Costa Tropical is the stretch of coastline
with picturesque beaches and pristine coves on the
southern Spain situated between the Costa del Sol and Costa de Almeria. The warm
waters of the region offer unique opportunity of enjoying a subtropical
microclimate to its visitors in southern Spain. The climate allow gentle slopes
and fertile plains rise up from the beach and grow all kinds of tropical fruits
in the region.
The Tropical Coast is popular with its attractive towns of
Almunecar, Castell de Ferro,
La Herradura and
Salobrena. Costa Tropical offer all types of
water sports and side trips through the verdant inland regions for the
holidaymakers with its beautiful
Attractions ~ Things to
Do, Beaches in Costa Tropical
Almunecar is a popular holiday tourist destination with
its lovely beach and historical town. The beach of Playa Puerta del Mar
is Almunecar’s main beach. During summer, the water park of Aquatropic
opens its doors to the visitors in Almuñécar. The beach of Playa San
Cristobal is the best known beach of the region that most hotels and holiday
apartments are located. Remains of five sections of a Roman aqueduct, a Moorish
castle, the Archeological Museum located at Cueva de Siete Palacios and San
Miguel castle, the Ornithological Park with more than 120 species of birds and
El Majuelo park are the places of interest and the popular attractions in the
La Herradura is popular for its water sports and scuba diving
opportunities including a fine sandy beach. The 2 km. beach of Playa de la
Herradura is one of the nicest beaches on the Costa Tropical. Just bordering
Málaga province, it has recently become one of the most singular beach resorts
on the Tropical Coast. In addition, the nudist beach of Playa
Cantarriján is very close to the town.
city on the
The perfect climate and 20 km. coastline makes Motril a perfect beach holiday
destination in Costa Tropical.
For the side trips, Costa Tropical is very close to Alpujarras
that is the last Moorish stronghold on the Iberian Peninsula and
with the Moorish palace of the Alhambra.
Cuisine ~ Eat & Drink
Tapeo-Tapas in bars rather than eating in restaurants is mostly preferred in
the Tropical coasts. The gastronomic tradition of the Tropical Coast
counts on fish. Variety of restaurants in the towns along the coast offer
popular dishes such as assorted grilled fish, seafood stews with rice and
potatoes, zarzuela de marisco (a medley of seafood), pickled fish, dried octopus
and charcoalgrilled sardines on a skewer.
The diverse crafts of the Tropical Coast
attract its visitors in the towns along the coast. There are several workshops
of pottery, baskets, tapestry, bobbin lace, macramé and leather articles.
Decorative articles of figures, fountains, small lamps and papier-mâché objects
are worth to buy. Salobreña is popular for its strong handicraft's tradition.
Pottery and basket-weaving workshops are held in the town's old quarter. In
Motril, visitors may buy rum made from sugarcane the old-fashioned way.
Weather in Costa Tropical
Costa Tropical has a wonderful weather of typical Mediterranean with mild winters and hot summers.
The annual average temperature is 20 C and there are 320 days of sunshine in the