About La Herradura | properties for sale in La Herradura


If you are searching for authentic, natural beaches with romantic coves and brilliant weather, then the small bay of La Herradura on the Costa Tropical is just the place. Belonging to the province of Granada, this is certainly the most unspoiled area on the Costa del Sol.  Three mountain ranges surround the area protecting it from the north winds.  This gives rise to the mild sub-tropical climate that exists virtually all year round, giving an average of 342 days of sun and allowing the farming of avocadoes, custard apples, mangos, bananas, loquats and all citrus fruits to name but a few.

La Herradura, literally meaning "the horseshoe", describes the unique shape of the bay which borders the Natural Park of Cerro Gordo to the west and Punta de la Mona to the east.  This park stretches all the way to Nerja (Málaga Province) offering a dramatic landscape where the mountains fall right to the edge of the sea.  This natural phenomenon has created coves and beaches where the deep blue and clean waters of the Mediterranean guarantee a remarkable destination for scuba diving as well as other water sports.  There is also a large choice of other outdoor activities to choose from such as birdwatching, horseback riding, painting and hiking.  For golfers there is the course 'Los Moriscos' in Salobreña that is right on the beach, with others in Torre del Mar, Málaga and just outside of the city of Granada.  Paragliding, tennis and sailing are some of the other sports that have become increasingly popular due to the excellent weather conditions all year round.

Tourists from all over the world come for a holiday and then decide to either reside permanently or to at least spend the winter months here.  There have been many cases of 'Love at first sight' - and it is no wonder as the area still maintains its authenticity away from typical tourist resort culture, creating a very unique and appealing ambience. Accompanying the beauty of La Herradura is the fact that you can enjoy the laid-back and unpretentious lifestyle, enjoy good food and drink as well as the still-existing Andalusian “tapas” culture at very reasonable prices.