Garrucha is one of the smallest towns in Spain, covering only 7.6km. White Macael marble balustrades line the esplanade which runs for almost 2km beside a beach of soft sand and palm trees. Garrucha has three ports; a leisure marina, the fishing port and a commercial docks. Well before dawn, fishing boats leave the port and head out to sea, returning with fish and seafood that is quickly dispatched for auction at the ‘Lonja.’ It’s worth a visit to this busy market just to experience the atmosphere, as restaurant owners and fishmongers bid for the best of the catch. Garrucha prawns, which are only found on this part of the coast, are famous throughout Spain for their great flavour and about 200,000 kilos are caught each year.