Almuñécar Beaches
Almunecar Beaches

The Almuñécar Beaches

Almunecar Beaches

Almuñécar has been blessed with 10 beautiful beaches, some sandy, some with pebbles, but all of them breathtakingly gorgeous...

Most of Almuñécar's beaches are designated as "Family Beaches", meaning they are perfect for the whole family and a good choice for bringing the kids along.

There is also one beach, Playa Cabria, that is well-known as a popular water sports beach and two beaches, Playa Muerto and Playa Cantarriján, that are designated as playas naturalistas or nude beaches.

You will find all the information you need about the Almuñécar beaches below... Remember to pack your sunscreen!!



Beach Designation
Calabajio - Cotobro - Pozuelo -
Puerta del Mar - San Cristobal
Puerta del Mar - TesorilloFamily / Youth / Music
Cabria - CurumbicoWater Sports / Youth
Playa Cantarriján - Playa MuertoNudist Beach

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The 11 Gorgeous Almuñécar Beaches - An Overview

1. Playa Cabria

Playa Cabria is accessed by driving down a dry riverbed. It's one of the more secluded Almuñécar beaches and it has a village-like feel to it. There are several restaurants right on the beach, some even play music during the summer months. This beach attracts the youth and bohemian types.

Almuñécar Beaches - Cabria Beach

Many water sports activities can be done from this Playa Cabria. This is also where you gain access to the second nudist beach in town, Playa Curumbico.

See the Cabria Beach Guide.

Almunecar Beaches - Cabria
Playa Cabria - Nestled under a very impressive rock point and adorned with an ancient watchtower, is the Playa Cabria.


Type: Family & Water Sports Beach
Length: 250 Meters
Sand Type: Black, Fine Sand

2. Playa Calabajio

A beautiful little beach that sits just below a 4-star hotel, Playacalida Resort (pictured below). This Almuñécar beach is surrounded by an impressive Mediterranean garden that is very popular with walkers and bikers. A great restaurant can be found just at the top of the hill.

See the Calabajio Beach Guide.

Almuñécar Beaches - Calabajio Beach

Almunecar Beaches - Calabajio
Playa Calabajio - One of the lesser-known beaches in the area is Playa Calabajio. It runs about 200 meters in length, is one of the smallest in Almuñécar, and is surrounded by a Mediterranean oasis.


Type: Family Beach
Length: 200 Meters
Sand Type: Black, Fine Sand

Best Hotel Near Playa Cabria & Calabajio

Almuñécar Hotels - Playacalida
Hotel Playacalida Spa - Located on top of a cliff overlooking Almuñécar and the Cabria and Calabajio Beaches. This is one of the larger hotels in the area and features an infinity pool, lazy river, restaurant, bar, spa, free Wi-Fi and much more.

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3. Playa Cotobro

Playa Cotobro is a very popular family beach. It is the closest beach to the Cotobro urbanization that lies just behind it... so it is perfect for anyone renting villas in that area. There are several restaurants and a hotel just across the street.

See the Cotobro Beach Guide.

Almuñécar Beaches - Cotobro Beach

Almunecar Beaches - Cotobro
Playa Cotobro - One of the more popular Almuñécar beaches is Playa Cotobro. Its location at the foot of the Cotobro Urbanization makes it perfect for families on holiday in nearby villas.


Type: Family Beach
Length: 400 Meters
Sand Type: Coarse Sand & Pebbles

4. Playa Muerto

One of the area's designated "playa naturalista" or nudist beaches. The beach is secluded and only can be accessed by a rock pathway that wraps around the rocks.

Almuñécar Beaches - Muerto Beach

It has beautiful views of the Marina del Este and is probably the most gay-friendly of the Almuñécar beaches. There are no services available, but the local bus does stop at the end of the road.

See the Muerto Beach Guide.

Almunecar Beaches - Muerto
Playa Muerto - Gorgeous views of Almuñécar and craggy cliffs that run straight into the sea; these are the characteristics of Playa Muerto. This beach is one of Almunecar's "playas naturalistas" or nudist beaches.


Type: Playa Naturalista (Nude Beach)
Length: 280 Meters
Sand Type: Semi-fine Sand & Pebbles

Best Hotel Near Playa Cotobro & Muerto

Almuñécar Hotels - Playa Cotobro
Hotel ON Aleta Room - Located just in front of the Cotobro and Muerto Beaches, Hotel ON Aleta Room is a good choice for a quiet, and relaxed holiday. It's equipped with a restaurant, pool, beachside terrace and free Wi-Fi.

