Located on the Costa Topical, Almuñécar is a great base for exploration and activities. The coastline offers oportunites for watersports including scuba, snorkeling, sailing and kayaking. The nearby hills and mountains are great for walking, abseiling, climbing and more. Other activities available nearby include horse riding and golf.


In the winter season excellent skiing is avaialable 90 minues away in the Sierra Nevada.

Hill walking in the National Parks

Distance to Cerro Gordo Nature Park: 12 km (20 minutes)


Almuñécar sits on the coast with the backdrop of the Alpujarra mountains. The coastline is made up of dramatic mountains and cliffs allowing many walking opportunities. Further away is the Sierra Nevada area. The nearest Natural Park is Cerro Gordo with its hilltop walks and hidden coves and beaches. The Sierras of Tejeda, Almijara and Almara Natural Park which can be accessed from nearby Nerja and Frigiliana offers many walks at all levels of difficulty. For detailed information and guides for walking in the Sierra Nevada visit Trek Sierra Nevada

Skiing in the Sierra Nevada

Distance: 109 km (90 minutes)


The Sierra Nevada ski area is connected by motorway and fast roads allowing easy access in under 90 minutes. This is an internationally important ski area with all facilities. There are 21 lifts allowing access to 124 runs covering 105 km.

The Ski season can run from Late November to May.

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Catamaran Charter with 'Stay and Sail' (Marina del Este)

Distance: 6 km (15 minutes)


Stay and Sail offer 3 and 6 hour cruises aboart the luxury catamaran, 'Optimist of London II', from their base at Marina del Este. The cruises follow a route along the dramatic coastline and include all drinks and an excellent meal. Watersports are included such as inflatable donut and snorkelling.

Watersports with 'Windsurf La Herradura'

Distance: 4 km (10 minutes)


Located on the beach at nearby La Herradura, the school offers equipment hire and instruction in windsurfing, dingy and catamaran sailing. Kayak and SUP board hire is also possible here.

Golf at Los Moriscos (Motril)

Distance: 20km (25 minutes)

The golf course is located close to nearby Motril. It is beautifully situated on the beach offers players unsurpassed views of the Mediterranean sea and the Sierra Nevada mountins.