Celebrate the sea, learn about the environment, socialize, share experiences, enjoy activities, eat food, and have fun at the Festival del Mar (Festival of the sea) in La Herradura!
Social Media has taken over and some of us can’t live without it. It seems we have an urge to share with the world what a great time we are having or the beautiful place we are located. We’ve scoured Instagram, Twitter, & Facebook to share with you the popular social media spots in Almuñécar & La Herradura. Some are beautiful scenery, while others are a little quirky or fun. Don’t worry if you don’t know where they are located, we share a map with you too! How many locations can you visit and share a photo on social media?
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.
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.
The sun is dancing on the sea, the wind is gently kissing the sails, as you pass the gorgeous cliffs of Cerro Gordo. You are lounging around sipping cava and eating tapas. This is what you can experience with luxury boat charters from Marina del Este!
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 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!
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.
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.
Castillo de San Miguel, also known as San Miguel Castle (St. Michael’s Castle) is perched high upon the hill above the Old Town of Almuñécar. It is surrounded by the whitewashed houses in the barrio of San Miguel. This occupies the land once used by Phoenicians and Romans. It was also used in the Nasrid period for the dungeon. While not a huge castle, it is in very good condition. Inside there is a small museum with a scale model of what the area once was.