Costa Tropical Destination Guide

Located within the Granada province, Costa Tropical boasts picturesque beaches that are a lot quieter than the neighbouring Costa del Sol. It offers a rare glimpse into the traditional provincial life and culture of Spain with its 80 km of scenic, unspoiled coastline. There is the Las Alpujarras, which is one of the most beautiful and naturally exquisite areas in Spain. Inland, the Sierra Nevada Mountains run parallel to the beach and there are lots of little hidden coves and private inlets to explore.

Activities

Water-based activities include sailing, windsurfing, kite-surfing, diving, and snorkelling. Land-based activities include golf, hiking and cycling. Almunecar and La Herradura form the tourist capital of the Costa Tropical. Almunecar has many historic sites to visit and explore. This includes the Castillo de San Miguel, which is an Arab caste that was built atop Roman fortifications. It has magnificent views, overlooking the ocean and the town. The old town is worth exploring, with its cobblestone, windy streets and there is a flea market held each Friday where you can buy delicious local produce and delicacies. Marina del Este and Punta de la Mona can be found just 10 minutes from the town.

Picture postcard villages such as Salobrena and Castell de Ferro are charming and also beautiful places to visit. There is plenty to do if you are travelling with family and children will love a visit to the enormous water park Aqua Tropic. Ron Montero distillery is always an interesting and enlightening experience, although of course only suitable for adults. In general, the climate is warm and sunny year-round, and the water is crystal clear. Like most areas in Spain, tapas bars are incredibly popular here and fresh seafood and seasonal vegetables feature prominently.

Travel

Three airports, namely, Almeria, Grenada and Malaga, service this region with both international and national flights.