Almunecar is a very attractive coastal town that is particularly popular with Spanish holidaymakers in the summer. The old town centre of Almuñécar is a historical, sightseeing and cultural treasure-trove.
The genuine heart of Almuñécar is located around the Castle of San Miguel, which inspired the name of this old quarter, “Castillo” or “San Miguel”. The streets of Almunecar are paved with traditional Almuñécar cobblestones, and there are innumerable little squares, patios and corners where neighbours pause to chat.
The sea front is a mixture of beaches, coves and headlands typical of the Costa Tropical. The beaches are backed by attractive paseos and a number of tapas bars. It still retains a Moorish atmosphere in the old town amongst its small winding streets.
The Phoenicians founded it some 3000 years ago and later conquered by the Romans who left behind an aqueduct that is truly impressive with the unusual name of Sexi Firmun Julium.
There are a number of special attractions, which include a beautiful botanical garden with Europe’s largest collection of sub tropical plants mainly from Latin America, a bird park with some 1,500 birds with 120 different species, a number of museums, and for kids and adults the Parque Acuatico with a number of exciting water slides.
In the hills and mountains behind Almunecar there are a number of beautiful scenic walks in the stunning countryside, especially in a private nature reserve called Pena Escrita which has log cabins to rent and of course a bar.