Marina del Este
Marina del Este

Marina del Este

Marina del Este - La Herradura

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A Gorgeous Marina in Southern Spain...

Where is Marina del Este?

The Marina del Este (or 'Puerto Deportivo Marina del Este' in Spanish) is located between the two most beautiful Andalucian villages on the Granada coast, La Herradura and Almuñécar. It is one of the few marinas in southern Spain.

The marina itself was built around a large rock known as the Peñón de las Caballas (or Mackerel Rock) and its promenade. It's a small, quiet marina tucked behind the well-known Punta de la Mona point, which protects it from strong winds from the west and provides beautiful views of Almuñécar to the east. It's a great place to stop off for a rest if you’re sailing.

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** Views of Marina del Este and sailboats

  • Marina del Este Highlights:

  • Located at the Border of the Granada and Malaga Provinces
  • Borders the Costa del Sol - near Nerja and Frigiliana
  • Features many hidden coves & caves that are perfect for sailing and diving
  • Just minutes for the Maro Cerro Gordo Nature Reserve - UNESCO Protected Site
  • Waterfront Restaurants & Bars
  • Magnificent beaches - The closest is Playa Berengueles... and Playa Cantarriján (famous nudist beach) is 5-min down the coast
  • It's a very popular area for holiday rentals during the summer months

Marina del Este - Basic Information

Marina del Este - La Herradura

The Marina del Este is a luxury complex and the prices reflect that. If you are looking for a place to moor your boat, the prices are a bit higher than some Spanish ports but not as expensive as ports in the Costa del Sol.

  • There is availability for 227 boats and yachts
  • Maximum length - 35 meters
  • And, a boathouse dedicated to the repair of all boats in the area

⭐ For more information on availability and prices, contact the Marina del Este below.


Address: Puerto Deportivo Marina del Este, s/n, 18697 La Herradura, Granada, Spain

Phone: +34 958 640 801 / +34 958 827 240
Latitude: 36º 44′ N
Longitude: 003º 43′ W
Radio Channels: VHF CH9 - 16

Another, less-expensive alternative for boat mooring is the Motril Marina which is only a thirty-minute drive to the east.

Marina del Este - La Herradura

Facilities - What's Available...

The Marina del Este is a small port, but it has everything you need to moor your boat safely, manage its care... AND, to enjoy a nice relaxing holiday.

  • Services you will find in the Marina are:

  • Boat Services - Mooring, Management & Repair
  • Art Galleries, Boutique Shops, and Food Markets
  • Water-Front Restaurants & Bars
  • Laundry Services
  • Diving Center & School
  • Boat Rentals & Excursions
  • Apartment and Villa Rentals
  • Beautiful Beach - Playa Berengueles with a Restaurant and Bar
  • Watersports Services Providing Beach-Side Rentals (Kayaking, Windsurf, Paddle Board, etc.)

Where to Stay in Marina del Este?

Many holiday-goers choose to stay in the Marina while on vacation because of its luxury feel, the abundant services available, and the gorgeous sea views in every direction.

If you are looking for accommodations near the marina keep reading...


The Hotel Best Alcazar - Marina del Este

The Best Alcazar - La Herradura tour stars A 4-Star hotel right in the heart of the Punta de la Mona. It's equipped with numerous pools (indoor and outdoor), tennis courts, a bowling alley, restaurants, bars, and a spa. Great for families with small children. (SEASONAL)Check Prices & Availability...

The BEST hotel located near the Marina del Este is the 4-star Best Alcazar ... It is a mid-level, family-oriented hotel located in the Punta de la Mona area of La Herradura which is about a 15-minute walk to the beach. Shuttles are available throughout the day going back and forth to town and the beaches.

Because the hotel is located on top of the Punta de la Mona, you have the choice between two nearby beaches (Playa La Herradura or Playa Berengueles). Playa Berengueles is located beside the marina.

  • Hotel Highlights:

  • Two Large Pools - Bowling Alley - Tennis Courts - Parking (additional cost) - Spa / Turkish Baths - Shuttle Service to Beaches - Restaurant - Beach Shop

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...


TOP Villa Rentals - Marina del Este

Marina del Este - La Herradura

Another great option for staying near the Marina del Este is to rent one of the many available villas and apartments overlooking the Marina.

You can find beach-front condos, villas a bit higher up with spectacular views (still within walking distance to the beach), and other larger villas with private pools in the Punta de la Mona neighborhood surrounding the marina.

Check out ALL the Condos and Villas in the Marina del Este and Punta de la Mona neighborhoods...

Here are a few of our recommendations...


Marina Playa Featuring a communal outdoor pool, Marina Playa has a private furnished terrace with sea views. The property is a 1-minute walk from the beach in La Herradura, and 5 km from Almuñecar.


