Almunecar Apartment Rental Photos and Description
Great Pool, pretty peaceful gardens, and easy beach access.
This is one of the best and most privileged locations on the Med! A few minutes drive east of Almunecar brings you to Playa Galera in the village of Taramay. From the pretty gardens you have private access to the sandy beach! **No road to cross**. No traffic noise.
There is a large well kept swimming pool in the garden, a great balcony (25sqm) for private lounging and eating. The views are spectacular!
Garage parking too. You won't find a 2 bedroom seafront apartment in the area that compares to the location, facilities, standard, and rates of our unique holiday home. Sunbathe, swim and relax or if you prefer a more active holiday try out the beach activities or the Golf at Salobrena 15 mins drive - skiing in Sierra Nevada just an hour away - hiking or mountain biking - Bike Park 5 mins cycle, Sierra de Cazorla 15 minutes drive - Sightseers can visit the lovely white villages, the Alhambra Palace or the Caves of Nerja.
Almunecar: is a holiday resort town with its own Roman aqueduct. The interesting seafront promenade is divided into many sections by the small coves and headlands that are typical of this part of the Costa Tropical. There are many restaurants and beaches but it is much more than this. History buffs will enjoy the Moorish castle, the Roman factory, the Moroccan built tourist office and newly excavated Phoenician ruins. Shoppers won't want to miss the Friday morning flea market where you can find everything from imitation Levis to hand crafted pottery. The municipal market (el mercado) in the centre of town is open every morning except Sunday and there you can find produce, fish, meat, flowers, teas and spices.
The Costa Tropical:
It is not nearly so well known as the neighbouring Costa Del Sol to the west.The Costa Tropical is picturesque and you will find it far easier to get away from the crowds. The mountains run right down to the sea and the coastline is typically a series of coves and promontories. A few minutes drive away is the white village of Salobrena and La Herradura to the west is pretty and unspoilt and located between the two attractive promontories of Punta De La Mona and Cerro Gordo. Nearby, in a protected cove east of Punt De La Mona is the impressive Marina del Este yacht harbour. Water sports and scuba diving are popular in the area, thanks to the variety of sea life and clarity of the water. Would you like to include some excursions? Day trips possible to Nerja, Granada, Ronda, Cordoba, Seville, Gibraltar and more.
Playa Galera was built by a well known Spanish architect and is an impressive sight, it is low-rise with, pergolas, chimneys and turrets of blue, white and terracotta. Very Mediterranean, and very different from the usual plain blocks to be seen on the costas. Once you have been, you will want to return to holiday here again and again just like our other returning guests.
Parents love it because it is safe, secure and private with remote control entry to the grounds. They like the relaxing atmosphere and the touch of exclusivity. Couples like it because of its romantic, peaceful setting on the beach. Everyone loves the nearby restaurants, beach cafes and the little village shop . Almunecar is great for evening walks - shopping, sundowners, restaurants and tapas bars. There is a water park a 5 min drive from Playa Galera and in Almunecar there are discos and clubs for the night owls amongst you.
- children welcome
- pets not allowed
- wheelchair inaccessible
About Paul Stretch
Our home base is in South Wales in the UK but we travel considerably for work purposes. We have three grown up children who are based in and around Bristol, UK.
Why Paul Stretch chose Almunecar
We chose Taramay so that the children could ski in the winter in the Sierra Nevadas while non skiers could enjoy the sunny coast. Though these days we seem to enjoy lounging by the pool far more than anything more exerting!
What makes this apartment unique
It lifts your spirits the minute you walk in and see the view in front of you.
Guestbook comments from the owner
We had a great holiday. Absolutely loved the apartment and the views in particular. The pool was a fantastic size which allowed us to have a good swim in the mornings and with plenty of space to play too. It was never overcrowded even at weekends when the locals arrived. We virtually always rent apartments on holiday (nearly always from Owners Direct) and as a family agreed that the pool and views were the best we’ve had.
We took great delight in being the only Brits and Ben had a great time playing football with the Spanish boys. The Parque Mediterraneo was beautiful and we loved the walk to the shops or down to the beach. Almunecar itself was great too, especially when we visited the Tapas bars. Again there are few Brits and as a family we were able and sometimes had to practice our Spanish. The locals were always welcoming and very helpful even with the language barrier.
Things that we would recommend would certainly include a visit to the Alhambra in Granada. Stunning views, gardens and architecture and we all had a great day despite the 39 degree temperature. We liked all the restaurants we went to (Antonio’s, Tito Yayo, Iguana locally as well as a couple in Almunecar) but couldn’t say that any stood out as exceptional. However, the Tapas bars in Almunecar were superb with great food, service atmosphere and value for money too.
I’d thoroughly recommend the location and apartment to anyone that likes to be away from the Malaga resorts.