La Herradura Riding

If you’re struggling to think of something to do during your stay in our area, why not phone Karen at the La Herradura Riding Centre, and book either a riding lesson or even better, a few hours in the saddle.
What better way of seeing our beautiful area, with rides through rivers, beaches and mountains, and you even get to stop for drinks, and what Karen doesn’t know about trekking in this area, isn’t worth knowing anyway.

Tienda Danesa

This fantastic little jewellery store and workshop, in the centre of Almuñécar will be celebrating their 5th anniversay on 28th of Aug. To that end, all friends and customers will get drinks and snacks for the whole day!


Tucked away in a little corner of Motril’s town centre a delightful little gallery-come-art centre has recently opened its doors. Run by the fabulous and somewhat eccentric Virginia Ruiz Mansilla this creative little haven offers local artists the chance to exhibit their work and rub shoulders with other like-minded souls.

Concerts by Candlelight

Not to be missed this month are the charming ‘concerts by candlelight’ in the gardens of the Palacete de la Najarra (tourist information centre).
Set against the most gorgeous of backdrops the line up is pretty eccentric with something to suit most every musical taste, or at least offer something a little different from the norm.

Yuan Wok

If you have never eaten at a Wok style Asian Restaurant, then you have truly missed out. Being a lover of Asian cuisine, this is one of my favourite concepts.
You choose from uncooked super fresh ingredients, take them to the guy at the wok, who will give you a choice of sauces… he then cooks the fresh food in front of you while you wait. It is delicious beyond belief!


Nowhere else will you find such a complete Arabic menu, with cus cus, falafel, taboule and even Arabic veggie dishes. If the fancy takes you, you could even partake of a delicious mint tea! Or even try a homemade Arabic desert.

Chiringuito La Bahía

For 21 years this fantastic Chiringuito has been feeding locals and holidaymakers alike. With superb fish and meat dishes including their famous Kebabs of Sardines, it is quite obvious that they have not taken their foot off the pedal in all that time.

Suki Sailing

Sailing from Marina de Este, the Suki II is a ten metre sailing yacht, skippered by Keith, who has all the experience needed to show you the local waters and coastline, where you can swim in the crystal clear waters, and maybe even sail among the numerous dolphins, and then anchor for lunch at a beachside restaurant.

El Gallinero

If you stay in the area is during the last week of August, you are very lucky people… because although the world’s premiere chicken restaurant El Gallinero, is closed for the first three weeks of the month for holidays, it re-opens on 25th August!

Marina Playa

Actually on the beach at Marina de Este, La Herradura, this beautiful Chiringuito, is a real gem. Set in the most beautiful of little bays they provide excellent fresh fish, seafood specialities and paella every day.

La Parrilla

The name translates as ‘The Grill’ and that is pretty much what La Parrilla is all about. Ramón and his team produce superb dishes, from fresh produce, including red-meat dishes and selected fish specialties through to Spare Ribs and a selection of tapas.

El Chambao de Joaquín

You really cannot come to La Herradura without eating at the restaurant belonging to a man who can only be described as a national institution. With his flamboyant style, Joaquín produces brilliant paellas, fresh fish, succulant meats… and all cooked over an open fire!


The high standards at the wonderful Pizzeria Realengo never seem to waiver, and having eaten there on a table of nine, including three children, as well as a table of four, and of course many times just with my wife, we have yet to have even the hint of anything sub-standard.

The Anchor

You’re assured of a warm welcome when you drop in at El Ancla (The Anchor), and at the same time you can enjoy a full English breakfast, snacks and full meals, it’s also worth checking out the blackboard outside for specials.
The family team of Katie, Jean, Cliff and Jonathan can be found on Paseo Andrés Segovia from 10.00am every day except Thursdays, and there you will find, from the creative hand of Jonathan, fish and chips worthy of a king!

Las Brujas

Brujas is the Spanish word for witches, and when you enter the bar, you realize why! Ana and Auxi, who run this fantastic place, take their witching very seriously. The whole bar is decked out with dolls and pictures of witches and ‘witchy’ paraphernalia; it’s almost like Halloween’s every day!
Brilliant tapas and rations of delicious, freshly prepared Spanish food make this one of my favourite places to hang out. The girls are really good fun, and mock me mercilessly, which I have to admit, is fully deserved.