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Make a holiday rental apartment or villa in La Herradura, Spain your home away from home

The tourist capital of the Costa Tropical, Spain, is the area surrounding La Herradura and neighbouring Almunecar. Although the Costa is far less known that its famous neighbour, the Costa del Sol, La Herradura, Spain is no less exciting than any of its Costa del Sol counterparts. Lying in the shadow of the Sierra Nevada, La Herradura is a hugely attractive village on an even more pleasant crescent shaped bay.

Things to do in La Herradura, Spain

With 19km of varied coastline, visitors to La Herradura holiday villas are spoilt for choice when it comes to beaches. With small secluded coves covered in sand, shingle and pebble beaches or large, fine sand beaches where water sports thrive, you are certain to find your little peace of heaven by the sea from La Herradura accommodation. Of the vast number of water sports available, scuba diving is one of the most popular, exploring the underwater world off the coast of La Herradura. When staying in a La Herradura holiday villa, rent windsurfing or sailing equipment or enjoy water skiing and para-sailing.

La Herradura is not only a beach resort. Rural tourism and agro tourism has begun to take off in La Herradura. The rich natural landscape is perfect for horse riding, (the stables in Taramay offer trekking, lessons and excursions), hiking and mountain biking. There are moderate trails or tough mountain trails into the Sierra Nevada for all three sports. Alternatively, you can take to the skies and try parapenting.

Golfing holidays to La Herradura are not the most well catered for, but if you are looking for a round one afternoon, the 18 hole golf course at Granada is an hour away, or there are two spectacular 9 hole courses closer by at Salobrena.

Evenings from a La Herradura holiday villa can be spent in a huge number of ways. There is frequent evening entertainment during the summer, and a range of fiestas which spring up throughout the year. Year round, La Herradura has jazz bars, nightclubs and bars which can become very lively!

Places to go on holiday in La Herradura, Spain

Almunecar, the sister resort to La Herradura delights visitors on three fronts. The beaches are a major draw, and have made Almunecar a vibrant holiday destination, and the rich history from the Roman ruins to the mediaeval castle of San Miguel and Almunecar make for fascinating viewing. However, it is the huge Loro Sexi Bird Park which draws the majority of visitors to a self catering La Herradura villa to make the trip around the coast.

Salobrena is a picturesque whitewashed village which sits in the shadow of a dominant Moorish castle. The fine beaches and idyllic traditional lay out have made Salobrena a real tourist favourite, and snorkelling, diving, golf and fishing facilities on offer too.

Weather in La Herradura, Spain

Summers in La Herradura soar into the mid 30’s (°C) during the summer, with very little rain and mild evenings, perfect for enjoying the restaurants or simple soaking in the scenery from your La Herradura accommodation. Winters are very mild, averaging an amazing 18°C, which means that La Herradura villa rentals are a haven from the British wintertime.

Travel to La Herradura, Spain

Grenada Airport and Malaga (AGP) Airport are both within an hour of accommodation in La Herradura, and although Grenada is around 10km closer, there are more regular cheap flights to Malaga available, which increases both your travel options and the weight of your purse!

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                                                                                              Wonderful location

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                                                                                              Wonderful location everything you need is there you will need a car for shopping etc there are two local beaches the one near the marina has a family run restaurant and on herradura beach there are many I would highly recommend this villa our party consisted of 5 adults and 2 children the housekeeper even Provided a cot
                                                                                              • Review Submitted: 15-Aug-2016
                                                                                              • Date of Stay: Aug 2016

                                                                                              Wonderful villa, lovely location, definitely recommend!!!

