Costa Tropical Spain – Granada Coast

Costa Tropical Spain is effectively the coast of the Granada province along the Mediterranean Sea.  It is mainly agricultural, but there are also some authentic Spanish villages, resorts, and cities.  The entire Costa Tropical is a bit unique as compared to the other Costas of Spain.  This area is where the Sierra Nevada mountain range meets the sea, with a more hilly coastline, excluding the vega of Motril.

Costa Tropical Spain is effectively the coast of the Granada province  It is mainly agricultural, with some authentic Spanish villages, resorts, & cities. Read more on Almunecarinfo.com

Costa Tropical Spain

There are 17 municipalities in the Costa Tropical area, running along this coast or inland behind the coast, and listed below from west to east.  The chart below is from wikipedia.

MunicipalityArea
(km²)
Population
2011
Population
2018
Includes localities of
Almuñécar83.426,96926,377La Herradura, Velilla-Taramay
Lentegí23.8338328
Otívar57.51,1931,029
Jete13.9876909
Ítrabo19.01,0611,002
Molvízar21.53,1742,759
Los Guájares89.31,1521,028Guájar Alto, Guájar-Faragüit,
Guájar Fondón
Salobreña34.912,58212,396Alfa Mar, Clsta Aguilera,
El Pargo, Lobres
Vélez de Benaudalla79.12,8642,870
Motril109.860,46060,592El Varadero, Torrenueva Costa,
Carchuna, Calahonda
Lújar36.9475462
Gualchos31.04,5305,210Castell de Ferro
Rubite28.6430382Caserones
Polopos26.61,7891,703La Mamola, Castillo de Baños,
La Guapa, Haza del Trigo
Sorvilán34.3557545Alfornón
Albondón34.5911729
Albuñol62.96,6107,128La Rabita
Totals786.9125,971125,449

There are a total of 17 municipalities in the Costa Tropical area.  

Almuñécar Spain (La Herradura & Velilla / Taramay)

Almunecar Spain is located in the heart of the Tropical Coast Costa Tropical.  With a rocky and coarse sand shoreline with picturesque beaches and pristine coves, complemented by the beautiful backdrop of the mountains, and the warm waters of the Mediterranean.  This is an agricultural area, with a cherimoya farm in its center.  It is located within the Province of Granada in the Autonomous Community of Andalucia.  Read more here.

Guide to Almunecar Spain in Costa Tropical, full of picturesque beaches, coves, mountains. How to get there, things to do, where to stay, where to eat. Read more on Almunecarinfo.com

 

Motril Spain The Biggest City in Costa Tropical

Motril is the second-largest city in the province of Granada and the largest on the Costa Tropical, with a population of about 60,000.  This area is more industrial and known more for agriculture and manufacturing.  The beach area has a few resorts and golf as well.  The municipality of Motril includes the city of Motril, as well as the neighborhoods of El Varadero, Carchuna, Calahonda, Puntalón, Playa Granada, Las Ventillas, La Perla, La Garnatilla, and La Chucha.  Motril is also the capital of the region on the Coast of Granada.
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Motril is the second largest city in the province of Granada and the largest on the Costa Tropical, with a population of about 60,000.  The municipality of Motril includes the city of Motril, as well as the neighbourhoods of El Varadero, Carchuna, Calahonda, Puntalón, Playa Granada, Las Ventillas, La Perla, La Garnatilla, and La Chucha.   Motril is also the capital of the region on the Coast of Granada. Read more on Almunecarinfo.com

Salobreña

Salobreña is a quaint village where you may experience traditional Spanish culture and soak in the sun and scenery.  The old town is a small hill topped with the castles and surrounded by homes painted in white.  Read more here.

Salobreña is a quaint village where you may experience traditional Spanish culture and soak in the sun and scenery.  The old town is a small hill topped with the castles and surrounded by homes painted in white. Read more on Almunecarinfo.com

Otivar

Otivar is nestled within the foothills of the Sierra Cazalus and the park of Tejeda, La Almijara and Alhama. With plenty of outdoor hiking and activities.

