The Almuñécar Plazas – A Spanish Way Of Life

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.

Enjoy Almuñécar Plazas to experience the charm of Spanish life.  We will share with you some of the most popular Spanish plazas, with a map. Read more on

For those who are near the beach, the evening walks and playtime for the kids is along the paseo.  For those in town, the gathering spot is in any of the town plazas.  These are great areas to let the kids run around and play, while the adults chat or enjoy tapas.

The Almuñécar Plazas

Plaza de la Constitución

Located in the center of the old town, this typical Spanish plaza is full of life year-round.  Stop by for food and drink at one of the many restaurants and cafes along the plaza.  It is so relaxing, just enjoying the surroundings, people watching, and hearing the nearby church bells chime.

This is also home to the Ayuntamiento de Almuñécar (town hall), so many local activities are celebrated in this plaza.  This is also where the main decorations for the Christmas holidays will be found.  In the warmer month, you may find street performers or dancers out in the plaza to entertain you.

Almunecar Plazas - Plaza de la Constitución

Plaza Madrid

This is a small plaza is at the epicenter of business district and city services.  You will find commercial shopping available with shoes, clothing, phones, and more in this area.  There are also several bars, restaurants, shops, pharmacies, banks, and other services near Plaza Madrid.  

This is one of the main plazas in town and where many processions and parades pass by when there are festivals in town.  It is also where one of the main Christmas trees are erected for the holidays.  In the center of the plaza stands one of the most traditional symbols of the contemporary history of the city: the statue of the fisherman.

Plaza Madrid Almunecar

Plaza Damasco

This is a hub for several little bars and restaurants, just along Avenida Andalucia.  There is also an entry access from this plaza into the pedestrian area of old town.  During the high season, this is a great spot for night-time activity.

Almuñécar Plazas - Plaza Damasco Almunecar

Plaza Antonio Gala

This is located just next to Damasco, bordering Avenida Andalucia.

Plaza Antonio Gala

Plaza los Magnolios

This is a very popular plaza for families to gather in the evenings.  There are several shops and restaurants and just on the other side of the plaza, you will find the perfect Italian coffee at Cafe Italiano.

Almuñécar Plazas - Plaza los Magnolios

Plaza Higuitos

This is a quaint little plaza located just a block in from the Municipal market.  It is a great place to soak up the afternoon sun, listen to the sounds of the centerpiece fountain and enjoy the moment.  Sometimes local musicians come to play here at this plaza.  You will find a bodega and a couple of restaurants for food and beverages.  The church (Iglesia de la Encarnaciónis just behind the plaza, so it is worth a meander through the ally ways to take a peek.

Almuñécar Plazas - Plaza Higuitos Around Town

Plaza de la Rosa

This is a small plaza with ramp and stair access to Paseo del Altillo, along the beach.  Here you will find to be the gateway to many shops, cafes, and more as you roam the pedestrian streets of Almuñécar.  In the high season, there is more activity in this area.  A great place to find souvenirs and ice cream too!

Plaza de la Rosa Almunecar

Plaza Mayor

Hidden behind the apartment buildings you will find this plaza.  It is just next to the Roman aqueduct and Roman baths.  There isn’t much at this plaza, but it is nice to see the ruins.  The ruins may also be accessed via the road.

Plaza Mayor Almunecar

Plaza Kuwait

Home of the Almuñécar Aquarium and a great plaza area for the kids to run around.  This is located just behind the Mercado Municipal (Municipal Market).  There is a cafe and it is a great place to soak up the midday sun, or have afternoon shade.

Almunecar Aquarium street view Plaza Kuwait

Plaza de Abderraman I

Located just across from Peñones del Santo, it is a hub of action in the summer time.  There are a few local vendors with booths set up, somewhat of an informal market for craft goods.  There are several bars and restaurants nearby, and it is just 2 blocks from the Tourist Information Center.

Almuñécar Plazas - Plaza de Abderraman I

Plaza del Teatro

Plaza del Teatro, is a bit off the main paths through the town center.  That said, it is fun to just roam and see where the ally ways of old town will take you.  This plaza is just a block in from the Paseo del Altillo and here you will find residential buildings, the popular Spanish language school TCLanguages (Tropical Coast Languages), as well as a physical therapy center.
Almuñécar Plazas - Plaza del Teatro with Tropical Coast Languages Spanish Lessons in Almunecar Spain

Plaza de ermita San Sebastian

Plaza de ermita is in the barrio of San Sebastian with a cute little chapel.
Ermita de San Sebastián


Looking for more things to do Almuñécar?

If this wasn’t enough for you or you want more adventurous activities, please review our full list of Things To Do in Almuñécar, including 1/2 day and full day trips from Almuñécar.
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Heidi is passionate about travel (50+ countries) and loves experiencing the world with hubby Alan and their 2 kids. In Aug 2012, they left the “perfect American life”, quit their jobs, sold their belongings and moved to Almuñécar. She likes to share all of her favorites things about the area, as well as practical information too. You may also view their family travel blog, Wagoners Abroad, at


  1. Hi Heidi Somos franceses y por segunda vez, vendremos a pasar el invierno en la costa andaluza, pero este año compramos un vehículo eléctrico. Entonces, me gustaría saber dónde están los puntos de recarga en la comuna de Almuñecar, si lo sabes.

    Te agradeciendo de antemano.


    Roger COSTAZ

    1. Hi Roger! That is a great question and I have no idea. Let me ask or look around and see if I can find out.

      1. It looks like there may be one at the Playa Senator Hotel on San Cristobal Beach. They do close each year for about 6 weeks November 3 – December 20. You may want to contact them and ask if the charging is still open. Here is a list for Spain.
        Almuñécar Playa Spa Hotel
        Avenida Mar de Plata, s/n
        18690 Almuñécar
        Phone: +34 958 639 450

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