Apartamento Marina del Este Located 1.3 miles from La Herradura beach and 13 miles from Nerja, this apartment has air conditioning with a patio, free WiFi, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a fully equipped kitchen and a terrace with sea views.


Stunning Villa with Magnificent Views This stunning villa is perfectly situated with magnificent views of the bay, yet only a short walk to the beach and restaurants. It has 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, plenty of terraces, a garden, and a private pool. Sleeps 7 ideally but an extra bed could easily be provided for another child...

Renting Boats or Yachts in the Marina del Este

If you're interested in chartering a boat around the Costa Tropical, the marina is the best place to look.

Several companies offer boating excursions around the Cerro Gordo National park and the hidden coves and caves going west down the coast. There are also sailboats, yachts, and smaller boats available for a private rental, either by day or longer. Read our full article on Boat Rentals in Marina del Este.

Jet skis are also available for rent in the marina, which can be taken into the La Herradura bay.

We recommend the following services for boat rentals and excursions...


Marina Del Este Tour
Private Half-Day Luxury Catamaran Sailing Cruise in Granada Luxury Skippered Catamaran and Motor Yacht Sailing Charters in the beautiful waters of the Costa Tropical. ONLY €119.00, including alcoholic beverages, snorkeling equipment, and use of kayak. tour stars 58 Reviews


Marina Del Este Tour
Rent A Boat (No License Needed) and Explore the Costa Tropical Rent a motorboat in the Marina del Este and explore the coast on your own. Enjoy with family and friends an unforgettable trip through the Cerro Gordo National Park past the La Herradura caves, Maro waterfall, and Nerja's Balcon de Europa. tour stars 11 Reviews


Marina Del Este Tour
Jet Ski Tours Jet Ski rentals in the Marina del Este. There are 4 jet skis available, each with two seats. Explore the Spanish coastline on your own for up to 30 min.

A lot of people book online. We recommend booking ahead if you can because kayaks & jets skis are limited.

Diving Clubs in Marina del Este

If you are looking for scuba diving options, there is a diving center/school right in the Marina del Este that dives at the nearby Playa Berengueles. They will provide you with all the equipment you need for a day of diving plus transportation to the best dive sites.

If you are new to diving, they can also help get you certified with a PADI diving course that is personalized to your needs.


Address: Avenida Marina del Este S/N, 18697 La Herradura, Almuñécar Spain
Phone: +34 958 82 70 83
Email: info@buceolaherradura.com


Scuba Diving in La Herradura Read our ultimate guide on scuba diving in La Herradura... Including the best dive sites, PADI certification, and a price comparison for the top 7 diving centers in La Herradura and Almuñécar.


Baptism in Almuñécar with Experienced Divers Don't have much time and not sure about needing a certification? Try a dive in Almuñécar and discover the amazing marine life that hides beneath the waters along the Costa Tropical. 1.5-hour immersion. Ages 14 and up.

Beaches near Marina del Este

There are several nearby beaches but the closest is Playa Berengueles. It's just to the right before turning into the marina. It has gorgeous views to the east of the spectacular Almuñécar Peñon and the Almuñécar beaches.

  • Playa Berengueles is equipped with all your beach-day needs:

  • Water Sports Rentals
  • Restaurant / Bar - Marina Playa Beach Club - +34 958 82 75 25
  • Diving school (in the marina)
  • AND it's one of the BEST diving locations in southern Spain
  • Showers
  • Beautiful stone pathway for a nice stroll over to the marina...

Restaurants in the Marina del Este

One of the nicest things about this marina is the atmosphere...

It's peaceful and beautiful with clear views of neighboring Almuñécar. This is the perfect place to take a leisurely stroll, grab a drink with friends, or enjoy a good meal on the water.

The restaurants and bars in the marina all have outdoor seating and the quality is very good.

  • Altamar Pizzeria-Restaurante: +34 696 960 723
  • Salazón Mediterranean: +34 670 026 190
  • La Jacaranda: +34 680 568 132
  • Atraque 7: +34 670 02 61 90
  • Marina Playa Beach Club (Playa Berengueles): www.marinaplayabeachclub.com - 958 82 75 25

Marina del Este - La Herradura

Getting to Marina del Este

The marina is not directly off the highway so it’s a bit tricky to find. Coming from La Herradura heading towards Almuñécar on the N-340, take a right just before the tunnel into the Punta de la Mona urbanization. There should be a sign that says, 'Puerto Deportivo Marina del Este'.

Vere to your right when you see the large black and red statue. Continue winding around until you get to a stop, take a left. The Hotel Best Alcazar will be on your left... Drive past the hotel and continue down the hill and to the right... all the way to the bottom.

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