Playa Velilla - Almunecar Beaches

Playa Velilla - Almuñécar

Almunecar Beaches - Playa Velilla

Located between Playa Tesorillo to the east and Playa Puerta del Mar to the west, Playa Velilla is the longest beach in Almunecar measuring 1,360 meters. Velilla is known for being the liveliest area of town and full of Restaurants, bars, ice cream shops, apartment blocks, hotels and night clubs.

The hightlight of Playa Velilla is the water park at its western end, AquaTropic, loved by kids of all ages. The Park boasts slides and pools for children, teenagers and adults. More information about the AquaTropi Park can be found in the Parks and Gardens section.

Almunecar Beaches - Playa Velilla

Playa Velilla also boasts magnificiant views of the neighboring beaches and watchtowers. Here you will enjoy natural vistas from Almuñécar all the way down the coast to Salobreña.

There is also a wonderful paseo that now runs the lenth of Playa Velilla, it's perfect for walking, running or just an evening stroll. If your interested in renting bycicles there is a also a bike path that runs between the paseo and the main road.


If you are planning on going to the water park for the day... buy tickets in advance! The lines are LONG and VERY SLOW!!

Tours Near Almuñécar - AquaTropic Water Park
Aquatropic Water Park Entrance Ticket Avoid waiting in line at the ticket booths by pre-booking your admission ticket to the Aquatropic Water Park in Almuñécar. Save yourself the hassle of printing the tickets and simply show them on your mobile phone.

Read our full review of the Aqua Tropic Water Park here.

Best Hotel Near Playa Velilla

Almuñécar Hotels - Bahia Tropical
Hotel Bahia Tropical Just in front of Playa Pozuelo, this elegant hotel is one kilometer from the Old Town. It features a spa, free Wi-Fi, outdoor pools with sun terraces, a buffet style restaurant and evening entertainment.

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Beach Information

Type: Family Beach
Length: 1,360 Meters
Surface Area: 82,800 m2
Max Capacity: 16,560 users
Sand Type: Dark, course sand
Facilities: Hotel, Restaurants, Bars, Parking & Boat Hire
Access: Street and underground parking

Almunecar Beaches - Playa Velilla

Getting There

Playa Velilla is located on the eastern side of Almunecar, accessed by the main coastal road. After passing the Aquatropic water park on your right, Velilla will run up the coast on your right for 1,300 meters. Underground parking is now available along the main road.

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