La Herradura, together with Almunecar, form the tourist area of the Costa Tropical. This relatively unknown stretch of Spain’s southern coastline belongs to Granada province in Andalucia, It lies between the more populous Costa del Sol to the west, and the coast of Almeria to the east.
The tropical bay of La Herradura is one of the most beautiful bays along the south coast of Spain. Unlike many areas along the coast, development has been restricted in height, which allows you to enjoy the contours of the natural setting. The village presents a typical aspect of whitewashed buildings climbing the gentle slopes of a small hill leading up from the beach. In recent years, the village has expanded eastwards along the shore to the foot of the Punta de la Mona, fronted by a procession of restaurants, bars, and shops.
La Herradura is located 50 minutes from the airport in Malaga and 1 hour from Granada. Snow skiing in the nearby Sierra Nevada is just over 1 hour away. Along the 19 km of local coastline, visitors can choose from a large variety of beaches and small coves, ranging from fine sand to shingle.
Watersports are very popular and there are numerous businesses offering different types of courses and equipment hire. Divers will find some of the best underwater scenery here of anywhere along the southern coast. La Herradura has an incredibly beautiful, private and remote naturist beach named Cantarrijan, only 10 minutes drive from our hotel making us the closest hotel to this beach.