Normally we have costumes, masquerade, parades, singing, dancing, music, activities, food & drink. 2021 will be slightly different.
We will keep the information on what you would normally experience when you celebrate La Herradura & Almuñécar Carnival! The parades begin at one location and end at the party event locations. This year the party locations are at Plaza Kuwait in Almuñécar and at the Plaza de la Independencia in La Herradura. Keep on reading for detailed events and locations.
A great and inexpensive way to get to Almuñécar & 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.
How about some flamenco in Almuñécar & La Herradura for that authentic Spanish experience? If you are just visiting the area or perhaps you live here and have guest coming to stay, either way you should make some time for drinks, tapas and a flamenco show. We will share some of our favorite flamenco shows in town, which should have that local flair you are looking for.
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.
Tapas in La Herradura,As you meander the streets of Almuñécar old town or stroll along the beach or paseo, eventually you will likely stop for some at a tapas restaurant. 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.
Pétanque in Almuñécar is very popular in the winter months, when the “snow birds” all flock to Almuñécar. Here in Spain it is referred to as Petanca. The play areas can be quite crowded, so some groups have even stopped publishing the days and times they meet. That said, you can pretty much count on it any day the sun is out, which is nearly every day!
El Majuelo Park and botanical garden is full of amazing plants, sculptures, and paths to meander. You will also find authentic artisan workshops where you may see the artists work and purchase goods. In addition, the view of the historic Phoenician and Roman Fish-Salting Factory and Castle are the best. The Pièce de résistance are the wide variety of botanical plants within this park. Often events are held in the botanical garden.Continue reading
If you need some cash, then take a look at our Almuñécar ATM Locations map below. Of course we include the full Almuñécar area, including La Herradura, Velilla, Taramay and more. This would be a great page to bookmark, so if you are out and about you can be sure to know where to get some money!
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!