Almuñécar Coronavirus COVID-19, Announcements

Stay inside, Keep Calm and Wash your hands.  It is recommended everyone participate in the self isolation period, with only essential movement until April 11, 2020.  If you have a holiday planned prior to that, we suggest you reschedule.

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Scams, Pickpockets, & Things To Look Out For

An informational post to help you remain aware of scams, pickpockets, and things to look out for.  First of all, we feel this is a very safe area to live and rarely hear of any crime.  However, every once in a while we do hear of something and thought we would share the information with you.  Scammers are everywhere in cities big and small, so we hope this helps to keep you informed and to be on the lookout for these things.

Scams, Pickpockets, & Things To Look Out For- An informational post to help you remain aware of scams, pickpockets, and things to look out for.  First of all, we feel this is a very safe area to live and rarely hear of any crime.  However, every once in a while we do hear of something and thought we would share the information with you.  Scammers are everywhere in cities big and small, so we hope this helps to keep you informed and to be on the lookout for these things. Read more on Almunecarinfo.com

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Fiestas de San José La Herradura Feria, March 18-22, 2020

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.

Fiestas San Jose Suspended. due to coronavirus.

 

Las Fiestas Patronales de San José, Every March it's the La Herradura Feria and Fiestas de San José (Patron Saint) ! A few days of fun with activities, rides, events, food, drink & parties. Read more on Almunecarinfo.com

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Denuncia Policia – How To Report A Crime In Spain

Unfortunately, crime is a fact of life, no matter where in the world you live.  Hopefully, you’ll never have to go through the process of filing a complaint (denuncia), but if you do, this post will walk you through the steps.

denuncia policia- How To Report A Crime In Spain Unfortunately, crime is a fact of life, everywhere in the world.  Here is the process to file a complaint (denuncia) or report a crime in Spain. Read more on Almunecarinfo.com

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Volunteer Opportunities Almuñecar, La Herradura, Motril

Why volunteer?  It is a great chance to give something back to the community and make a difference to the people around you.  It can also be an opportunity to develop new skills, create new relationships.  Choose to volunteer with schools, environment, animals and more.  Here are some volunteer opportunities in La Herradura, Almuñecar & Costa Tropical.  It is also a fun way to interact with the locals and meet new people.

Choose to volunteer with schools, environment, animals and more. Here are some volunteer opportunities in La Herradura, Almuñecar & Costa Tropical. Read more on Almunecarinfo.com

Speak English At Local Schools

Some of the local schools appreciate volunteers who speak English to assist teachers for certain class periods.  These opportunities are during the school year from September through June and can be 1 hour a week or as often as you like. 

Day of Languages at IES Al-Ándalus

In addition, each spring there is a “Day of Languages” at IES AlÁndalus.  This includes activities in different languages, especially in English.  They also include Braille and Sign Language, to show the students diversity and bridge communication.  Each year they need as many volunteers as possible for this event and are looking for any languages (English and French are most desired).  You may talk about whatever you think is interesting for teens.  It could be a talk, a workshop, a powerpoint presentation or any activity, as long as it is in English/French. More info from IES AlÁndalus secondary school contact here.

All volunteers working with minors are required to obtain a Certificate of Sexual Offences (Certificado de delito sexual).


Local beach cleanup days are a great way to give back to the community and make our La Herradura & Almuñécar beaches nicer!  

Playa Patrol – Beach Clean Up

Living on the sea means that we are even more aware of the harm that single-use plastic (drinking straws, water bottles, snack bags, juice boxes), cigarette butts, and lost fishing gear have on our little slice of paradise.  Why not join us at a monthly beach cleanup? Bring the family and get involved in keeping our sea plastic free.

Valle Verde Animal Rescue

Valle Verde Animal Rescue

It is understood everyone can’t make regular financial donations or offer a home for foster or adoption.  That said you can volunteer, please don’t underestimate the power of just a little help.


wetlands and wildlife

Wetlands of Motril – Charca de Suárez

Enjoy a day ou bird watching at Charca de Suárez in Motril.  This is the most important wetland on the coast of Granada, with over 160 species of birds, as well as wildlife and numerous plants and vegetation.  This 15.6 hectares environmental site has plans to double in the future, which is critical for the endangered bird species in the area and their survival.  This is the ideal refuge for many species in addition to a strategic location for migration.


Amigos Del Mar Association (Friends of the sea) La Herradura Spain Festival del Mar / Festival of the sea

Amigos Del Mar

Amigos Del Mar Association is a non-profit marine conservation organization founded in the Costa Tropical.  Their main objective is to promote marine awareness through edu-tainment and work with the authorities to achieve real protection of the protected coastline areas.  They also organize and run the Sea Festival in La Herradura.  This is an annual event to celebrate the sea and show our gratitude towards the marine environment.  Volunteers are appreciated year-round and for the festival, so please make contact if you would like to get involved.

If you have more suggestions, just send us a message and we will determine if it should be added to the list.

 

Looking for more things to do Almuñécar?

