La Herradura is part of Almuñécar as you probably now. This week we would like to inform you about this wonderful town. Perhaps you are staying in La Herradura and enjoying yourself. You have discovered your favourite café, strolled along the beach, found out about the best places to go for a meal and to listen to live music.
Perhaps you aren’t here yet but plan to come on a holiday. La Herradura is a great village to spend days, weeks or even months! It is a quiet, typical Spanish, seaside village with interesting old streets, recently renovated with beautiful mosaics and a nice seafront to go for a walk or grab a coffee or a drink. The immediate surroundings also offer plenty of opportunities for sporty people. Wonderful walks in the Cerro Gordo, paragliding down to the beach from the mountain, sailing, surfing or diving, it is all possible.
However, you might also like to explore some of the towns and villages near La Herradura. A visit to the town of Almuñécar is an absolute must. This typical Spanish town has a real buzz and there are lots of cultural events on offer. You can find out about the official events on the Almuñécar Cultural website. Worth a visit is the centre with interesting historical buildings and all sorts of tiny shops in the narrow streets often leading to beautiful little ‘plazas’. There is also an all-week indoor market, an outdoor Friday market and a boot fair on Sundays.
Like in La Herradura, it is custom for bars and restaurants to serve a free tapa with a drink. The serving hours depend on the opening hours of the kitchen. Usually tapas are served nearing lunch time (usually the kitchen is open for tapas around 12.30 or 13.00) and dinner time (around 19.00 or 19.30). Siesta hours are often quieter and kitchen staff might not be working. So if you fancy a drink with a tapa make sure you keep that in mind. There are plenty of bars and restaurants in the old centre to choose from.
After exploring the old centre it may also be a good idea to take in some fresh air and get your doses of vitamin D by the sea. Almuñécar has a long beautiful boulevard with great places to go for a bite or a drink and to watch the sun set into the distance.
There is a regular bus service from La Herradura to Almuñécar. You can hop on a district bus that will take you to the main bus station, which is within close walking distance from the old centre. You can find information online via Alsa Graells – just type in your ‘origen’ (where you travel from) and your ‘destino’ (where you are going), but there is also a local bus. Time tables for local buses can be obtained from the tourist office. Although buses are regular and usually on time it is recommendable to make sure you are at the bus stop with some time to spare.
So next time you are in La Herradura and fancy a day trip to a wonderful town, do give Almuñécar a try. You won’t regret it!
The stunning images on this page are by Leonardo Cervilla Rivero