Heading south from Órgiva to the coast, the towns of Salobreña, Almuñécar and Nerja – with space in between (unlike some parts of Spain’s coast) – arrive as you drive west towards Málaga.
With the sparkling sea to your left it’s hard to not crane your neck, hoping to glimpse Africa over the hazy horizon. The high-up white houses sprout like acne on the mountain face and stone towers stand defiantly on the cliff edges.
Almuñécar, about 45 minutes from Órgiva, has tons to see. On our first trip here we just scratched the surface, visiting the tourist office, the excavated ruins of a Phoenician fish salting factory (after 800 BC); we climbed a rock for some great views – see video below – and ate at the local curry house (not as good as the one in Nerja in our opinion).
More about Almuñécar’s history – which includes aqueducts, a castle and sugar cane – after we’ve visited a few more times. In the meantime, here are some snaps of an intriguing town.
The Wagoners Abroad blog has loads about Almuñécar – the family have since left Spain but their knowledge of the town ran deep.
And here’s the official promo film aimed at visitors – can you last the whole ten minutes though?
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