Almuñécar is on the Costa Tropical and by road is 75 kilometres from Málaga, 80 kilometres from Granada and 129 kilometres from Almeria.
The main airports are Málaga and Granada, with Málaga being the one served by more airlines and, therefore, more likely to be your point of arrival in southern Spain.
From Málaga airport it is 88 kilometres by road to Almuñecar and the route is fairly straightforward.
From the airport you keep to the left, passing the San Miguel brewery on your right. Take the turning labelled MA-21 Antequera, Sevilla, Granada, E-15 / A-7 / Motril and then follow the A-7/E-15 for about 64 kilometres. Take exit 305 labelled N-340a / Costa, La Herradura, Almuñécar (Oeste) and follow the road until you get to Almuñecar.
From Granada airport it is 95 kilometres by road to Almuñecar.
From Almeria it is 129 kilometres by road to Almuñecar.
From Málaga bus station to Almuñécar bus station takes between 1 hour 15 mins and 1 hour 45 mins and costs between €7.44 and €8.77 for a single (ida) and between €13.47 €16.15 for a return (ida y vuelta).
From Granada bus station to Almuñecar bus station takes between 1 hour 15 mins and 1 hour 45 mins and costs €8.36 for a single (ida) and €15.17 for a return (ida y vuelta).
From Almeria bus station to Almuñecar bus station takes between 2 hours and 3 hours 30 mins and costs €11.83 for a single (ida) and €21.40 for a return (ida y vuelta).
All the buses are air conditioned. You can find schedules, prices and routes here: Alsa
A pre-booked taxi, the best way to do things, from Málaga airport to Almuñecar or La Herradura will cost you €95 (max 4 persons. A Minibus (5 to 8 persons) will cost €115 and a minibus (9 to 15 persons) will cost you €129.
Picking up a taxi outside T3 at Málaga airport is likely to cost you at least €116 on a weekday or €137 after 22:00 or at the weekend.
A taxi fron Granada airport to Almuñecar is likely to cost between €90 and €110 depending upon time of day.
Alsa – Full bus company timetables, routes, travelling times and fares.
Train Timetables & Fares – National and International
Blue Valley Car Hire – low cost internet car hire at Málaga Airport