Pétanque in Almuñécar is very popular in the winter months, when the “snow birds” all flock to Almuñécar. Here in Spain it is referred to as Petanca. The play areas can be quite crowded, so some groups have even stopped publishing the days and times they meet. That said, you can pretty much count on it any day the sun is out, which is nearly every day!
If you have little ones, you are bound to be seeking out a place for them to burn off a little energy. We share with you the Almuñécar playgrounds and parks, with a few extras thrown in as well. The playgrounds are all very similar, just in different locations. We share a photo of each so you can see which have swings, slides, climbing, bars and more.
It’s time to splash into summer and go swimming in Spain! Why not cool down in the public swimming pools or natural freshwater locations; beautiful lakes, natural pools, reservoirs, and rivers. Keep on reading for more swimming options near you in Almuñécar, in the Costa Tropical, or a little day trip away!
Traveling with your pet is wonderful and slowly but surely, the pet-friendly tourism is on the rise in this region. You will find some areas which are very welcoming to your pets including, a dog park, pet-friendly hotels, campsites and more throughout Andalucia, but not on the beaches in Almuñécar. There are however limited dog-friendly beaches not too far away.
Enjoy a hike, walk or picnic at Parque Mediterráneo Almuñécar (Mediterranean Park). Surrounded by nature, paths, beaches & gorgeous sea views too. We shared a few photos of the Mediterranean Park on social media and they were a big hit. Many people wanted to know more about where it was located and how to access it. Therefore we are going to take you on a photo walk and provide you more information about Parque Mediterráneo en Almuñécar!
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.
El Majuelo Park & Botanical Garden
El Majuelo Park and botanical garden is full of amazing plants, sculptures, and paths to meander. You will also find authentic artisan workshops where you may see the artists work and purchase goods. In addition, the view of the historic Phoenician and Roman Fish-Salting Factory and Castle are the best. The Pièce de résistance are the wide variety of botanical plants within this park. Often events are held in the botanical garden.Continue reading