La Herradura is a small town located in Granada, southern Spain. The city is situated on the Costa Tropical, Mediterranean Sea, and is known for its beautiful beaches and crystal clear waters. La Herradura is a popular tourist destination and is home to several restaurants, bars, and shops. The town is also known for its annual carnival, one of the largest and most famous carnivals in Andalusia.
La Herradura is one of the oldest towns on the Costa Tropical. In 1785, the town was officially recognized by King Carlos III, who declared it a "village" and built a church, a town hall, a cemetery, a public fountain, and a school. In 1812, the town was officially renamed "La Herradura" (the horseshoe) because of the resemblance of its port to a horseshoe.
In the 19th century, La Herradura was a fishing village, and its inhabitants lived off of the fish and crustaceans that lived in the waters nearby. In 1929, a train line was built to the beach, and by the 1950s, La Herradura had become a significant tourist destination. In 1978, the town was officially given the status of urbanization.
The town has a population of approximately 4,248 inhabitants. The municipality has a total of 3.5 km²; density: 1,214 inhabitants/km².
La Herradura is a popular tourist destination. The town's beaches are the main tourist attraction, and the city has several hotels and holiday apartments. The town is also popular with windsurfers and kitesurfers.
The beach of La Herradura is a blue flag beach. The beach is long and is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the region.
In the town, there are a number of shops, bars, and restaurants, including a few beach bars. La Herradura is also known for its annual carnival, which takes place every February.