March 7th, 2011
The town of La Herradura sits 8kms west of Almunecar on the Costa Tropical. It is characterised by a spectacular bay. The beach, La Playa de la Herradura runs the length of the town and is situated between La Punta de la Mona and Cerro Gordo.
As is the case with all the coastline on the Costa Tropical, the rugged mountains seem to drop into the sea creating a setting of extraordinary beauty.
National Park of Los Acantilados de Maro
All of this area falls under the Natural Park status. The Natural Park of Los Acantilados de Maro.
Not just the coastline itself is protected, but the protected area extends into the sea around it. No fishing is allowed .
Fish filled and crystal clear water – it is of little surprise that La Herradura has developed into an important centre for scuba diving. A number of dive companies operate here, offering courses for all levels.
Beaches on the Costa Tropical
The beaches in the area are fantastic. Some of the best beaches on the Costa Tropical and Costa del Sol are all within easy reach.
Many of the best ones, are small protected coves that you need to walk down to and for some of the larger, more popular ones – such as the Playa el Canuelo, there is a bus service to take you down to the beach.