Almunecar Beaches - Playa Muerto

Playa Muerto:
The TOP 10 Things to Know Before You Go!

Almunecar Beaches - Playa Muerto

Beautiful views of Almunecar and rugged cliffs that drop straight into the sea; these are the characteristics of Playa Muerto. It is a bit more isolated than the other beaches of Almunecar because it is accessed through Playa Cotobro, its neighboring beach. Because of this relative privacy, Playa Muerto has been designated as a "naturalist beach" or nudist beach.

At certain times of the year, especially during the warmer months, Playa Muerto becomes a second home to many of the bohemian types who pass through the area.

Read on to find out 10 important things you should know about Playa Muerto before you visit...

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Playa Muerto is secluded and quiet!

As mentioned above, Playa Muerto is known for its tranquility and seclusion. Unlike the more popular and crowded beaches in Almuñécar, Playa Muerto offers a more peaceful and intimate setting. This makes it an ideal spot for those who want to get away from the hustle and bustle of the busier tourist areas.


It's a Nudist Beach

Playa Muerto is one of two recognized nudist beaches in the area, the other being in La Herradura, Playa Cantarriján. Sunbathing in the nude is a widely accepted and practiced activity along the coast of Spain, which is an important aspect of the identity of the Costa del Sol. We just want you to be aware of this when you visit some of the beaches in the area so that you know what to expect.


Access is Limited

Almunecar Beaches - Playa Muerto

Playa Muerto is not as easily accessible as some of the other beaches in Almuñécar... which is what makes it so appealing. To get to this beach you have to walk along two rocky paths that wind around the cliffs. It is perfectly safe, but the path is a bit uneven and there are several steps at each end. There is also the possibility of being splashed by the waves as you walk. 💦 💦


It is Naturally Beautiful

Like many of the beaches along the Costa Tropical, Playa Muerto is known for its rugged natural beauty. This beach is set against a backdrop of rugged cliffs, views of the marina and the clear waters of the Mediterranean, making it a picturesque place to relax and spend the day. 🏖️


Very Few Facilities

Due to its secluded nature, you guessed it, Playa Muerto does not have as many facilities as the other beaches in Almunecar. This lack of facilities means that you should come prepared with anything you might need for the day, like water, a picnic and sunscreen. We love the lack of facilities because it helps to maintain the natural and unspoiled charm of the beach. ❣️

Almunecar Beaches - Playa Muerto


There is a Wonderful Hiking Trail

For fun - At the western end of the beach there is a fairly rigorous path that leads up the cliff behind you, where you can enjoy beautiful views of Almunecar and the Marina Del Este on the other side. You can continue on this path for a short distance and eventually end up in the exclusive urbanization of Punta de la Mona. At the top of the cliffs there is another 4 star hotel, the Hotel Best Alcazar.


You Can Stay Across the Street

Almuñécar Hotels - Playa Cotobro
Hotel ON Aleta Room Located right in front of the Cotobro and Muerto beaches, Hotel ON Aleta Room is a good choice for a quiet and relaxing vacation. It's equipped with a restaurant, pool, beach terrace and free Wi-Fi. Or Check Out: The best Almuñécar hotels


There is a Great Restaurant Near Playa Muerto

Playa Muerto Restaurants - El Balcon de Cotobro
El Balcon de Cotobro El Balcon is located just across from Playa Cotobro and next to Playa Muerto with a small terrace overlooking the beach. It's a little more expensive than the others, but the quality food is well worth the money. Or Check Out: The best Almuñécar restaurants


Top Sight Near Playa Muerto

Near Playa Muerto - roman-bridge
Visit the Old Roman Bridge In Cotobro you will find the best remaining part of a famous ancient road, the Roman Bridge of Cotobro. It is in excellent condition and well worth a visit. The area is somewhat overgrown, so wear appropriate clothing.


There are 14 Other Nearby Beaches

This part of the Costa Tropical is known for its beautiful beaches, and there are several more in Almunecar and La Herradura, near Playa Muerto, that are popular with both locals and holiday beachgoers...

Here are the TOP 14 beaches in Almuñécar:

Beach Information - Playa Muerto

Type: Playa Naturalista (Nude Beach)
Length: 280 Meters
Surface Area: 5,500 m2
Max Capacity: 1,100 users
Sand Type: Semi-find sand and pebbles
Facilities: None
Access: via Playa Cotobro to the west

Getting There

Playa Muerto is just west of Playa Cotobro. Walk along the boardwalk in Cotobro until you see a stone walkway that winds around the cliffs. There is a second footpath further along the beach that gives access to a larger, more secluded area.

Where to find Playa Muerto

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