Views of Garrucha.

Five minutes drive away from Mojacar Playa, the fishing town of Garrucha allows visitors to experience traditional Spanish life. A lively town, with a bustling Friday street market and busy port, Garrucha, still retains much of its original charm.

Over the last few years, Garrucha has become a popular tourist destination. The town is famous for the quality of its large red prawns, only fished in the local waters. Garrucha claims to be the ‘Seafood capital of the Costa Almeria’. Fishing is the area’s main industry and the main source of income; the town’s extended port is used for both commercial and leisure pursuits. Visitors can watch the fishermen offload their catch after a day at sea before it is auctioned off at the quayside.

Garrucha boasts an excellent selection of seafood restaurants and bars serving the fresh catch of the day. Garrucha is well known for its delicious tapas.

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