Meander the pedestrian streets of barrio San Miguel and you are in for a treat, when you find the Municipal Pottery Center (Centro de Alfarería Municipal). It’s a step back in time to the day of the Nasrid and Sexitanos, right in the heart of Almuñécar. Located just around from the castle is a revived piece of history. The Cerámica Alcaller is hidden in the old town walls above Majuelo Park and the perfect place to see authentic and traditional ceramics in Spain.
If you are looking for a shopping fix in the bigger stores, shopping in Motril may be just what you need. Of course you could also go hit the bigger malls in Vélez-Málaga, the Nevada shopping mall in Granada or Larios shopping mall in Málaga. If you are looking for something a bit closer to Almuñécar then Motril should do the trick.
Almuñécar is a wonderful place to live and to visit, but don’t be afraid to go a little off of the beaten track and explore the nearby mountains, countryside and the Granada hills. Within just an hour of Almuñécar there is so much to do and see. We have decided to create a 3-day itinerary to help you to get out and explore! Each stop on the route can also be done as a day trip from Almuñécar, but why not take your time and soak it all in? Of course this will be flexible for you to add or remove days, so it is just a guide for you to follow and customize as you like.
Large numbers of jellyfish (Medusas in Spanish) have been a problem from time to time in some Mediterranean beaches during recent years. They tend to arrive in large groups once or twice a season and you need to be prepared in case of a jellyfish sting. On popular beaches a red flag will fly if there are many jellyfish present.
The second week of August means it’s time for the Almuñécar Feria and Fiestas Virgen de la Antigua. Time for celebrations in honor of the town’s patron saint, Virgen de la Antigua. It’s nearly a week full of food, drinks, music, carnival rides, and a procession. It all ends on August 15th with the biggest night in Almuñécar ‘s list of annual festivals and the most spectacular fireworks display around!
Who is up for a little adventure? If you are seeking a unique and fun short break from the coast, try glamping in Spain with the Nomad Xperience! They offer far more than just glamping in a tent; you have several different types of accommodation to choose from. Not only will you be able to enjoy the peace and quite of the mountains, in just 20 minutes you can be in the city center of Granada! What more could you ask for?
If you are out walking the paseo near the Peñones del Santo, you will be in for a treat to browse the summer market. It’s located in Plaza Abderrahman, near Loro Sexi park. This is our night market and a perfect reason to get out and enjoy the great weather.
Summer Market Hours
This is typically only open in July and August, sometimes on the weekends into September.
It is usually open every evening from about 20:00 – 24:00.
Summer Market Goods
You will find many seasonal clothing items, bags, scarves, crafts, jewelry, and more. You may also find many vendors along the Paseo San Cristobal as well.
Food, drinks, carnival rides, procession, boats and fireworks are what you will get when you celebrate the fiestas Virgen del Carmen Almuñécar! This usually includes 3-4 days of activities and fun at the western end of San Cristobal Beach. Each night is full of people gathering at the makeshift bar on the paseo, as well as kids enjoying the small carnival, plus you can’t go wrong with churros and waffles at Elvira’s open late! Then on July 16, it’s the day of Virgen del Carmen, patron saint of fishermen and sailors. The brotherhood will take her and set sail the streets in a procession and then to the waters to bless her in the midst of a festive atmosphere.
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 best car rental Malaga Airport.
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!