Almuñécar La Herradura is the tourist destination par excellence on the Granada Coast.
Nestled next to the Mediterranean, Almuñécar, the tourist capital of the Costa Tropical, enjoys a privileged subtropical microclimate that makes it an almost permanent spring area.
It has 19 km. of coastline and more than 20 of very diverse types (5 of them distinguished with the Blue Flag, ISO 14001 and the “Q” for Tourist Quality), with magnificent beach bars and restaurants offering a wide range of typical Mediterranean cuisine (where the fruits stand out subtropical cherimoya, avocado, mango, papaya, etc.)
Almuñécar La Herradura is characterized for being one of the main destinations for practicing sports in the natural environment. Our seabeds, especially in the surroundings of Punta de la Mona and the Cerro Gordo Natural Area, are internationally recognized by diving lovers, in addition, given the excellent thermal conditions and the unique orography of the destination, it is a recommended place for paragliding and hang gliding.
We have an extraordinary archaeological, architectural and historical heritage, the result of the different civilizations that have left their mark.
At present, an important plan for the digitization and modernization of its tourist services is being undertaken.
SICTED Destination since 2017, Declared a Tourist Municipality in 2021, was awarded in 2021 as a “Tourist Destination of Excellence” by the Junta de Andalucía,
Its Tourist Board is responsible for planning and promoting the tourist values of the municipality. He currently manages the Destination Tourism Sustainability Plan “Parque Azul de Vida Submarina”. An important project with 24 actions, among which the “Almuñécar La Herradura Underwater Park” stands out, an innovative project, generator of marine life and blue economy that will give a new dimension to the tourist offer of the municipality.
The Tourist Board is constantly working to promote co-governance, articulating cooperation mechanisms between the institution and the business associative fabric of a tourist and commercial nature, as well as with groups involved in the preservation of the marine environment and environmental care, making them participants in decision making.
That is why, aware of all the tourist potential and the effort still remaining to turn Almuñécar La Herradura into a great, sustainable and attractive tourist product, which recovers its character as an enlightened, dynamic and wealth-generating infrastructure, they opted for the methodology of Smart Tourist Destinations to address the sustainability of Almuñécar as a tourist destination, since it allows addressing three fundamental issues for both the City Council and the Board of Trustees: SUSTAINABILITY, DEMOGRAPHIC CHALLENGE AND DIGITALISATION.
|Incorporation to the Smart Tourist Destination project||Start of the diagnostic process and action plan of the Smart Tourist Destination of Almuñécar in February 2021 and completion in August 2022.|