Reviews for Costa Tropical

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This is a working Spanish town as well as a holiday resort which means it is not just geared to tourists.

Featured holiday homes on the Costa Tropical

Villa in La Herradura (Punta de la Mona)

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  • 5 bedrooms
  • sleeps 12
  • 4 bathrooms
  • 400 m² living area
  • 250 m² terrace
  • Private pool
  • Heated pool
  • Wi-Fi
  • Balcony

Villa in Almunecar (Los Pinos - Almunecar)

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  • 3 bedrooms
  • sleeps 8
  • 3 bathrooms
  • 240 m² living area
  • 350 m² terrace
  • Private pool
  • Heated pool
  • Outside jacuzzi
  • Wi-Fi

Villa in Almunecar

(18)
  • 3 bedrooms
  • sleeps 6
  • 2 bathrooms
  • 160 m² living area
  • 400 m² terrace
  • Private pool
  • Outside jacuzzi
  • Wi-Fi
  • Patio
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.

 

Things to do while you are here

Reviews for Costa Tropical

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This is a working Spanish town as well as a holiday resort which means it is not just geared to tourists.


Costa Tropical reviews

A lovely part of Spain where the mountains meet the sea
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La Herradura review

Punta de la Mona where the house is located is a beautiful area in La Herradura. There are plenty restaurants nearby. The town itself is small and there is a nice atmosphere (even in April which is outside the busy season).


Costa Tropical reviews

Beautiful but hilly area. Great for cycling (if you like hills). Certain towns are overdeveloped it seems but in April you do not have to deal with overcrowding. Want of the best climates in Europe!
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unspoilt


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developed
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Salobreña review

It's beautiful and since we visited during March, we felt that we were really experiencing the city as a native - there were not many other tourists. The beach is a great place to go, especially with children.


Costa Tropical reviews

It is a beautiful region with many activities that can be enjoyed with young children (ages 7 and 11).
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Salobreña review

We did not go to Salobreña as Almuñecar was our place of choice to do the shopping and going to the Friday market or the beach. The old town is ok, nothing too pretty but it has a lovely castle and a beautiful botanical garden El Majuelo (not too big but with gorgeous plants, mainly palm tress and sculptures) with the roman drying fish ruins. Playa el Cañuelo, near Nerja is a must and so are the waterfalls and rock pools in Otivar.


Costa Tropical reviews

It was my first time in the Costa Tropical and I have not liked it as much as I like the Costa de la Luz, Cadiz. I am a big fan of the Atlantic sea and I do not like the Mediterranean that much. But it was nice to see this part of Spain.
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La Herradura review

The village is nice and quiete. Nice beach with good restaurants and clean water. Nice covered market, supermarkets and enough small shops. Not a big nightlife with pubs and clubs but a long boulevard with terraces and spanish bars. Not a lot of tourist and still very spanish!


Costa Tropical reviews

Nice long beach and a lot of space. La Herradura has also 3 or 4 natural beaches in the direct surroundings. Also nice villages to visit like Almunecar, Nerja and Salobrena.
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Almunecar review

Great range of restaurants, shopping and markets.


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Beaches were pleasant but generally lacked soft sand.
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Almunecar review

Very nice litle town with nice citizens. Very nice restaurants, especialy on Playa Velilla.


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Only few beaches with good sand, many with small stones.
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Salobreña review

Lovely


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Clear sea water but a bit windy!
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Salobreña review

Not much to see except the beach areas.


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You´re here for the good climate. It´s possible to find local places if you search. The Spanish could be more friendly to the tourists.
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Mar 23, 2015
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IS A CITY FOR RELAX


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WONDERFUL
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Almunecar review

Lovely unspoilt part of Spain still undiscovered by the main tourist companies so a real gem


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Lots of sun great location real Spain
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Almunecar review

Almunecar is a busy town with many shops and restaurants, a water park, bird park, Castle and much more.


Costa Tropical reviews

Lots of pretty coves to explore, clean beaches, but pebbly.
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Almunecar review

Many shops and supermarkets, bars and restaurants. Cobbled streets in the old town with pretty boutique shops, Castle, water park, bird park and aquarium. Plenty to see and do.


Costa Tropical reviews

Friendly people of many nationalities, nice beaches with lots of coves some are stoney.
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Almunecar review

Almunecar is a lovely town with pebbled narrow streets and boutique shops it has 4 supermarkets many fruit & veg shops and butchers shops. There is a water park an underground aquarium,bird park, Friday market, plenty of tapas bars and restaurants, plenty to see and do.


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The beaches of almunecar are pebbled some have sand, lots of coves and nice walks.
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Salobreña review

A lovely, very typical Spanish town. Lots of restaurants and everything you could need. Large beach with a mix of sand and stones (depends where you sit)


Costa Tropical reviews

It changes from area to area but always very Spanish. We went from Motril beach all the way to Nerja beach.
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Castell de Ferro review

Beautiful scenery and lifestyle


Costa Tropical reviews

People are very friendly and welcoming
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La Herradura review

FirsTstayed here 40'years ago and the restaurants have not improved one bit! Always the same menu. Seafood good but not everyday. A really good Italian restaurant would be an asset Events. Should be advertised in more prominent places, I.e. outside market .


Costa Tropical reviews

Still attractive but overbuilt and some pretty ugly buildings facing the beach. Best Hotel on the Punta is one of the most ugly buildings to be seen, it might look,slightly Better if it had been painted white disappointing that those 'in charge' allow these unattractive buildings In ghastly colours to be built.and eventually spoil a beautiful village.
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Granada review

Granada is very interesting spanish city with rich history and traditions. Must when in Andalusia.


Costa Tropical reviews

Costa Tropical in September produces the tastiest Mangoes I ever had.
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Salobreña review

Nice, but not great, Spanish beach town.


Costa Tropical reviews

Very good, not excellent or especially high end.
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