Things to Do in Almuñécar
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Things to Do in Almuñécar

Things to Do in Almuñécar --> Kayaking
** Things to Do in Almuñécar ➜ Kayaking is very Popular along the Almuñécar Coastline.

🏰 Whether you're staying in Almuñécar for a few days, or a few weeks, there are a ton of things for you and your family to enjoy!

Almuñécar is known for its vast history (that dates to Phoenician times) and the impressive number of historical sites that you can visit. There are also museums, water parks, markets, beautiful beaches, nature reserves, and much, much, more...

Keep reading to learn more about the TOP things to do in Almuñécar for your next trip to the Costa Tropical!

The TOP Things to Do in Almuñécar

Things to Do in Almuñécar --> Beaches
Experience Almuñécar's Beaches With over 20 kilometers of coastline, from Playa Cantarriján in La Herradura to the eastern end of Almuñécar, there are over 15 beautiful beaches to choose from... some brimming with activity and others more peaceful and remote.

Things to Do in Almuñécar --> Castle
Visit the Almuñécar Castle The San Miguel Castle is the best preserved and overall attraction in Almuñécar, other than its beaches. Dating from the 7th Century B.C., the castle sits proudly atop the San Miguel hillside overlooking the Old Quarter and the sea.

Things to Do in Almuñécar --> Aqueducts
See the Roman Aqueducts & Other Sites Roman engineers built five aqueducts in Almuñécar to bring water from nearby valleys, all still exist today and most are still in use. There are also Roman baths, a Phoenician necropolis, and part of the original Roman highway.

Things to Do in Almuñécar --> Museums
Visit Almuñécar's Two Museums The Castle Museum and the Archaeological Museum are both located in the heart of the Almuñécar "old town". They hold many archaeological treasures, such as an ancient Egyptian urn dating to the 14th century BC.

Things to Do in Almuñécar --> Waterfalls
Swim in the Waterfalls in Otivar Another fun thing to do in Almuñécar is drive up into the mountains behind Otivar and visit the Junta de los Rios Nature Park. There you will find crystal-clear turquoise pools for swimming and hiking trails that lead to the waterfalls.

Things to Do in Almuñécar --> Bird Park
Visit the Loro Sexi Bird Park Bird watchers and families will be delighted to find this small but impressive ornithological treasure in the center of Almuñécar. It lies just under the San Miguel Castle and the Tropical Cactus Gardens.

Things to Do in Almuñécar --> Botanical Garden
Stroll Through the Majuelo Botanical Garden The Majeulo Botanical Garden is known for its hundreds of palms and exotic trees that were brought in from countries all over the world and the ancient Phoenician Fish Curing Factory that sits at its center.

Things to Do in Almuñécar --> Fish Salting Factory
Visit the Ancient Fish Salting Factory Below the San Miguel Castle is the ancient Phoenician Fish Salting Factory, it dates from the Phoenician Punic period of the 4th Century B.C. and was expanded and revamped during Roman times.

Things to Do in Almuñécar --> Water Park
Enjoy the Aqua Tropic Water Park Undoubtably the most popular attraction for the kids, Aqua tropic is a popular water amusement park located on the seafront road running east from Almuñecar to Playa Velilla. It's open from June through September.
Things to Do in Almuñécar --> Markets
Browse the Almuñécar Markets Typical Spanish markets take place in most Andalucian towns along the coast. Almuñécar has two, a daily fresh food and flower market in the old town and a weekly Friday Street market close to the entrance to town.

Things to Do in Almuñécar --> Peñon del Santo
Climb to the Top of the Peñon del Santo The emblematic view of Almuñécar seen in tourist books is of the 'Peñon Del Santo' ("Rock of Christ"), a series of rocks that jut out into the sea from the Old Quarter. Climb to the top and enjoy breathtaking views of the Almuñécar coastline.

Things to Do in Almuñécar --> Tributes
Tributes and Watchtowers Learn more about the other historical monuments and tributes that were created in recognition of the different cultures that once occupied Almuñécar... the Phoenicians, Romans, and Moors. And find its 4 strategic watchtowers.

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Things to Do in Almuñécar --> Visit Villages
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Things to Do in Almuñécar --> Nature Park
Explore the Maro / Cerro Gordo Nature Park Almuñécar lies just outside the "Acantilados de Maro / Cerro Gordo", a protected nature reserve along the cliffs. The reserve boasts spectacular beaches, waterfalls, and hiking trails. It's a wonderful place to explore...

Things to Do in Almuñécar --> Outdoor Sports
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Things to Do in Almuñécar --> kayaking Tours
Kayaking in the Maro Nature Reserve On any given day, hundreds of brightly colored kayaks paddle gently along the Costa Tropical coastline... past hidden caves, coves, and waterfalls. Tours leave from La Herradura and Nerja.

Things to Do in Almuñécar --> Scuba Diving
Scuba Diving & Snorkeling If you're thinking about scuba diving while in town, this is the most comprehensive guide you will find. La Herradura is THE spot for diving in southern Spain and is recognized as a 5-star diving center.

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