Costa Tropical

Costa Tropical

La Herradura

Enjoying a beautiful setting, this pretty village overlooks a picturesque horseshoe-shaped bay which is famous for its crystal-clear waters, sheltered beach, and excellent watersports facilities, particularly scuba-diving. It is one of the main resorts on the Costa Tropical.


Motril is the largest town on the Costa tropical with 50,000 inhabitants. Is it a commercial town that benefits from the tropical fruit and flower producers in the area. The town of Motril is located just off the main coast road between Almeria and Malaga where the N325 turns inland for Granada.

Torrenueva Costa

Torrenueva Costa is a municipal district created in 2 October 2018 and formerly part of Motril. It has three districts called El Varadero, La Chucha and Carchuna. The name of Torrenueva is taken from a 17th century watchtower.

Helicopter Flights

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.

Marina del Este, Punta de la Mona Marina

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.

Roman Aqueduct, Almunecar

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.

San Miguel Castle

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.

Parque del Majuelo

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.

Museums in Costa Tropical

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.

Salobreña Beaches

Making your way to the shore from the town, you could pause for a while in the cool Parque de la Fuente to enjoy a moment in the shade, before taking to the beach for a sun session, or a walk around the Peñon, the massive rock jutting out to sea, a prison in the first and second centuries, eventually a Christian burial site.


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.

Calahonda Beaches

Calahonda is the last beach on the Costa Tropical before it becomes Costa Almeria. This is a very popular beach with lifeguards, showers, chiringuitos and pedalos for hire.

Motril Beaches

Motril's coastal strip has several beaches, the two closest to the town itself being Playa Granada and Playa Poniente. The latter is better developed, but the area is not aesthetic enough for discerning international tourists. The Gran Hotel (****) is the best on the coast, very comfortable and reasonably priced but its location lacks inspiration. Ideal for a night halt or a business meeting.

Almuñecar Beaches

The Costa Tropical boasts some magnificent beaches and the town of Almuñécar is no exception, here is the list going from west to east. Playa del Cotobro, a lovely beach to the west of Almuñécar town with dark sand and pebbles. The beach is backed by a palm tree-lined paseo maritimo with plenty of shops and cafes and a large hotel with stunning sea views.

Costa Tropical Property

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.

La Herradura Beaches

Impressive large (2km) bay sheltered and dominated by two large headlands. The beach is supported by a typically Spanish town which started out as a fishing village. Popular with the young and old alike, La Herradura is a bastion of national tourism, and is a popular summer retreat for residents of Granada city. It is less well-known among non-Spanish visitors.