Please review our full list of Things To Do in Almuñécar, including 1/2 day and full day trips from Almuñécar.
Things to do in Almunecar Spain. From Almunecar Beaches, to castles there is so much to see and do. Including local activities, day trips, outdoors, Almunecar beaches and more. Read more on www.AlmunecarInfo.com

Organized Tours

Here are some local tour options for you, as well as more around Spain.

Things to do in Almunecar Spain. All of these activities and tours for Almuñécar & La Herradura are great for the entire family. So come have some fun! Read more on Almunecarinfo.com

If you are heading to the bigger cities of Granada or Málaga check out these great tours.  There are also many for you to enjoy from being active on walking or biking tour, to enjoying a food or wine tour.  There is so much to do and many great offers for you.

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Well that should keep you busy for a little while.  If you discover new activities you feel we should add to the list, please comment below with detailed information.  We will research and if it is a good fit, we will do our best to include it in the list.

 

What do you think?  Do you think Almuñécar is a family friendly place?

 

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Día de Andalucía February 28

The Día de Andalucía is a holiday celebrated in southern Spain.  You will find many local events to keep you entertained and quite often there will be free access to some of the cultural sites.

The Día de Andalucía is a holiday celebrated in southern Spain, with cultural events and celebrations. Often with free access to some of the cultural sites, Almuñécar. Read more on Almunecarinfo.com

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La Herradura & Almuñécar Carnival 2020

Costumes, masquerade, parades, singing, dancing, music, activities, food & drink.

This is what you will experience when you celebrate La Herradura & Almuñécar Carnival!  The parades begin at one location and end at the party event locations. This year the party locations are at Plaza Kuwait in Almuñécar and at the Plaza de la Independencia in La Herradura.  Keep on reading for detailed events and locations.

La Herradura and Almuñécar Carnival Costumes, masquerade, parades, singing, dancing, music, activities, food and drink.  This is what you will experience when you celebrate La Herradura & Almuñécar Carnival! Read more at Almunecarinfo.com

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2020 Calendar La Herradura & Almuñécar Holidays, Ferias & Fiestas

The 2020 Holiday calendar below provides you with the days and dates for La Herradura and Almuñécar public holidays (local & national), ferias, fiestas and additional public school days off.

La Herrradura Almuñécar Holidays, Festivals, Ferias. Festivals of Almuñécar & La Herradura, plus annual calendar. A calendar with the dates for La Herradura and Almuñécar holidays (local & national), ferias, fiestas and additional public school days off. Read more on AlmunecarInfo.com

 

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Wetlands of Motril – Bird Watching at Charca de Suárez

Enjoy a day out bird watching at Charca de Suárez in Motril.  This is the most important wetland on the coast of Granada, with over 160 species of birds, as well as wildlife and numerous plants and vegetation.  This 15.6 hectares (almost 40 acres) environmental site has plans to double in the future, which is critical for the endangered bird species in the area and their survival.  This is the ideal refuge for many species in addition to a strategic location for migration.

Enjoy a day ou bird watching at Charca de Suárez in Motril. This is the most important wetland on the coast of Granada, with birds, wildlife, & vegetation. Read more on Almunecarinfo.com

 

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Fiestas de La Candelaria de Lobres, Salobreña

Fiestas de La Candelaria is celebrated in the small village of Lobres, part of the municipality of Salobreña.  This Romería is celebrated the weekend closest to February 2.  You can enjoy a Pilgrimage in honor of la Candelaria, as well as activities, entertainment, food, and fun.  This is a popular fiesta with mass and processions in honor of the Virgen de la Candelaria.

Fiestas de La Candelaria de Lobres, Salobreña. photo from Facebook: Asociación Ntra Sra de la Candelaria de Lobres.photo from Facebook: Asociación Ntra Sra de la Candelaria de Lobres.


What is La Candelaria?

La Candelaria is a popular fiesta celebrated by Catholics, which celebrates the Presentation of Jesus in the Temple, the Purification of the Virgin after childbirth and the Virgin of the Candelaria.

Who is the Virgin of the Candelaria?

The Virgin of the Candelaria or Our Lady of Candelaria is a Marian invocation of the Catholic religion.  This invocation originated in the 15th century in Tenerife, Spain.  It’s derived from a candle that refers to the holy light that leads to the good path, redemption, and faith in God.

When is Día de la Candelaria?

It takes place on February 2 and this is Candelaria Day.  Many times the fiesta is held on the nearest weekend to Día de la Candelaria or February 2nd.  In some places, it is celebrated over several days.

 

Where is the Fiesta de la Candelaria?

The fiesta takes place in the small fishing village of Lobres, located in the municipality of Salobreña.  It is just a few minutes east of Salobreña town center and slightly inland.  You may access from the A7 highway at exit 322, the first exit after going through the tunnel de Itrabo if you are heading east from Almuñécar.  Once you exit the highway, you should see signs leading you to the village of Lobres.  We’d recommend parking as you enter the village and just walk into the center.

