The Almuñécar Plazas are an important part of daily life. We will share with you some of the most popular Spanish Plazas, along with photos, and a map with the location. These plazas not only offer a place to find shops and restaurants, they are also social gathering spots. These are the outdoor living rooms for the town to enjoy and meet up with friends. Of course it is popular all over Spain, but the weather in Costa Tropical ensures our Spanish plazas are active all year-long.
There are 2 Almuñécar tourist office locations and one in La Herradura. Each of them is staffed with multilingual and very helpful people. They will provide you with a local map of the area and there are plenty of brochures with things to do in Almuñécar as well.
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.
Photos are from years before covid.
If you have little ones, you are bound to be seeking out a place for them to burn off a little energy. We share with you the Almuñécar playgrounds and parks, with a few extras thrown in as well. The playgrounds are all very similar, just in different locations. We share a photo of each so you can see which have swings, slides, climbing, bars and more.
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 is on the Costa Tropical and by road is 75 kilometers from Málaga, 80 kilometers from Granada, and 129 kilometers from Almeria. It is easy to make your way to and from Almuñécar and you have several transportation options.
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.
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 Course!
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.
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.
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;