Best Hotels - Almuñécar
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The Best Almuñécar Hotels - Albayzin

Welcome to our guide on the Best Hotels in Almuñécar... We have selected the best hotels by AREA to help you make the best choice ....

(the photo above shows the fantastic pool and spa at the Hotel Suites Albayzin del Mar)

The most popular areas to stay in Almuñécar are: (playa meaning beach)

  • Front-Line Playa San Cristobal
  • Playa Puerta del Mar
  • Playa Cotobro
  • The Old Town
  • Playa Pozuelo / Playa Tesorillo
  • Playa Cabria / Playa Calabajio

Remember: Book Early! These hotels fill up fast and you don't want to miss out!!

Also: Check out the hotels in these near-by Costa Tropical towns...


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The BEST Hotels in Almuñécar by Area...

Best Almuñécar Hotels Near Front-Line Playa San Cristobal

The BEST area to stay in Almuñécar is the Playa San Cristobal area. This area has the widest selection of restaurants / bars and other amenities. Plus, it's just a 5-minute walk into town.

    Area Highlights:
  • Largest selection of restaurants and bars
  • Large underground parking area
  • Promenade running the length of the beach
  • READ: Playa San Cristobal Beach Guide
  • Many beach shops and grocery stores
  • Spa in the Helios Hotel
  • Close to the San Cristobal Peñon and Castle
  • Very lively area

The two best Almuñécar hotels right on the San Cristobal beach are:

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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Almuñécar Playa Spa Hotel - This hotel is on San Cristóbal Beach and .5 kilometers from the Old Town. It features a spa, pool with water slides, private balconies with sea views, mini-golf course, ping-pong, and entertainment. BEST LOCATION!
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The Hotel Suites Albayzin (photo at top of page) is a GREAT hotel but NOT front-line. The hotel is about a 5-minutes walk to Playa San Cristobal.

    Hotel Highlights:
  • Large Swimming Pool Complex with Waterfalls and Bridges
  • Spa and Wellness Center
  • Restaurant / Piano Bar / Billiards Tables
  • Parking (additional cost)
  • Pets Allowed
  • 5-minute Walk to the Beach!
  • Game Room and Children´s Club
  • Gym

Hotel Suites Albayzin del Mar - This hotel's gardens have an Arab-Andalusian architecture, featuring waterfalls, bridges and grottoes that connect with the swimming pools. Also features a restaurant, bar, free Wi-Fi and a SPA!
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Again, NOT front-line but closest beach is Playa San Cristobal. This is a moderate, less-expensive hotel that's great for families. They have waterslides for kids!

Hotel Victoria Playa - Located 5-minutes from the San Cristóbal Beach, this hotel offers a gym, a large garden and an outdoor pool with waterslides for the kids. It features a buffet restaurant, bar, free Wi-Fi and evening entertainment .
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And, located just behind the famous Almuñécar Peñon, where Playa San Cristobal and Playa Puerto del Mar meet is the charming Moroccan-style boutique hotel, The Casablanca. One of our favorites!

Hotel Casablanca - Hotel Casablanca is on Almuñecar’s San Cristobal Beach between the Peñon and Loro Sexi Brid Park. It offers superb Mediterranean views, free Wi-Fi and is just 5-minutes from the old town. GREAT RESTAURANT!
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Another good mid-level hotel in an affordable price-range:



Best Almuñécar Hotels Near Playa Puerta del Mar

Just on the other side of the Almuñécar Peñon from Playa San Cristobal is the Playa Puerta del Mar, it runs about 750 meters up the coast until Playa Velilla.

It's also a very lively area during the summer months with live music, a long promenade and tiki bars right on the beach.

    Area Highlights:
  • Large selection of restaurants and bars
  • Large underground parking area
  • Promenade running the length of the beach
  • READ: Playa Puerta del Mar Beach Guide
  • Many beach shops, boutiques and grocery stores
  • Close to the San Cristobal Peñon, Loro Sexi Bird Park and Castle
  • Very lively area
  • Close to the Aquatropic Water Park

The best hotel in this area is: (mid-level, not luxury)

The Hotel Bahia Almuñécar - Featuring modern interiors, it is located 150 m from the Puerta del Mar Beach. It offers a spa, rooftop pool, and views of the sea and mountains. Also available: hot tub, Turkish bath, sauna and massage services.
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Best Almuñécar Hotels Near Playa Cotobro

The Playa Cotobro area is very quiet and has just one hotel on its beach. Most of the visitors staying in this area have rented villas in the hills behind the beach.

