Almuñécar - Ideal Place for Enjoying your Holidays
About 80 km from Granada, between the mountains and a fertile valley, where tropical crops have developed throughout history, is the beautiful town of Almuñécar, one of the most popular tourist destinations on the Costa Tropical of Granada.
Almuñécar offers a wide range of accommodation: hotels, hostels, apartments and campsites. Keep in mind that prices vary greatly depending on the time of year.
The best places to see in Almuñécar, monuments and museums, Castillo de San Miguel, Peñon del Santo, Roman Aqueduct and Hot Springs.
Things to do in Almuñécar, Aquatic Park, Ornithological and Botanical Gardens, Aquarium, Tropical Express Train, prices, locations, schedules and attractions.
The hotels of Almuñcar with particular charm, hotels with sea views and large terraces. Description, services offered, price comparison and facilities.
The best hostels in Almuñécar, quiet, small family-run establishments in the centre of Almuñécar or on the beach, description, services and prices.
Long beaches and small coves with calm waters in Almuñécar, services, sand type, nearby restaurants and rental of sunbeds and umbrellas.
Location of the campsites of Almuñécar, services and type of bungalows, campsite facilities, where to eat, swimming pools and equipment.
Pleasant tapas bars, old wineries, traditional and modern restaurants, quiet summer terraces and other lively nights. Prices and schedules.
How to get to Almuñécar by bus from Granada, city buses, bus stops, prices and timetables, route maps and information about the Bus Station.
Where to rent a car in Almuñécar in the town centre or at the Bus Station, prices, car models, equipment, millage and office opening hours.
Its beaches, the charm of its streets in the Old Quarter, the Castle of San Miguel, the lively nightlife in its bars and pubs, the summer concerts in the Parque del Majuelo and its elegant marina, all make Almuñécar an ideal place to spend a vacation by the sea.
History of AlmuñécarAlmuñécar's Phoenician name 'Sks' was translated by the Romans as Sexi Firmun Julium, and that is why the inhabitants of Almuñécar are known as Sexitanos.
This gives us an idea of the antiquity of this millennial town that has seen the integration of many cultures, sheltered by the mountains of Granada and bathed by the Mediterranean Sea.
The city of Almuñécar was founded by the Phoenicians in the eighth century BC, and during the Roman rule in the first and second centuries it reached its great zenith.
However, the name by which we know it today has an Arabic origin, since these people were its inhabitants for almost 800 years.
'Al-Munekab' or 'Hisn al-Monácar' refers to a fortress on the hill surrounded by mountains. This land can boast Phoenician, Roman and Arab remains in its monumental heritage.
In Almuñécar you can visit two important Phoenician-Punic necropolises, a Roman aqueduct over 7 km long, two Columbarios or family pantheons, and an important fish-salting factory from the same period.
The town's Arab roots can be seen in the watchtowers that are found on some of its beaches, the reservoirs, and the layout of its streets.
All this has defined Almuñécar's own identity, making it quite unique and very special.
Nature and Climate of AlmuñécarAlmuñécar, blessed with a mild and subtropical climate throughout the year, also has an immense natural wealth in its inland areas.
In the Natural Park of the Sierras de Tejeda, Almijara and Alhama you can find stunning waterfalls, the busy rivers and hiking trails through mountains.
Especially famous is the Rio Verde (Green River), where canoeing is practised among other sports.
On the other hand, the cliffs of Maro-Cerro Gordo invite diving lovers to discover hidden treasures submerged in its waters, along the beaches of La Herradura and Punta de la Mona.
Tourist Offices in AlmuñécarThere are two tourist offices in Almuñécar, both open Wednesdays to Mondays, from 10:00 to 14:00 and from 16:30 to 19:00. They are closed Tuesdays.
One tourist office is located in the Aquarium and the other in the Paseo del Altillo.
In these offices you will find information about cultural activities, tours, active tourism and other tourist information.
1. Information Point at the Aquarium in Avda. de Europa s/n, Pza. Kuwait, Almuñécar. Telephone: 958 631 125. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
2. Tourist Point of the Altillo is located in Paseo del Altillo s/n. Telephone: 958 616 070.
Useful Telephone Numbers of Almuñécar
Post OfficeAddress: C/ Puerto de la Cruz. Telephone: 958 630 459, 902 197 197.
Local PoliceAddress: Avda. Fenicia. Pza. del Agua. Telephone: 958 639 430.
City Council of AlmuñécarAddress: Pza. de la Constitución 1. Telephone: 958 838 600.
Urban BusesAddress: Estación de Autobuses, Avda. Juan Carlos I. Telephone: 902 106 286.
Health CentreTelephone: 902 505 061, 902 505 060.
Page Updated: March 31, 2020
Opinions about Almuñecar Guide
Popular town on the Costa TropicalAlmunecar is on of the oldest towns of Spain’s. There are several beaches and many nice restaurants in the area, mostly Spanish but also international food. There is also a Friday Market. I summer the town is very quiet, in summer very busy, very difficult to find parking. Many grocery shops.