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Almunecar

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Almuñécar is a municipality in the Spanish Autonomous Region of Andalusia on the Costa Tropical between Nerja (Málaga) and Motril. It has a subtropical climate. Almuñécar lies in the province of Granada, and has around 27,700 citizens (2012). Since 1975, the town has become one of the most important tourist towns in Granada province and on the Costa Tropical; it has good transport connections and a football (soccer) stadium.Almuñécar is an important setting in Laurie Lee's account of the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War in As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning, and referred to as "Castillo" to disguise people's identities.Almuñécar's coat of arms, which shows the turbaned heads of three Barbary pirates floating in the sea, was granted to the town by King Carlos I in 1526 for its having destroyed a Berber raiding force.PoliticsTrinidad Herrera is the first woman to be elected mayor of Almuñecar. Although Juan Carlos Benavides' Covergencia Andaluza party won the most popular votes, he failed to form a coalition. The city council elected Herrera, local leader of the Partido Popular, on 11 June 2011.HistoryAlmuñécar began as a Phoenician colony named Sexi, and even today, some of its inhabitants still call themselves Sexitanos. Under the Moors, Almuñécar blossomed as the fishing town of al-Munakkab (المُنَكَّب) or Ḥiṣn-al-Munakkab (حصن المنكب). Although the Phoenician and Roman history of the district was known from Greek and Roman sources it was not until the 1950s that significant archaeological evidence was discovered.
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Off-Road Tour
Off-Road Tours
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Duration: 4 hours
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Outdoor Activity
Buceo Aqualia La Herradura La Herradura
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Duration: 2h 30 min
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Landmark
Castillo de San Miguel
4.1
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Garden
Parque Botanico El Majuelo
4.1
Duration: 1h 30 min

Side trips from Almunecar

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Cave
Fundación Cueva de Nerja Nerja
4.3
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Observation Deck
Balcony of Europe Nerja
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Beach
Burriana Beach Nerja
4.0
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Water Body
Río Chíllar Nerja
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min

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Outdoor Activity
Buceo La Herradura La Herradura
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Scuba / Snorkeling
Scubasur
4.5
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Beach
Playa de Cantarrijan
4.3
Duration: 1h 30 min
Outdoor Activity
Openwater La Herradura
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min

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Beach
Playa Puerta del Ma
4.4
Duration: 4 hours
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Beach
Playa San Cristobal
4.1
Duration: 1h 30 min
Beach
Playa Ensenada de los Berengueles
4.1
Duration: 4 hours
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Water Park
Piscina Las Palomas La Herradura
3.6
Duration: 8 hours

Theme Parks in Almunecar

Water Park
Aquatropic
2.6
Duration: 8 hours

Beaches in Almunecar

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Beach
Playa Cotobro
3.7
Duration: 4 hours
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Day Trip
Next Level Cycling La Herradura
5.0
Duration: 4 hours
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Beach
Playa El Salon Nerja
4.3
Duration: 4 hours
Off-Road Tour
Off-Road Tours Nerja
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Duration: 1h 30 min
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Geologic Formation
Cliffs of Maro Cerro Gordo Nerja
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Duration: 1h 30 min

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