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Almunecar Guide

Almunecar

Picturesque Almunecar overlooks the crystal clear Mediterranean sea and is considered one of the prettiest along the Tropical Coast of Granada. Its ancient landscape is unique with mountains sloping down to the sea with mangoes, papayas, guavas and bananas growing along the way.

The old town of Almunecar dates back to 800 BC and is crowned with the remains of a Moor castle and the highest point, the Barrio San Miguel. Its cobbled streets wind through the town hall at the Plaza de la Constitución on to the central square and up to the Barrio. As you explore the town, you'll find the town's archeological museum and the Casa de Cultura, the principle cultural centre for the area. The City History Museum is found in the Castle of San Miguel and offers a glimpse into the rich history of the city.

On the sea front you will find the Playa Puerta del Mar, Almunecar's primary beach area. There are old watchtowers in various areas of the beaches that once offered protection from Berbers and pirates. Diving is a major attraction as well.

Dining in Almunecar is a delight with fresh fish taking the lead role on most menus. Some of the local favorites include; Arroz a banda, langoustines, hake and shellfish casserole. Another traditional meal is a meat, kid, with garlic and potatoes and all visitors must try the fresh local fruit, nuts, sugar and pumpkin in cazuela mohina or cazuela de San Juan.

The areas surrounding Almunecar offer visitors interesting day trips with fascinating sights as well. Motril is known for its golf courses, and the Spa at Lanjarón is home to their famous medicinal waters. The 3,000 metre high summit of Sierra Nevada and the National Park are just minutes away and offer skiing during the winter months and hiking during the warmer months.

Almunecar is a quaint city with a rich history and something for every visitor making it a great location for a holiday.

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