    Area Highlights:
  • A few restaurants and bars
  • Street parking
  • Promenade running the length of the beach
  • READ: Playa Cotobro & Playa Muerto Beach Guides
  • Very quiet area - mostly villas

Hotel Playa Cotobro - Located just in front of the Cotobro and Muerto Beaches, Hotel Playa Cotobro 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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Best Almuñécar Hotel in the Old Town

The Almuñécar Old Town is a winding labyrinth of old roman streets and alleys. It's chocked full of interesting shops, cafes, tapas bars and local Spanish family-style restaurants. Be in the middle of it all... and stay in Almuñécar's charming old city...

    Area Highlights:
  • Large selection of restaurants and bars
  • Large underground parking area
  • Near all the main sites
  • Walking distance to Playa Puerta del Mar and San Cristobal Beaches
  • Many beach shops, boutique and food markets
  • Close to the San Cristobal Peñon and Castle
  • Very lively area

A small boutique hotel right in the medina...

Hotel el Palacete del Corregidor - Set in the Almuñécar Old Town, this 3-star hotel offers a terrace, front desk and a concierge service, Free Wi-Fi and in-house parking. Other amenities include (extra cost): seasonal spa, massage service, Turkish bath / sauna and buffet style breakfast.
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Best Almuñécar Hotels Near Playa Pozuelo & Playa Tesorillo

The Playa Pozuelo area tends to be VERY lively during the summer months. It's just at the end of Playa Velilla and the last beach with access to old town Almuñécar. The two main beaches in this area are Playa Pozuelo and Playa Tesorillo.

There are many holiday homes and apartments for rent in this area but just one hotel...

    Area Highlights:
  • Large selection of restaurants and bars, especially as you head into the Playa Velilla area (2-minute walk)
  • Large underground parking area
  • Promenade running the length of the beach
  • READ: Playa Pozuelo, Playa Tesorillo and Playa Velilla Beach Guides
  • Many beach shops and small food markets
  • Spa in the Bahia Tropical Hotel
  • Music played on Playa Tesorillo during the summer months
  • Very lively area
  • Close to the Aquatropic Water Park

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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Best Almuñécar Hotels Near Playa Cabria & Playa Calabajio

Heading further out of town you will come across Almuñécar's last two beaches; Playa Cabria and Playa Calabajio. This area tends to be much quieter during the summer months because it's so remote.

The beaches here tend to accommodate many of the visitors that rent holiday apartments in the area and guests at the Playacalida Hotel that sits on top of the cliff between the two beaches. The town of Salobreña is just minutes away...

    Area Highlights:
  • A few restaurants and bars
  • Street parking
  • Promenade running the length of the beach
  • READ: Playa Cabria, Playa Calabajio and Playa Curumbico Beach Guides
  • Very quiet area - mostly villas and resort hotel

The Playacalida Resort is a super choice for the kids...

    Hotel Highlights:
  • Large Infinity Swimming Pool with Incredible Views
  • 4 Additional Swimming Pools and Lazy River
  • Spa and Wellness Center, Fitness Center, Sauna, Massage, Hammam
  • Restaurant / Bar
  • Parking (additional cost)
  • Pets Allowed
  • 5-minute Walk to the Beach!
  • Children´s Club, Playground, Table Tennis, Bicycle Rental

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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Best Almuñécar Campground

If you are looking for a low-cost stay, Almuñécar also has it's own campground. It's located just behind town in the countryside with views of the coast and Rio Verde Valley. And, they allow pets!

Camping Tropical Almuñécar - Offering apartments and bungalows with free Wi-Fi, Camping Tropical Almuñécar is located in the countryside 0.6 mi from Almuñécar. It features a bar with a terrace and views of the River Verde.
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