La Herradura has a wealth of history ding back millennia - bronze-age settlements have been discovered in the area. The origins of the lighthouse on the Puntade la Mona headland are Moorish and later it was an 18th-century lookout tower.
Enjoying a beautiful setting, this pretty village overlooks a picturesque horseshoe-shaped bay which is famous for its crystal-clear waters, sheltered beach, and excellent water sports facilities, particularly scuba-diving. It is one of the main resorts on the Costa Tropical.
The wide beach is 2km long and enclosed by two large headlands, both with a lighthouse high on top. Running behind the beach is a seafront promenade and close to this you will find numerous cafes, bars and seaside shops.