Otivar is pueblo blanco, just 20 minutes inland from Almunecar.  Out for a Sunday drive up to Otivar and enjoy the scenery & traditional Spanish food. Read more on Almunecarinfo.com

 

Holidays, Ferias & Fiestas

The Holiday calendar provides you with the days and dates for La Herradura and Almuñécar public holidays (local & national), ferias, fiestas, and additional public school days.  Over time we will add more fiestas in Costa Tropical.

Festivals of Almuñécar & La Herradura, plus annual calendar. A calendar with the dates for La Herradura and Almuñécar holidays (local & national), ferias, fiestas and additional public school days off. Read more on AlmunecarInfo.com

Costa Tropical Weather

Many people ask us about the weather in Costa Tropical, so that means it time to make a post about it!  Let’s first start by saying that the sun is usually shining, but it too needs to take a siesta once in a while.  The weather we have described in this post is what we’ve experienced from 2012 and we consider it to be “usual”.  That said, for the past few years, there has been a little more “unusual” weather, with cold snaps in October and a warm February.  This is only meant as a rough guide for each month, as we obviously can’t control Mother Nature.
Read more about the microclimate.
Weather in Almuñécar - el tiempo in Almunecar We love to rave about the weather in Almuñécar. We review each month in detail, so come see what we have to say about el tiempo en Almuñécar.  Read more on Almunecarinfo.com

Airports Closest to Costa Tropical

What are the airports closest to Costa Tropical?  If you’re flying from another country, or from within Spain, there are a number of airports to use.  There are three main airports within 90 minutes (Malaga, Granada, & Almeria).  We will also touch on other airports that can be used when traveling to Costa Tropical.  Read more here.

The municipality of Almuñécar is a lovely place to live/visit, but in order to enjoy it, you have to get here.  What are the airports closest to Almuñécar, La Herradura & Costa Tropical?  If you're flying from another country, or from within Spain, there are a number of airports to use.  There are two main choices for airports (Malaga and Granada).  We will also touch on other airports that can be used when traveling to Almuñécar. Read more on Almunecarinfo.com

Best Car Rental Malaga Airport

As you know Malaga is the nearest airport to Almuñécar, and if you want to explore Spain while you are here, then a car rental from Malaga airport is a great option.  You will be able to get off the beaten path and discover small villages, move on your own time schedule, and likely get a better deal by renting a car at the Malaga airport.  We will review with you some of your options for your car rental Malaga Airport.

If you want to get out and explore Spain, then we share the best car rental Malaga airport.  It is great to get off the beaten path and explore small villages, move on your own time schedule, and likely get a better deal by renting a car at the airport.  Read more on Almunecarinfo.com

Restaurants

If you are looking for wonderful places to eat in Almuñécar or La Herradura, then you have come to the right place.  We share some favorite La Herradura restaurants, La Herradura restaurants, restaurants with flamenco, Vegetarian-friendly restaurants & more!  Over time we will add more options in Costa Tropical.

We provide you with several lists of some favorite Almuñécar Restaurants & La Herradura restaurants too. From tapas to fine dining & churros to flamenco. Read more on Almunecarinfo.com

Costa Tropical Properties

Looking to buy a luxury home?  Here is a new housing development in La Herradura, at the luxury villas Sanntonio.

Sanntonio offers two and three bedroom luxury properties, with the option to add a 4th bedroom.  This is an upside down style home, with the parking and large terrace on the top floor, at street level.  This is the perfect location to entertain, allow the kids to play or just soak up the sun.  Your views will sweep sweep across the mountains, over the village and out to sea.

Where to Stay

There are also many realtors, estate agents, and property managers to help you out.  Here is more info for you.

Where To Stay Almuñécar & La Herradura. Almuñécar is filled with amazing places to stay and we share where to stay Almuñécar! Holidays, Hotels, Apartments & More. Read more on AlmunecarInfo.com

Tours & Activities in Costa Tropical

If you are looking for things to do in Costa Tropical Spain, this should get you started.  There are tours and activities for all ages and plenty to do and see.  From exploring the mountains to the sea, you will make lasting memories.  It’s likely you will have some amazing photos to walk away with as well.

