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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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01 December, 2014

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Nice, but not great, Spanish beach town.

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Very good, not excellent or especially high end.
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27 November, 2014

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Really an authentic typical Spanish town with a lot of beaches and fantastic tapabars and cheap restaurants with high quality food.

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Very clean beaches and a lot of choise
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17 November, 2014

City review

Our rental was 3km out of Salobrena , as a village Salobrena should not be used for this rental as a guidance . Almunecar is nearer and great , full of small boutique shopping , cafes , great eating spots and a fab Friday market .

Coast review

great for adventures in Andalusia , great beaches and fresh fish and fruits .
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07 November, 2014

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Fantastic

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Amazing
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07 November, 2014

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nice

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Nice
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05 November, 2014

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ok

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ok
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31 October, 2014

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Very quiet resort, ideal for a relaxing break

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Lovely coastline, breathtaking views
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27 October, 2014

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Almunecar has nice parts, but compared to the nearby Nerja it lacks a lot.

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Beautiful coast.
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27 October, 2014

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Typically Spanish town - everyone is very friendly.

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Nice beaches and restaurants
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26 October, 2014

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Lovely area just loved it!!

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Just lovely with stunning views
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22 October, 2014

City review

We know the area well and have always found the locals and facilities excellent. It is great that very few tourists know about this unspoilt area of Spain.

Coast review

Although no sandy beaches there are pleasant areas to walk, swim and enjoy the scenery.
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21 October, 2014

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Nice Little City.

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Pepples in Almunecar
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17 October, 2014

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14 October, 2014

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La Herradura is the perfect place for anyone who wants to enjoy the Spanish Costas without all of the high-rise developments and associated nightclubs, etc. It still feels very Spanish, not least because very few people speak English in the shops, bars and restaurants. The town is situated at one end of a beautiful bay which has a pebble rather than sandy beach. There are a number of small supermarkets which stock all of the basic day-to-day necessities, plus butchers and a lovely bakery/patisserie.

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A spectacular coast with the backdrop of the Sierra Nevada means that a holiday by the sea can be combined with trips into the mountains, or even to Granada
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13 October, 2014

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Nice genuine city but the Spanish language is needed. The inhabitants does not speak anything else.

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The sand (or rocks) on the beaches were not super child friendly.
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04 October, 2014

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lovely village with excellent daily market selling local provision. Pebbly / shingly beach, clear cool water. Fantastic beach bars, plenty of opportunity to eat our.

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lovely, very spanish, helpful to be able to speak a little spanish.
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29 September, 2014

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Small but original town.

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We've stayed at Costa Tropical before and love the beaches and little towns.
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27 September, 2014

City review

Compared to the size of the city it did not have the expected level of offers regarding stores (book-store ao). There was, however, a good supermarket down by Playa San Colorado for food and beverage.

Coast review

Very nice views of the sea and the coast from the villa - but it had apparently been a very hot and dry summer, the coast looked (and was) very "burned" - not lush and green. My wife and I do not take very much to swimming in the sea so we did not use the beaches in the vicinity to the house. The pool at the house took care of our needs to cool off. The Alhambra - that we wanted to visit - was only a 90 minutes drive away. So was the possibility to make a mountain trek to the summit of Mulhacen. Very rewarding.
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25 September, 2014

City review

Lovely small town with enough to do if you are looking for a relaxing holiday. Out of season there isn't loads to do but nearby Almuneca offers more buzz with great little shops and authentic Spanish restaurants and bars. The old parts of Almuneca are definitely worth exploring. The beaches in La Herradura are nice although they are shingle/stones not sand and the sea gets deep quite quickly so not the most child-friendly beaches for that reason. Out of season it's not full of tourists so feels like 'real Spain' and the locals were all very friendly. The views from the hilltops are breathtaking - well worth a venture.

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Pretty coast although as above not the most child friendly beaches.
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22 September, 2014

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The wonderful place for holidays.

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Here's always sunshine and a good food.
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