The charming small town of Villarícos is located approximately ten kilometres north of La Garrucha, a lively fishing harbour with some fine seafront fish restaurants.
Villarícos is situated in a unique position on the mouth of the Rio Almanzora and the coast. There is a strong fishing community here, as well as several unspoilt beaches. Visitors to the area are drawn to its sparklingly clear waters and impressive diving spots.
The surrounding countryside is stunning with the entire stretch of coastline sheltered by the dramatic Sierra Almagrera mountain. There are some spectacular caves due east of here – Cuevas Almanzora and continuing off the beaten track leads you to Vélez Rubio where the large Iglesia de la Encarnación is the most lavish baroque building in the province.
This town boasts a superb climate with the winter season being noted for its mild temperature while the summer’s heat is calmed by the refreshing breeze from the Mediterranean Sea.