Costa Tropical is the coastal area corresponding to the province of Granada, which receives this name due to the good weather with a mild average temperature throughout the year.
Another characteristic of Costa Tropical is the unique cultivation of exotic fruits in Europe and sugar cane, a hallmark of Granada and which has been cultivated since ancient times.
One of the main attractions of this area of Granada is its beaches, places to rest and relax on a beach surrounded by nature in a hammock or where you can practice water sports such as diving, jet skiing, windsurfing and many other sports that are offered.
Much of the 100 kilometres of beaches that are belong to the coast of Granada is black coarse sand. There are popular beaches during the summer and small natural coves of difficult access and where many tourists practice naturism; quiet areas to relax with the sound of the sea in the background.
Along the coast of Granada there are numerous relics, heritage of a history that extends back in time to the early settlements, with Roman and Arab remains such as defensive towers along the coast that still remain.
Beaches of Almuñecar
There are 30 beaches in Almuñecar making it one of the main destinations of the Costa Tropical; 19 kilometres of beaches and quiet coves, some of them nudist beaches, where you can relax. Other beaches of more than 1 km in length have all the services that you may need.
Beaches of Salobreña
These beaches are characterized by their special charm, sparsely urbanized and surrounded by nature where you can spend a great day at the beach. Some of the beaches of Salobreña like Punta del Rio or Caleton are ideal for those who do not want to be surrounded by people. Others such as Playa de la Charca are 2 kilometres long and equipped with sunbeds, bars and restaurants.
Beaches of Motril
Motril beaches are a mixture of characteristic coarse sand, clean beaches, with sandy and shallow beaches and very calm nudist beaches.
Some of the beaches of Motril are in small coves and difficult access through cliffs; others offer tourist services such as Playa Granada, which even has camping area.
Beach of La Herradura
In La Herradura is situated this pretty beach close to Maro in Nerja; the beach gets its name from the way it has (Horseshoe) and from where you can enjoy views of scenic cliffs on the sea surface and beautiful underwater caves you can discover diving.
In Costa Tropical are outstanding several municipalities for their tourist importance:
Situated a few kilometres from the city of Granada, this former fishing village has been transformed over the years into a major tourist destination.
Municipality situated near Motril, which features a wide tourist offer and with remarkable monuments worth visiting.
Perfect for those who want to mix the beach tourism with mountain; 19 kilometres of coastline with natural beaches and nudist beaches.
Ideally for a nice day on the Costa Tropical, is to have your own vehicle; if you do not have one you can rent a car in Malaga with Malagacar.com or consult the price of a transfer to Almuñecar, Motril or Salobreña from our prices page.
Our recommendation to have your own vehicle is based on the facility you will have to get to Granada and enjoy not only the beaches and the Costa Tropical but some routes in the interior or natural parks to which you can´t get otherwise.