Almuñécar is an extremely popular holiday destination on the Costa Tropical, largely due to its wealth of gorgeous beaches and the fact that the water park is situated here. Younger visitors will also enjoy a visit to the Loro Sexi Bird Park, which is home to more than 1500 birds from a wide variety of species.
Salobreña, a pretty whitewashed town set into a hill, topped by the proud, historic Moorish castle and surrounded by crops of sugar cane, delights visitors with its far reaching views both to the South along the dramatic coastline of The Costa Tropical and North to the magnificent mountain range of the Sierra Nevada.
La Herradura, at the westernmost tip of The Costa Tropical, and named by the Christians after its distinctive horseshoe shape, shares a similar history to its closest neighbour, Almuñécar. Flanked on either side by the hills of Punta de la Mona and Cerro Gordo La Herradura has wonderful facilities for water sports enthusiasts.
La Rábita, located on the eastern most tip of the Costa Tropical, is a typical coastal Spanish village. Throughout most of the year the local population hovers at around 1500 inhabitants.
Castell de Ferro
Castell de Ferro, located on the eastern end of the Costa Tropical, is another typically Spanish village that remains largely Spanish speaking and untouched by tourism.
La Mamola is a tiny Spanish village that sits at the eastern end of the Costa Tropical overlooked by the 16th Century Torre de Cautor.
The Costa Tropical in southern Spain is a stunning strip of coastline between the Costa del Sol and Costa Almería. Its location on the Mediterranean and its proximity to Africa and to the Sierra Nevada mountain range protect the Costa Tropical from the colder north winds, and generates a sub-tropical climate, hence its name.
Buying a property in Costa Tropical lends itself to lovers of a quiet life; having said that, during the summer months, numbers do swell and nightlife is busy in the larger towns. Costa Tropical property prices are lower than the other costas; however, prices are starting to rise and many property purchasers are seeing some excellent investment potential over the coming years as more and more people discover what property developments are available here.
The Costa Tropical is studded with picturesque white Moorish villages dotted around the verdant hills, so there is no end to the sightseeing you can do. In the town of Almuñécar, crowned by its imposing Moorish castle, you can stroll through the cobbled streets of the old town and shop at the delightful street market where you will find sumptuous locally-grown produce such as lychees, custard apples, avocados, mangoes, bananas and sugar cane.
Motril is considered to be the capital of The Costa Tropical de Granada, and is home to the area's main shopping centre. The town centre is typically Spanish, comprising of a myriad of narrow, winding streets that are home to many of the excellent tapas bars for which Motril is famous.
Vélez de Benaudalla
Nestled in the fertile valley of the Guadalfeo river, against the backdrop of the Sierra Nevada Mountain range, sits the picturesque white-washed village of Vélez de Benaudalla. Its beautiful location affords visitors the opportunity to indulge in a variety of outdoor activities.
Deep in the heart of The Costa Tropical is the autonomous region of Los Guájares, made up of three, as yet relatively undiscovered villages; Guájar Alto, Guájar Faragüit and Guájar Fondón. These typically rural Spanish villages are situated in a narrow valley, formed by the river Toba.