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Sol Los Fenicios

**Hotel only adults from 2012** Hotel overview The Sol Los Fenicios hotel is located right on La Herradura beach in a wonderful, tropical setting in the small town of La Herradura, 5 minutes from the city of Almunecar (Granada), 79 km from Granada airport and 80 km from Malaga airport. Rooms 43 Spacious rooms, including 4 superior double rooms, Terrace; the majority with sea-views, Bathroom with hair-dryer and magnifying mirror , Air conditioning, Satellite TV, Direct dial telephone , Mini-bar, Safe (not included), Room service available when the restaurant is open Restaurants and bars Restaurant/Dining-room Cartago with terrace and sea-views, serving buffet-style breakfasts and dinners Cafeteria/Snack bar with terrace and sea views, serving drinks and a wide selection of snacks Leisure Outdoor swimming pool set in terraces with sunbeds and towel service (with deposit) TV room. Water sports, scuba diving schools and paragliding in the area Ranch in Almunecar Meeting rooms Meeting room with capacity for up to 50 guests; ideal for meetings or training sessions Services and facilities Private car park (with charge) Reservations: 958 82 79 00, www.solmelia.com, sol.los.fenicios@solmelia.com. La Herradura La Herradura means horse shoe and is so named because of the distinctive shape of its bay. The bay provides shelter and makes La Herradura a haven for practicing many water sports The town is easily reached from both Malaga and Granada airports. There is also a new motorway opening from Malaga cutting the time to the airport from 1 hour to 40 minutes. Spectacular sunset over the bay of la Herradura. The town itself is a picturesque coastal location with idyllic relaxing beaches. Situated at the western end of the Costa Tropical and shielded by the Sierra Nevada, La Herradura enjoys a mild sub-tropical climate ensuring all year round sunshine. The old part of the town is very attractive, with its narrow streets, white-washed houses, and squares full of flowers. There is a daily covered market where locally grown produce is available and, of course, an abundance of locally caught fish and seafood. The beautiful bay of La Herradura is the envy of Almunecar and one of the prettiest bays along the south coast of Spain. Two huge natural promontories, the Punta de la Mona and Cerro Gordo, protect a 2 km long sand beach that is one of the principal attractions to the area. Unlike almost anywhere along the coast, development has been restricted in height and you can still enjoy the contours of the natural setting. The village of La Herradura lies to the eastern end of the bay where the main N340 road comes closest to the sea. At this point, by the gasoline station, there is the principal turning off the main road into the pueblo and down onto the beachfront. The village presents a typical aspect of whitewashed buildings climbing the gentle slopes of a small hill leading up from the beach. The church, unlike in villages that were defensively designed, is quite low down the hill and fairly near the sea. 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, hostals and shops A dry riverbed called the Rambla de Espinar cuts throught the lower part of the village near its entrance, joined on its way to the beach by the Calle Real, once the Camino Real (Royal Way) which came from Almuñécar over the Punta de la Mona. The Calle Real then changes name into the Acera del Pilar before reaching the beachfront and the Paseo Marítimo de Andrés Segovia, a promenade which stretches the full length of the bay. To the west of town, heading towards the mouth of the Rio Jate, development is not so built up and there are fewer services. A narrow road off the paseo leads 100 m to the Castillo de la Herradura (see Watchtowers & Coastal Defences). At the end of the beach, in the shadow of Cerro Gordo, there is a camping, dive centre, hostal and a few restaurants. Continuing up the hill is a series of urbanisations, of which the oldest is in fact a collection of more than 10 different developments and phases, collectively known as Las Palomas. Beside this, creeping still higher up the flanks of Cerro Gordo, a big development is under way which will eventually be the largest in the immediate area, containing hotel, sports facilities, shopping and luxury residences. North of the main road, the Rio Jate winds quickly into the hills past occasional clusters of farmhouses and a few holiday properties. There are few residential developments inland of the road, but they include two of the oldest and best known urbanisations - San Antonio and San Nicolas, both built in traditional pueblo style. Small orchards pocket the narrow valley floor as it twists and rises off the coast towards the beautiful inland area of El Rescate and Pena Escrita. La Herradura Beaches Throughout the length of the bay you will find a large selection of chiringuitos, or beach bars, and there are a number of watersports clubs. The eastern half of the beachfront paseo, bordering the town, has been recently modified with a wooden walkway for pedestrians which is met half way along by another, higher paseo which starts 100 m up the Rambla de Espinar, crosses the Paseo de Andrés Segovia and heads out to sea, ending in a large mirador, or viewpoin Four kilometres from Almunecar lies one of the most picturesque bays in the south. It is sheltered from breezes on both flanks by the hills of Punta de la Mona and Cerro Gordo, and has outstanding facilities for nautical sports such as sub-aqua. The sand here is semi-coarse. • LONGITUDE. - 2.100 m • SURFACE. - 109.200 m2 • CAPACITY. - 21.840 users Area Information The location of the hotel gives you the opportunity to spend a really good time on the beach relaxing or practising your favourite water sports. You can visit the little village of Almunecar which is just 5 minutes from the hotel and try its gastronomic Mediterranean offer. Other interesting places are: Nerja Caves (16 km), Alpujarras Mountains and the Natural Park of Cerro Gordo (50 km). If you like archaeology, you will enjoy going to the roman remains (5km).

Basic information
4 Stars
City La Herradura
Country Spain
Number of rooms 43
Phone number 34 (958) 827900
Fax number 34 (958) 827910
Web-site http://www.solmelia.com

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