This is a listing of the local Festivals of Almuñécar. Many more are celebrated and you will need to check with the tourist office for a listing of activities.
When it comes to learning about Almunecar Spain, this A-Z guide should help you out. We are just having a little fun, while sharing more about the Costa Tropical area (Motril, Almuñécar, La Herradura, Salobreña, and more). This particular post has a main focus of La Herradura and Almuñécar Spain!
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!
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.
The Almuñécar City Council pays homage to the espetero and the espetos with a Monument next to the Paseo de San Cristóbal.
An Espetero is a traditional coastal job related to the roasting of fish in espeto (on skewers).
About the Monument to the Espetero & Espetos
The Almuñécar City Council pays homage to the espetero and the espetos with a Monument along the Paseo de San Cristóbal. Located next to Restaurante Botos, across from Helios Hotel. Honored at the unveiling were locals of the trade; Manuel Mingorance Pérez “Piliki”, Miguel Rodríguez Moral “El Roquetero” and José Manuel Ortuño “El Arapo”, as well as Carmelo Martín Pérez.
The city council would like to recognize so many men from our town who are authentic artisans of flavor, espetar, control fire, and, ultimately, artisans of the ritual of making a good sardine skewer. This monument is in honor of the traditions of our parents and the children who will do so in the future. It’s things like this that will continue to enhance the Almuñécar culture even more. It is already an excellent photo hotspot.
The work, carried out by the Moreno Brothers of Granada and will serve to honor the memory of many people dedicated to this job. Which is a tradition of the chiringuitos. It was made with a mixed technique: forged and welded sheet metal and cast bronze (head, foot, hands, and sardines).
This is the 9th piece of work by Miguel Moreno commissioned in Almuñécar and La Herradura. The other monuments have been displayed in various parts of the municipality since 1984. You will recognize the monument to Los Fenicios (Paseo del Altillo). Abderramán Monument (next to the Peñones del Santo). Seahorse (Aquarium Square). Monument to the Men of the Countryside (Carrera de la Concepción). Water Monument (Water Square). Monument to the flamenco singer, Rafael Muñoz “El Niño del Cerval” (Alta del Mar street). Monument to the Men of the Sea and the Heart, on La Herradura beach.
Monument to the Espetero & Espetos
Do you have an adventurous side? Why not experience Spain like you never have before! Treat yourself to a little luxury and take a helicopter tour! Imagine flying over beautiful white villages in Andalucia or along the breathtaking coast and having that unique birds-eye view. A perfect day trip from Almuñécar.
Food, drinks, activities, procession, and fireworks are what you will get when you celebrate the Fiestas de La Carrera Almuñécar! This usually includes 2-3 days of activities in the neighborhood of La Carrera, near the old town Church.
The holiday season is upon us and there is so much going on! It is magical to experience (Navidad) Christmas in Almuñécar, La Herradura & the surrounding areas. We also know it can be difficult to find out when and where things are happening, so we compile the information and keep it here for you! If we know the information, it will be in this post and we continue to provide updates through the season.
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Bookmark this, so you can refer to it through the season (December 1, 2022 to January 6, 2023)!
Retirement in Spain can’t be all that bad, especially when you have access to Spain senior discounts and services! Who doesn’t love to save money or take advantage of that special offer? We will share some of the main programs and offers with you.
Are you getting cabin fever staying in the small coastal city of Almuñécar? Are you dreaming of a day out at a big and modern shopping mall? Well, let us share with you how to get to Larios Mall, Vialia Mall, IKEA Malaga, Plaza Mayor, from Almuñécar to Málaga and back. We provide you with instructions via the public bus, in addition to directions for driving a car.