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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

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Based on 516 reviews.

   
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25 June, 2014

City review

A spanish feeling, at least in early June!

Coast review

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

City review

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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02 June, 2014

City review

Don't go if you want nightclubs bars and noisy tourists! It's a Spanish resort with great restaurants breathtaking views. Family friendly and welcoming only hours drive from MAlaga. Easy get away

Coast review

Quiet scenic beaches
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
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01 June, 2014

City review

Beautiful beachroad with lots of places to have à drink or eat. Nice little place, easy to drive from Malaga.

Coast review

It's à nice beach. It's very clean everywere!
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31 May, 2014

City review

Typical Spanish town

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none
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25 May, 2014

City review

Fantastic quiet town unspoiled by too many tourists.

Coast review

We loved the beaches and the weather.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
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23 May, 2014

City review

An area more attractive for elderly people

Coast review

Great coast starting from Almunecar towards Malaga. Areas from Almunecar eastwards have much less charisma
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22 May, 2014

City review

Great

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Great
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17 May, 2014

City review

Historic, welcoming and friendly with great beaches.

Coast review

Quiet, lovely water and no rows of sunbeds!
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
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12 May, 2014

City review

It has everything that you need in a holiday. Lots of restaurants and great coffeeplaces.

Coast review

We didn't like what the developers did to the coast
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12 May, 2014

City review

Nice Place but it's sad what happened with the west part of la herradura. We more or less just stayed in the house.

Coast review

Nice!
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05 May, 2014

City review

Almunecar is a lovely city, very authentic spanish seaside town. Great historical sites, easy to walk around, all ammenities one could possibly need are available. Lots of restaurants, cafes and bars. Grocery stores have everything anyone could need to cook gourmet meals at home. Easy transit system, so no car needed unless you want to explore other towns on the coast, but transit also works for this, and very affordable.

Coast review

Loved it all. But be careful of pick pockets! We got taken advantage of by gypsies, who very graciously helped me find the right coins from my wallet to donate to their dance troup, while pilfering the bills unbenounced to us. This was a sad lesson to learn, unfortunately it was our first day when we were exhausted from jet lag, and not thinking clearly. Won`t happen again. Also, our backpack outer pockets had been opened twice on our outings, but we dont carry anything in them, so no loss. May put a mouse trap in them next trip! We were told after the fact that Spain is the `pickpocket capital of the world`. It is not a problem as long as you are smart and take precautions - carry small amounts of money in your front pockets only!
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
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01 May, 2014

City review

We have been to Almunecar many times now but always manage to find new places to visit and new bars to eat/tapas. Finding free car parking is a bit of a problem compared to a few years back but the underground parking is quite reasonable.

Coast review

Good Spanish destination
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30 April, 2014

City review

Lots of restaurants but very few shops or places of interest

Coast review

A surprisingly peaceful area , not overly touristy and maintaining a traditional feel.
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23 April, 2014

City review

Very nice, small city.

Coast review

Fantastic area
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21 April, 2014

City review

Salobrena is a beatiful town, with a few good restaurants and bars, and a fantastic beach. Views to the Sierra Nevada mountains makes a beutiful panorama.

Coast review

Very nice :)
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