This vast aviary is a fascinating place to visit in Almuñecar. A tropical bird park opened in 1987, it's home to 1500 birds, representing 120 different species, with an emphasis on the exotic - parrots, cockatoos, toucans and ostriches.
If you would like a unique and unforgettable travel experience in Malaga or Andalucia, then a helicopter flight is a great option. Helicopter flights and aerial services can be organised for both tourists and private companies, as well as individuals.
This exceptionally pretty yet little-known marina, one of the most attractive in the whole Mediterranean, is located in the small seaside town of La Herradura. The port is situated on the eastern side of a natural headland called Punta de la Mona, on the other side from the town. It is geographically outstanding, with a perfectly-protected situation, courtesy of natural features.
The aqueduct was built by the Romans during their reign over parts of Andalucia. The aqueduct would have served, not only as a valuable supply of fresh water to the town's population, but also would have been vital for the salting industry believed to be practiced in the town.
Situated on a mound overlooking Almuñécar and with views across the Mediterranean, the San Miguel Castle made for an excellent defensive stronghold. The castle is said to date back to the Phoenician era in 7th century BC. Since then the castle offers a fantastic journey through time having Roman, Moorish and more recently Christian influences.
The Costa Tropical was given its' name due to the unique tropical micro climate that exists in this part of Andalucia. This climate is an ideal environment for the growth of subtropical plants, especially species of Palm.
The Costa Tropical is made up of the coastline of Granada Province. Moorish influence is clear across the province, especially in Granada city, where much of the cities' architecture remains true to that of past centuries. With so much history left behind, many museums exist to preserve and show visitors important artifacts.
Not to be confused with Calahonda beach which is situated between Marbella and Fuengirola, Calahonda is a beautiful old fishing village on the Costa Tropical. Although Calahonda is considered to be a part of the Motril municipality, it is located on the eastern boundary of the municipality, straddling the A-7 coastal road.
Coastal property for sale on the Costa Tropical, Andalucia. The Costa Tropical, which runs from the popular resort town of Nerja in the west through La Herradura and the charming towns of Almuñecar and Salobreña. This stretch of coastline takes its name from the sub-tropical climate.
The least well-known of the Costas, probably because the name is a recent creation for the coastline of Granada Province. Nevertheless it should not be overlooked. It is characterised by mountains running down to the coast creating a rocky coastline of isolated sandy coves.
If your idea of the perfect beach is quiet and undiscovered, then why not choose a hotel on the less-known Costa Tropical? Stretching along the coast of Granada province, backed by the Alpujarra mountains, it offers a mild climate with spectacular scenery, secluded coves and charming accommodation.
Aqua Tropic water park is a good size water park with plenty of shady areas for parents to keep watch. This is the only saltwater water park in Spain, which means fewer chemicals. This park isn't short of activities with a Wavepool, Kamikaze and Black Hole rides as well as a children's pool. Regarding on land activities.
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.
This village is well-known by climbers, as it has some of the best spots to practice this sport. One example is the Garganta de los Vados, in the Guadalfeo river gorge. Nature lovers will also find places such as the Toba river valley, which separates the sierras of Chaparral and Los Guájares.
As with other villages in this coastal area of Granada province, Polopos is formed by various different areas: Castillo de Baños, La Mamola, Haza del Lino, Haza del Trigo, La Guapa and Polopos. The first two are located on the coast: one on a plain known as Puerta de Baños and the other at the foot of a hill topped with a watchtower; the others are located inland.
There are two main attractions to this village located between the Baja Alpujarra and the Costa Tropical: its natural environment, ideal for outdoor sports; and its village centre, in typical andaluz style with many interesting buildings. For this reason, Otívar has become a popular destination.
The village of Molvízar is especially attractive for tourists searching for a typically Spanish town which has managed to preserve its Morisco roots; it has twice won the Embellecimiento de pueblos award. Visitors can enjoy walking the narrow, winding streets dotted with white houses with balconies and windows adorned with flower baskets.
The village of Jete is located inland from the Costa Tropical in Granada province, and has become a popular destination for rural tourism. It is to the south of the Sierra de Almijara, and its village centre extends between the banks of the río Verde.