Because of its location on the Mediterranean, this coastal paradise was ideally situated to welcome explorers from all parts of the southern Mediterranean world; like the Middle East and Africa. The Phoenicians, from current day Lebanon and Syria were among the first peoples to visit and colonize the area over 2000 years ago. These ancient seafaring people made their first stop on the Spanish peninsula in our quant town of Almuñecar.
It didn’t take long before Almuñecar became a mainstay resting point between crossing the Mediterranean Sea and continuing on to Cadiz, where they established their capital. It was the Phoenicians that gave Almuñecar its start as an important fish curing center and over time the area grew and flourished in its own right.
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