The charming fishing village of Punta Umbria is known for its pine meadows and its wide stretched wild beaches visited by countless tourists during the summer.
The ‘Punta’ in its name makes reference to the long point reaching out into the sea from the coastline, while Umbría invokes the shade caused by the region’s typical pine trees. It is said that it is here where the body of a British Mayor carrying false documents was washed up during WW2 (for movie aficionados there is even a movie on this theme: The Man Who never Was). Interestingly, it was the British who encouraged the renaissance of the city of Punta Umbría. At the end of 19th century – beginning of the 20th century the British turned to Punta Umbría to seek rest, trusting in the medicinal properties of salty water.