La Herradura

Tourist information

La Herradura has about 3,000 inhabitants, and is the second biggest town in Almuñécar. It has a stunning bay and in recent years has become an important centre for water sports. Situated between the Punta de la Mona to the east and the Peñón de Cerro Gordo to the west, the beach is fantastically located, protected from the easterly and westerly winds. On both boulders there are watchtowers that used to help defend the area against enemy attacks.

It was here that a strong and unexpected attack took place on the invincible ships of the Spanish Armada that were on their way to the Kingdom of Naples and to Algiers. In their attempt to take shelter they approached the Bay of Herradura but a change in the wind caused some ships to collide against others, which resulted in 5,000 casualties. A sculpture recalls the fatal incident that occurred on 19th October 1569.

The Marina del Este is located in La Herradura and can moor up to 230 boats.

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Information about the Municipality

Region: Costa Tropical
Municipio: Almuñécar
Postcode: 18697
Web: www.almunecar.info
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Iglesia de San José

La Herradura

This church became the parochial church of La Herradura in 1907. It is dedicated to Saint Joseph, the patron saint of the town.

Marina del Este

La Herradura

Nestled in the luxurious resort of Marina del Este in La Herradura, between Nerja and Almuñécar, this marina is fully equipped with modern facilities including a control tower, waiting dock and slipway. If you do not own a boat you [...]

Maro-Cerro Gordo Cliffs Nature Reserve

La Herradura

This natural area runs between the coastline and the N-340 and juts out 1 mile into the sea. This narrow strip of land is 12 kilometres long. It is made up of steep cliffs, beaches and inaccessible small coves, whilst [...]

Finca San Ramón

La Herradura

In this finca’s 12 hectares of land you will enjoy a beautiful tropical landscape, its plants and crops as well as amazing views of the Bahía de La Herradura. Guided tours and tastings of tropical fruits (mangos, custard apples, avocados [...]

San José

La Herradura

San Jose is the patron of La Herradura. The celebrations of this population centre of Almuñecar last three days, with a wide and varied program of events for all tastes and ages. The nocturnal procession of the patron is a [...]

Classic Guitar Contest Andrés Segovia and Composition Contest

La Herradura

International contest that is celebrated to honour of the master Andrés Segovia, adoptive son of La Herradura. Every year multitude of composers and interpreters from worldwide compete for the recognized prestige of this prize. The maximum award of this contest [...]

San José

La Herradura

San Jose is the patron of La Herradura. The celebrations of this population centre of Almuñecar last three days, with a wide and varied program of events for all tastes and ages. The nocturnal procession of the patron is a [...]



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