La Herradura - A Quite Fishermen Village with a Beautiful Natural Area

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La Herradura is located in a beautiful bay on the border between Granada and Málaga. It extends from the marina known as Marina del Este to the Maro-Cerro Gordo Cliffs, a protected natural area where the Sierra de la Almijara plunges abruptly into the Mediterranean Sea.

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This quiet fishermen village is a very popular destination for families and scuba divers. Its amazing seabed is full of corals, anemones, sponges, and some of the best meadows of Posidonia oceanica in the Mediterranean Sea.

Beaches of La Herradura

playas de la herradura The beaches of dark sand of medium grain that have long promenade and offer leisure all year around: sports, restaurants, hospitality and nature.

Hotels in La Herradura

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La Herradura Restaurants

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Diving in La Herradura

diving in la herradura The comparison of diving centres in La Herradura, types of courses and prices, places where the compa do the immersions and other services they offer.


Cerro Gordo is located in the extreme west of La Herradura, in the foothills of the Sierra de Almijara.

This part of the coast was declared a Natural Area in 1989 and occupies some 400 hectares that are distributed between the provinces of Granada and Málaga.

From the viewpoint of the tower-lookout of Cerro Gordo you get fantastic views of the coast: to the east, the beach of La Herradura, and to the west abrupt cliffs.

On the border with the province of Málaga is the Cantarriján beach, which is a nudist area.

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