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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 (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

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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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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It is a nice and cozy city to go for a strawl. The beach is beautiful. It had eveything that we needed!


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The coastline is really pretty. It had everything to enjoy a relaxing stay.
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A nice and calm place. If you want more "action" then this is not the palce to go.


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Wonderful views and sorroundings.
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The perfect size place. Not as busy as some nearby places but still lots going on.


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The La Herradura/Almuñécar part is nice but we preferred to go west.
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Byen har mange restaurenter langs den lille bugt. Stranden er ret stene, men ellers god. Der var meget fredeligt i maj-juni, hvor vi var der.


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Det er et fantastisk smukt område
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A treat that seems to be largely undiscovered, keep it that way, it’s just great. We love that it is so Spanish and unspoilt.


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Fabulously quiet and natural
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The undercover market is open in the morning. Fresh seafood and veggies and fruit and they are all so very friendly. Great way to practise my Spanish!


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I go running every morning on the beach. It's a quick 5 minute run down in the car and you're in the sea!
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This is a quiet small town. We stay in may and Some restaurants were close or closed at 8 pm


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Nice restaurants and bars. Lovely beach and harbour.


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It has everything beaches, picturesque harbours and interesting towns.
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