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Holiday information, facts, photos and video about Costa Tropical

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

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Based on 546 reviews.

   
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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

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Nice beach, good restaurants.

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Perfect climate, not too crowded.
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18 August, 2014

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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.

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

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

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Plenty of different type of beaches
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14 August, 2014

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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

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A cosy city!

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To many stones.
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05 August, 2014

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small city area

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nice beach but to many pebbles
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
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04 August, 2014

City review

Very Nice You must visit restaurant Sabina,the owner is soo Nice and the food is good :-)

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Nice
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04 August, 2014

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too difficult to park the car. had to go to the neighbour town to find a good supermarket no interessting shopping possibilities.

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nice beaches nice houses nice roads for driving. good infrastructure
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04 August, 2014

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Very traditionally Spanish with lovely restaurants selling traditional food.

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Beach very stoney and rocks in water make it difficult to enter the sea
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29 July, 2014

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No special comments

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No special comments
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25 June, 2014

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A spanish feeling, at least in early June!

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Beautiful coast!
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21 June, 2014

City review

Almunecar has much to offer beautiful beaches a water park, bird park, Aquarium, castle,indoor market, shops many bars and restaurants.

Coast review

The coast is clean and well maintained.
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17 June, 2014

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Almunecar has a wonderfull old town centre, nice beaches and a lot of good restaurants and pubs. It is not too crowded with tourists. Although in July and August it can get more crowded. A good place to relax and enjoy the typical authentic spanish atmosphere.

Coast review

The costa Tropical is fantastic. Beautifull beaches, nature and gorgeous villages are located there. And the tradition of free Tapas with every alcoholic beverage isn't bad either ;-)
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15 June, 2014

City review

Very Spanish, nice restaurants. Old history and very nice stone cobble beaches.

Coast review

Lots of things to see. We visited Alhambra and drove in the mountains. Nature is very green and the fruits here are the best you can find
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14 June, 2014

City review

A quiet town with friendly people. It has everything you'll need for a 7-14 day stay although there are large shopping centres a short drive away. Good selection of shops and bars and generally very clean.

Coast review

Beautiful marinas and beaches where you can find your own private space without feeling crammed in.
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09 June, 2014

City review

Monachil is a beautiful village situated next to a river in a gorge. It's surrounded by mountains and hiking trails that take you to places picturesques like Sierra Nevada

Coast review

The tropical climate of the coast is fantastic, Warm and moderate throughout the year. The beaches are quiet an relaxing.
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