Things to do in Almunecar Spain. All of these activities and tours for Almuñécar & La Herradura are great for the entire family. So come have some fun! Read more on Almunecarinfo.com

Dog Friendly Costa Tropical

Traveling with your pet is wonderful and slowly but surely, the pet-friendly tourism is on the rise in this region.  You will find some areas which are very welcoming to your pets.  These include a dog park, pet-friendly hotels, campsites, and more throughout Andalucia, but not on most of the beaches in Costa Tropical.  There are however limited dog-friendly beaches not too far away.  Read more here.

Your pets are welcomed in Costa Tropical; dog friendly beaches, La Herradura dog park, pet-friendly hotels, campsites & more throughout Andalucia. Read more on Almunecarinfo.com

Volunteer Opportunities

Why volunteer?  It is a great chance to give something back to the community and make a difference to the people around you.  It can also be an opportunity to develop new skills, create new relationships.  Choose to volunteer with schools, environments, animals, and more.  Here are some volunteer opportunities in La Herradura, Almuñecar & Costa Tropical.  It is also a fun way to interact with the locals and meet new people.

Choose to volunteer with schools, environment, animals and more. Here are some volunteer opportunities in La Herradura, Almuñecar & Costa Tropical. Read more on Almunecarinfo.com

Los Rastros de Costa Tropical – Flea Markets

We all love a good bargain, but it is even better to discover a good find at a flea market or thrift shop!  There is something fun about rummaging through second-hand goods to find that hidden gem you’ve been looking for or didn’t even realize you needed.  Check out more on the car boot sales and flea markets in Costa Tropical.

We all love a good bargain, but it is even better to discover a good find at a flea market or thrift shop!  Costa Tropical rastros, charity shops and groups. Read more on Almunecarinfo.com

Delicious Local Produce!

Time to have a healthy snack and learn the names of some fruits & vegetables in Spanish.  For some of us, there are unfamiliar items at the produce stands that can be confusing.  Not to worry, we will translate some of the most common fruits & vegetables in Spain for you.  If it doesn’t look familiar, don’t be afraid to give something new a try.  You may just like it!  Spanish fruits and veggies.

A full list of fruits & vegetables in Spanish! What's common, translated names, and a little info about it.   Don't be afraid to give something new a try.  You may just like it! Read more on Almunecarinfo.com

Health Care In Costa Tropical

We all want to stay healthy and be able to enjoy our lives to the fullest.  Sometimes that means we need to visit a medical professional to keep us from getting ill or help us when we aren’t feeling well.  We have a few options listed for general health care in Almuñécar, (general medical doctor, optometrist, dentist, pediatrician, clinical analysis, and more).

Looking for general health care in Almuñécar? We tell you where to find some medical centers, doctors, hospitals & clinics in Almuñécar & surrounding areas. Read more on AlmunecarInfo.com

Where To Golf near Costa Tropical

If you are looking to golf in Spain, there are plenty of options to golf Costa del Sol and you will even have some choices for golf Granada too!  We will provide you with a listing of golf courses nearest to Costa Tropical and also provide a reference list for more options to golf Andalucia.

Golf Granada - If you are looking to golf in Spain, there are plenty of options to golf Costa del Sol and you will even has some choices to golf Granada too!  We will provide you with a listing of golf courses nearest to Costa Tropical and also provide a reference list for more options to golf Andalucia. Read more on Almunecarinfo.com

 


Almuñécar Costa Tropical

Tours, Excursions, Activities, & Day Bus Trips - we have a great list for you here!

Read our Almunecar Spain Guide and what it has to offer you as a tourist or a resident.  Come to the Costa Tropical!

Click here for Almuñécar holidays, ferias, fiestas, and festivals.

We provide you with several lists of some favorite Almuñécar Restaurants & La Herradura restaurants too. From tapas to fine dining & churros to flamenco. 

Some facts all about Almuñécar Spain A-Z, Let’s Learn A Little & Enjoy Almunecar.

El Tiempo en Almuñécar (The Weather in Almuñécar)

Popular Social Media Spots In Almuñécar & La Herradura.  Where are the best locations for those Instagram and Facebook photos?

Que ver en Almuñecar/ What to do in Almuñecar

Looking for things to do or what to see in town?  We have so many options for you, find out more! Things to do in Almunecar Spain. From Almunecar Beaches, to castles there is so much to see and do. Including local activities, day trips, outdoors, Almunecar beaches and more. Read more on www.AlmunecarInfo.com

 

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