The jewel of the Costa Tropical, Salobreña is a whitewashed township clinging to huge lump of rock just back from the shoreline, topped by a Moorish castle and surrounded by lush sugar cane plantations.
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.
Becoming increasingly popular among foreign residents. It is an attractive coastal resort town that is particularly popular in the summer with Spanish holiday makers. The interesting seafront promenade is divided into many sections by the small coves and headlands that are typical of this part of the Costa Tropical.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.