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It's situated 390 kilometres to the southeast of Spain's capital, Madrid.
For a day of family fun and excitement, bring everyone to the Karting Garrucha.
Recline and enjoy a refreshing beverage and drink in the sights and sounds of the ocean at San Jose Beach or Cabo de Gata Beach.
Take a long, deep breath and gaze at the natural surroundings of Route Picacho Trailhead. It sits 40 kilometres away from Garrucha. You'll also find a bit of peace and quiet at Sorbas Caves, 25 kilometres away.
Take the opportunity to head to other close-by attractions, such as Santa Maria Church and El Mirador del Castillo. These are located 5 kilometres northwest in Vera. Not ready to head back to your hotel just yet? Fuente Publica de Mojacar and the Mojacar Marina Golf Club are in Mojacar, 6 kilometres to the south of Garrucha.
Go on an adventure and visit some sights in Almeria. This place is 70 kilometres to the southwest and not far from Alcazaba, Monastery of St. Clare and Almeria Cathedral. That being said, you shouldn't forget about the Almeria Archaelogical Museum and Church of Our Lady of the Sea either.
Eating is one of life's greatest pleasures, and since you're reading this, you probably think travel is too. Combine your love of both by heading out and sampling the local cuisine at the bars, cafés and restaurants across town.
Want to try some of the local cuisine? We recommend tasting custard apple and ham, two essential ingredients which go into a variety of dishes here.
No food-loving traveller would leave Garrucha without tucking into one or two of the classic dishes, such as flamenquín (fried bacon wrapped pork loin) and ajoblanco (bread, almond and garlic soup).
Dessert is always a good idea on holiday, so why not lay into a little alfajor (flour and hazelnut sweet)? It's worth every heavenly calorie!
Attempt to knock down that pesky language barrier by memorising some phrases in the local tongue. You'll gain a more fulfilling, authentic experience and a few new friends while you're at it! Try to pronounce '¡Hola!'. It translates as 'hello'. Another common phrase is 'Buenos días' ('good morning').
There's bound to be some excitement in the air around the 12th of October. The locals will be preparing for National Day, a day of nation-wide celebrations.
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Time to fly back home? Pack your bag, set an alarm clock and plan a route to Alicante International Airport (ALC). It's around 170 kilometres to the northeast.
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