Our School is located in La Herradura in Southern Spain right by both the beach and the Beach and in an his area is also known to me one of Spain’s best Diving locations. With a number of sheltered bays there is always a good place to dive, and usually very good visibility, and good fish life. For Good reason this area is called “Costa Tropical” (and is 5 KM from the resort town of Almunecar, 7 Km. from Nerja, 80 Km from Málaga.
It is a small village situated in a large beautiful bay, with over a mile of beaches. In Spanish La Herrudaura means ‘horse shoe’ and this is exactly what the bay looks like as it is enclosed by two huge rocky points at either end.
Originally it was a fishing village, but now it has grown and become an attractive tourism location, with its popular beaches. One of the charms is that it attracts mainly Spanish tourists, so it is easy to practise your Spanish and you don’t feel like you are part of the ‘invading foreign masses’ that can occur in other parts of Southern Spain.
The long beach offers numerous facilities of practicing aquatic sports, paragliding, tennis and also other mountain sport whole year around.
La Herradura also has a large number of “Chiringuitos” ( typical beach restaurants) where you can taste the gastronomic specialties of this area of Spain.
La Herradura has a subtropical climate and it has an average of 320 sunny days and only 20 rainy days per year. This is the place to come to feel the sun, practise your Spanish and get involved in outdoor activities!