Almuñecar  is a small coastal city in Granada province that lies between Salobreña to the East and Nerja to the West. It includes the villages/neighborhoods of La Herradura, Cotobro, Taramay and Velilla and has an approximate population of 27,000 inhabitants. This unofficial number varies as during the summer months the number of people can be multiplied by 5 times and many residences instantly become inhabited. A once-laid back fishing town, it has become a mecca for Northern Europeans and North Americans as an ideal vacation spot or a tranquil place to escape from the frigid winters at home. With the expansion of the European Union, more Eastern Europeans have been drawn here too by the sub-tropical climate where the sun shines at least 320 days of the year.
Almuñecar is equidistant from both Granada and Malaga airports, 55 minutes by car on the newly extended highway.
One of the cheapest ways to get to Almuñecar is by bus. If you are flying in to Malaga airport you can get the train from the airport to Malaga centre, the journey lasts 8 minutes and is frequent. You can check the timetables here. Once at Malaga centre the bus station is around the corner from the train station, a bus ticket costs about €7 and the timetables can be found here.
An alternative means of transport is a taxi, it is without doubt the fastest and most comfortable means of transport to get to your destination, once you have arrived your driver will be waiting for you in the arrivals hall holding an official sign with your name clearly printed on it, the driver helps you with your luggage to your vehicle and you are away, you receive a hassle free ride especially after a tiring day, Pre-Book Your Malaga Airport Transfers to Almunecar cost's €85 you can book with Malaga Cabbie,if you are flying in to granada airport and would like to pre book a taxi to Almunecar you can do so with 2 spain transfers.
The local bus transportation is quite good, but alas there is no train service - yet.
The sights include ancient Phoenician and Roman ruins, castle, gastronomic museum, and an expansive stretch of inviting beaches - just to name a few ways to spend the day. For the sportsminded, all types of water sports are possible, as well as rural walks into the surrounding hills (where the panoramic views are amazing), horseback riding, paragliding and mountain biking. During the warm summer months, "tapa" bars are bursting with life well into the wee hours of the morning.
The Alpujarra mountain area is approximately 1 hr. away and is known for its serene natural environment.
There are several 3, 4 and 5 star hotels in the area, as well as campsites and rural lodgings (called "cortijos"). And if Wellness is of interest, in the area there are several practitioners of Reiki, massage, personality building, life coaching and so on.