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Almunecar and La Herradura are the tourist capitals of the Costa Tropical.

Almunecar sits at the mouth of two rivers in Granada, Andalucia, and winds its way down to the coast. The town is characterised by a backdrop of rugged hills, valleys and olive groves.

With medieval winding streets and the highest old quarter, Barrio San Miguel, Almunecar attracts lovers of history and nature. Geranium-filled balconies and sunny squares open out onto narrow passageways.

Make sure you visit the main church, the Iglesia Mayor de la Encarnacion, close to the town hall.

The Carrera de la Concepcion is where the old valley road heads towards Granada and the remains of Roman baths can still be seen here.

Almunecar’s main beach is the Playa Puerta del Mar which is backed by the palm-lined Paseo del Altillo. Numerous options for water sports are available, and the area is popular with divers who come to view some of the best underwater scenery in Europe.

The Moorish castle is also worth visiting and the archaeological museum, formerly a Roman building, is known as the Cave of the Seven Palaces.

Featured destinations near Almunecar: Costa Tropical, Nerja, Sierra Nevada
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