accessible and right in the urban area of town.  There are also several which are secluded or offer small coves or cliffs, for a little variety.  Many of the beaches are covered with stones or pebbles, there are even some with dark sand.  We think these are some of the best beaches in Granada, playas de Almuñecar.
With over 19 km of coastline, there are plenty of Almuñécar beaches for everyone.  The most popular are easily accessible and right in town. Read more on Almunecarinfo.com

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The Ayuntamiento wants your selfies, so please use the tags in your photos! 

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Monument to the Espetero & Espetos

The Almuñécar City Council pays homage to the espetero and the espetos with a Monument next to the Paseo de San Cristóbal.

Monument to the espetero & espetos. Paseo San Cristobal Almunecar Spain. Read more on Almunecarinfo.com

Espetero Definition:

An Espetero is a traditional coastal job related to the roasting of fish in espeto (on skewers).

About the Monument to the Espetero & Espetos

The Almuñécar City Council pays homage to the espetero and the espetos with a Monument along the Paseo de San Cristóbal.  Located next to Restaurante Botos, across from Helios Hotel.  Honored at the unveiling were locals of the trade; Manuel Mingorance Pérez “Piliki”, Miguel Rodríguez Moral “El Roquetero” and José Manuel Ortuño “El Arapo”, as well as Carmelo Martín Pérez.

The city council would like to recognize so many men from our town who are authentic artisans of flavor, espetar, control fire, and, ultimately, artisans of the ritual of making a good sardine skewer.  This monument is in honor of the traditions of our parents and the children who will do so in the future.  It’s things like this that will continue to enhance the Almuñécar culture even more.  It is already an excellent photo hotspot.

The work, carried out by the Moreno Brothers of Granada and will serve to honor the memory of many people dedicated to this job. Which is a tradition of the chiringuitos.  It was made with a mixed technique: forged and welded sheet metal and cast bronze (head, foot, hands, and sardines).

This is the 9th piece of work by Miguel Moreno commissioned in Almuñécar and La Herradura.  The other monuments have been displayed in various parts of the municipality since 1984.  You will recognize the monument to Los Fenicios (Paseo del Altillo). Abderramán Monument (next to the Peñones del Santo). Seahorse (Aquarium Square). Monument to the Men of the Countryside (Carrera de la Concepción). Water Monument (Water Square). Monument to the flamenco singer, Rafael Muñoz “El Niño del Cerval” (Alta del Mar street). Monument to the Men of the Sea and the Heart, on La Herradura beach.

Monument to the Espetero & Espetos

Monument to the espetero & espetos. Paseo San Cristobal Almunecar Spain. Read more on Almunecarinfo.com

Week of the Elderly

Almuñécar will celebrate the Week of the Elderly with a program of leisure, fun, and tributes! It starts with a “Copla Night” and ends with a lunch party and tribute to the couples celebrating their golden wedding anniversary.

Day of the Elderly, celebrated in Almunecar for those registered in the municipality 60+ years old. Program and events are detail here. Read more on https://almunecarinfo.com

This year there is a program of activities and events, “Elderly Week”, to honor the registered residents who are 60+ years old.

Saturday, October 1

During standard opening hours
Free day to visit the local museums and monuments, such as the Castillo de San Miguel, the Cueva 7 Palacios Museum, and the Castillo de La Herradura!

20:00 A FREE concert “Noche de Copla” in the Casa de la Cultura auditorium.
In this show, Jesús González, Virginia Salome, and Miguel Ángel Mellado will participate, accompanied by the Television Orchestra conducted by José Miguel Álvarez (Maestro Josemi).

Admission is free until full capacity, but you should collect your ticket in advance.
Collection your advance tickets for free at the Casa de la Cultura, Center for Active Participation of the Elderly (Pensioner Club), and Center for Social Services.

Thursday, October 6

10:00 Guided Tour
“A walk through the history of Almuñécar”. You will visit the Puente de Noy. This visit will be attended by the municipal archaeologist Elena Navas. The participants will meet at the Plaza del Aqueduct and begin the walk from there. You need to wear comfortable clothes and shoes. Pre-registration is required at the Casa de la Cultura.

Friday, October 7

10:30 and 12:30 maximum of 15 people per tour.

Guided tour of the “Loro Sexi” ornithological park. It will take place in two groups of 15 people, at 10:30 and 12:30.
Advanced registration is required and may be done at the Active Participation Center for the Elderly in Almuñécar (Pensionist Club) and at the Casa de la Cultura.

Day of the Elderly, celebrated in Almunecar for those registered in the municipality 60+ years old. Program and events are detail here.
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Tuesday, October 11

Day of the Elderly Lunch at Venta Luciano!

To celebrate Elder’s Day there will be lunch at the Venta Luciano, with bus service. After lunch, there will be a celebration and a dance party with live music! During this time, a tribute will be made to those couples who celebrate their golden wedding anniversary. This lunch party is aimed at pensioners over 60 years of age registered in the Sexta municipality. Couples and caregivers may attend as companions.

Advanced Registration is required and can be made at the Almuñécar Active Participation Center for the Elderly (Pensioner Club), the Casa de la Cultura, Social Services Center, and municipal offices of the La Herradura Civic Center. Couples celebrating their golden wedding anniversary must accredit them with their DNI and the Family Book. The registration will be open until October 5 or until full capacity.

La Caña Flamenca on the Costa Tropical Summer 2023

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.

Annual La Caña Flamenca on the Costa Tropical. This Flamenco festival is a series of held at various venues, with amazing artists all summer! Read more on Almunecar Info https://wp.me/p3oj9B-40C

 

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Christmas Almuñécar – La Herradura & Surrounding Areas 2021

The holiday season is upon us and there is so much going on!  It is magical to experience (Navidad) Christmas in Almuñécar, La Herradura & the surrounding areas.  We also know it can be difficult to find out when and where things are happening, so we compile the information and keep it here for you!  If we know the information, it will be in this post and we continue to provide updates through the season.

Please use the table of contents to quickly jump to a section or date.

Bookmark this, so you can refer to it through the season (December 3, 2021 to January 6, 2022)!

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Christmas Markets Almuñécar – La Herradura & More 2021

Christmas Markets 2021

We just love the holiday season and there are plenty of Christmas markets to choose from.  We have listed those we are aware of in Almuñecar, La Herradura, Motril, Nerja and more.  If they looked good, we’ve added them to our list.  Let us know if you have one we should add.

Christmas Markets in Almunecar, La Herradura and surrounding areas for 2021. There are many to choose from where you can find perfect gifts.

 

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