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La Herradura

Andalucía is a very special region of Spain. It is rich with history, culture and its people are warm and friendly. The geography is stunning- within 40 miles the Mediterranean coast and Sierra Nevada mountains fuse to yield rivers, valleys, hidden waterfall pools, beautiful little fishing towns, and the world famous remote alpine white villages. It is the perfect place off the beaten track for the sensible adventurer.

We are located in one of the most beautiful little villages on the coast of Granada, called La Herradura. What was once an old fishing village is now the envy of other coastal towns in the area. The stunning bay is sprinkled with quaint Spanish restaurants and small friendly bars that will make you feel at home. Unlike almost anywhere along the coast, development in this area has been restricted in height and you can still enjoy the contours of the natural setting.

Surrounded by mountains, La Herradura is the perfect place to spend a relaxing vacation and learn our language. Not to mention, we are within one hour of two of the most important and well-visited Andalusian cities, Málaga and Granada. Granada, located north of us, is like 5 cities in one and the soul of southern Spain. With world-renowned attractions such as the Alhambra, the neighbouring Albaizín and the Sierra Nevada mountain range, Granada provides visitors with an incomparable cultural and historical experience.

The city of Málaga, like La Herradura, enjoys a dreamy position on the Costa del Sol. In addition to perfectly sunny beach weather in summer and winter, the city offers a sum of museums and other cultural happenings, a vivid nightlife and bar scene and some great shopping districts.

Apart from offering visitors the chance to relax and indulge in our cuisine, La Herradura is also the perfect location for enjoying all sorts of sports and activities, from water sports to tennis, horse riding and treks in the countryside. The Sierra Nevada mountain range, roughly an hour and a half away,  is the highest chain in Southern Europe, with more than 10 peaks above the 3000m range that are accessible for hiking and trekking.

The Weather

More than 320 sunny days each year and an average annual temperature of 20º Celsius make Granada’s Tropical Coast a heavenly enclave. Light winds from North Africa, the warm waters of the Mediterranean and the shelter provided by the nearby peaks of the Sierra Nevada give it Europe’s only subtropical microclimate with an average temperature in Spring of 22ºC, in Summer, 32ºC, in Autumn, 22ºC and in Winter, 20ºC.

The ocean temperature varies depending on the waters rushing from the Atlantic through the strait of Gibraltar and average between 24ºC in Summer and 17ºC in Winter.

Local cultural celebrations

  • 28th of February: Andalucia Day
  • 19th of March: San José (St Joseph), Patron saint of the village of La Herradura.
  • April: Holy week with its religious processions and chants. Moors & Christians: the interpretation of the fight between the Moors and the Christians takes place in a few towns in Andalucia during the last weekend of April.
  • May: The Crosses of May are decorated and exhibited around the old part of the village and the local people dance and set up small bars in the pedestrian streets.
  • June 23rd.-24th : San Juan (St John) big bonfires and camping are permitted on the beaches just this one night of the year.
  • July: Celebrations for the Virgin Carmen & Jazz Festival.
  • August: Celebrations for the Virgin Assumption Maria and its nighttime maritime procession & fireworks. This also the time of the famous Malaga fiestas.
  • November: Andres Segóvia International guitar contest.