The 2018 Holiday calendar below provides you with the days and dates for La Herradura and Almuñécar public holidays (local & national), ferias, fiestas and additional public school days off.
If you like mosaic art, then join us on this photo walk along the Paseo Puerta del Mar Almuñécar, Spain. What were once ordinary cement benches, are now beautiful works of art and local attractions. Each bench is covered with white mosaic tiles and accented with an amazing design in blue mosaic tile.
As you walk along the paseo, take the time to look at each and every one. The spectacular mosaic designs of José Cabrera range from images of sea life to cultural sites around Almuñécar. With more than 37 works of art on the benches and don’t forget to carefully examine the massive pulpo in the round about. He not only came up with the idea for work of art, he also drew the mosaic tile designs, and constructed the mosaic. Each bench takes about 2-4 weeks to complete, depending on the mosaic design and whether it is a flat bench or one with a raised back.
Almuñécar’s Mosaic Artist
Almuñécar’s mosaic artist, D. José Cabrera Alaminos, should be very proud of his work and we look forward to seeing more. He informed us that he will be moving on to San Cristobal beach area and the round about in front of Chinasol in 2018!
Photo Walk Of Mosaic Art Along Playa Puerta Del Mar
Starting with the Monument to Phoenicians at the Paseo del Altillo and heading east, towards Aquatropic, you will find numerous works of mosaic art.
Do you recognize some of the town sites, San Miguel Castle, Iglesia de la Encarnación, Majuelo Park, the Roman Aqueduct, Peñones del Santo, fishing boats and more? Which one is your favorite?
Where is Paseo Puerta del Mar?
Puerta del Mar Beach (Playa Puerta del Mar) is located in the center of Almuñécar and is likely the busiest beach in town. It is easily accessible and is close to the shopping areas and town center. It is also right in the heart of the nightlife, near many restaurants, bars and clubs.
In the summer, there are several water sports available (bouncy floats, kayaking, windsurfing, stand up paddleboards, jet ski rentals, and more). This is a family friendly city beach and is handicap accessible. There are umbrellas and lounge chairs available to rent. It is well equipped and has a high level of services and faces the south, for beautiful sunsets. The beach has more semi-coarse sand.
Length = 760 m, surface area = 32.100 m2, capacity = 6.450 users.
Looking for more things to do Almuñécar?
If this wasn’t enough for you or you want more adventurous activities, please review our full list of Things To Do in Almuñécar, including 1/2 day and full day trips from Almuñécar.
Here is a little sample for you!
If you are new to Spain or just moved to a new place, which is colder than you are used to, then you may want a heater (estufa). Yes, Costa Tropical has a mild winter, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t cold. Mild means we don’t have 2 feet of snow and the temp doesn’t drop below zero. No matter what, just having a cup of hot chocolate doesn’t always do the trick. Sometimes you need a little more to help keep you warm.
The holiday season is upon us and there is so much going on. It is magical to experience Christmas in Almuñécar & La Herradura, but it is tough to find out the when and the where for many things. We’ve decided to share what we know here for you and as we learn more, we will just keep adding to this same post. Many places don’t publicize until a few days prior to the event. We aren’t sure why, but as soon as we find out more, we will continue to add to this post.
We all want to stay healthy and be able to enjoy our lives to the fullest. Sometimes that means we need to visit a medical professional to keep us from getting ill, or help us when we aren’t feeling well. We have a few options listed for general health care in Almuñécar, (general medical doctor, optometrist, dentist, pediatrician, clinical analysis, and more). No one wants to experience and emergency, but it is always good to know what’s available to you, just in case you need it. We will cover the main medical centers and clinics in Almuñécar and also provide information about the nearest hospitals.
CoIf you’re an American, and you’re fortunate enough to be living in Spain, there may come a time when you need to renew your US passport. There are several Consulates within Spain (both the Iberian peninsula, and some of the islands (Balearics & Canarias). Don’t worry, we are here to help you figure out how to renew your US passport in southern Spain!
If you live in Almuñécar, or its surrounding areas, chances are you use Butano (Butane bottle) for some sort of heating. Butane is by far the dominant fuel used for heating in Spain. It is much more common than say propane, and as such, this post will cover the HOW and WHERE to obtain replacement butane cylinders.
So glad to see you in Almuñécar! It is great that you would like to learn Spanish and we have just the place for you to take your Spanish Language Lessons!
If you would like to learn Spanish, in a fun way, from an accredited school, then Tropical Coast Languages (TCLanguages) is the place to go. From personal experience, we highly recommend taking Spanish courses in Spain with TCLanguages. We have seen people who arrived in Almuñécar, with very little Spanish, make incredible progress in just a few weeks.
You have arrived in Spain, and perhaps you want to get local cell phone service. Where do you go? What do need to buy? This post will provide some tips and strategies for getting connected.
We will cover two potential scenarios that new arrivals face having moved to Spain:
- You have a phone that works in Europe, but you need a Spanish SIM card;
- You need to purchase a new phone that’s compatible with the European networks;