La Herradura Beaches
La Herradura

Things To Do in La Herradura

La Herradura Beaches

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.

Top Sites to Visit in La Herradura!

La Herradura La Ermita
La Ermita 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.

La Herradura Churches San Jose
The San Jose Church La Herradura's main parish church, located on the eastern end of town behind the main Avenida Andres Segovia.

La Herradura - Shipwrecked Sailors
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 Watchtowers & Castle
La Herradura Castle The vast network of watchtowers, built by the Moors, carefully guarded the seaside village of La Herradura from dangerous pirates.
La Herradura- Torre Cerro Gordo
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.

La Herradura - Punta de la Mona Tower
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!

La Herradura Nature Reserve
The Cliffside Nature Reserve La Herradura lies just outside a protected nature reserve with spectacular beaches, a waterfall, hiking trails and more...

La Herradura Beaches
The La Herradura Beaches La Herradura is known for its beautiful beaches that are perfect for scuba and kayaking, explore them all here...

La Herradura Marina del Este
Marina del Este Nestled between La Herradura and Almuñécar you will find one of the few up-scale marinas in Andalucia.

La Herradura -  Cortijo Bóveda
El Cortijo Bóveda While exploring the Jate Valley behind La Herradura, you will find La Bóveda, an old hermitage designed in the Byzantine architectural style.

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Kayaking in the Maro Nature Reserve - On any given day, hundreds of brightly colored kayaks paddle gently along the Costa Tropical coastline... past hidden caves, coves, and waterfalls. Tours leave from La Herradura and Nerja.

Things to Do in Almuñécar --> Scuba Diving
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.

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Nerja Beaches - Playa de Maro
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