El Palmar beach is very close to our accomodation and is considered to be one of the best, most unspoiled beaches of the Andalusian coast and a hot surfing spot. It is a beach 5 miles long with an average of 87 yards wide. There are numerous surf schools for classes and hiring equipment.

The water is turquoise and crystal clear and the sand fine and white. It is one of the Spanish surf meccas. On its beaches you can find numerous surf schools and equipment-rental places. It is almost mandatory if you go through the area to sign up for some surf lessons.

Although there are no large urbanizations, during the summer months they have a large battery of small businesses and restaurants built in wood and on the beach. Because of all these conditions El Palmar has the Q of Tourist Quality granted by the Institute for Spanish Tourist Quality.