Punta de la Mona
Where is the Beautiful Punta de la Mona?
Located on the opposite side of La Herradura from Cerro Gordo and making up the eastern arm of the bay, is the coveted Punta de la Mona. The Marina del Este is located on its eastern side sheltered in a cove.
- Check Out: The complete guide to the Marina del Este.
Covered in Pine trees and colorful Bougainville, the whole urbanization has a lush, tropical feel to it... and it's a wonderful place for walking.
- Fun Fact: The Punta neighborhood was once home to the renowned Spanish Guitarist Andres Segovia.
- Fun Fact 2: It was also the holiday area of choice for the famous American Actor Bruce Willis and his Spanish girlfriend.
A Spectacular Place with Spectacular Views!
The Punta de la Mona was first developed for holiday homes in the 1950s. Many of the properties have been built along the Punta cliffs and most have amazing views of either the La Herradura bay or neighboring Almuñécar.
Like the Cerro Gordo point, on the opposite side of the bay, the Punta has also been capped by an ancient torre (or tower), which is currently being used as a lighthouse. The views from the top are incredible!
Must-Do: Walk to the top of the Punta and check out the views from the lighthouse. They are some of the best you will see along the entire coast!
Where to Stay in Punta de la Mona
During the summer months, rentals are very popular here. The area is optimal for those needing a little more space, larger groups, or those just wanting to live in luxury during their holiday.
You will find holiday villas with private pools as well as high-end luxury condos available here. There is also one 4-star hotel located just in the center of the Punta, the Hotel Best Alcazar.
La Herradura and its beaches and restaurants are just a 15 – 20-minute walk down the hill, but a car is recommended.
The Hotel Best Alcazar
The Hotel Best Alcazar sits just at the center of Punta de la Mona. It's equipped with a full-service spa, three (3) large swimming pools, a game room, and a bowling alley.
The hotel is just a few minutes' walk to the popular Playa Berengueles beach and Marina del Este. There is also has a shuttle that runs every hour into town and down to the marina.
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...
The Best Holiday Villas
The Punta de la Mona area is PACKED with beautiful holiday homes. Most of the homes have private gardens, pools, views of the sea and town, and are just 5-minutes from La Herradura.
You could easily walk into town from some of the lower villas, but some would require you to have a car.
- For holiday rentals in Spain, the absolute BEST site is HomeAway.com. They have THE largest number of properties available and are the most popular in Europe (they are part of the vrbo.com family).
- Check out ALL the Condos and Villas in the Marina del Este and Punta de la Mona... HERE
Here are a few of our recommendations...
The Flower Filled 'La Aldea'
The award-winning La Aldea community resides in the uppermost part of the Punta, just below the lighthouse.
Here you will find an abundance of colorful villas and apartments available for summer rental... all with access to a private gated pool and incredible views of Almuñécar in the distance.
The flower-covered streets and alleys of 'La Aldea' look like something out of a Hollywood movie set... too beautiful to believe.
Things to See & Do in the Area
The La Herradura beaches closest to the Punta are...
Getting to the Punta de la Mona
You can access the Punta via the coastal road from La Herradura on its eastern side, just drive directly up the hill.
You can also access the Punta from behind La Herradura, off the old N-340. Take the last road to your right just before the Punta de la Mona tunnel on the way to Almuñécar.
Punta de la Mona on the Map