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. Remember it is a regional holiday, so most stores will be closed.
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.
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.
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Bookmark this so that you can refer to it through the season (December 1, 2023 to January 7, 2024)!
Food, drinks, activities, procession, and fireworks are what you will get when you celebrate the Fiestas de La Carrera Almuñécar! This usually includes 2-3 days of activities in the neighborhood of La Carrera, near the old town Church.
We want to share with you the Christmas programs in areas near Almuñecar – La Herradura. Some are in the Granada province or on the Costa Tropical and others will be in the Malaga or Costa del Sol areas. Enjoy the holiday season and visit them all! We have information for Christmas in Motril, Lentejí, Salobreña, Granada, Malaga, Frigiliana and more.
At the beginning of December each year we can look forward to the Fiestas de Otívar, 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 a few days and nights, with events, music, lights, food and fun.
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.
It is great to have a nice meal out with friends or family during the holiday season. Several local restaurants publish Christmas menus with special meals for lunch or dinner. They also plan special New Year’s menus too. Some are for the actual holiday, while others are available for the holiday season. We will continue to update this list of Christmas Menus and New Year’s too.
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 La Herradura, and Almuñécar, Maro, Motril, Salobreña, Malaga, Velez-Malaga, and Granda. Use the table of contents to quickly jump to the section you are interested in. There are many haunted houses to visit (Passage of Terror), try to visit them all.