When you visit Playa La Herradura Granada Spain, you’ll find a charming old town with pedestrian streets, covered with stone mosaic designs. It offers an incredible village vibe, with a central plaza and an amazing beach.
Playa La Herradura Granada (La Herradura Beach)
Playa La Herradura translates to “The Horseshoe Beach”. This is because the bay is shaped like a horseshoe. You’ll find the very picturesque bay and village of La Herradura Spain, just four kilometers from the town of Almuñécar on the Granada coast. The bay is protected on the sides by the hills of La Punta de la Mona and Cerro Gordo National Park. This village is very busy in the high season with many foreign tourists, but is quaint and inviting.
Along the Playa La Herradura, there are several tours & water sports available (scuba diving, bouncy floats, kayaking, windsurfing, stand-up paddleboards, jet ski rentals, and more). This is a family-friendly city beach. It is well equipped and has a high level of services and faces the south-west, for beautiful sunsets. Length = 2.200 m, surface area = 110.050, capacity = 21.960 users. Read all about all of the Almuñécar beaches.
Things to do with Kids In La Herradura
Whether you are spending 1 day in La Herradura, 1 week, 1 month or all year, we share with you the best 25 kid-friendly things to do in La Herradura and surrounding area! This isn’t just a list of great things to do with kids, but it has been kid-tested over and over again, with rave reviews. Yes, we have kids and friends, so this list comes to you with much experience and expertise. By the way, you don’t need to be a kid to have a blast, so join in on the fun.
Things to do in La Herradura Spain
If you are looking for a general list of things to do in La Herradura and Almuñécar, this should get you started. There are activities for all ages and plenty to do and see. From enjoying nature to exploring our past, you will enjoy the surrounds of this great place. Things to do in La Herradura
Marina del Este La Herradura
If boating is your thing, then you must visit Marina del Este. 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. Marina del Este La Herradura
Restaurante La Herradura
There are several La Herradura restaurants to choose from and of course, you can search online or read reviews, but not everyone has an online profile. Take the time to walk around and see where the locals are dining. The village is small enough for you to explore and really get to know the area and where to eat in La Herradura. We can’t pick just one favorite La Herradura Restaurant, but we have a few lists for you. Feel free to comment below and tell us your favorite place and why.
Shopping in La Herradura
You can find just about anything for your daily needs when shopping in La Herradura & Almuñécar. Once in a while, you may want to go to a big shopping center, so we share some of those options with you too.
If you are looking for the perfect place to get an amazing Instagram photo, we share a few locations with you.
Here are some Instagram spots in La Herradura, that will make your friends wish they were here with you!
Spanish Lessons La Herradura
Are you looking for Spanish lessons in La Herradura, Spain? Look no further, as Centro El Mar will offer you far more than your standard classroom lessons. Instead, you will get an experience to remember through cultural workshops, field trips, conversation, and immersion. Of course, they also offer the standard Spanish classes in groups, private lessons in person and via Skype as well. If they don’t offer what you want, they may just be able to create it for you!
Hotels in La Herradura Spain
La Herradura Hotels and Almuñécar hotel guide.
La Herradura and Almuñécar are at the heart of the Costa Tropical. This area is filled with amazing places to stay from the high-end hotels to the more inexpensive hostels and campgrounds, to holiday rentals, rural villas, and estates. We have them all here and you will be amazed at what you can get for your money. This town itself has many hills, so more opportunities for those incredible sea views. If you want to be right in the village of La Herradura, there are several options.
La Herradura Festivals
Luz de Luna – Luz de Luna La Herradura will present you with hundreds of candles dancing in the night, lining the picturesque stone pedestrian streets in the old town. It is also, time to do some shopping, with artisan booths selling crafts and wares.
Fiestas de San José La Herradura Feria – 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.
View the full calendar of La Herradura and Almuñécar fiestas.
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Closest Airports to La Herradura
The municipality of Almuñécar is a lovely place to live/visit, but in order to enjoy it, you have to get here. What are the airports closest to La Herradura, Almuñécar, & Costa Tropical? If you’re flying from another country, or from within Spain, there are a number of airports to use. There are two main choices for airports (Malaga and Granada). We will also touch on other airports that can be used when traveling to Almuñécar. Closest airports to La Herradura
Renting a car at Malaga Airport
As you know Malaga is the nearest airport to Almuñécar, and if you want to explore Spain while you are here, then a car rental from Malaga airport is a great option. You will be able to get off the beaten path and discover small villages, move on your own time schedule, and likely get a better deal by renting a car at the airport. We will review with you some of your options for the best car rental Malaga Airport.
Renting a car at Malaga Airport
Travel Between Almuñecar – La Herradura Bus Options
We share with you some Almuñécar & La Herradura bus options. You actually have a couple of choices for using public transport to travel between the village of La Herradura and Almuñécar.
Take the bus from Malaga to La Herradura
An inexpensive way to get to La Herradura is the Malaga airport bus! Don’t worry you can also travel from Almuñécar to the Malaga Airport and also from Malaga to Almuñécar. We will provide you detailed instructions in both directions, to help you with your journey. You have options for a direct bus or you may take a bus to Malaga central bus station and change there for your destination.
Taking the bus from Malaga to La Herradura
La Herradura Weather
With about 320 days of sunshine a year, you don’t need to worry about the weather in La Herradura Spain. Of course, it is a very popular summer destination, but there is also excellent weather many other months of the year, without the crowds! We have an article with a month by month breakdown of the weather in La Herradura and Almuñécar. Typically February and March are the coldest months, but you still get that sun!
Almuñécar Costa Tropical
Tours, Excursions, Activities, & Day Bus Trips - we have a great list for you here!
Read our Almunecar Spain Guide and what it has to offer you as a tourist or a resident. Come to the Costa Tropical!
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