La Herradura & Almuñécar Places of Worship

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.

There are several places of worship in Almunecar & La Herradura. We will share the churces and ermitas with you, also showing locations pinned on a map. Read more on Almunecarinfo.com

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Travel Between Almuñecar – La Herradura Bus Options

We share with you some Almuñécar & La Herradura bus options.  You actually have a couple of choices for using public transport to travel between the village of La Herradura and Almuñécar.

We share with you some Almuñecar & La Herradura bus options.  You actually have a couple of choices for using public transport to travel between the towns. Read more on Almunecarinfo.com

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Fiestas de Otivar – Inmaculada Concepción (6-9 December)

At the beginning of December each year we can look forward to the Fiestas de Otivar, in honor of the Inmaculada Concepción (Immaculate Conception)!  This beautiful pueblo blanco is perched in the hills about 20 minutes outside of Almuñécar.  The village comes alive for 3 days and nights, with events, music, lights, food and fun.

At the beginning of December each year we can look forward to the Fiestas de Otivar, in honor of the Inmaculada Concepción (Immaculate Conception)!  This beautiful pueblo blanco perched in the hills about 20 minutes outside of Almuñécar.  The village come alive for 3 days and nights, with events, music, lights, food and fun. Read more on Almunecarinfo.com

 

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Monument to Shipwrecked Sailors

As you enter the town of La Herradura, you will notice a large bronze sculpture along the beach.  This is the Monument to Shipwrecked Sailors.   The deep bay of La Herradura hides the remains of 25 ships of the Spanish Navy, and more than five thousand sailors.  The La Herradura naval disaster occurred on October 19, 1562, due to a very large storm.

Monument to Shipwrecked Sailors La Herradura Spain

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Almuñécar Tourist Office

There are 2 Almuñécar tourist office locations and one in La Herradura.  Each of them is staffed with multilingual and very helpful people.  They will provide you with a local map of the area and there are plenty of brochures with things to do in Almuñécar as well.

Almuñécar Tourist Office - off of San Cristobal Beach.

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La Herradura – Almuñécar Halloween & All Saints Day

While the Almuñécar Halloween, and generally in Spain, isn’t a big tradition for trick or treat and costumes, there are a few fun things going on.   It tends to be more of the zombies and scary events, but there are some for the little kids too.  We have included Halloween activities for Maro, La Herradura, and Almuñécar.

While the Almuñécar Halloween, and generally in Spain, isn't a big tradition for trick or treat and costumes, there are a few fun things going on.   It tends to be more of the zombies and scary events, but there are some for the little kids too.  We have included Halloween activities for Maro, La Herradura, and Almuñécar.Read more on Almunecarinfo.com

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Discover The Beautiful Pueblo Blanco Otivar

Otivar is nestled within the foothills of the Sierra Cazalus and the park of Tejeda, La Almijara and Alhama.  The drive up from Almunecar gives you a tantalizing introduction to the lush green, mountain air of the village and is an ever-popular area for many visitors and locals alike.

Otivar is pueblo blanco, just 20 minutes inland from Almunecar.  Out for a Sunday drive up to Otivar and enjoy the scenery & traditional Spanish food. Read more on Almunecarinfo.com

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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.

  • CEIP –  Infant and Primary School (preschool – grade 6) (Colegio de Educación Infantil y Primaria)
  • IES – Secondary (grade 7-10)
    Instituto de Educación Secundaria
  • Bachillerato (grade 11-12)  Optional
    Currently only located at Antigua Sexi and Al Andalus (Bi-Lingual)

Schools in Almuñécar - La Herradura

 

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Festival del Mar La Herradura (September 21, & 27-29)

Celebrate the sea, learn about the environment, socialize, share experiences, enjoy activities, eat food, and have fun at the Festival del Mar (Festival of the sea) in La Herradura!

Festival del Mar (Festival of the sea) La Herradura! Celebrate the sea, learn about the environment, socialize, enjoy activities, eat food, and have fun. Read more on Almunecarinfo.com

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Tandem Paragliding Spain – Soar Up In The Spanish Sky

Have you ever dreamed of what it would feel like to fly?  Well now is your chance to have an experience like no other! Paragliding Spain on the Costa Tropical is the dream destination for many.

La Herradura and Cenes de la Vega are in the heart of Europe’s most southern flying sites for paragliding Spain!  There is year round thermal activity, so it is an ideal location to give it a try.  If you are wondering what thermal activity is, don’t worry.  You can fly with an expert, so you can enjoy the moment with no experience.

Have you ever dreamed of flying? Granada has some of Europe's most southern sites for paragliding Spain! Try a tandem experience with Hotel California. Read more on Almunecarinfo.com

 

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