Andalusia is the Spanish province that hosts the Coast of Almeria (Costa de Almeria). The coast is very popular among tourists from all over the world, who come here attracted by the number of resorts that offer great accommodation conditions and a very varied range of relaxation and entertainment activities. Garrucha is one of these resorts, as is one of the oldest on the coast. Garrucha dates back to the 16th century, when a group of local fishermen founded it in order to have a fort for their defence. The old fort, the present Garrucha, overlooks the sea, so the views are spectacular, nourishing both the eye and the soul of those who have the opportunity to enjoy it. Although an earthquake in 1518 damaged some of the construction, Garrucha still maintains part of its old aspect and spirit, one of the reasons why it occupies a leading position in the top of the most popular holiday resorts in Spain.
Sightseeing and having fun
Garrucha has a few buildings that deserve the attention of the tourists: the Hermitage de la Virgen del Carmen is one of the most representative buildings for the architecture of Garrucha, while the San Joaquin Church is a good place for those who love culture and religion. The imposing buildings don’t miss the landscape and the Castle of Jesus Nazareno is the most important one in Garrucha. Sightseeing is a pleasant activity in this resort, but this doesn’t mean that it is all you have to do while here. The fishing port can be a very attractive place for you, the tourist, because the promenade is full of restaurants that serve fish specialties prepared with the fish caught in the morning by the local fishermen. The beaches are also an attraction for tourists, because the sands are very delicate; for those who love water sports, scuba diving and sailing are available, so if you are an active person, there is no need to worry.
Other ways of having fun in Garrucha
Garrucha is renowned for the golf clubs that offer several types of packages, for both novice players and professionals. For the tourists who love nature and exploring, a whole day is necessary to visit the Cuevas del Almanzora, the place where hundreds of caves are waiting to be discovered by the curious ones. Last but not least on the list of entertaining activities are the fiestas in Garrucha. They are the perfect occasion in which to enjoy the traditions and the culture of this unique nation. Enjoy your stay.