The town of Almunecar, Spain is one of the most visited tourist spots in Granada. Its weather is beautiful, its old city a popular hangout, and there are so many beaches and coves, it is hard to pick one to relax at. Almunecar too, even though a small town, has many must see and do things that every visitor to the city should make sure they don’t miss.
Visit Almunecar’s Old City – One of the most picturesque old cities in Granada, Almunecar’s old city center has cobbled streets, whitewashed buildings, lovely squares and courtyards, and cute boutiques, cafes and restaurants.
Take a morning or a late afternoon and wander around Almunecar’s old city winding streets. Photograph the pots of geraniums dotting hundreds of balconies, and grab a coffee in one of the lovely hidden courtyard cafes.
Aquatropic Aquatic Park – Of course, like many places in Spain, Almunecar can get hot and that’s why a trip to Aquatropic Aquatic Park is a must do thing.
Here, you and the kids can enjoy water slides, rapids, a waterfall lake and the Kamikace, one of the steepest and highest water slides around. Want to cool down and still have lots of thrills? Aquatropic is the place to do it. www.aqua-tropic.com
Visit Almunecar’s Weekly Market – If you enjoy shopping, particularly if it is cheap, a visit to Almunecar’s weekly market is a must. It is held every Friday morning behind Almunecar’s McDonald’s (and please, don’t go in there, there’s better food at every restaurant in Almunecar, seriously), and it is huge.
At the market you will find clothing, shoes, bags, jewelry, food, hats, CDs, stalls selling loose candy and nuts and if you are looking for the traditionally Spanish feria dresses for the kids, here is the cheapest place to find them.
Spend the Afternoon at Cotobro Beach – Almunecar has more than 19 kilometers of beaches and coves, so if you are a beach lover, there is lots to choose from. One of the prettiest though, and more quiet than other Almunecar beaches, is Cotobro Beach which, while pebbly, still has some great water for swimming and is lined with the cutest cafes and restaurants.
Have a sunbathe, take a swim, then head to a beachside cafe for a cafe con leche and some apple pie.
The Archaeological Museum — A very small museum built into the cave system found in parts of the city, Alumencar’s Archeological Museum is well worth a look if you enjoy anything historical, especially as it only takes about 15 minutes to see everything.
The museum has a small collection of Roman artifacts like pottery, urns, coins and tiny statues, but it is the interior of the museum that is the most interesting as you can see Roman remains through plexi-glass panels below your feet, as well as the old brick arches that used to be part of people’s cave homes.