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Costa Tropical holidays ~ Getting to know Costa Tropical, Spain

 
 

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Overview
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, Motril, 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 Costa Tropical beaches.

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 town.

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.

Salobrena is famous for its great climate and long beaches. Variety of water sports and outdoor sports are available at the town for all year round.

Motril is a nice hill town located on the slope of Sierra Lújar and also the second most important city on the Costa Tropical. 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 Granada with the Moorish palace of the Alhambra.

La Herradura Motril
   


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.

Shopping
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 region.

 
 
 
 

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