Sometimes a good film in English is just what you are craving. Not to worry, during the off season we have movies in Almuñécar, show in original voice format (usually English). We will cover the seasonal movies shown in English. We will also provide you with a link to more information about the Salobreña movies in English and cinemas located in Granada and Málaga provinces, which show films in English as well.
Tradition, processions, remembrance, commemoration, brotherhoods, sisterhoods, candles, floats, a variety of costumes and more, are all part of what you will experience during Almuñécar Semana Santa (Holy Week)! This usually spans over 8 days, with multiple processions through town during the day or night. For 2021, it will again be a little different from the normal week. Keep reading to see what will be happening in 2021.
In the middle of March we are always in for a treat with the La Herradura Feria and Fiestas de San José! This is the place to be in order to celebrate San José, Father’s Day, the coming of Spring, and all people named José. Be prepared for a few days and nights with activities, events, food, drink and parties.
Fiestas San Jose Amended, due to coronavirus.
La Herradura will not celebrate its patron saint festivities again, for the second consecutive year. due to the pandemic caused by Covid-19. However, “as a tribute” the Mayor’s Office of La Herradura has organized some activities. There will not be a feria or group gatherings.
Photos are from years before covid.
Normally we have costumes, masquerade, parades, singing, dancing, music, activities, food & drink. 2021 will be slightly different.
We will keep the information on what you would normally experience when you celebrate La Herradura & Almuñécar Carnival! The parades begin at one location and end at the party event locations. This year the party locations are at Plaza Kuwait in Almuñécar and at the Plaza de la Independencia in La Herradura. Keep on reading for detailed events and locations.
Itrabo is a small white village tucked away in the foothills of the Sierra de Los Guájares and the Sierra de Ubrite. It is a great destination for rural tourism and the perfect place to enjoy the great outdoors. The drive up from Almuñécar gives you a day out to enjoy the countryside with fresh mountain air and stunning views.
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.
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.
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!
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
The 2021 Holiday calendar below provides you with the days and dates for La Herradura and Almuñécar public holidays (local & national), ferias, fiestas and additional public school days off.