Mostly known for its beaches, outdoor sporting activities, and sheer beauty, the small village of La Herradura has lots to see and do...
After you have visited some of its better-known historic sites, like the two watchtowers and the Castle, take a stroll
through town and see if you can find these lesser known sites.
A small hermitage located in the heart of the Punta de la Mona neighborhood, still operating today.
The ermita sits upon a rocky mount with spectacular views to Almuñecar.
The San Jose Church
La Herradura's main parish church, located on the eastern end of town behind the main Avenida Andres Segovia.
The Shipwrecked Sailors
Learn about the tragic shipwreck that befell the town of La Herradura in the year 1562. Here you will
find a statue to commemorate the lives lost.
La Herradura Castle
The vast network of watchtowers, built by the Moors, carefully
guarded the seaside village of La Herradura from dangerous pirates.
Torre Cerro Gordo
Positioned atop the mighty rock of Cerro Gordo you can access this tower by a trail leading up behind the Mirador restaurant.
Views from here are some of the best in Spain.
Punta de la Mona Tower
Climb to the top of this tower located in the prestigious Punta de la Mona urbanization with views of Almuñécar to
the east and La Herradura to the west. You will not regret it!
The Cliffside Nature Reserve
La Herradura lies just outside a protected nature reserve with spectacular beaches, a waterfall, hiking trails and more...
The La Herradura Beaches
La Herradura is known for its beautiful beaches that are perfect
for scuba and kayaking, explore them all here...
Marina del Este
Nestled between La Herradura and Almuñécar you will find one of the few up-scale marinas in Andalucia.
El Cortijo Bóveda
While exploring the Jate Valley behind La Herradura, you will find La Bóveda, an old hermitage designed in the Byzantine
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.
All Sports & Outdoor Activities
- People flock to the Costa Tropical for the outdoor life. The area is
known for its natural beauty and the endless opportunities for scuba diving, mountain biking, kayaking around the bays,
hiking in the hills, and parachuting through the bright, clear skies.
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