Explore Marina del Este: Premier Marina in La Herradura in Costa Tropical

Marina del Este, also known as Puerto Deportivo Punta de la Mona, is nestled within the bay of La Herradura, boasting stunning natural beauty thanks to its geographical location between the sea and the mountains. This luxurious complex, situated in the Punta de la Mona between Almuñécar and La Herradura, offers a unique setting amidst a natural landscape of remarkable beauty, surrounded by hidden coves and caves perfect for sailing and diving enthusiasts. Additionally, Marina del Este boasts an array of upscale restaurants and bars, providing visitors with a delightful culinary experience.

La Herradura, a charming yet vibrant village, stands out as one of the most beautiful towns along the Granada coast. It represents the last village in the province before entering Málaga. With magnificent beaches in La Herradura itself and secluded coves in the Cerrogordo area, including the naturist beach of Cantarriján, the region offers an idyllic retreat. Notably, the La Herradura beach is renowned for its exceptional underwater landscapes, attracting divers to explore its depths within the UNESCO-designated Marine Natural Park of Maro-Cerro Gordo.

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Puerto Deportivo Marina del Este

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Nestled within the luxurious tourist complex of Marina del Este in La Herradura, the Puerto Deportivo Marina del Este boasts state-of-the-art facilities, including a control tower, waiting dock, and boatyard. Managing 227 moorings with a maximum length of 35 meters, it also features a boatyard dedicated to vessel repairs, serving all boats in the area. Situated tranquilly behind the iconic Punta de la Mona, the marina is sheltered from strong westerly winds and offers breathtaking views of Almuñécar towards the east. Visitors without their own boat can take advantage of rentals available at the port or through local nautical service providers offering enticing excursions and tours. Additionally, the marina offers amenities such as a tennis club, diving schools, cafés, restaurants, boutiques, supermarkets, laundry services, and car rentals. While not large in size, Marina del Este provides everything necessary for securely mooring your boat and managing its upkeep, ensuring a pleasant and hassle-free experience for visitors.

Marina del Este fact sheet:
Coordinates: Lat 36º 43’7 N and Long 3º43.4 W
Number of moorings: 227
Type of moorings: Pontoon with dead end and side docking at corners
Length min/max: 8/30 meters
Draft min/max: 1.8/3.7 meters
Radio channels: VHF CH9 – 16
Nautical Chart: D456

Holiday rentals in Marina del Este

Beaches near Marina del Este

Playa Ensenada de los Berengueles

Los Berengueles 
Sand beach next to the leisure port Marina del Este. The calm, sheltered bay is also a haven for water sports enthusiasts, offering opportunities for snorkeling, paddleboarding, and kayaking. It offers convenient amenities, including beachside restaurants and facilities.

Beaches in Almuñecar Cantarrijan

Cantarriján Nudist Beach – La Herradura
Isolated nudist beach formed by tow coves. Access is by a steep 2km path through a nature reserve. Access from the coast road is to the west of the Cerro Gordo road tunnel. In the summer months, car access is prohibited and you need to take the minibus to go down to the beach (return ticket is 2 euros). It has two restaurants on the first cove.

La herradura

La Herradura Beach
Large bay sheltered by two rocky promontories. A popular seaside destination for Granadinos. A wide urban beach, over 2 kilometers long and 40 meters wide, with dark sand and a horseshoe shape. It stretches from Punta de la Mona to the cliffs of Maro-Cerro Gordo. There is a seaside promenade with a children’s area and beach bars. It experiences high levels of occupancy. There is also an anchoring area for boats.

Scuba diving is one of the attractions of this beach, as the Natural Area of Maro-Cerro Gordo Cliffs, which extends between Nerja (Málaga) and La Herradura, gives rise to a series of underwater caves and grottoes that can be explored. In addition to diving, you can enjoy the marine life with lighter equipment through snorkeling, discover numerous coves during a kayak ride, and train with paddleboarding, thanks to the numerous companies that offer this service around the beach. Playa de la Herradura offers lifeguard and rescue services, cleaning, restrooms and showers, a phone booth, beach bars, rental services for sunbeds, umbrellas, and water sports equipment, a diving area, a children’s area, and a sports area.

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