Almuñécar is a town and municipality in the province of Granada, southern Spain, on the Costa Tropical. It is located 62 kilometers (39 mi) from the city of Granada, and 45 km (28 mi) from the closest airport, Federico García Lorca Airport. As of 2015, the municipality's population was 61,383, and that of the town was 36,804.
The town's origins date back to the Phoenician settlement of Sexi, one of the most important trading posts of its time. The name Almuñécar is derived from the Arabic words for "the place of refuge" (المنكرة).
The municipality has an area of km2 (260 sq mi). It is situated on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea at an average elevation of 10 meters (33 ft) above sea level.
The climate in Almuñécar is the Mediterranean, with average temperatures of 18 °C (64 °F) in winter and 26 °C (79 °F) in summer. The annual rainfall is about 650 mm (26 in).
The economy of Almuñécar is based on tourism, fishing, and agriculture. The town is a popular tourist destination, with many hotels, apartments, and campsites. It has a number of beaches, including El Pozuelo, El Salobreño and El Majuelo.
The town is home to the Museo de Arqueología de Almuñécar (Almuñécar Archaeology Museum), which houses a collection of Roman and Moorish artifacts.