La Herradura & Almuñécar Beaches – Almuñécar Playas

With over 19 km of coastline, the La Herradura & Almuñécar beaches (Almuñecar playas) are for everyone.  Of course, some of the most popular are those which are easily accessible and right in the urban area of town.  There are also several which are secluded or offer small coves or cliffs, for a little variety.  Many of the beaches are covered with stones or pebbles, there are even some with dark sand.  We think these are some of the best beaches in Granada, playas de Almuñecar.

With over 19 km of coastline, there are plenty of Almuñécar beaches for everyone.  The most popular are easily accessible and right in town. Read more on Almunecarinfo.com

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Fiesta Noche de San Juan In Costa Tropical (June 23 & 24) 2024

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!

Fiesta de San Juan In Costa Tropical. Fiesta de San Juan In Costa Tropical is something to experience! It is a beach party full of music, dancing, food, drinks, bonfires and camping. Including Almuñécar, La Herradura, Salobreña and Lanjarón. Read more on Almunecarinfo.com

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La Caña Flamenca on the Costa Tropical Summer 2024

Every summer you are in for a treat on the Costa Tropical.  That’s because of the annual La Caña Flamenca! This is a festival with a series of Flamenco performances over the summer months, on the Costa Tropical.  We will share with you all of the details about the location, artists, and where to get your tickets.

Annual La Caña Flamenca on the Costa Tropical. This Flamenco festival is a series of held at various venues, with amazing artists all summer! Read more on Almunecar Info https://wp.me/p3oj9B-40C

 

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Surfboard Showers Almuñécar & La Herradura

Cowabunga!  Surfboard showers have made their way onshore on the Almuñécar & La Herradura beaches!
Cowabunga!  Surfboard showers have made their way onshore on the Almuñécar & La Herradura beaches! Enjoy the Costa Tropical! Read more on Almunecarinfo.com
Almuñécar & La Herradura has added a bit of fun and color to our beaches.  After you’ve enjoyed your time at the beach, locate one of the many surfboard showers and enjoy rinsing off.  You don’t need to worry about a wipeout with these surfboards, they are just there to get you clean. More showers have been added and they are fun to seek out.
You will find several fun surfboard-shaped showers installed on our beaches.   Can you get a photo of them all?  We share a few with you below in our gallery.

Surfboard shower gallery

Surfboard showers can be found on the following beaches:

Tesorillo, Velilla, Puerta del Mar, San Cristobal, La Herradura, Cotobro
Almuñécar Beaches – Almuñécar Playas
With over 19 km of coastline, the Almuñécar beaches (Almuñecar playas and Playa La Herradura) are for everyone.  Of course, some of the most popular are those which are easily accessible and right in the urban area of town.  There are also several which are secluded or offer small coves or cliffs, for a little variety.  Many of the beaches are covered with stones or pebbles, there are even some with dark sand.  We think these are some of the best beaches in Granada, playas de Almuñecar.
With over 19 km of coastline, there are plenty of Almuñécar beaches for everyone.  The most popular are easily accessible and right in town. Read more on Almunecarinfo.com

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Summer Nights Festival La Herradura Castle 2024

Sit outside under the stars and enjoy the La Herradura Summer Nighs Festival, which has become a benchmark for summer concerts on the Costa Tropical.  Usually each August, you may enjoy a few magical nights of entertainment at the La Herradura Castle. This location has quite the history and is also a great venue for special events throughout the year, but in the summer it comes alive with entertainment.

Summer Nights Festival La Herradura Castle - Festival Noches en el Castillo de La Herradura. Amazing entertainment each August. Read more on Almunecarinfo.com

 

About El Castillo de La Herradura

The monument was built in 1770 by Carlos III. This was all part of the coastal surveillance and defense strategy. This was about the same time the towers of Cerro Gordo and Punta de la Mona was also erected.  From the castle or fortress, they were able to communicate with the two towers.

This was a way to give warning and defend against Berber pirates and movements on the sea, all to protect the local fishermen and farmers.  As well as the first line of protection for the city of Granada.  Fires were used as a deterrent during the night and smoke signals were used during the day.

The fortress was used by the army until 1839, followed by the civil guard.  In 20o5 the Almuñécar Auyuntamiento took over and commissioned the restoration. In 2011 this restoration was complete and in 2021 the inauguration of the Historical Museum “1562-La Furia del Mar” was opened.

Now the castle is an interactive museum and a cultural space that will keep alive the memory of the shipwreck that occurred off the coast of La Herradura in the year 1562, in which 25 galleys of the Armada sank, in which more than 5,000 people lost their lives, a naval disaster greater than that of the Titanic at the beginning of the 20th century.

