Costa Tropical – Tropico Express Tourist Train

Tropico Express Tourist Train

Trópico Express Tourist Train

The Trópico Express Train takes you on a tour along the beaches and paseos of Almuñécar.  

The hours of operation are limited to the evenings and usually during high season (July/Aug).  The sign post has the following times as your guide for the stop on the Paseo del Altillo, near the tourist information:  18:45, 19:45, 20:45, 21:45, 22:45.  Using this as a guide, it is about 60 minutes to ride the full loop.  I believe it is due by Chinasol at 19:00.

Tropico Express Schedule

The first stop is at the bus stop along the Paseo del Altillo near the tourist information center.  You can likely flag the train down on the path to board, but there are certain areas where it stops.  On San Cristóbal Beach near Helios Hotel or Chinasol Apartments, (sometimes Cotobro) , City Center, Paseo Puerta del Mar, Paseo de Velilla.

Tropico Express Stop

Tren Turistico Almuñecar

Typically July & August (sometimes last 2 weeks of June and first 2 weeks of September)

Precio / Price is 3€  (last we checked)

Route:  Starting at Paseo del Altillo, heading west towards San Cristobal Beach.  Making stops at Hotel Helios and Chinasol.  Then it turns around at that roundabout and goes back east along the beach to Calle Guadix. The train makes its way through the center of town, past the central bus station, down Avenida Juan Carlos I.  It continues to the beach of Puerta del Mar and turns left at the Octopus roundabout.

The tourist train continues to follow the beach around past Aquatropic and most of the way down Velilla Beach.  It turns around and comes back just before Tesorillo Beach.  It then makes its way back along the beach to the town center and back along the Paseo del Altillo.  There are buttons along each section of seats for you to push if you would like the train to stop and let you off.  I believe you may save your ticket and hop on again the same night.

More information contact tel: 619 551 803

The Almunecar Tourist Train is also used for private hire.  It is used for tour groups, school functions and private parties, year round.


Tropico Express Almuñécar Tourist Train

This is a rough estimate of the train route.  There are buttons on the train you can push to make a stop.



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Heidi is passionate about travel (50+ countries) and loves experiencing the world with hubby Alan and their 2 kids. In Aug 2012, they left the “perfect American life”, quit their jobs, sold their belongings and moved to Almuñécar. She likes to share all of her favorites things about the area, as well as practical information too. You may also view their family travel blog, Wagoners Abroad, at

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