Meander the pedestrian streets of barrio San Miguel and you are in for a treat, when you find the Municipal Pottery Center (Centro de Alfarería Municipal). It’s a step back in time to the day of the Nasrid and Sexitanos, right in the heart of Almuñécar. Located just around from the castle is a revived piece of history. The Cerámica Alcaller is hidden in the old town walls above Majuelo Park and the perfect place to see authentic and traditional ceramics in Spain.
If you are looking for a shopping fix in the bigger stores, shopping in Motril may be just what you need. Of course you could also go hit the bigger malls in Vélez-Málaga, the Nevada shopping mall in Granada or Larios shopping mall in Málaga. If you are looking for something a bit closer to Almuñécar then Motril should do the trick.
Almuñécar is a wonderful place to live and to visit, but don’t be afraid to go a little off of the beaten track and explore the nearby mountains, countryside and the Granada hills. Within just an hour of Almuñécar there is so much to do and see. We have decided to create a 3-day itinerary to help you to get out and explore! Each stop on the route can also be done as a day trip from Almuñécar, but why not take your time and soak it all in? Of course this will be flexible for you to add or remove days, so it is just a guide for you to follow and customize as you like.
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!
Who is up for a little adventure? If you are seeking a unique and fun short break from the coast, try glamping in Spain with the Nomad Xperience! They offer far more than just glamping in a tent; you have several different types of accommodation to choose from. Not only will you be able to enjoy the peace and quite of the mountains, in just 20 minutes you can be in the city center of Granada! What more could you ask for?
If you are out walking the paseo near the Peñones del Santo, you will be in for a treat to browse the summer market. It’s located in Plaza Abderrahman, near Loro Sexi park. This is our night market and a perfect reason to get out and enjoy the great weather.
Summer Market Hours
This is typically only open in July and August, sometimes on the weekends into September.
It is usually open every evening from about 20:00 – 24:00.
Summer Market Goods
You will find many seasonal clothing items, bags, scarves, crafts, jewelry, and more. You may also find many vendors along the Paseo San Cristobal as well.
If you are in Costa Tropical during the month of June, you may hear people speaking of Fiesta de San Juan or Noche de San Juan. You likely assumed it was some sort of celebration, but it may also leave you with several questions. Who is San Juan? What is the fiesta de San Juan in celebration of? Why do some people say it is June 23rd and other people say it is June 24th? Let us help you figure it all out!
How about some flamenco in Almuñécar & La Herradura for that authentic Spanish experience? If you are just visiting the area or perhaps you live here and have guest coming to stay, either way you should make some time for drinks, tapas and a flamenco show. We will share some of our favorite flamenco shows in town, which should have that local flair you are looking for.
Have you ever dreamed of what it would feel like to fly? Well now is your chance to have an experience like no other! Paragliding Spain on the Costa Tropical is the dream destination for many.
La Herradura and Cenes de la Vega are in the heart of Europe’s most southern flying sites for paragliding Spain! There is year round thermal activity, so it is an ideal location to give it a try. If you are wondering what thermal activity is, don’t worry. You can fly with an expert, so you can enjoy the moment with no experience.
Nude Beaches Spain! You want them and we have them. Costa Tropical is a paradise for the nude naturist, with plenty of options to soak up the sun and enjoy the beach. Costa Tropical is a nice little secret along the coast of Granada and there are a few options for clothing optional beaches. It is touristy enough to have the amenities you will enjoy, yet private enough to feel like you are living with the locals. While this slice of coastline isn’t vast, you certainly have a great choice of naturalists beaches to choose from.