Garrucha is a fishing village which lies in the province of Almeria in Spain. It is located in the southeast of Spain on the Mediterranean Sea and at the right bank of the River Antas.
The region is dotted with some mountain peaks that are separated by narrow valleys, a coastline of more than 200km with numerous beautiful beaches and rocky coves with some quiet bays and secluded bays.
Garrucha is also a seaport and its harbor is defended by an 18th century castle that provides shelter to large ships. A perfect climate ideal to enjoy the sea, the beaches, nature and culture, altogether makes Garrucha a real paradise to spend an unforgettable holiday on the Costa Almeria.
Garrucha is also a renowned yacht charter destination and hosts a beautiful marina called Puerto Deportivo de Garrucha which can accommodate 250 yachts having a maximum length of 12m. The harbor area and its promenade are currently being expanded adding another 400 berths for private yachts.
The Marina Puerto Deportivo de Garrucha is also within easy distance to Marina Motril and Marina Adra.
Garrucha is also well-known for its numerous sporting facilities offered around the town and its surrounding areas. You can practice all kinds of water sports including sailing, scuba diving, water skiing, windsurfing or fishing. There is also an aqua park close by Vera that is worth visiting.
You can also visit the 4 golf courses located within the area and will also have the opportunity to enjoy long walks in the mountains and many nature reserves near at hand.
You can also explore some interesting areas nearby like Mojacat, Vera, Bedar, the Protected Nature Park and Desierto de Tabernas in Tabernas (the only desert in Europe). There is also the Cabo de Gata Natural Park not to be missed, it is a Natural Park nearby which is a protected area with high ecological value due to its rare fauna and flora.
Another popular attractions in the area is the Astronomical Center in Gergal, Sierra de Los Filabres, located in a village nearby where you will find the astronomical center hosting one of the World most powerful telescopes from which there is much to see in the clear skies of Garrucha.
The Mini-Hollywood is also a popular attraction not to be missed, it is a Wild West town which offers various shows, cowboys and hosts also an interesting museum, a big zoo with a variety of animals, a playground for children and numerous restaurants.
You are also recommended to visit the Park Aquatico where you will see lots of flumes, a children’s slide, a swimming pool, a wave machine, a shaded area and some good restaurants.