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5. Playa Curumbico

Playa Curumbico is an isolated cove accessed from the neighboring Playa Cabria via a stone walkway that wraps around the point. The beach boasts impressive views, but no services are available.

See the Curumbico Beach Guide.

Almuñécar Beaches - Curumbico Beach

Almunecar Beaches - Curumbico
Playa Curumbico - To the east of Playa Cabria is the private cove of Playa Curumbico. Access to this beach is via a stone pathway that wraps around the cliffs, also giving it more privacy.


Type: Isolated Cove
Length: 120 Meters
Sand Type: Black, Fine Sand

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6. Playa Pozuelo

Family beach close to a 4-star hotel with a spa. One restaurant right on the beach and several more just across the road.

See the Pozuelo Beach Guide.

Almuñécar Beaches - Pozuelo Beach

Almunecar Beaches - Pozuelo
Playa Pozuelo - Located on the other side of Playa Tesorillo, Pozuelo also shares views of an ancient Moorish watchtower. It's a family-oriented beach and great for children.


Type: Family Beach
Length: 280 Meters
Sand Type: Fine Sand

7. Playa Tesorillo

Playa Tesorillo is another family designated beach but is also very popular with the youth. There are two great restaurants right on the beach and one plays music during the summer months. The beach is small and more secluded than the rest. There is also a nice 4-star hotel right across the street.

See the Tesorillo Beach Guide.

Almuñécar Beaches - Tesorillo Beach

Almunecar Beaches - Tesorillo
Playa Tesorillo - This small but majestic beach is surrounded by rocky cliffs, one crowned with a Moorish tower. It is named after the small treasure of ancient coins found on its shoreline.


Type: Family & Youth / Live Music
Length: 90 Meters
Sand Type: Fine Sand

Best Hotel Near Playa Pozuelo & Playa Tesorillo

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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8. Playa Puerta del Mar

Just on the other side of the San Cristobal Peñon is Playa Puerta del Mar. This beach is also right in the middle of Almuñécar and has easy access to many good restaurants.

Almuñécar Beaches - Puerta del Mar Beach

There is also a row of tiki bars that run along the beach that play music during the summer months. This beach is one of the most festive of the Almuñécar beaches in town, it is packed with party-goers at night, and very popular with the youth.

See the Puerta del Mar Beach Guide.

Almunecar Beaches - Puerta-del-Mar
Playa Puerta del Mar - One of the most popular Almuñécar beaches and the busiest is Puerta del Mar. It lies to the east of the Peñon de Cristobal. It has many tropical, open-air bars and clubs that sit right on the beach.


Type: Family Beach / Longest Beach
Length: 770 Meters
Sand Type: Fine Sand

9. Playa San Cristobal

Playa San Cristobal is the most popular beach in Almuñécar. It is located right in the center of town and is packed with restaurants and hotels, parking, stores and has all the amenities.

See the San Cristobal Beach Guide.

Almuñécar Beaches - San Cristobal Beach

Almunecar Beaches - San-cristobal
Playa San Cristobal - Almuñécar's most well know and most widely photographed beach is the Playa San Cristobal. This beach measures 280 meters and is named for the Peñon at its eastern end. The Peñon dates back to Phoenician times.


Type: Family Beach / Most Popular
Length: 1,000 Meters
Sand Type: Semi-Fine Sand

Best Hotel Near Playa Puerta del Mar & Playa San Cristobal

Hotel Helios - Hotel Helios is located on the front line of San Cristóbal Beach in Almuñécar on the Costa Tropical. It offers an outdoor swimming pool and bar with beautiful sea views. Free Wi-Fi is provided. BEST LOCATION!

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10. Playa Velilla

Playa Velilla is the longest of the Almuñécar beaches. It's a family-friendly beach that has all the amenities. It is surrounded by good restaurants and is a very popular area for summer apartment rentals. The Aqua Tropic Water Park is also located at the end of this beach.

See the Velilla Beach Guide.

Almuñécar Beaches - Velilla Beach

Almunecar Beaches - Velilla
Playa Velilla - Located between Playa Tesorillo to the east and Playa Puerta del Mar to the west, Playa Velilla is the longest of the Almuñécar beaches. The popular AquaTropic Water Park sits at its western end.


Type: Family Beach
Length: 1,360 Meters
Sand Type: Dark, Coarse Sand

Check out: AquaTropic Water Park...

11. Playa Enmedio

Almuñécar Beaches - Enmedio Beach

This beach is a bit off the beaten track and not easy to find but is great if you want to get away from the summer crowds. There are not too many services available but there is one small restaurant on the beach that serves sandwiches and drinks. The bus lines don't run out this far so you will have to have your own transportation.

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