Almuñécar - Ideal Place for Enjoying your Holidays

almunecar in the province of granada, spain
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.

views of marina este in almunecar in granada
Explore the natural beauty of the adorable white villages on the slopes of the Sierra Nevada mountains.

Day Bus Trip to the Alpujarras: venture into the mountains and visit the white charming villages.

Horseback Riding Through the Alpujarra: or you can discover the beautiful landscapes on horseback.

Concerts, children's activities and the Festival of the Virgen (with spectacular fireworks) liven up village life for a week and attract even more tourists and visitors.

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.

What to see in Almuñécar

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Almuñécar Beaches

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Hostels in Almuñécar

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Hotels in Almuñécar

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Campsites of Almuñécar

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Restaurants in Almuñécar

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Almuñécar Buses

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Car Rental

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Almuñécar has a wide range selection of tourist accommodation of all kinds: from luxurious hotels and apartments to pensions and campsites.

luxury hotels of almunecar Bear in mind that the prices can vary a lot according to the time of the year.

In August, especially during the Patron Saint Festivals (fiestas patronales), it's very difficult to find accommodation if it has not been booked well in advance.

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.

roman aqueduct of almunecar

History of Almuñécar

Almuñécar'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.

towers of the castle of almunecar 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.

almunecar tower on tesorillo beach 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.

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Nature and Climate of Almuñécar

Almuñécar, 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 Almuñécar

There 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.

entrance to the tourist office in almunecar 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:

2. Tourist Point of the Altillo is located in Paseo del Altillo s/n. Telephone: 958 616 070.

Useful Telephone Numbers of Almuñécar

Post Office
Address: C/ Puerto de la Cruz. Telephone: 958 630 459, 902 197 197.

bus station in teh almuñecar
Local Police
Address: Avda. Fenicia. Pza. del Agua. Telephone: 958 639 430.

City Council of Almuñécar
Address: Pza. de la Constitución 1. Telephone: 958 838 600.

Urban Buses
Address: Estación de Autobuses, Avda. Juan Carlos I. Telephone: 902 106 286.

Health Centre
Telephone: 902 505 061, 902 505 060.

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Page Updated: May 15, 2022


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Popular town on the Costa Tropical
Almunecar 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.

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