If you like to keep moving, there is no shortage of great places to go hiking in Spain! No matter if you are in Galicia, Asturias, Pyrenees, Andalucia and many other areas, you will be sure to have a great connection with nature. We of course are based in Costa Tropical, so most of what we share will be for nearby day trips from Almuñécar.
We have compiled a great list of resources to help you explore a bit off the beat track as well as some more basic walking guides. Get moving and discover all that Spain has to offer.Continue reading
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.
Are you getting cabin fever staying in the small coastal city of Almuñécar? Are you dreaming of a day out at a big and modern shopping mall? Well, let us share with you how to get to Larios Mall, Vialia Mall, IKEA Malaga, Plaza Mayor, from Almuñécar to Málaga and back. We provide you with instructions via the public bus, in addition to directions for driving a car.
For a complete shopping experience, sometimes you need to visit a big city. We will describe how to get to the new Centro Comercial Nevada shopping Granada from Almuñécar. The Nevada shopping center [Centro Comercial Nevada] is located in Granada and is on the southeast side of the city, so that means easy access from Costa Tropical. With approximately 120,000 square meters of commercial area, and with 200+ stores, numerous restaurants, and an 8-cinema cineplex, there is plenty to see, do, and eat.
This is a good 1/2 day activity from Almuñécar and you are in for a sweet treat, all about sugar in Spanish. Just a little to the east within Costa Tropical, you can experience the sugarcane past of Motril. You will experience an old Spanish sugar mill, take a tour of a rum distillery and taste some Spanish rum. Let’s talk sugar (Azucar).
Duration: ~3 hours Route: Your day will begin with a step back in time at Motril’s pre-industrial sugar museum, followed by a tour of the Ron Montero Rum Distillery with rum tasting. Distance: 20km from Almuñécar Departure: Recommended departure from Almuñécar 10:30 – 11:00 am
Escape to the Sierra Nevada mountains and experience a day trip from Almuñécar to Monachil. A unique hiking experience through a narrow canyon, on top of a narrow cement wall, and over several hanging bridges. A place to cool down from the heat at one of the many water holes along the river. Keep on reading to find out the scoop from our guest author Ed.
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.
If you are looking to golf in Spain, there are plenty of options to golf Costa del Sol and you will even has some choices to golf Granada too! We will provide you with a listing of golf courses nearest to Costa Tropical and also provide a reference list for more options to golf Andalucia. If you are doing a Google search for golf courses in Spain, you may also want to conduct your search in Spanish as well. Just search for Campos de golf en Malaga, Campos de golf en Granada, or Campos de golf en España.
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. There is far more than just a visit to Al Campo.
As much as we all love Almuñécar, it is nice to get out and explore a bit. It’s very easy to take a day trip to Granada from Almuñécar, or you can even plan a few days away. Of course everything we have to share is also a perfect day trip from Malaga too. There is so much to see and do, and it’s always fun to just roam around and soak up the city. If that isn’t your style, here are some great options for organized tours and things to do in Granada.