The charming small town of Villarícos is a lively fishing harbour that has some fine seafront fish restaurants.
Villarícos is situated in a unique position on the mouth of the Rio Almanzora and the coast. There is a strong fishing community here, as well as several unspoilt beaches. The surrounding countryside is stunning with the entire stretch of coastline sheltered by the dramatic Sierra Almagrera mountain. There are some spectacular caves due east of here - Cuevas Almanzora. Continuing off the beaten track leads you to Vélez Rubio where the large Iglesia de la Encarnación is the most lavish baroque building in the province.
There is a fabulous Sunday market which is a must for any shopper.
Garrucha is a popular tourist destination due to its superb sandy beaches which draw tourists from all over Europe as well as Spain. Despite its growing popularity for tourism Garrucha remains a small resort which still retains its charm as a lively fishing port.
Garrucha is family-friendly with most activities and things to do centred around the sandy beaches, sea and swimming. There is a lively harbour which is famous for it's red prawns. You can watch the fisherman bring in their catch and sell it in the market.
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Lunar Cable Park. Cuevas del Almanzora.
Fabulous water park for kayaking and zip water boarding.