The beautiful bay of La Herradura is set between the natural headlands of Punta de la Mona and Cerro Gordo which protects a two kilometre long beach with clear aquamarine water. Kayaks, windsurfers and jet skis can be hired and there is also paragliding from the cliffs above the town.
Throughout the length of the bay you will find a number of chiringuitos (beach bars). To the east of La Herradura is the recently built marina development of Marina Del Este. It is set in a beautiful location with an adjoining beach and a number of quayside bars and restaurants.
The winding road leading down to the marina has breath-taking views at every turn. Life in Marina Del Este is very relaxed and easy going and is the perfect place for sitting at one of its quayside restaurants whilst watching the yachts sail by.
On the far western side of the huge Cerro Gordo headland lays the last beach in the Costa Tropical and the most isolated. It has been designated a nudist beach although the western end is normally occupied by partially dressed sun worshippers.
Almunecar, Granada, and Salobrena are all within easy striking distance and interesting places to visit