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La Herradura

The stunning bay of La Herradura, together with its neighbouring town of Almuñecar, forms the tourist capital of Costa Tropical.

However, it is still a relatively unknown stretch along Spain’s southern coastline, which belongs to
the Granada province in Andalusia; lying between the more populous Costa del Sol to the west, and the Costa Almeria to the east.

The area forms one of the most attractive bays along the southern coast of Spain, with its two large natural promontories, the Punta de la Mona and Cerro Gordo, which protect a two kilometre long sandy beach.

About town
The village itself is located at the eastern point of the bay; it’s a typical Andalusian village of
whitewashed houses, sitting on a gentle slope leading down to the beach.

The town offers good amenities, with shops, bars and restaurants. Down towards the beach there is a wonderful promenade that stretches the whole length of the bay. Perfect for an early evening stroll before dinner, to watch the sun go down.

Beaches
La Herradura has a fine sandy beach, which stretches for 2 kilometres, and aside from this beach, there is 19 kilometres of local coastline, with a variety of beaches, from long stretches
of sandy, small coves.

Water sports are very popular and there are numerous businesses offering different types of courses and equipment hire. Divers will find some of the best underwater scenery here, along the whole southern coast and the best scuba diving in Spain, La Herradura by Almunecar (where most of our diving takes place!) is a National Marine Reserve that plays host to an immense variety of marine life.

Natural surroundings

From here you can almost reach out and touch Africa. The dramatic results are what give the Costa Tropical its special geography and climate, so unlike any other coastline in southern Spain.

Rugged hills soar up steeply from valley floors or plunge dramatically into the sea. Once-forested, now bare hillsides provide a marginal foothold for almond, olive and the hardy carob tree. And above everything towers the grand Sierra Nevada.

Climate
The mountain range, which boast the highest peak in mainland Spain, form a natural weather-break which protects the coastline from the worst influences of the European winters, while Africa, to the south, helps buffer the harsh effects of both the Mediterranean and Atlantic weather.

As a result, the area has an extraordinarily benign subtropical climate, which can be seen in the variety of exotic products to be found in the local markets, especially the different fruits.

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Lovely town


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Fantastic beach
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Warm ,friendly and above all still Spanish ,great food great bars great scenery


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The mountains run right down to the ocean ,which give this area a totally different feel to all the other costa's ,it's the Spain the Spanish go to ,a place where you can still find locals sitting next to you in a Bar ,and will happily tell you which is the best place for Tappas or where the best beach is , and fiercely proud .wonderful.
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Like the Herradura because still have the all spirit from the beach we all remember from our childhood


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Clean beaches and still have sea life
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Very good with a Spanish feeling lost at many other "English style resorts".


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The water was excellent , beautiful clear water were I could see the fish at remarkable depths.
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We loved La Herradura. very atmotpheric and close to interesting cities and sites ( Granada, Nerja, Malaga)


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Very good...however parking problematic


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Clean and clear water
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Relatively small uncrowded under-developed beachside village atmosphere


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Don't forget the neighbouring interior less than 1 hour from La Herradura. Take the A7 expressway from LaHeradura towards Malaga, exit to Algarobbo, continue to Sayalonga and continue for another 2.5klm for a truly exceptional winery tour, tasting, food experience at "Bodegas Bentomiz" in a stunning mountainous setting.
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Stayed in June, season hadn't started properly, so was a quiet resort. However we were told it gets very busy in August. We like it quiet so suited us. Lovely beach bars and restaurants.


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Sea very clear. Very hot in June. Water sports available.
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La Herradura is a small town. We visited in May and a lot of the restaurants weren't open. It was very quiet and relaxing but there is little to do with young children other than use the beach. The bars and restaurants we visited were reasonably priced and the food was good. A visit to Marina del Este is worthwhile although not for the faint hearted and the roads to access it are steep and narrow and a car is required.


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If you are planning to stay in Costa Tropical I would recommend Almunecar for generous portions of free Tapas in the bars/restaurants. A visit to beautiful Nerja is a must with its buzzy atmosphere around the Balcon. Lots going on and very family friendly.
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This is a working Spanish town as well as a holiday resort which means it is not just geared to tourists.


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A lovely part of Spain where the mountains meet the sea
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