In Almuñécar, like all over Andalusia, Holy Week is a time for tradition. Therefore, you can see processions every day. However, it is on Holy Thursday when there are more on the street. This makes it an ideal place to discover Easter in the coast of Granada while having fun with other leisure options.
Here you will find one of the most original must-sees on these dates: "El paso Simon", declared an event of National Tourist Interest. It is a representation of the Passion of Jesus Christ through the oldest images of the municipality. The images are carried across town on the shoulders of the devoted horquilleros and horquilleras, to eventually gather together in the Plaza de la Constitución. While listening to the moving narration, you will see the Virgen de los Dolores, the "Nazareno" and San Juan interacting with each other and with the people.
If you want to continue delving into history, the town has a lot to offer considering it is the fifth oldest city in Spain. Founded by the Phoenicians during the third century BC, it has been enclave of all the cultures that have passed through the Iberian Peninsula due to its strategic position and its desirable weather. Thus, you can see all the remains such as the Fish Salting Factory (" Los Salazones "), the Roman aqueduct and the Castillo de San Miguel. In addition, it is an hour away from Granada where you can take the opportunity to visit the Alhambra.
If what you want is to rest, Almuñécar is a very good alternative too. We are in the Tropic of Europe: the Sun is usually our faithful companion. As a result, it is common for many people to go to the beach for the first time during Easter. In addition, starting from Holy Thursday you can have fun at Hotel Victoria Playa with our slides, as well as our facilities, such as the heated pool and the Turkish bath.
Our special climate gives us so much more to offer: a landscape that is a feast for the eyes as well as the tongue. Our region gives us such exceptional fruits such as avocado, mango and cherimoya. You can take them home if you go to the town market and have a taste in the restaurants together with the local wines.
Almuñécar meets the conditions you are looking for a perfect destination for the Holy Week. Tradition, history, good food, good wine, fun and rest. At Hotel Victoria Playa we strive to improve your experience, not only with our facilities, but also with our staff. Therefore, we give our best of ourselves to make your perfect holiday happen.