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.
Destinations on Costa Tropical
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… More →
Itrabo is located in the Costa Tropical is a perfect destination for lovers of rural tourism, as well as those seeking small villages that have preserved their traditions and heritage.
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… More →
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.… More →
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… More →
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… More →
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… More →
This Granada municipality is made up of two areas, Gualchos and Castell de Ferro, is especially interesting for its natural environment; the main attractions are the beaches and cliffs.
This village is comprised of three areas: Albuñol, inland, and La Rábita and El Pozuelo on the coast. It has become a popular destination with those searching for sun and beach, as well as those… More →
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… More →
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,… More →
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… More →