The Costa Tropical
The Costa Tropical of Granada province consists of particularly picturesque beaches, and is far less crowded than its popular neighbour, the Costa del Sol.
The coast comprises of a number of popular destinations.
Destinations are listed from West to East.
Find excellent, reasonably priced hostals/hostels on the Costa Tropical & Andalucia. More >
There is no shortage of places to stay. Find apartments and other forms of lodging here. More >
The major international car rental companies have offices in most cities and major airports. More >
Granada does have an airport, but often it is cheaper and easier to fly direct to Malaga. More >
By the sea
things to do
A unique and unforgettable travel experience is a flight with Tropicopter. More >
Almuñecar is home to a popular water park visited by many tourists looking for a family friendly day out in the Summer. More >
Sierra Nevada Ski Resort is just over an hours' drive from the beach! Ski by day and have your feet in the sand by night. More >
See what festivals and patron saints are celebrated at destinations on the Costa Tropical. More >
things to see
Just an hours' drive inland from the coast, this immensely creative and culturally rich city is a must visit. More >
The Alhambra Palace is a world famous, stunning reminder of the Moorish influence in Andalucia. More >
Granada is home to the magnificent Sierra Nevada national park, one of two national parks in Andalucia. More >
Many museums exist to preserve and show visitors important artifacts of Andalucia's rich cultural history. More >
This vast, tropical aviary in Almuñecar is a fascinating place to visit and will delight adults and children alike. More >
Parque del Majuelo is a pretty botanical garden containing Europe's largest collection of subtropical plants. More >
The castle is said to date back to the Phoenician era in 7th century BC and still stands strong today. More >
Built by the Romans, the aqueduct would have served the towns population as well as the food salting factory. More >
The Costa Tropical is made up of the coastline of Granada province, the next province East of Malaga. Interestingly, this stretch of coastline was given its’ name due to the effects of a micro climate that gives the weather characteristics of a sub tropical environment.
Along much of the Costa Tropical, mountains run right down to the beach forming a series of stunning headlands and protected coves and beaches, the horseshoe shaped bay at La Herradura is a lovely unspoilt example. Due to such a feature, this coastline is very popular among climbers and hikers alike, not to mention those visiting to turn their hand to one of the many sports and water sports this coast is famous for.
In coves east of Punta de la Mona, water sports and scuba diving are popular, thanks to the variety of sea life and clarity of the water.
The white village of Salobreña is worth a visit. Here you will be torn between visiting the moorish castle and the beach. The successful survival of sugar cane plantations here confirms the name Costa Tropical.
To the east lies the final costa to make up Andalucia: Costa de Almeria.