                                                                                              5 of 5
                                                                                              We're 2 families who've holidayed together for 13 years and were a bit nervous as had only ever had package holidays before, So were concerned, what if the transfers didn't show?, what if the villa was horrible?, would we or the kids be bored? Well, what can we say!!!! Firstly were impressed with the personal touch from owners Val and Chris, calling to introduce themselves, discuss the villa and being very contactable. Absolutely loved the villa, photos didn't do it justice. Hot tub was bliss, sitting there with my book, letting the kids rule the pool. (I say kids but I mean 3 boys aged 14,14,16 and girl 17). There was so much space, the bedrooms were a great size. The kitchen had every utensil you could possibly use. We spent a lot of our time on the terrace overlooking the pool and the view of the bay, which was amazing. The barbecue was great, had a couple of those, had a curry delivered which was delicious. We walked down to the village and beach but got taxi back, which was easy as they understood English. The hill is a little steep in places and in 40 degree's heat, not for me 😀򐀠but worth it for the view. We made sure we took shopping each time to justify the taxi fare. Kids enjoyed having the games facilities as it broke up the pool time, the garage had balls, floats and rings that they could use in the pool, which was great. Keighley, the manager was brilliant, met us upon arrival, gave guided tour and easily contactable, we needed to speak to her a couple of times (nothing major). By the next morning she was on the case and all sorted. She was also a great source of local information, far better than any holiday rep I've encountered. This is not a traditional tourist location, which adds to the experience in my book. The locals like when you try to use Spanish as there are many who only know a little English. The day starts later here, although we left the villa about 7.45pm each evening for a casual stroll to dinner, the locals don't seem to come out till 10pm, some restaurants provide tapas free of charge when you order drinks which were nice, the marina also has couple of restaurants and a little bay, very picturesque,worth a look, My only tip:if there're any specific things you like to do ie: waterpark or boat trip, research before you go as tourist office wasn't a great help, then you can see if they are do-able, especially if like us you don't hire a car. Overall we definitely recommend this villa and location 👍𣐽𣑍�
                                                                                              • Review Submitted: 14-Aug-2016
                                                                                              • Date of Stay: Jul 2016

                                                                                              Amazing views, amazing villa

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                                                                                              We stayed as a party of six adults and two children. There were several points that made this villa stand out from any other I have stayed at before. Firstly the views. The photos on Homeaway are totally true to life, they are simply stunning. I have stayed in sea view villas and apartments before but this beat anything else hands down. Secondly the villa itself. All the rooms are decorated and furnished very tastefully and it is very clean. And it was also the best equipped rental I have ever stayed in, it seemed that there was everything we needed. Outside there was a barbeque, inflatables for the pool, swinging hammock, loads of sun loungers, parasols. The pool area was amazing and gated for security. Inside, a fully equipped kitchen (nespresso, nutribullet, plenty of crockery and cutlery). And kids are catered for too as there is a high chair and cot (I think you need to request it). The villa is a little way from the village and you do really need a car to get up and down, especially in the heat. La Herradura is lovely and very spanish (they were very patient with my bad spanish but I think it does help if you at least make an effort). We went to a few of the restaurants, mainly the ones right on the beach. Our favourites were El Chambao de Joaquin (tucked right away the first one on the beach in the direction of the villa - very friendly) and La Sardina (great atmosphere). We didn't use the beach much as we couldn't tear ourselves away from the pool but my son did some snorkelling down there and enjoyed it. It is darker sand, sometimes stony (as I think many beaches in the area are) and I would recommend light swimming shoes. We also discovered the delights of the daily market, about half way along on the front where they have fresh fish and veg most days. The supermarkets in the village looked adequate but as we were driving we tended to go to the larger ones in either Nerja or Almunecar. We loved whitewashed Nerja, especially the Balcon de Europa area where you can stroll around, shop, eat, drink cocktails and even go to the beach (down steep steps but very beautiful) in the space of a couple of hundred metres. Burriana Beach just next to Nerja was also very good, more commercial than the others but with lots of shops and restaurants and reasonably priced sunbeds with parasols for rent. There is a municipal parking just as you drive down the hill to it then a 5 minute walk away to the beach. We had a really amazing holiday.
                                                                                              • Review Submitted: 06-Aug-2016
                                                                                              • Date of Stay: Jul 2016