Approx 25 beaches along La Herradura, Almunecar shoreline including Playa de la Herradura stretching 2km around the magnificent horseshoe bay. This beach is mainly fine sand and shingle and boasts numerous restaurants, beach bars and shops and plenty of water sports including sailing, windsurfing and scuba diving. Located 15 mins walk (5 mins by car) from villa.

Scuba Diving

The attractive horseshoe bay of La Herradura is famous for being perhaps the best diving resort in Spain with several well run diving schools located on the seafront.


2 golf courses within 30 mins from property. Bavieira Golf Club located beyond Nerja on the road to Malaga. Los Moriscos Golf Club located about 25 mins away beyond Salobrena. Also Granada Golf Club 1 Hour's drive towards Sierra Nevadas.

Skiing and Cycling

Skiing and cycling in the Sierra Nevadas about 1 hour's drive away.

Bird Watching and Walking

The Alpujarras surround La Herradura offer some of Spain's most spectacular birdlife.

Alhambra Palace

The Alhambra, is a palace and fortress complex of the Moorish rulers of Granada in southern Spain. It was constructed during the mid 14th century and occupies a hilly terrace on the southeastern border of the city of Granada. It is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site and well worth the trip. Pre-booking is advised to aviod long queues.

View of San Nicholas Area  View from Villa at Sunset  La Herradura Beach  View from Villa 

View of La Herradura from Villa  Sierra Nevada's from Villa  View from front of Villa  Beach in La Herradura 

Sunset from Cerro Gordo  Villa from the Side  Beach in La Herradura  Beach in La Herradura 

Penon del Santo statue  Wind swept Palms on the Beach  View of Bay  Sunset View from Cerro Gordo 

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Loro Sexi Ornithological Park is home to around 1500 exotic birds from 200 different species which are on display in this popular bird park that entertains visitors of all ages and is a firm favorite with children.

Opened in 1987, the Loro Sexi bird park has a fascinating selection of birds including parrots, tucans, cockatoos, swans, duck, peacocks and even ostriches. The bird park is bustling with life and there is always plenty to see and hear! Pine-shaded walkways climb the lower slopes of the hill as far as the foot of the castle walls, leading to more caged areas displaying exotic birds and a cactus garden. In summer the park holds regular parrot shows for the children. The entrance to the Loro Sexi Bird Park is in Calle Bikini, leading off the Plaza de Abderramán on the beachfront below the castle.