Summer is fast approaching, and you know what that means…more people. More people means more traffic, and that means parking can be a real headache. If you’re the walking type of person, then more power to you. This post will cover a relatively new transportation platform that’s much better than cars when it comes to getting around, and it’s much greener. I’m referring to electric bikes!
If boating is your thing, then you must visit Marina del Este La Herradura. The Marina is nestled in a protected cove, between Almuñécar and La Herradura, with a perfectly protected situation protected by natural rock and a manmade wall. La Herradura is the closest pueblo to the Marina, just over the natural headland called Punta de la Mona. This area is full of summer fun with many activities year-round as well, including many beaches, coves, hiking trails and more, it is the perfect getaway for everyone.
A great and inexpensive way to get to Almuñécar & La Herradura is the Malaga airport bus! Don’t worry you can also travel from Almuñécar to the Malaga Airport and also from Malaga to Almuñécar. We will provide you detailed instructions in both directions, to help you with your journey. You have options for a direct bus or you may take a bus to Malaga central bus station and change there for your destination.
Almuñécar Bus Schedule
The big blue city bus currently has five main lines in the municipality of Almuñécar.
- Line 1 is a circular line around Almuñécar, from the center to Cotobro and back.
- Line 2 is from Almuñécar to La Herradura and back.
- Line 3 is from Almuñécar down through Velilla / Taramay and back.
- Line 5 is from Almuñécar city center to Torrecuevas and back.
Trópico Express Tourist Train
The Trópico Express Train takes you on a tour along the beaches and paseos of Almuñécar. You will see it each night in the summer and hear them ding the bells, as they drive past. Wave to the people on the train and have some fun or even better go for a ride yourself.
Did you know if you are a resident in Spain and 65 years or older you have access to senior discounts? All you need to do is apply for the Tarjeta Andalucía Junta Sesenta y Cinco (Tarjeta 65)! This is a senior discount card that entitles you to certain senior discounts in Andalucía.
Car insurance in Spain is pretty straightforward, and in this post, we will share with you Spain car insurance options. Having car insurance is a legal requirement in Spain, so make sure you’re covered before getting the open road. We’ll also review the EU accident report form in the event you have an accident.
If you own a car in Spain, eventually you’ll need to renew its roadworthiness certification (Spain ITV renewal). Known as the M.O.T. in the United Kingdom, or the D.O.T. in the United States, the roadworthiness sticker is named ITV in Spain (Inspección Técnica de Vehículos) . Renewing ITV in Spain is actually very straightforward. We provide complete instructions below specific to ITV Granada or Costa Tropical, but much of it applies the general process of renewing your ITV in Spain as well.
There are several options for Parking in Almuñécar. Some of the options have a time limit, while others are more worry free. You must be aware of the different seasons, dates and hours for the “On street pay parking“, as it can be a bit confusing.
When parking along the street in town you will notice various colored dashes along the road. There are signs posted along the way which explain what these colors mean, but you need to get out of your car to read the signs.Continue reading
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.