Almuñécar and surroundings
Casa encontrada located in the town of Almuñécar between the towns of Almuñécar and Salobreña in the hamlet Velilla-Taramay.
By car you are 3 minutes from the nearest beach and 5 minutes from the old town of Almuñecar with a population of 28000. The municipality of Almuñécar stretches along the Costa Tropical between Motril to Nerja. The Costa Tropical is named so because of the subtropical climate. This climate provides a vegetation like bananas, avocado and mango trees. The garden of La Casa encontrada also contains subtropical vegetation.
The history of Almuñécar is long and impressive. In 800 BC the Phoenicians settled the area and proof of that is still to be found in the form of two cemeteries.
Objects from the so-called necropolis are on display at the museum located in the "cueva de siete palacios', under the Castillo de San Miguel.
Then came the Romans, who inhabited the area for 700 years. The region flourished under Roman rule and today are aqueducts from that time still visible. The Visigoths, a Germanic people, were the following group to inhabit the area.. The following group of inhabitants were the Moors, a Muslim group from North Africa. After 700 years and the Reconquista, the Christian reign of the area was established. The various groups of people who inhabited the area left traces of their cultures. The Almuñécar coastline is 20 kilometers long.
Without getting lost in the mass tourism of the Costa del Sol further away this coast offers plenty of restaurants, bars and shops where people of all tastes and interests can enjoy themselves. In the neighboring authentic Andalusian villages of Salobreña, La Herradura and Nerja there are also ample shopping and restaurants.
The blue sea below is one of the most beautiful areas of Spain for snorkeling and diving. On the surface there are many water activities to partake in. Along the entire coast are small coves to explore, which are either completely empty, or provide one or two cabanas for people wanting to experience a more relaxing time. There's even a nude beach.
In the hinterland there is much to discover with beautiful scenery for hiking and mountain biking.
Through the Lecrin Valley, the Alpujarras and the Sierra Nevada, 40 minutes away is the capital of the province, Granada.
Besides the Alhambra this city has to offer a variety of monuments. The history is literally on the street, and of course a visit to one of the many tapas bars, where Granada is famous for.
So you can go to the snow within an hour from the beach. In short, in the province of Granada beach to capital plenty to do for a great holiday.