If you are looking to book a hotel in Almuñecar then you have forty to choose from and rates start from as little as €35 a night and voted the best accommodation by visitors on the Trip Advisor are the Iti Playacalida Spa, Hotel Almijara, Hotel Casablanca, Almuñecar Playa Spa Hotel and the Victoria Playa Hotel.
If self catering apartments or villas are more appealing then the Apartamentos El Tranco del Mar which are located on the Calle Baja del Mar are very close to the sea front and start from as little as €70 per night, have been well reviewed by past holidaymakers.
Primarily Spanish, despite a steady influx of cosmopolitans settling in the region, there is always something to do for everyone, and particularly children – with a local water park, public gardens, sailing, scuba diving, water skiing, tennis, horse riding, golf and hang gliding to name just a few of the leisure activities available.
Would the area not suit certain types of people, i.e. This is difficult to answer as I have lived here since the late 90s. is still much slower here than most parts of the Costa del Sol.
It is probably the number one complaint of most Westerners re-locating here, that they soon grow to be frustrated by the mañana (maybe later or tomorrow) effect.
Then second would be internet speeds we don’t have cable or fibre but hopefully will receive 4G soon.
Although Almuñecar isn’t a massive tourist resort, it still has more than one hundred restaurants of which the top ones to dine out at according to the Trip Advisor are El Chaleco, Arbol Blanco, Meson Francisco II, By Larios Argentino Steak House, Los Geranios, Café Ayer, Reina Sofia and Mar de Plata.
What proportion of the local population are Spanish?
More than 80% of the local population are Spanish but this can fluctuate between 10 or 20 per cent during the winter months when the foreign owners return to their holiday homes, or come to rent for 4 to 6 months.
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Almuñécar Tourist Office Address: Palacete La Najarra, Avenida de Europa, s/n, 18690, Almuñécar (Granada). At the centre of the “Costa Tropical” this seaside town enjoys a microclimate, subtropical in character – which unlike the extremes of the Costa del Sol offers a warm and gentle 18 degrees in winter and averaging a comfortable 28 degrees centigrade in summer.