Garrucha and its attractions

Garrucha is a city and municipality in Almeria province, in the autonomous community of Andalusia, Spain. Garrucha is a seaport of south-eastern Spain on the Mediterranean Sea and the right bank of the river Antas. On the shores of the Mediterranean Sea, this municipality borders those of Vera and Mojácar.

It’s a popular part of the Costa de Almería of the Mediterranean resorts of Spain.

Tourism and main attractions

  • The City Hall, built on the old storehouse or salt deposit
  • Parish Church of San Joaquín
  • Hermitage of Carmen

  • Fish market and fish auctions
  • Promenade
  • Monument to the fisherman
  • Castillo de Jesús Nazareno Patient
  • Statue of the Virgen del Carmen
  • Monument to the Immigrant
  • Castle of the Escobetas. Declared a site of cultural interest

  • Foundry of San Ramón
  • Municipal cemetery; with its centenary pantheons
  • Door of the brotherhood house of Ntro. Father Jesús Nazareno and Mª Santísima de los Dolores


The main beach is Playa de Garrucha. 1100 m long and 40 meters wide. Originally it had rocks but the construction of two breakwaters in front of the coast with the injection of sands formed one of the most valued urban beaches in the region. It begins with a Promenade to a Marina with a Blue Flag, sports and children’s areas, showers, toilets, lifeguards, bars and restaurants.

How to get to?

From Almeria 1 hr 2 min (87.1 km) via A-7

From Seville 4 hr 50 min (478 km) via A-92

From Madrid 5 hr 25 min (550 km) via A-3

Main information

Area: 7.6 sq. km (municipality)

Coordinates: 37°11′N 1°49′W

Population: 9 520

Languages: Spanish

Currency: Euro

Visa: Schengen

Time: Central European UTC +1

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