Wetlands of Motril – Bird Watching at Charca de Suárez

Enjoy a day out bird watching at Charca de Suárez in Motril.  This is the most important wetland on the coast of Granada, with over 160 species of birds, as well as wildlife and numerous plants and vegetation.  This 15.6 hectares (almost 40 acres) environmental site has plans to double in the future, which is critical for the endangered bird species in the area and their survival.  This is the ideal refuge for many species in addition to a strategic location for migration.

Enjoy a day ou bird watching at Charca de Suárez in Motril. This is the most important wetland on the coast of Granada, with birds, wildlife, & vegetation. Read more on Almunecarinfo.com

 

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Hiking In Spain – Awesome Guides In The Spotlight

If you like to keep moving, there is no shortage of great places to go hiking in Spain!  No matter if you are in Galicia, Asturias, Pyrenees, Andalucia and many other areas, you will be sure to have a great connection with nature.  We of course are based in Costa Tropical, so most of what we share will be for nearby day trips from Almuñécar.

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Cueva del Tesoro In Rincon de la Victoria

You are in for a treat when you visit Cueva del Tesoro (Treasure Cave). We’ve lived here for many years and discovered this little gem ourselves. The unique smooth cave walls and hidden pools make it special.

Cueva del Tesoro in Rincón de la Victoria is worth a visit. Beautiful pools of water deep within the cave. Great for everyone and free visits too. Read more on Almunecarinfo.com

Cueva del Tesoro in Rincón de la Victoria

According to the tourism board, Cueva del Tesoro is almost one of a kind.   It is one of the few marine caves in Europe.  It is also unique for a cave, as many of the walls and ceilings are smooth.  They have all been worn by the sea to create a site of natural beauty. So much history, archeology and legend come together in one place, Cueva del Tesoro.  As you meander through the rooms of Cueva del Tesoro, you will see the remains from the Paleolithic and Bronze Age, in addition to samples of Rock Art.  Perhaps, with a bit of luck, you will find the famous treasure that is said to still remain in the cave.

Originally there were 3 caves: El Higuerón, El Suizo, and La Victoria. After renovations, the current Sala de la Virgen was created by joining the Cueva del Suizo (Sala del Lago) and the Cueva del Higuerón.  At the end of the 1970s, the most prehistoric section of that junction was preserved by the tourist sector, but today it can be visited next to the Cueva de la Victoria, independently of the Cueva del Tesoro itself.

The Cuevas del Tesoro has the following services:

  • Reception space
  • Guided tours for groups
  • Information materials in paper format and information channels through the web portal and social networks
  • Parking
  • Toilets

Tips:

  • I would plan about 45 minutes to an hour for your visit.
  • Wear comfortable shoes.
  • An elevator is available, but I recommend walking down and then maybe taking the elevator up.
  • Explore to the ends of each path to discover the gems.  As you go deep into the cave you will notice a change in the temperature and humidity levels.  See if you can notice this.
  • The paths are well-lit and easy to follow.

Cueva del Tesoro in Rincón de la Victoria is worth a visit. Beautiful pools of water deep within the cave. Great for everyone and free visits too. Read more on Almunecarinfo.com

Hours & Tickets for Cueva del Tesoro

This is a great place to visit for everyone.  There are several stairs, which I recommend taking, as you will see artifacts and read about the caves on the way down.  There is an elevator available for those who need it to the main room of the cave.  The kids will love exploring each and every path and it is extra special when you discover the underground pools.  You may visit their website.

  • Winter (September 16  to June 14)
    • Morning: 10:00 – 13:00. (everyone out by 14:00)
      Free visits at 10:00 only
      Afternoon: 15:00 – 17:00 (everyone out by 18:00)
  • Summer (June 15  to September 15)
    • Morning: 10:30 – 13:00 (everyone out by 14:00)
      Free visits at 10:30 only
      Afternoon: 16:30 – 19:00 (everyone out by 20:00)

Cuevas del Tesoro offers free visits.  Yes! They provide free visits with advanced reservations, for the morning opening time slot (25 ppl max).  There is no limit to the number of online reservations per person, so bring a group if you want.

Standard visits are for a nominal fee and you do need reservations. There is a maximum capacity allowed in the caves during a given time period.
Reserve Tickets 

Cueva del Tesoro in Rincón de la Victoria is worth a visit. Beautiful pools of water deep within the cave. Great for everyone and free visits too. Read more on Almunecarinfo.com

Cuevas del Tesoro Location

The caves are located in Rincon de la Victoria, just off of the A7 (exit 973).

Av. de Picasso, 21
29730 La Cala del Moral, Málaga
952 406 162
cuevadeltesoro@rincondelavictoria.es

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Thermal Hot Springs In Spain

Why would anyone be looking for Thermal Hot Springs In Spain?  Well, it isn’t always hot in sunny Spain and there are some great benefits to soaking in a thermal bath or covering yourself with the naturally warm mud.  Let’s review some locations near Almuñecar for a day trip. While other options may be good for a weekend getaway.

