Almuñécar began as a Phoenician colony named Sexi, and even today, some of its inhabitants still call themselves Sexitanos. Under the Moors, Almuñécar blossomed as the fishing town of al-Munakkab (المُنَكَّب) or Ḥiṣn-al-Munakkab (حصن المنكب). Although the Phoenician and Roman history of the district was known from Greek and Roman sources it was not until the 1950s that significant archaeological evidence was discovered.
Seaport Marina del Este – located on the coast of the province of Granada, in a cozy picturesque bay near La Herradura, between Nerja and Almuñécar.
The port 227 berths and a special dock for ship repairs. Like the port is located on a small island «Las Caballas», which is located opposite the pier and protects it from the winds.
Spain is at the 4th place on the volume of freight traffic in the EU in 2010. Transportation of cargo in containers totaled 112 million tons, which made Spain the first place on this indicator. Together with the Netherlands, Belgium, Romania, Slovenia and Bulgaria, Spain is a country with a high proportion of transport outside the EU.