 

When is the La Herradura Summer Nights Festival?

Wednesday, August 21 to Saturday, August 24, 2024

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La Herradura Castle Nights Line Up 2024

Enjoy four magical days from Wednesday, August 21 to Saturday, August 24 with a varied lineup for all audiences:
🎸 21 August, Wednesday
Winner of the Andrés Segovia contest, Álvaro Toscano.

🎭 22 August, Thursday
Rafael Álvarez “El Brujo”.

🎤23 August, Friday
El Canijo de Jerez, young flamenco.

🎶24 August, Saturday
Guateque with Los Diablos celebrating the 50th anniversary of “Un Rayo de Sol”.

 

Historical Museum 1562-La furia del mar – Photo Gallery

 

Tickets – La Herradura Castle Nights 

Points of sale: Páramo and Coral bookstores in La Herradura, Tuk Tuk rental booth in Almuñécar and on the CONSIGUETUENTRADA.COM website
o At the box office: On the day of the concert from 2 hours before the start.
Mayor’s Office of La Herradura

Location near Playa La Herradura

The Castle is about 1 block inland from Playa La Herradura, just to the western end of the village.  You may also access from the N340.

More to do in Playa La Herradura

Monument to shipwrecked sailors

As you enter the town of La Herradura, you will notice a large bronze sculpture along the beach.  This is the Monument to Shipwrecked Sailors.   The deep bay of La Herradura hides the remains of 25 ships of the Spanish Navy, and more than five thousand sailors.  The La Herradura naval disaster occurred on October 19, 1562, due to a very large storm.
Summer Nights Festival La Herradura Castle - Festival Noches en el Castillo de La Herradura. Amazing entertainment each August. Read more on Almunecarinfo.com

Please read our guide on La Herradura

La Herradura Spain! Visit Playa La Herradura Granada Coast, with a charming old town, pedestrian streets, an incredible village vibe, with a central plaza and an amazing beach. Read more on AlmunecarInfo.com

Great places to eat in La Herradura

Tapas in La Herradura

As you meander the streets of La Herradura or stroll along the beach or paseo, eventually you will likely stop for some tapas.  We’ll help you find scrumptious tapas in La Herradura.  It may just seem like any regular restaurant from the outside, or it may feel more like a beach-side cafe, but either way, they are going to have some Spanish tapas for you!  Just sit down and order a drink to let the magic happen of the Spanish lifestyle happen.

Where To Find Scrumptious Tapas In La Herradura Granada - As you meander the streets or stroll along the paseo, you will likely stop for tapas in La Herradura.  Just sit down and order a drink to let the magic happen of the Spanish lifestyle happen. Read more on AlmunecarInfo.com

Vegetarian La Herradura

While we aren’t aware of any dedicated vegetarian restaurants in La Herradura, there are many that are vegetarian-friendly.  If they don’t specifically have something on the menu, be sure to ask to alter their menu items.  For example, even when you order a salad, you need to be careful, as many come with ham or tuna.  Just specify when you order, as all of the La Herradura restaurants are very friendly.

Vegetarian Friendly La Herradura Restaurants - While this isn't an all-inclusive list, here are several vegetarian friendly restaurants La Herradura, to get you started. Read more on AlmunecarInfo.com

Things To Do In Motril Spain! The Big City Of Costa Tropical

Escape to a slightly bigger city and experience a day trip from Almuñécar with many things to do in Motril Spain.  Motril is the second largest city in the Granada Province, with a population of more than 60,000.  Yes, this isn’t a big city by most standards, but it is the biggest on the Costa Tropical.  Many of us know it as the place to take care of our paperwork as foreigners, but there is so much more to the city.  We want to share with you some of the things to do in Motril you can do as a day trip or combine with your trip to the Foreigner’s office.

Looking for things to do in Motril? As the central hub of Costa Tropical, we share with you some of the things to do in Motril, a day trip from Almuñécar.. Read more on AlmunecarInfo.com

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Feria Gastronomica de Almuñécar – Food Festival 2024

Who loves good food?  Yes, you do!  Almuñécar’s annual foodie event called the Feria Gastronomica in El Majuelo Park.  Be prepared to sample the delicious food from each of the stalls and also partake in a few beverages as well.  It isn’t just about food and drinks though, you will also be very entertained. A clear sign that summer is here!

Feria Gastronomica Almuñécar - Each spring Almuñécar hosts the Feria Gastronomica in Majuelo Park.  A 3 day foodie event with delicious food, drinks, entertainment and a celebration of Spring. Read more on https://almunecarinfo.com/feria-gastronomica-fair-almunecar-food-festival/

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