Almuñécar is a town of about 30,000 people and during the high season that number can nearly triple. While the main part of town is very compact and accessible via foot there is more to it than what a map can show you. There are several Almuñécar neighborhoods that may appear close on a map, but are set in hillsides so could be quite a hike. Each area also has a different look and feel and can be active all year or mainly during the summer months.
At the end of September we are always in for a treat with the Fiestas de San Miguel, in the barrio del Castillo Almuñécar! Up high on the hill in old town, near the castle, the streets come alive for 3 days and nights.
If you’re moving to Almuñécar from abroad, there are a few things you’ll probably need to set up. For the communications type of things (Internet, cell phones, SIM Cards), check out the recommendations below.
If you need some cash, then take a look at our Almuñécar ATM Locations map below. Of course we include the full Almuñécar area, including La Herradura, Velilla, Taramay and more. This would be a great page to bookmark, so if you are out and about you can be sure to know where to get some money!
There is one Almuñécar post office located in the P4 section of town, near the stadium. It is called the Officina de Correos and they are very nice. When you arrive, there will likely be a line of people. Thankfully there is now a ticketed number system and it is located on the pole, to the right, as you walk in. There is also one La Herradura post office, located on the side of the municipal market building.
Large numbers of jellyfish (Medusas in Spanish) have been a problem from time to time in some Mediterranean beaches during recent years. They tend to arrive in large groups once or twice a season and you need to be prepared in case of a jellyfish sting. On popular beaches a red flag will fly if there are many jellyfish present.
The second week of August means it’s time for the Almuñécar Feria and Fiestas Virgen de la Antigua. Time for celebrations in honor of the town’s patron saint, Virgen de la Antigua. It’s nearly a week full of food, drinks, music, carnival rides, and a procession. It all ends on August 15th with the biggest night in Almuñécar ‘s list of annual festivals and the most spectacular fireworks display around!
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.Continue reading
Food, drinks, carnival rides, procession, boats and fireworks are what you will get when you celebrate the fiestas Virgen del Carmen Almuñécar! This usually includes 3-4 days of activities and fun at the western end of San Cristobal Beach. Each night is full of people gathering at the makeshift bar on the paseo, as well as kids enjoying the small carnival, plus you can’t go wrong with churros and waffles at Elvira’s open late! Then on July 16, it’s the day of Virgen del Carmen, patron saint of fishermen and sailors. The brotherhood will take her and set sail the streets in a procession and then to the waters to bless her in the midst of a festive atmosphere.
As you know Malaga is the nearest airport to Almuñécar, and if you want to explore Spain while you are here, then a car rental from Malaga airport is a great option. You will be able to get off the beaten path and discover small villages, move on your own time schedule, and likely get a better deal by renting a car at the Malaga airport. We will review with you some of your options for your car rental Malaga Airport.