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Level above sea 0 meters
Nearest airport Granada, Malaga
Distance to beach 0 meters
Max. temperature 35 C
Min. temperature 14 C


Costa Tropical

Although not nearly so well known as the neighbouring Costa del Sol to the west. The Costa tropical of Granada province is particularly picturesque beachside, more relaxed, with a perfect sub-tropical climate.

Many tourists are starting to head east towards Costa Tropical, where they can enjoy a taste of traditional Spain with it small charming fishing villages and white mountain villages.

The mountains run right down to the sea and the coastline is typically a series of coves and promontories.  Inland from the Costa Tropical you find yourself in Las Alpujarras, one of the most
naturally striking and beautiful regions in Spain, and the Sierra Nevada mountain range. Enjoy sun and ski on the Costa Tropical.


History
The region dates back to Phoenician settlers, and there is a strong heritage in the resort of Almuñecar, of both Phoenician and Roman
occupation.

However, the whole area boasts a wealth of interesting cultural attractions, including Moorish castle, Roman Aqueducts, Phoenician
Necropolises, and much more.

Towns and Villages of the Costa Tropical

Almuñecar, together with its neighbour La Herradura form the tourist capital of the Costa Tropical. The town sits upon a hill at the mouth of two rivers, meandering down to the coast, in
the province of Granada in Andalusia. From here you can almost reach out and touch Africa and its special climate. The town is backed by rugged hills, valleys and agricultural land of olive groves, almond and carob trees.

The charming Mediterranean fishing town of Castell de Ferro is situated in the coastal region known as the Costa Tropical, in the province of Granada.The scenery in this area is stunning, with steep cliffs and a dramatic coastline. The area of Castell de Ferro is much less busy than some of its counterpart seaside resorts, and suits those looking for a coastal resort with a difference.

The picture postcard village of Salobrena is situated on the Costa Tropical in the province of Granada; it’s known as the ‘jewel of the Costa Tropical’, the village is ideally located, on the beach, in a wonderful sunny climate, yet just 45 minutes from the historical city of Granada, and the skiing resort of the Sierra Nevada. You can
literally mix a ski and beach holiday.

The busy seaside town of Motril is located on the Costa Tropical, in the province of Granada, in Andalusia. It’s the largest town on the Costa Tropical with a thriving economy, based on
agriculture, fishing and its leisure port.

The stunning bay of La Herradura, together with its neighbouring town of Almuñcar, forms the tourist capital of Costa Tropical.


Climate
The Costa Tropical takes its name from the sub-tropical climate that it enjoys. With warm winters and long hot summers, the average temperature is around 20C.

 



Map of Costa Tropical

Exciting places to visit on Costa Tropical

Travel information about popular villages and towns at Costa Tropical


Reviews for Costa Tropical

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Based on 573 reviews.

   
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22 September, 2014

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The wonderful place for holidays.

Coast review

Here's always sunshine and a good food.
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16 September, 2014

City review

This is a lovely spot in Spain and is not for those looking for a lively holiday. It is not swamped with British tourists and the beach is wonderful. Restaurants are fair but the fish from the supermarket in Almunecar cooked at home is exquisite. El Tinao restaurant is by far the best food and value and the staff are committed. Choose the accommodation carefully

Coast review

La Herradura and Almunecar have wonderful beaches and the promenade of the latter is fantastic. The sea is clear and warm and heavenly - rent a kayak, jet ski from Dani or a pedalo for the family- it is great. Views to live for and even Nerja 15 minutes away has a lovely beach.
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15 September, 2014

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15 September, 2014

City review

Very quiet, peaceful and small. This can be a positive or negative depending on what people are looking for.

Coast review

Great views.
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13 September, 2014

City review

Not the prettiest or most interesting resort on the Costa Tropical. The tree-lined 'promenade' along the main beach is pleasant enough, but the beach-based and sea-front bars and cafes are all very ordinary, their menus promising instantly forgettable food offerings - often at inflated prices. Away from its sea front, Almunecar's centre has most of what you might reasonably expect to find, including a couple of pleasant shopping streets, a small retail precinct and a couple of interesting-looking restaurants, but it's not going to keep you entertained for long.

Coast review

Just 10 minutes drive from Almunecar, is the altogether prettier and more appealing (smaller) resort of La Herradura. It is unpretentious, but none the worse for that. And of course, the larger resort of Nerja is only a few miles further along the coast. It has a more cosmopolitan feel, better amenities (including some good bars and restaurants) and one or two 'must see' attractions including the old square and clifftop terrace beyond. Going east from Almunecar on the N340, you come first to Salobrena (a small. hilly and curiously over-rated town) and then the dreary coastal town of Motril with its flat, featureless coastline. The Costa Tropical is definitely not the most attractive stretch of coastline in southern Spain, but, if you look carefully, you can still find one or two sandy bays and small villages worthy of a visit.
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01 September, 2014

City review

Nice village and/but there is a lot more to see and enjoy in te environment.

Coast review

Not so very busy in this part. Good and nice to relax.
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01 September, 2014

City review

Not a tourist destination, but has a good shopping centre and a rum manufacturer, which sadly was closed to tours during our stay.

Coast review

Shingle with dark-grey sand. Warm water in August and mostly calm sea.
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01 September, 2014

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Love it.

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Gorgeous
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01 September, 2014

City review

Decent restaurants, not too touristic area. Nice diving sites, good for snorkeling too.

Coast review

Decent coast.
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29 August, 2014

City review

ok great restaurant

Coast review

only went for one day but what we saw was very nice
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24 August, 2014

City review

Almunecar is a lively town and busy over the fiesta period in August, we enjoyed visiting the shops and restaurants and absorbing the very traditional atmosphere.

Coast review

The coast has many good beaches, alongside the town beaches a short drive takes you into the natural park areas where the beaches are stunning.
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20 August, 2014

City review

Quaint Spanish town.Clean, tidy, friendly, plenty to do. Downside parking is a nightmare!!

Coast review

Stunning
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18 August, 2014

City review

Nice beach, good restaurants.

Coast review

Perfect climate, not too crowded.
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18 August, 2014

City review

Salobrena gives you everything you need to stay at costa tropical.

Coast review

Good facilities and nice restaurants.
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18 August, 2014

City review

A nice little village with a historical centre.A long clean beach and in the direction of Motril is a modern part of Salobrena. It is a good starting point for trips to Malaga, Granada and nice rides in the Sierra and mountains nearby. There are also a lot of golf courts in the neighbourhood.

Coast review

The coast has nice little beaches, with lots of touristic restaurants. But if you look for rest and peace, there is a lot to discover.Nerja is a famous place , cosy and all what a tourist want.
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18 August, 2014

City review

La Herradura is about a 15 minute walk down the hill from the house. It's a quiet town but with a good selection of restaurants, smaller shops and bars. The bigger town is Almunecar which is about 5 km away.

Coast review

Very Spanish area
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17 August, 2014

City review

Salobreña is a small village bordering at the sea with a nice strand. Here you can use your lunch or diner very relaxing. Every morning we had a very good breakfast on the circle where you entered the village.

Coast review

There are very nice whitesanded beaches in the area of Salobreña
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16 August, 2014

City review

Small and tidy village with nice beach and interesting history and good restaurants.

Coast review

Plenty of different type of beaches
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14 August, 2014

City review

Salobrena is a nice city, with a lovely historic centre. Nice restaurants at the beach, friendly people

Coast review

Nice, clean , friendly. Lots of parking place available.. At the beach enough beds and parasols available for rent.
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06 August, 2014

City review

A cosy city!

Coast review

To many stones.
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