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Residing in the warm and exotic heart of Spain’s tropical coast, the quaint seaside town of Almunecar is an easy and embracing place to exist. It’s year round sunny climate and magnificent border of verdant mountains make this resort a prime choice of holiday destination. Ripe tropical fruits fall from countless trees spurting from the fertile land, all of which can be purchased from the kaleidoscopic market stalls in the heart of the town, and spots of breathtaking natural beauty are guaranteed to capture your interest.
Almunecar’s rich historical heritage is palpably present in the Roman Aqueducts and dominating Castillo de San Miguel on the north side of the town; towering turrets and thick stone walls give the town an air of ancient intrigue that separates Almunecar from other over developed Spanish resorts. Sun drenched square, pastel painted houses an narrow, winding streets constitute the town’s charming centre, creating a truly authentic Andalucian ambience. The pebble beach proves an alluring place of relaxation and the warm, Mediterranean current will leave you feeling refreshed and replenished. Bask amidst Europe’s largest collection of subtropical plants in Parque de Majuelo to see picturesque plants thriving in the sizzling sunshine.
In homage to the city’s rich Roman roots, Almunecar boasts an Archaeological Museum, also known as the Cave of 7 Palaces due to collections being housed within the largest section of the Roman Palace. Intriguing artefacts include Roman pottery, sculpture and ceramics that were excavated from the city in the 1970’s. For a calming refuge, visit the cute and quaint Museo del Bonsai, a tiny and tranquil spot that offers insight into the small trees and displays over 130 of them.
Slip into the intimate ambience and elegant interior of Los Laureles for an unforgettable dining experience; the exquisite menu is influenced by fusion and high quality, offering internationally influenced Andalucian classics such as stuffed duck breast, shrimp curry and maize and chicken consommé. It’s an elegant and exquisite eatery that will leave no gastronome disappointed. (Calle la Ribera, 14, 18690 Velilla-Taramay, Granada, Spain, +34 958 06 91 32)