Guidebook for Almuñécar

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Guidebook for Almuñécar

Food Scene
They have good food and a great lunch menu in the weekdays. Very fresh and good seafood :) the lunch menu is very reasonable around 14 euro for starter, drink, main and desert.
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Restaurante La Última Ola
4-5 Paseo Puerta del Mar
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They have good food and a great lunch menu in the weekdays. Very fresh and good seafood :) the lunch menu is very reasonable around 14 euro for starter, drink, main and desert.
This is one of our favorites as is is so close. We usually walk down there to have a coffe in the morning and sit at the beach.
Chiringuito La Primera Ola
11. Paseo de Velilla
This is one of our favorites as is is so close. We usually walk down there to have a coffe in the morning and sit at the beach.
This place has great icecream :)
Heladería Jamaica
8 Paseo de Velilla
This place has great icecream :)
Fine dining, one of the best resturants in the area
Restaurante no 20
20 Paseo Andrés Segovia
Fine dining, one of the best resturants in the area
Drinks & Nightlife
English bar with good food and premier league football :) The meat dishes are good, beef, burger etc. Small place so if you want to eat you should reserve a table
Dannys Bar And Grill
English bar with good food and premier league football :) The meat dishes are good, beef, burger etc. Small place so if you want to eat you should reserve a table
The rooftop terrace bar:Blue bar at Hotel Helios is great for having a drink and look at the sunset.
Hotel Helios Costa Tropical
12 Paseo San Cristóbal
The rooftop terrace bar:Blue bar at Hotel Helios is great for having a drink and look at the sunset.
Parks & Nature
This is our local beach, great to take a swim and relax. You can also sit and watch the paragliders come to land.
Velilla-Taramay
This is our local beach, great to take a swim and relax. You can also sit and watch the paragliders come to land.
The path that leads down the side of the San Miguel castle and back into town brings you out into the small but lovely Majuelo Botanical Gardens. This shaded, verdant little paradise is home to more than 200 species of sub-tropical plants, trees and flowers from all over the world. Particularly noticeable as you wander around these immaculately-maintained gardens are the Sabal Palm (from Cuba and Florida) and other varieties of the same species from Central America, the Philippines and New Zealand.
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Parque Botánico El Majuelo
s/n Av. Europa
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The path that leads down the side of the San Miguel castle and back into town brings you out into the small but lovely Majuelo Botanical Gardens. This shaded, verdant little paradise is home to more than 200 species of sub-tropical plants, trees and flowers from all over the world. Particularly noticeable as you wander around these immaculately-maintained gardens are the Sabal Palm (from Cuba and Florida) and other varieties of the same species from Central America, the Philippines and New Zealand.
Great for hiking. There is a lot of hiking rutes find your path here: https://treksierranevada.com/
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Sierra Nevada
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Great for hiking. There is a lot of hiking rutes find your path here: https://treksierranevada.com/
A tropical bird park opened in 1987, it's home to 1500 birds, representing 120 different species, with an emphasis on the exotic - parrots, cockatoos, toucans and ostriches. The ornithological park also has a parrot show, with performances every 45 minutes; attractions are a cactus garden and a pool with turtles.
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Almuñécar
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A tropical bird park opened in 1987, it's home to 1500 birds, representing 120 different species, with an emphasis on the exotic - parrots, cockatoos, toucans and ostriches. The ornithological park also has a parrot show, with performances every 45 minutes; attractions are a cactus garden and a pool with turtles.
Essentials
Great supermaket for fresh seafood and good selection of different food you need.
Mercadona
4 Calle Mar de Plata
Great supermaket for fresh seafood and good selection of different food you need.
Lidl for the people that likes to shop there
Lidl
Lidl for the people that likes to shop there
Sightseeing
Although there has been a fortress in Almuñécar since Phoenicians occupied the city, the structure we see today dates mainly from the town’s Moorish period, between 755-1489. It was heavily damaged during the Napoleonic Wars and from 1830 was used as a cemetery for over 130 years before restoration work on the castle began in 1986. Though it continues at intervals, the bulk of the reconstruction has been done and the outer walls, in particular, are stunning. The castle also houses a small but interesting archaeological museum containing artifacts from different periods of its history and offers impressive views of the rocky coastline beneath its walls and turrets
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Castillo de San Miguel
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Although there has been a fortress in Almuñécar since Phoenicians occupied the city, the structure we see today dates mainly from the town’s Moorish period, between 755-1489. It was heavily damaged during the Napoleonic Wars and from 1830 was used as a cemetery for over 130 years before restoration work on the castle began in 1986. Though it continues at intervals, the bulk of the reconstruction has been done and the outer walls, in particular, are stunning. The castle also houses a small but interesting archaeological museum containing artifacts from different periods of its history and offers impressive views of the rocky coastline beneath its walls and turrets
Almuñécar’s Old Town, which extends up a steep hill away from the ocean, was “grey, almost gloomily Welsh”. If that was true back in the early 1950s, then this neighbourhood has obviously been spruced-up since: today, it is a charming and colourful quarter of steep lanes and whitewashed houses, many of which are decorated with geraniums and jasmine. Friendly locals sit outside their houses and exchange gossip as cats, dogs and children play around their feet – as much a defining scene of Spanish street life now as it was over half a century ago
Central Almuñecar, 2 min from Beach & 1min from old town
1 Plaza Madrid
Almuñécar’s Old Town, which extends up a steep hill away from the ocean, was “grey, almost gloomily Welsh”. If that was true back in the early 1950s, then this neighbourhood has obviously been spruced-up since: today, it is a charming and colourful quarter of steep lanes and whitewashed houses, many of which are decorated with geraniums and jasmine. Friendly locals sit outside their houses and exchange gossip as cats, dogs and children play around their feet – as much a defining scene of Spanish street life now as it was over half a century ago
Entertainment & Activities
The only salt water aqua park in Spain, Aquatropic’s rides, slides and attractions will entertain adults as well as kids for hours. Water park classics such as the Zig Zag, Kamikaze and Wave Pools are on offer alongside amusements with rather more tantilising names: Black Hole or Whirlwind, anyone? When you need a break from the water-themed larking about, there are plenty of places to head to refreshment, including a self service restaurant and bar and a waffle kiosk.
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Aquatropic Water Park
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The only salt water aqua park in Spain, Aquatropic’s rides, slides and attractions will entertain adults as well as kids for hours. Water park classics such as the Zig Zag, Kamikaze and Wave Pools are on offer alongside amusements with rather more tantilising names: Black Hole or Whirlwind, anyone? When you need a break from the water-themed larking about, there are plenty of places to head to refreshment, including a self service restaurant and bar and a waffle kiosk.
Arts & Culture
Lots of great concerts and shows. Get the schedule of whats on from the tourist office
Culture House Almunecar
5 Calle Puerta de Granada
Lots of great concerts and shows. Get the schedule of whats on from the tourist office