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Facts

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

Average overall ratings
 
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Based on 463 reviews.

   
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09 April, 2014

City review

UN SITIO ESTUPENDO PARA PASEAR Y COMER. LA TEMPERATURA MEDIA MUY CÁLIDA. 25-30º

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ACANTILADOS Y VISTAS ESTUPENDAS.
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08 April, 2014

City review

Friendly, still very Spanish and relatively unspoilt with plenty of amenities - even in winter. Probably noy ideal for families with children but excellent for couples.

Coast review

Lots of small coves as well as larger beaches, plenty of places of interest. Good climate, especially in winter but can be a bit windy. Regular bus services both local and further afield e.g. to Malaga, Granada etc.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
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31 March, 2014

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Very charming town:)

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Fantastic!
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
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03 March, 2014

City review

Excellent.Very Spanish and unspoilt.

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Beaches aren't sandy, but otherwise, excellent.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
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01 February, 2014

City review

Almunecar is a traditional Spanish town where tourism hasn't yet taken over. The bars and restaurants are Spanish and tooked away are some real gems. The beaches are mostly pebbly and go on for miles. In two weeks you can find somewhere of a different character to set the parasol up and enjoy a sunbath. Nerja and the Mariner Del Este is a short drive away.

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Beautiful. On foot you can walk for miles on the promenade. The sea is crystal clear and great for water sports.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
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23 January, 2014

City review

A very well run small town. predominantly Spanish people good transport links to other places along the coast and inland. Free wifi in the town hall plaza. Good markets, especially Tuesday and Friday.

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I went in the winter so didn't go to the beach much but some restaurants etc were open and it was a nice view looking out at the beach
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
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18 January, 2014

City review

Little Castle, shingle beach. Twisting old town centre. Good Shopping facilities. Lots of restaurants at the seaside promenade.

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Good to reach form Malaga (1h by car). Many small bays for bathing and relaxing. A Car is necessary, very hilly with some winding roads and sharp bends.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
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14 January, 2014

City review

Nice and friendly people there, very convenient place from which to set up a base and explore the area ... well connected with Granada and the coast by motorway.

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Not visited
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13 January, 2014

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Nice with a lot off restaurants

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Claen water
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10 January, 2014

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A small, friendly town with good shops and a variety of restaurants to cover all needs.

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Not a very pretty area, very flat and consisting of mainly small farms, but the mountains behind are magnificent.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
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08 January, 2014

City review

Salabrena is a lovley little town by the sea. Bars etc all lovely, but for more life you need to drive to Motril (only 5mins away)!

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Lots of little towns and some larger ones. Golf course which looked lovely. Fantastic mountain views and sunsets!
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07 January, 2014

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We loved Granada, especially the Alhambra.

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Wonderful area.
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01 December, 2013

City review

Was a typical Spanish costal town, quite small but with some nice bars and restaurants, banks and pharmacies etc

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Typical spanish coastal town
1 of 2 people found this review helpful.
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16 November, 2013

City review

November is a quiet month. It has everything you need.

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November: Lovely, Sunny and not to warm
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30 October, 2013

City review

La Herradura is a small town stretched along a beach. Touristic yet with local flair.

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We liked the costa tropical for the local flair and nice beached around.
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22 October, 2013

City review

the city center is inhabited by the normal variety of local people. Old town is worth exploring--some great shops along the narrow streets and some very beautiful ways the locals have decorated the outside of their apartments--lots of colorful tiles. The mercado (local shopping) was a great experience! Lots of interesting shops and friendly cafes. Everything closes between 2 and 5 pm for siesta--except the restaurants. Nice easy pace as a result.

Coast review

Costa Tropical in October was a quiet vacation spot with lots of beaches and places for tourists to live. It has lots of restaurants, bars, cafes and a few clubs. It seemed to cater to the retired age group--at least during time we were there we saw only a few people around younger than 50. However, the beaches were very nice and the water wonderful!
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
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21 October, 2013

City review

Salobrena was quite attractive, but out of season (late September) the coastal part of town was rather dead, with not much going on. The old white town on the hill does not appear to have much of interest, apart from the Arab Castle on the top of the hill.

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There are some pretty places nearby, such as La Herradura and Marina Del Este.
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19 October, 2013

City review

Great rural location, shops, bars,local barber all very friendly we felt like we were in Spain not just a tourist resort. Been back four times and will be back again.

Coast review

Not really a beach family but impressed with clean beaches and the safety procedures in place.
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17 October, 2013

City review

Motril was lovely and the beaches were just what we were looking for... The only downside is that we went in the off season, so many places weren't open, and it was very quiet. Not a problem if you're after a quiet break, as we were, but maybe a bit too quiet for some people.

Coast review

Absolutely gorgeous; beautiful beaches and blue sea, plenty of bars and restaurants in the busier towns, but the beaches weren't packed with people.
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12 October, 2013

City review

Great place lovely people will be going back

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really liked it
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