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Reviews for Almunecar

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Pontos Philipp

Very nice litle town with nice citizens. Very nice restaurants, especialy on Playa Velilla.

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Villa in Almunecar (Los Pinos - Almunecar)

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Almunecar

Almunecar, together with its neighbour La Herradura form the tourist capital of the Costa Tropical. The town sits upon a hill at the mouth of two rivers, meandering down to the coast, in the province of Granada in Andalusia.

From here you can almost reach out and touch Africa and its special climate. The town is backed by rugged hills, valleys and agricultural land of olive groves, almond and carob trees.

History
Almunecar was founded by the Phoenicians 3000 years ago and like the rest of the coast been invaded and occupied by the Romans, Moors and re-conquered by the Catholic Monarchs.

There are many monuments and architectural structures that depict the history and occupation of the town.

Around town
The town has medieval steep winding streets that lead to the Plaza de Constitución, where the Town Hall stands, and onto the highest old quarter called Barrio San Miguel and onto  the Moorish castle. Most of this area is pedestrianised and residential. Geranium-filled balconies and small sunny plazas line the labryinth of narrow passageways, the town’s archaeological museum is located here.

To the other side of the Plaza de la Constitución, next the Town Hall, a short rise leads up to the The Iglesia Mayor de la Encarnación (the main church) is located on the other side of the Plaza de Constitución, leading away from the town hall. The Casa de Cultura (cultural centre and auditorium) is also located in this district.

The Carrera de la Concepción, once formed a part of the main coast road and is now an attractive, but busy avenue. Here there is a fountain, where the old valley road heads towards Granada and, not far along the road are the excavated remains of part of an aqueduct and important Roman baths.

The Playa Puerta del Mar is Almunecar’s principal beach backed by the palm-lined Paseo del Altillo, there are many banks located along the road. During the summer months parking can be
difficult in the town.

Beaches
Almunecar has 19 kilometres of local coastline, which is diverse with 25 beaches along the coast of Almunecar and La Herradura. Secluded coves, long sandy beaches and the town’s main beachfront with all its amenities and facilities.  

There are numerous options for water sports, including diving, the area is said to have some of the best underwater scenery anywhere along the southern coast.

Places to visit
Almunecar has its fair share of cultural and historic attractions, the first and most obvious being the Moorish castle, which was originally built on Roman foundations, however, what still stands is manly from the Arab and Christian occupations.

The archaeological museum, which is located close to the castle; the building was formerly a Roman building, it is known as the Cave of the Seven Palaces, and holds some treasures, including a 3500 Egyptian vase.

The Majuelo Park is a lovely botanical garden, which sits in the shade of the castle. There is a vast array of exotic flora and the centrepiece of the park is the Roman ruins of old fish-salting pits.

The town has paid homage to local characters and resources with dedicated statues and monuments; there are monuments to sailors, fisherman, water, fertility, amongst others.

The area is also dotted with old watchtowers, as the area was infested with pirates. These look outs were built so that they could warn the local villages of certain invasion.

Further afield you can visit the interior of the region, to the Tropical Valley full of rich orchards, which line the Rio Verde (Green River), visiting small inland villages and learning a little of the culture of the area.

Follow the Rio Seco (Dry River) and you will reach the beautiful Peña Escrita Park, where you can go hiking, rambling, horse-riding or just taking in fresh air and magnificent scenery.

Salobreña is another coastal Moorish town, just east of Almunecar. A picturesque white-washed village, definitely worth a visit.

Eating out
Almunecar has a great selection of good quality restaurants, with a mix of traditional and international cuisines.

Climate
The Costa Tropical takes its name from the sub-tropical climate that it enjoys. With warm winters and long hot summers, the average temperature is around 20C.

 

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Reviews for Almunecar

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Great range of restaurants, shopping and markets.


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Beaches were pleasant but generally lacked soft sand.
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Very nice litle town with nice citizens. Very nice restaurants, especialy on Playa Velilla.


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Only few beaches with good sand, many with small stones.
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Lovely unspoilt part of Spain still undiscovered by the main tourist companies so a real gem


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Lots of sun great location real Spain
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Almunecar is a busy town with many shops and restaurants, a water park, bird park, Castle and much more.


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Lots of pretty coves to explore, clean beaches, but pebbly.
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Many shops and supermarkets, bars and restaurants. Cobbled streets in the old town with pretty boutique shops, Castle, water park, bird park and aquarium. Plenty to see and do.


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Friendly people of many nationalities, nice beaches with lots of coves some are stoney.
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Almunecar is a lovely town with pebbled narrow streets and boutique shops it has 4 supermarkets many fruit & veg shops and butchers shops. There is a water park an underground aquarium,bird park, Friday market, plenty of tapas bars and restaurants, plenty to see and do.


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The beaches of almunecar are pebbled some have sand, lots of coves and nice walks.
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Really an authentic typical Spanish town with a lot of beaches and fantastic tapabars and cheap restaurants with high quality food.


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Very clean beaches and a lot of choise
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Fantastic


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Amazing
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nice


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Nice
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Almunecar has nice parts, but compared to the nearby Nerja it lacks a lot.


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Beautiful coast.
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Nice Little City.


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Pepples in Almunecar
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Nice genuine city but the Spanish language is needed. The inhabitants does not speak anything else.


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The sand (or rocks) on the beaches were not super child friendly.
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Compared to the size of the city it did not have the expected level of offers regarding stores (book-store ao). There was, however, a good supermarket down by Playa San Colorado for food and beverage.


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Very nice views of the sea and the coast from the villa - but it had apparently been a very hot and dry summer, the coast looked (and was) very "burned" - not lush and green. My wife and I do not take very much to swimming in the sea so we did not use the beaches in the vicinity to the house. The pool at the house took care of our needs to cool off. The Alhambra - that we wanted to visit - was only a 90 minutes drive away. So was the possibility to make a mountain trek to the summit of Mulhacen. Very rewarding.
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Not the prettiest or most interesting resort on the Costa Tropical. The tree-lined 'promenade' along the main beach is pleasant enough, but the beach-based and sea-front bars and cafes are all very ordinary, their menus promising instantly forgettable food offerings - often at inflated prices. Away from its sea front, Almunecar's centre has most of what you might reasonably expect to find, including a couple of pleasant shopping streets, a small retail precinct and a couple of interesting-looking restaurants, but it's not going to keep you entertained for long.


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Just 10 minutes drive from Almunecar, is the altogether prettier and more appealing (smaller) resort of La Herradura. It is unpretentious, but none the worse for that. And of course, the larger resort of Nerja is only a few miles further along the coast. It has a more cosmopolitan feel, better amenities (including some good bars and restaurants) and one or two 'must see' attractions including the old square and clifftop terrace beyond. Going east from Almunecar on the N340, you come first to Salobrena (a small. hilly and curiously over-rated town) and then the dreary coastal town of Motril with its flat, featureless coastline. The Costa Tropical is definitely not the most attractive stretch of coastline in southern Spain, but, if you look carefully, you can still find one or two sandy bays and small villages worthy of a visit.
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Love it.


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Gorgeous
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Almunecar is a lively town and busy over the fiesta period in August, we enjoyed visiting the shops and restaurants and absorbing the very traditional atmosphere.


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The coast has many good beaches, alongside the town beaches a short drive takes you into the natural park areas where the beaches are stunning.
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Quaint Spanish town.Clean, tidy, friendly, plenty to do. Downside parking is a nightmare!!


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Stunning
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A cosy city!


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To many stones.
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Very Nice You must visit restaurant Sabina,the owner is soo Nice and the food is good :-)


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Nice
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