2021 La Herradura – Almuñécar Halloween & All Saints Day

While the Almuñécar Halloween, and generally in Spain, isn’t a big tradition for trick or treat and costumes, there are a few fun things going on.   It tends to be more of the zombies and scary events, but there are some for the little kids too.  We have included Halloween activities for La Herradura, and Almuñécar, Maro, Lobres, Motril, and Salobreña.  Use the table of contents to quickly jump to the section you are interested in.

While the Almuñécar Halloween, and generally in Spain, isn't a big tradition for trick or treat and costumes, there are a few fun things going on.   It tends to be more of the zombies and scary events, but there are some for the little kids too.  We have included Halloween activities for Maro, La Herradura, and Almuñécar.Read more on Almunecarinfo.com

Día de Todos los Santos – All Saints Day

November 1st

All Saint’s Day is part of the three-day Allhallowtide, honouring the saints and praying for the recently departed souls who haven’t yet reached heaven.

Hallowe’en (a contraction of All Hallows’ Eve) on 31 October

All Saints’ Day on 1 November

All Souls’ Day on 2 November, which commemorates the faithful departed – the souls of all good who have passed.

Some stores will be closed or have special hours, please contact them for their hours. If you find out, you may place their hours in our comments below.  See local supermarkets here.

Almunecar Cemetery

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La Herradura 2021

October 30th at  23:00 to Oct 31 – 05:00
Saturday night until the wee hours Sunday Morning

La Herradura celebrates Halloween in style once again!   The terrifying gymkhana called “Apocalypse 20.12 Zombie” will begin at 11 pm and will last until 5 am on Sunday.  It will be an alternative leisure event with a horror theme, in which fictional situations are recreated with great realism.  Just like as if it were a movie featuring you!  At the gymkhana, you will have to pass tests without being caught by the “zombies”

Registration to participate in this gymkhana can be done through www.entradium.com.
100 free tickets will be offered from the Mayor’s Office.

La Herradura Halloween 2021 APOCALISIS-2012-EN-LA-HERRADURA-21


Almuñécar Halloween 2021

  • October 29th – Friday Trick or Treat for the kids!
    • It is trick or treat time with candy for the kids from the local participating shops.  Get your best costumes on and visit the shops of Almuñécar in the afternoon from 17:30-20:00.

Almuñécar Halloween 2021

  • October 30th – Saturday Costume Parade!
    •  19:30  Departing from the Cultural Center (Casa de la Cultura),  you may join in on the grand and scary parade, named “El Circo de los Horrores” (The Circus of Horrors).  The boys and girls who attend in costumes to “terrify” will be able to join this parade.  There will be various performances in the main town plazas.
    • Parade route:  Departing from the Cultural Center
      Carrera de la Concepción, then to Av. Costa del Sol, then down Avenida Europa,
      on to Plaza Kuwait by the Aquarium (There will be a performance here 20:00).
      Next moving on to Calle Sánchez Chaves,  Then Avenida Cala, then Calle Vélez and on to Plaza Constitution (by the town hall).
      Then moving down Calle Real and Baja del Mar into Plaza Damasco and down Avenida Andalusia to Plaza Madrid.
      From there it will move on to Calle Hurtado de Mendoza, Plaza Mariana Pineda  and then Avenida Baracoa.  Ending at the Municipal Stadium “Francisco Bonet” Puerto de la Cruz Street at 22:00 (10:00pm).

Almuñécar Halloween scary parade horror 2021


Mesón Del Gusto

Movie night!  Enjoy a drink and a meal or tapas with some great movies for Halloween at Mesón Del Gusto!  So much fun to have out with your friends.  There is a big screen inside, so you don’t even need to worry about the weather.  There isn’t a special holiday menu, so order what you like from the menu.

Sunday, October 31st
20:30  Little Shop of Horrors
22:30  Rocky Horror Picture Show

Movie night!  Enjoy a drinks and a meal or tapas with some great movies for Halloween at Mesón Del Gusto!

Big Bang Ocean Club has a party for you! 

October 30th at 23:00 – Oct 31 – 07:00
Saturday night until the wee hours Sunday Morning for adults.
Read more about the event here.


Maroween – Maro Halloween & All Saints 

Coming soon? We aren’t sure they will be having the event in 2021

Salobreña Halloween 2021

They will have a parade departing from the Casa de Cultura at 20:00.  Followed by a party at the Sports Arena. Put on your costume and have fun with them.  Music, refreshments, and there will be bouncy castles and inflatable obstacle courses for the kids!
Salobreña Halloween 2021 They will have a parade to start and a big party to finish at the Sports Arena. Put on your costume and and have fun with them.

