Fiestas Virgen del Carmen Almuñécar & La Herradura (16th July) 2020 celebrations cancelled

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.

Fiesta Virgen del Carmen 2018 Patrona de Los Marinos Almunecar. On July 16, the day of the Virgen del Carmen is celebrated in Almuñécar. The Virgin is the patron saint of the neighborhood of Los Marinos who, proudly walk their patron saint through San Cristobal.   Where they dance and embark her to the Peñón del Santo where fireworks are displayed. Read more on Almunecarinfo.com

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Friday Market Almunecar – Mercadillo Almuñécar & La Herradura

Friday Market Almunecar  Mercadillo Almuñécar

The market’s real name is “Almuñécar Mercadillo Los Viernes”, The Friday Market or to some Almunecar Friday markt. The entrance right in the heart of the town at the Arc de Triomphe Puerta de Almuñécar (Blas Infantes Arches), this is also the main fairgrounds in the month of August. It lies between the main road (N-340) and the one and only “McDonald’s”. Friday Market Almuñécar - Check out the Friday Market in Almunecar. We tell you when and where to find it. Great shopping comes to you, Clothing, Housewares, Shoes, Music, Spices, Candy, Jewelry, Souvenirs Blankets, Towels and much more. Read more on Almunecarinfo.comContinue reading

Almuñécar Sunday Market – Rastro de Almuñecar Domingo

If you like to find a good bargain, then the Almuñécar Sunday Market or Rastro Almuñecar Domingo is the place to be!  Every Sunday you can socialize, browse and purchase the most unusual things.  This is a flea market dedicated to antiques and second-hand items!  Located in the fairgrounds near the Blas Infante Arches, it has now grown to take up the entire lot on both sides.  This market is frequented by so many people now, it is just as popular as the Friday Market.

Good bargains at the Almuñécar Sunday Market or Rastro Almuñecar Domingo! This flea market is dedicated to antiques & second-hand items. Read more on AlmunecarInfo.com

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How To Figure Out Parking in Almuñécar & La Herradura

Pay Parking in Almuñécar

There are several options for Parking in Almuñécar.  Some of the options have a time limit, while others are more worry free.  You must be aware of the different seasons, dates and hours for the “On street pay parking“, as it can be a bit confusing.

When parking along the street in town you will notice various colored dashes along the road.  There are signs posted along the way which explain what these colors mean, but you need to get out of your car to read the signs.Continue reading

How To Pay Your Parking Fine in Almuñécar Spain

With the tourist season fast approaching, that means more people.  More people means more cars.  Unfortunately, it does not mean more parking spaces.  This post will explain how to pay your parking fine in Almuñécar.  I am sure it is similar around Spain, but we will provide you details and help save you money!  If you want to understand what all of the different colored lines mean on the road and where to park, click here.

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Fiesta de San Juan In Costa Tropical (June 23 & 24) 2020 celebrations cancelled

Cancelled for June 2020

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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Clothing Optional Beaches or Nude Beaches Spain Costa Tropical

Nude Beaches Spain!  You want them and we have them.  Costa Tropical is a paradise for the nude naturist, with plenty of options to soak up the sun and enjoy the beach.  Costa Tropical is a nice little secret along the coast of Granada and there are a few options for clothing optional beaches.  It is touristy enough to have the amenities you will enjoy, yet private enough to feel like you are living with the locals.  While this slice of coastline isn’t vast, you certainly have a great choice of naturalists beaches to choose from.

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What To Do With A Jellyfish Sting – Look Out For Medusas!

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.

Almuñécar Medusas - what to do with jellyfish sting. 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. Read more on Almunecarinfo.com

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Fiestas de San José La Herradura Feria, March 18-22, 2020

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.

Fiestas San Jose Suspended. due to coronavirus.

 

Las Fiestas Patronales de San José, Every March it's the La Herradura Feria and Fiestas de San José (Patron Saint) ! A few days of fun with activities, rides, events, food, drink & parties. Read more on Almunecarinfo.com

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La Herradura & Almuñécar Carnival 2020

Costumes, masquerade, parades, singing, dancing, music, activities, food & drink.

This is what you will 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.

La Herradura and Almuñécar Carnival Costumes, masquerade, parades, singing, dancing, music, activities, food and drink.  This is what you will experience when you celebrate La Herradura & Almuñécar Carnival! Read more at Almunecarinfo.com

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