Andalucia’s Eastern Coast – Almunecar & Frigiliana

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Andalucia’s Eastern Coast Glorious hills and mountains, pretty beaches and coves, the azure waters of the southern Mediterranean and a wonderful sub-tropical climate – what else do you need for a walking holiday in the sunshine? Andalucia’s eastern coast (known as the Costa Tropical) is all this. Your base is the coastal city of Almunecar where the sierras plunge spectacularly into the sea and you will find no less than 25 beaches and coves within the boundary of the municipality. It is a city whose Phoenician, Roman and Moorish past is still much in evidence. Granada is only 45 miles away and you have an included visit to the last city to be surrendered by the Moors in 1492.

Extend your holiday – extra week available in Taramay.

Andalucia’s Eastern Coast – Almunecar & Frigiliana

Past Customer Satisfaction Score for this holiday* - 90%
* as measured from holiday questionnaires - see FAQ for details

  • 7 nights hb in Almuñecar, on the Costa Tropical
  • Two coastal walks
  • Mountain walk near white-painted Frigiliana

DAY ONE: Flight to Malaga and transfer to your hotel (55 miles) in Almunecar on the beach east of the city for seven nights half board accommodation.

DAYS TWO TO SEVEN: During your stay there are three included walks.

Walk 1: Short 5-minute transfer to the start of your walk east along the coast. You walk via gorges, cliff and coastal paths along beaches and coves, passing ancient watch towers, and with excellent views as you go. Your destination is the old town of Salobrena, where there is an Arab Fortress and from where you catch the local bus back to the hotel. 6 miles, 120m of ascent and descent.

Walk 2: 10 mile coach trip west to your start point at Playa Canuelo, from where you walk along the old coastal route to La Herradura – 5 miles so far, 230m of ascent/descent. After a stop for lunch at La Herradura, either catch the local bus back to Almunecar, or continue walking over the headland to Cotobro and Almunecar – a further 5 miles, 100m ascent/descent. From Almunecar centre, take the local bus or continue along the promenade to the hotel.

Walk 3: Today you have a coach transfer to Frigiliana, 16 miles away, for your circular walk in the hills behind this pretty white-painted village. The undulating route takes you to the Cross on Captain Pinto’s Hill (the good captain built a cross to give thanks for surviving a horrendous storm at sea). You return via the little village of La Molineta, where we make a refreshment stop, and then return to Frigiliana. 9 miles, 600m of ascent and descent. There may be the opportunity to include a section of river walk, weather permitting.There are opportunities for self-guided walks from Almunecar – our representative will be pleased to advise.

There is also an included full- day excursion to the wonderful city of Granada. From Almunecar we take the spectacular old road to Granada along the tropical valley of the Rio Verde passing avocado, custard apple and mango plantations. The next section crossing the sierra is spectacular. But there is surely no more spectacular setting than the city of Granada whose extraordinary Alhambra complex is dominated by the snow-capped peaks of the Sierra Nevada. A local guide will ensure you make the most of your visit of the Alhambra and the Generalife Gardens. As well as visiting the complex with its richly decorated palaces and luxuriant gardens, you will also have plenty of time to see some of the city’s other attractions such as the cathedral and the old Moorish quarter of Albaicin, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site together with the Alhambra and the Generalife. The rest of your time is free to enjoy Almunecar.

You can visit the Arab fortress built on top of a Roman castle or stroll through the delightful botanical gardens of Majuelo Park where there is a huge collection of tropical and subtropical plants, bushes and trees as well as the remains of the Roman fish-salting pits. Other attractions include the exotic bird park and the network of defensive towers built by the Moors and later strengthened in the 18th century as defence against British raids. Or just stroll through the busy commercial district in the old centre where you can admire the city’s monuments – look out for the plaque dedicated to Laurie Lee who spent time here during and after the Civil War.

DAY EIGHT: Free time until your transfer to the airport and your return flight home.

Extend your holiday – extra week available in Taramay.

If you have friends who are not walkers interested in this itinerary, we also offer it with a touring programme.


Andalucia’s Eastern Coast – Almunecar & Frigiliana

Past Customer Satisfaction Score for this holiday* - 90%
* as measured from holiday questionnaires - see FAQ for details

HOTEL BAHIA TROPICAL ****, Taramay, Almunecar (seven nights)
The hotel is situated on the small Pozuelo beach in Taramay on the eastern edge of Almunecar, 3 km from the city centre. There is a frequent, cheap bus service to town if you do not want to take the extremely pleasant walk along the seafront. Its spacious rooms all have bath and wc, minibar, balcony or terrace, satellite tv, safe (chargeable) and hairdryer. The restaurant serves buffet style food and there is a bar with entertainment on most nights. The hotel has a large outdoor pool and a spa. One entrance to the spa is included during your stay (one hour use to include active pool with water massages, sauna, Turkish bath, pediluvium and sensation shower). Health and body treatments are also available at extra cost. (
Past Customer Satisfaction Score for this hotel* - 95%
*as measured from holiday questionnaires - see FAQ for details
Andalucia's Eastern Coast - Almunecar & Frigiliana
Supplements per person:
Single room: £120
Extra week in a single: February, November - £330
Extra week in a single: March, May, October - £350
Extra week in a single: Other dates - £365
Extra week in a twin/double: February, November - £210
Extra week in a twin/double: March, May, October - £230
Extra week in a twin/double: Other dates - £245
Holiday Code: 7WAG

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Prices shown are based on the shared occupancy of twin/double standard rooms, and are subject to availability. Please refer to ‘Accommodation’ for details of any room supplements (including single rooms) and extended stay costs that apply to this holiday. Further details in our FAQ.

Data as at 25/07/2017 at 5:47:04

A wonderful holiday. The Walking Guides and Tour Director Manuel were excellent. Wished I had gone for two weeks!

Mrs G, Lancashire

The holiday (our 2nd time) at this resort was excellent. Our rep and driver are wonderful! nothing was too much trouble. The excursions, particularly the Alpujarras, were excellent. On the whole a first rate holiday in a very peaceful resort.

Mrs S, Cardiff

What an excellent holiday! The hotel Bahia Tropical was excellent and the food was very good. The Preferred Travel Staff were excellent and totally efficient as were the walking guides. This is about the 8th Walking holiday I have had with Preferred Travel.

Mr C, Hamilton

We have just returned home after our 6th walking holiday with Preferred Travel Services. We have had a fabulous time and couldn’t fault any of it. The hotel was excellent, the food really good and staff very helpful. Our representative was very good and our walking guide was absolutely brilliant and helped to make the holiday very memorable. Almunecar is an excellent resort. Thanks Preferred for providing such excellent holidays. We constantly sing your praises to everyone we meet. Looking forward to many more holidays with Preferred Travel.

Mr & Mrs B, Cumbria

Coastal Walks afforded excellent views. The walk in the hills was the highlight of the week especially, the walk through the Gorge at the end. Another great holiday! Thank you.

Mr & Mrs W, East Sussex

Our walking guide John really made the holiday for me and a number of other walkers. He was unfailingly cheerful, informative and helpful! Many thanks for a walking week that was enjoyable and relaxing. This was my fourth holiday with Preferred Travel Services. I hope to join you again next year.

Mrs T, North Yorkshire

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