Fishermen’s Path Walk – Camino de los Pescadores

The Camino de los Pescadores, or Fishermen’s Path walk, is a medium length route, and is the original route used by the fishermen to get form Almuñecar to La Herradura. The walk is self guided, so you can do as much or as little as you wish.

Paseo San Cristobal, Almunecar
Tres Picos dive site at La Herradura
La Herradura beach bar
Playa Muerto Almunecar
Marina del Este, Almunecar
Causeway leading to Playa Muerto Almunecar
Espetos and Tinto de Verano in Almunecar
Paseo San Cristobal, Almunecar Tres Picos dive site at La Herradura La Herradura beach bar Playa Muerto Almunecar Marina del Este, Almunecar Causeway leading to Playa Muerto Almunecar Espetos and Tinto de Verano in Almunecar

Typical Walk

The route starts on the western paseos (esplanades) of San Cristobal and Cotobro which run along the beach with all their chiringuitos (beach bars). After walking over the causeway and crossing Playa Muerto beach you climb up over the hillside. Here you track over the sea cliffs to enjoy superb views along the coast line and over the marina bay. The highest point is just over 100m above sea level. From here it’s downhill all the way to neighbouring La Herradura.

Arriving at the east side you can explore the old town. The town is in a large horseshoe shaped bay – “La Herradura” means “The Horseshoe”. Along the beach and sea front there are lots of beach front chiringuitos to enjoy. Various water sports are available on the beach in summer. The eastern side is a very popular spot for snorkelling – we supply masks and snorkels for your use. It is also the Tres Picos dive site, where we often see octopus and cuttlefish under the rocks. You will also see around the rocks large shoals of multi coloured wrasse, as well as boquerones (anchovy), sardine and many more.

COVID19 – Notice

This activity may be subject to additional safety precautions &/or restrictions due to Covid19. See Covid19 activity updates for the latest information.

What’s Included?

  • Rucksack and water
  • Packed lunch
  • Snorkel & mask
  • Full route notes, navigation instructions and maps as required
  • Separate view and places of interest notes
  • Additional local guides / street maps / notes

Activity Notes

  • Approx 3.25km each way (6.5km rtn)
  • Actual activity duration: Flexible
  • You can return via circuit bus or taxi if you wish
  • Walking sandals or trainers recommended
  • A short section rising up to the sea cliffs is rough path with rocks