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Unique moments by the sea
The enclave in which La Herradura is located makes it an ideal space for holding sports, parties, events
and all kinds of leisure and entertainment activities throughout the year, being able to enjoy an unparalleled climate and the best atmosphere.
Diving in La Herradura
The impressive bay of La Herradura, which in recent years has become an important area for underwater activities. The Andalusian, Spanish and European underwater photography championships have been held in its waters. It is located between Punta de la Mona to the east and the Peñón de Cerro Gordo to the west. The 2 kilometer long beach is located in a privileged area protected from the east and west winds. It is well known that La Herradura is one of the best diving spots in the entire Mediterranean.
In the area of the Cerro Gordo Natural Park, you can enjoy caves and steep bottoms inhabited by a large number of plant species, as well as a rich variety of marine fauna. The extensive Posidonia meadows stand out. Corals, sponges and a wide variety of fish coexist in its shelter, some of which are brightly colored, such as the maiden fish, or spectacular, such as the sunfish. If you decide to take a boat trip, you will be able to approach places that are not easily accessible and of great beauty. Therefore, if you like diving and you already practice it or want to start practicing it, in the seabed of La Herradura you will find a wonderful world.
Cantarrijan Beach is a beautiful nudist beach located between the towns of Nerja and Almuñécar, within the Natural park of Cerro Gordo and Maro. It is characterized by its natural beauty and picturesque surroundings. It is located in a sheltered bay, surrounded by cliffs and crystal clear waters.
Its designated nudist areas allow visitors to live a clothing-free experience if they wish, connecting with the environment and feeling freedom in its purest form.
In addition, the beach offers several amenities and services, such as beach bars and restaurants to taste the delicious local cuisine or have a drink. You can also rent sun loungers and umbrellas, which makes it easy to relax and enjoy the sun.
Cantarrijan Beach is known for its clean and crystalline waters, which make it a beautifull place for snorkeling and diving. The underwater ecosystem is rich in marine life, which provides an excellent opportunity to explore and observe the differents marine species.
In short, Cantarrijan Beach offers a quiet and natural environment to practice nudism, relax and immerse yourself in the beauty of the Costa del Sol.
Festivals and events
La Herradura is the ideal environment for celebrating parties and events throughout the year. The Carnivals stand out, with their traditional parade; the Patron Saint Festivities of San José, where the street becomes the best showcase of popular gastronomy and at night the party moves to the premises and bars near the fairgrounds; Las Cruces de Mayo, in which the streets, squares or patios are filled with wonderful altars in honor of the Holy Cross; the Medieval Market in June, when the town is adorned with fabrics and ornaments and stalls are set up to buy typical products of the time;
The night of San Juan, in which the beach fills with people to carry out the ritual of washing their faces in the sea at midnight and burning everything bad in the bonfires; The Festival Noches del Castillo de La Herradura in August, an artistic project consisting of concerts in the gardens attached to the Castle or the Tribute to the Men of the Sea in October, in memory of those who died in the tragic sinking of 25 Spanish warships belonging to the Invincible Armada, one of the largest catastrophes in Spanish naval history.
We are just 50m from the beach, which you can easily reach down the street. The beach has many activities and fun. All this so that the little ones and the not so little ones can enjoy unforgettable moments: pedal boat rental, deckchair and umbrella rental, bars and restaurants, etc...
You can also enjoy outdoor activities such as buggy routes, hiking, boat trips or if you prefer, you have at your disposal to practice water sports: windsurfing, kayaking, jet skiing.
La Herradura belongs to the municipality of Almuñécar, so just 10 minutes away by car or using the urban bus you can enjoy a wide range of cultural possibilities such as:
- Castle of San Miguel
- Cave of the Seven Palaces Archaeological Museum
- Church of the Incarnation
- Columbarium of La Torre del Monje
- Rock of the Holy
- Roman Aqueduct and Baths
- Monument to the Phoenicians
- Loro Sexi Ornithological Park
- El Majuelo Botanical Garden