Lobres Halloween 2021

The village of Lobres celebrates the most terrifying night of the year with a series of activities for everyone.  Including events showing its history and customs, such as the legend of the vampire.  Everything will take place on Sunday, October 31, Halloween!

There will be a parade of vampires in the afternoon, starting from the main plaza and ending in the old cemetery.

Later in the evening, is the passage of terror!  This will be held at the Senior Center, which has been converted for the occasion.  This is fun for everyone with drinks, tapas, cocktails, and a chestnut roaster for tradition.  During the party, there will be a costume contest for both children and adults, rewarding originality, creativity, and adaptation to the theme. In addition, in order to relate this holiday to our history, it is recommended to go dressed as vampires.

lobres halloween 2021

Motril Halloween 2021

Tunnel of Terror!
October 29th – 31st. 19:00 – 22:00
At the Youth Center of the Park of the Peoples of America

An incredible tunnel of terror will be available to enjoy in Motril, with three levels of terror: fright, fear, and terror.  There will also be various workshops and an escape room!   These activities are intended for everyone to enjoy from 19:00 – 22:00 October 29th – 31st.

Motril halloween 2021

Gualchos – Castell de Ferro Halloween 2021

  • Friday, October 29
    • In the Plaza de España of Castell de Ferro, the tunnel of terror!
  • Saturday, October 30
    • 17:30 – At the Parque de la Era in Gualchos, Children’s games and Storytelling of “Ojú, que zusto” by storyteller Filiberto.  Your little ones will be enchanted with scary stories.
    • 20:30 – In the Plaza de la Constitución de Gualchos you can participate in the Chestnut Festival.  Mingle with your neighbors and friends.
  • Sunday, October 31
    • 17:00 – In the Plaza de España in Castell de Ferro, there will be children’s workshops and then a snack for the children where they will be able to taste the magic potion.
    • 18:30 – Urban Dance Workshop
    • 19:00  – Flitflamc Workshop, a fusion between fitness and flamenco.

Gualchos - Castell de Ferro Halloween & All Saints 2021

Malaga Halloween 2021

If you’re on holiday in the city at the end of this month, you may want to take part in some of the many events celebrating Halloween in Malaga. In the updated edition for 2021, you can see what’s on in Malaga during Halloween. You can also discover what the Spanish do to mark All Hallows and most importantly of all, where to buy your outfit.
Read more about the activities planned for Halloween in Malaga.

Read more about the activities planned for Halloween in Malaga.

Past years

Almuñécar Halloween & All Saints 2019

The City of Almuñécar organizes a few “scary” days on Halloween

October 31

17:00 – Kids
The children’s free film ‘Hotel Transylvania 3’ will be shown in the cinema of the Casa de Cultura. After there will be the party for the little ones, a party of the Mexican Saints, in the Plaza del Ayuntamiento, from 18:00.

22:30 – Teens & Adults
The free movie shown will be ‘The Curse of the Weeping Woman’ at the Casa de Cultura.

November 2

Kids – The AMPA of San Miguel will prepare a snack for kids in Plaza del Ayuntamiento in the afternoon and there will also be a setting for the day of the dead.

Teens & Adults –
18:00 at El Majuelo Park the ‘Zombie Apocalypse’.
23:00 A gymkhana (contents of trials) organized by the Department of Youth, starting at El Majuelo Park, with activities and trials through the Almuñécar city center, while having to avoid being caught by the zombies and being transformed into one of them.

Almuñécar Halloween & All Saints


La Herradura Halloween & All Saints 2019

Oct 31 – Nov 2 at 20:00
La Herradura presents “the Passage of Terror”.  The haunted house will take place in the Castle of La Herradura for 3 nights October 31 –  November 2 from 20:00.

Friday – November 1 at 19:00
Children’s part at the La Herradura Castle grounds.

La Herradura Halloween & All Saints

Maroween – Maro Halloween & All Saints 2019

Maroween 2020  cancelled due to covid restrictions. Read full article here

Maro celebrates the Chestnut and Sweet Potato Festival every October 31 under its new name, Maroween. Hundreds of people gather in the town square to taste the traditional chestnuts and roasted sweet potatoes.

To liven up the party of Maroween, a passage of terror (Haunted house) and festival with a costume contest and lots of fun is also celebrated. Maro’s square and streets are adorned with pumpkins, candles and a lot of terror.

It is a party in which local and foreign customs merge.

Maro is located between La Herradura and Nerja.

Maroween - Maro Halloween & All Saints

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Heidi is passionate about travel (50+ countries) and loves experiencing the world with husband and their kids. In Aug 2012, they left the “perfect American life”, quit their jobs, sold their belongings and moved to Almuñécar. She likes to share all of her favorites things about the area, as well as practical information too. You may also view their family travel blog, Wagoners Abroad, at https://wagonersabroad.com

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