Unique Activities and the Most Interesting Things to Do in Almuñécar
If you do not know what to do in Almuñécar, apart from enjoying the sun and the sea on its beaches, take a look at this section.
You will discover interesting proposals that will surprise you, such as the aquarium, the ornithological park or the cultural activities of the Majuelo park.
The Majuelo Botanical ParkIn the historical town centre, a relaxed stroll through the park will allow you to appreciate the archaeological wealth of Almuñécar, since the remains of an old fish salting factory are preserved here, a flourishing activity in Almuñécar in Phoenician and Roman times.
In this park you will find a magnificent collection of subtropical plants from all over the world. These plants were imported from Central and South America, Africa, the Philippines and New Zealand.
In addition, in summer after sunset, it becomes the cultural and leisure centre of the town, since many concerts and leisure activities are held here.
It is open daily from 08:00 to 10:00. Free entry.
Address: Avda. Europa s/n.
AquaTropic Water ParkLocated on the beach of Velilla, this 35,000 m2 water park stands out as the only one offering all the leisure activities of a water park, but with sea water.
It is open every day from June to September between 11:00 and 19:00. Entry is 21 euros for adults and 15 euros for children under 12 years.
The entrance fee is reduced if you enter after 15:00. It has private parking for clients.
Address: Paseo Reina Sofía s/n. Telephone: 958 632 081.
Ornithological Park LoroSexiIt is located on the slopes of San Miguel Castle, very close to the Peñón del Santo and the Majuelo Park. The LoroSexi Ornithological Park is a landmark on the Costa Tropical and receives some 30,000 visitors a year.
Here you can see about 100 different species of exotic birds: parrots, toucans, cockatoos, macaws, swans and peacocks, among many others.
Along the way you will enjoy beautiful views of the sea, as it is next to the beach of San Cristóbal.
Admission costs 4 euros for adults and 2 euros for children. Open in the months of July and August.
Address: Pza. Abderramán s/n.
Telephone: 958 635 617 and 615 321 462.
Aquarium of AlmuñécarIn the Aquarium of Almuñécar you will learn about ecosystems and the marine fauna of this part of the Mediterranean.
Recently reformed with the help of the City Council, the Aquarium has reopened its doors with 125 different species, among which are corvinas, moray eels, groupers, jellyfish and seahorses.
The attraction that attracts most interest is a panoramic tunnel that passes under the largest oceanarium in Andalusía, with a million litres of water, which is home to some very special tenants: sharks, among which is the bull shark.
Admission costs 12 euros for adults and 9 euros for children.
Open all year from 10:00 to 14:00. Evenings from 18:00 to 22:00 in the summer months; in May, September and at Easter from 17:00 to 21:00; and in winter from 16:00 to 20:00.
Address: Pza. Kuwait s/n.
Telephone: 958 882 735 and 615 321 462.
Tropical WalkA fun option for entertainment during the holidays.
Along the Tropical Walk (Paseo Tropical), you can rent bicycles and pedal cars for two or more people and tour the promenade enjoying the morning or admiring a beautiful sunset.
It is advisable to avoid any kind of physical activity during the hottest hours of the day.
Prices: a 6-seater with 4 pedals for 1 hour costs 15 euros, a 4-seater with 4 pedals costs 12 euros, a 2-seater with 2 pedals costs 9 euros, a 3-seater car costs 10 euros, and karts 5 euros.
If rental is for only half an hour, prices are 20% lower.
ID must be presented and you must be of legal age. The Tropical Walk is open in July and August, during some festivals and bank holidays.
Telephone: 649 565 348. Located near the Aqua Tropic Water Park.
Tropical ExpressThis small open-air city tour train will give you the chance to see what the town has to offer. It is also fun for children.
It operates only in the evening at 18:45, 19:45, 20:45, 21:45 and 22:45.
The first stop is Paseo del Altillo near the information point and terminates at the end of the beach of San Cristóbal.
Other Activities on Offer in AlmuñécarTaramay Tropical Equestrian Centre: horse riding. Address: Rambla Caballero, s/n. Telephone: 609 568 966.
Yacht Club: Marina del Este. Telephone: 958 827 514.
Windsurfing 'La Herradura': Playa de la Herradura. Telephone: 958 640 143.
La Herradura, the best place to dive in the province of Granada, has impressive cliffs and caves. There are several diving centres.
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