Why would anyone be looking for Thermal Hot Springs In Spain? Let's review some locations near the Costa Tropical for a day trip. Read more on Almunecarinfo.com

Thermal Hot Springs In Spain

There are a few natural hot springs in Spain and some thermal baths.  You will find many benefits from the minerals and heat of these special waters.

  • improvement in joint and muscle pain
  • better range of movement
  • reduction in inflammation, spasms, and cramps
  • stimulation of blood flow

 

Thermal Hot Springs Near the Costa Tropical

Thermal Baths and natural pools at Alhama de Granada

After you have explored the town and had some lunch, you may want to make your way to the thermal baths, located just on the outskirts of town.  There are free public baths along the river but be warned they aren’t always kept litter-free.  You can just stop and take a quick dip if you are continuing on to the reservoir on the same day, or stay a bit longer at the spa hotel for the night.

Balneario Alhama de Granada hotel

 

Lanjarón

La Balneario de Lanjarón is a hotel and spa, offering several thermal baths and treatments with the special thermal mineral water. Lanjarón is located just 30 minutes away from the Almuñecar in Las Alpujarras.
Read more about it.

 

Zújar

The Zújar thermal pool in the Negratín reservoir in the Granada Province.  This is a natural hot spring and there is no cost for the experience.  You may read more about it here.

 

Balneario Zújar

This Spa establishment offers thermal baths and various spa treatments. It is a great getaway to relax and pamper yourself. The offer indoor and outdoor pools as well as a Roman bath and a Turkish bath.  Zujar is about 90 minute to 2 hours to the northeast of the Costa Tropical. Visit their site

 

 

Thermal Baths & Hot Springs a bit further out

Lo Pagan Mud Baths!

Lo Pagan Mud Baths are located in San Pedro del Pinatar, Murcia.  it is about a 3.5 to 4-hour drive from Almuñecar.  This is located in one of the only saltwater lakes in Spain and is in the Mar Menor.  This shallow warm water is lined with oooey gooey silky mud in the Mar Menor mud bath.  You scoop up the mud and cover your body with it.  Allow it to dry and then hop back in to rinse in off.  Read more about the Lo Pagan Mud Baths

Mar Menor Lo Pagan Mud Baths

 

Other resources and lists of hot springs in Spain

Hot springs in the Granada Province.

Natural Springs off the tourist track.

Here are some hot springs listed by province.

Thermal baths in Spain

Swimming in Spain! Pools, Rivers, & Reservoirs

It’s time to splash into summer and go swimming in Spain!  Why not cool down in the public swimming pools or natural freshwater locations; beautiful lakes, natural pools, reservoirs, and rivers.  Keep on reading for more swimming options near you in Almuñécar, in the Costa Tropical, or a little day trip away!

Swimming in Spain! Pools, Rivers, Reservoirs It's time to go swimming in Spain!  Cool down in the public swimming pools or fresh water locations; natural pools, reservoirs, & rivers. Read more on https://almunecarinfo.com/swimming-in-spain-pools-rivers-reservoirs/

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Experience A Helicopter Tour or Pilot For A Day

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.

Get your camera ready! Take a helicopter tour in Costa del Sol. Do you have an adventurous side?  Why not experience Spain like you never have before!  Imagine flying over beautiful white villages in Andalucia or along the breathtaking coast and having that unique birds-eye view.  Treat yourself to a little luxury and take a helicopter tour! Read more on Almunecarinfo.com

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A Walk Through Parque Mediterráneo Almuñécar (Mediterranean Park)

Enjoy a hike, walk or picnic at Parque Mediterráneo Almuñécar (Mediterranean Park).  Surrounded by nature, paths, beaches & gorgeous sea views too.  We shared a few photos of the Mediterranean Park on social media and they were a big hit.  Many people wanted to know more about where it was located and how to access it.  Therefore we are going to take you on a photo walk and provide you more information about Parque Mediterráneo en Almuñécar!

Enjoy an Almunecar hike, walk or picnic at Parque Mediterráneo (Mediterranean Park). Surrounded by nature, paths, beaches & gorgeous sea views too. Read more on Almunecarinfo.com

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Walking Routes Almuñécar – La Herradura & Nearby

Who loves to get out and move?  Why not explore the area on foot?  There are many existing Costa Tropical walking routes to choose from or you can create your own.  We will share a few of the handy walking routes in Almuñécar – La Herradura and surrounding areas.  Try them all or share your best route with us in the comments.

Some favorite walking routes Almuñécar - La Herradura & surrounding areas. Get out and explore the Costa Tropical walking routes we suggest or you can create your own.  Read more on Almunecarinfo.com

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Tandem Paragliding Spain – Soar Up In The Spanish Sky

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.

Have you ever dreamed of flying? Granada has some of Europe's most southern sites for paragliding Spain! Try a tandem experience with Hotel California. Read more on Almunecarinfo.com

 

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