costa tropical - destinations
Costa Tropical, being less well known than its more popular neighbour, the Costa del Sol, is no disadvantage for Granada's coastline with its subtropical climate. Its' beach resorts still retain a Spanish character and it boasts some spectacular cliffs, interspersed with secluded coves and sandy beaches, particularly in the protected coastal zone of Acantilados de Maro-Cerro Gordo Natural Area, which it shares with Malaga province.
Almuñécar is the resort with the most attractive beaches. The rocky outcrops that divide the beaches have been designated a protected area, the Peñónes de San Cristóbal Natural Monument. Near Almuñécar is La Herradura, a popular watersports resort set in a secluded bay. The coastal town enjoying the most spectacular location is Salobreña, with a Moorish castle and the town's whitewashed houses atop an imposing pinnacle protruding above sugar cane plantations and overlooking the sea.
Destinations are listed in order of location, going along the coast from West to East.
Enjoying a beautiful setting, this pretty village overlooks a horseshoe-shaped bay. More >
Increasingly popular among foreign residents. An attractive coastal resort town that is particularly popular in the summer with Spanish holiday makers. More>
Otívar has something for everyone - the beach, a beautiful natural environment and a charming village centre. More >
Jete is an ideal destination for rural tourism enthusiasts and hikers, as well as being close to the Costa Tropical. More >
Keeping its local traditions over the years Ítrabo is now a popular destination for rural tourism. More >
Molvízar is a typically Andaluz village which has managed to maintain it's Morisco heritage. More >
The jewel of the Costa Tropical Salobreña is a whitewashed township clinging to a huge lump of rock. More >
Vélez de Benaudalla is a popular destination for climbers and nature lovers alike, read more here. More >
Calahonda is a village protected by a headland to the east and shadowed by cliffs that surround it. More >