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First time going and it exceeded expectations! Beautiful

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Villa in La Herradura (Punta de la Mona)

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  • 5 bedrooms
  • sleeps 12
  • 4 bathrooms
  • 400 m² living area
  • 250 m² terrace
  • Private pool
  • Heated pool
  • Wi-Fi
  • Balcony
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Villa in La Herradura (Punta de la Mona)

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  • 3 bedrooms
  • sleeps 6
  • 2 bathrooms
  • 3 toilets
  • 180 m² living area
  • 60 m² terrace
  • 1250 m² garden
  • Private pool
  • Wi-Fi
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£ 1,161 - 1,788/week   Show details

Villa in La Herradura (Carmenes del Mar)

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  • 3 bedrooms
  • sleeps 6
  • 2 bathrooms
  • 3 toilets
  • 160 m² living area
  • 60 m² terrace
  • Shared pool
  • Wi-Fi
  • Balcony
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.

Things to do while you are here

Reviews for La Herradura

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First time going and it exceeded expectations! Beautiful


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Such gorgeous clear sea!
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A lovely typical Spanish town with lots of lovely restaurants and bars. There is plenty of activities in the immediate area or a short drive way. They only small negative is that the beach is a stony beach


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A lovely part of Spain that is less commercialised than The Costa Del Sol with lots of Spanish holiday makers
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Herradura is a lovely town. Very spanish and unspoilt.


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We love the coast but beware it is not golden sandy beaches.
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Good shopping, good beach with facilities, pretty cove but also go to Almunecar for old town charm


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This is certainly the prettiest area of all of southern Spain with something for everyone. You can find quiet coves and beaches with water sports so to suit all tastes- or a mixture. Mountain backdrop - lovely.
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We enjoyed the city very much. It has some very good restaurants, a nice bakery - just about everything one needs. Walking trough the city along the beach was lovely.


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La Herradura remains unspoilt and is still a very Spanish town. The village was perfect for our stay, with enough bars and restaurants to keep everyone happy.


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The coastline was beautiful, the beach shingle but with plenty of sun beds. There are lots of high quality ‘Chiringuito’ beach bars, and the sea was crystal clear, with lots of water sports activities.
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O.K. IT WAS MAY, BUT WE HARDLY HEARD AN ENGLISH VOICE..... JUST THE WAY WE LIKE IT.


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COMPARED WITH ITS EASTERN NEIGHBOUR IT WAS A BREATH OF FRESH AIR.
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Leuk en mooie omgeving, dichtbij Nerja. Rustig en niet te toeristisch.


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Mooi kiezel strand en top duik locatie blijkt, zag veel groepen duikers.
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