Lobres, Salobreña

 

 

Fiestas de La Candelaria de Lobres Schedule 2020

Fiestas de La Candelaria de Lobres, Salobreñaphoto from Facebook: Asociación Ntra Sra de la Candelaria de Lobres.

Friday – January 31

17:00  Floral Offering to Our Lady of La Candelaria.  In the Parish Church of San Antonio.
Church San Antonio Lobres, Salobreña

Saturday – February 01

11:00  Departure of the XIII Pilgrimage in Honor of the Virgen De La Candelaria from the bus stop towards “La Presa”, accompanied by the Rociero Choir El Buen Pastor de Granada.  The return time will be at 18:00.

22:00  The big party in the enclosed tent near the Casa de la Cultura.  Entertainment with Dj Txuanki.
Casa de Cultura Lobres, Salobreña

Sunday – February 02

07:00  Traditional Rosario De La Aurora. Departing from the Parish Church of San Antonio.

08:00  Free chocolate and churros for all those attending Rosario De La Aurora.  In the tent installed in the enclosure of La Casa De La Cultura.

10:00  Diana in charge of Salobreña Music Band directed by Mr. Jorge García Quirantes.

11:00  Classic Motorcycle Route.  Lobres has been included in the classic motorcycle route organized by Vespa Club Motril and others from Almería, Málaga, and Granada.  They will tour Lobres at 11:00.

12:00  Holy Mass in Honor of Our Lady of La Candelaria.  Parish Church of San Antonio.

12:30  Procession in Honor of Virgen de La Candelaria and San José accompanied by the Salobrena Music Band.
Departing from the Parish Church of San Antonio on its usual route:  (Plaza Iglesia, C / Nueva, C / Sacristia, C / Ingenio, C / Enrique Montero, Plaza De La Libertad, C / Noria, Avda. Andalucía, C / Murillo, C / Poco Trigo, Plaza De La Libertad, C / Bonifacio Caro and Plaza De La Iglesia).

15:00  Popular Food:  Paella (paella dish for three euros), for the benefit of the 2020 Lobres festivities.  On the premises of La Casa De La Cultura.

15:00  Entertainment enlivened by el Dúo de Copas.

17:00  Grand performance of the Ipop Covers.

 


VIERNES 31 DE ENERO

17:00:  Ofrenda Floral a Ntra. Sra. Virgen de La Candelaria. En La Iglesia Parroquial De San Antonio.

SÁBADO 01 DE FEBRERO

11:00:  Salida de la XIII Romería en Honor a la Virgen De La Candelaria desde la parada del autobús con dirección a “La Presa” acompañada del Coro Rociero El Buen Pastor de Granada. Su regreso será a las 18:00 horas.

A partir de las 22:00 horas:  Gran fiesta en la Carpa instalada en el recinto de La Casa De La Cultura con la animación de Dj Txuanki.

DOMINGO 02 DE FEBRERO

07:00:  Tradicional Rosario De La Aurora. Salida desde La Iglesia Parroquial de San Antonio

08:00:  Chocolate y churros gratuitos para todos los asistentes al Rosario De La Aurora. En la carpa instalada en el recinto de La Casa De La Cultura.

10:00:  Diana a cargo de Banda De Música De Salobreña dirigida por D. Jorge García Quirantes.

11:00:  Ruta de Motos clásicas. Lobres ha sido incluido en la ruta de motos clasicas organiuzada por Vespa Club Motril y otros de Almería, Málaga y Granada. Recorrerán Lobres a las 11:00 horas.

12:00:  Santa Misa en Honor a Ntra. Sra. Virgen de La Candelaria. Iglesia Parroquial De San Antonio.

12:30:  Procesión en Honor a Ntra. Sra. Virgen de La Candelaria y San José acompañada por La Banda De Música De salobreña dirigida por D. Jorge García Quirantes. Salida desde la Iglesia Parroquial De San Antonio en su recorrido habitual recorrido de la procesión (Plaza Iglesia, C/ Nueva, C/Sacristía, C/Ingenio, C/Enrique Montero, Plaza De La Libertad, C/Noria, Avda. Andalucía, C/Murillo, C/Poco Trigo, Plaza De La Libertad, C/Bonifacio Caro y Plaza De La Iglesia).

15:00:  Comida Popular: Paella (plato de paella a tres euros), a beneficio de las fiestas de Lobres 2020. En el recinto de La Casa De La Cultura.

15:00:  Verbena amenizada por el Dúo de Copas.

17:00:  Gran actuación de los Ipop Covers.

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More Things To Do in Almuñécar

If this wasn't enough for you or you want more adventurous activities, please review our full list of Things To Do in Almuñécar, including 1/2 day and full day trips from Almuñécar. Things to do in Almunecar Spain. From Almunecar Beaches, to castles there is so much to see and do. Including local activities, day trips, outdoors, Almunecar beaches and more. Read more on www.AlmunecarInfo.com

Organized Tours

If you are heading to the bigger cities of Granada or Málaga check out these great tours.  There are also many for you to enjoy from being active on walking or biking tour, to enjoying a food or wine tour.  There is so much to do and many great offers for you. Click here to see their latest Deals!

 

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