Terrazas Costa Tropical – Terrace Restaurants & Sky Bars

You have come to the right place if you are looking for those breathtaking views from a rooftop bar or perhaps the ambiance of outdoor dining in terrace restaurants.  We will share with you some of our favorite Terrazas de la Costa Tropical.  There are many restaurants, chiringuitos, and bars with a terrace or outdoor space.  But we’ve created a list of those with something extra special to offer; ambiance, charm, and views.  Some of them are our little secret, so don’t tell too many people.

Terrace restaurants and bars with breathtaking views from a rooftop bar, by the sea or tucked away in the old town. These are some of our favorite Terrazas de la Costa Tropical. Read more on Almunecarinfo.com


We started this journey of writing about the rooftop bars and terraces of Costa Tropical about 2 years ago.  At the time, we were thinking there would be a small list of 3 or 4 locations, as that is all that came to mind at the time.  Then we put on the thinking caps and started to remember a few more.  That combined with about 1 year of extensive research, we have come up with an amazing list for you!  We think you’ll be pleased to see what found tucked away.

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Restaurant Terrace – Rooftop Bar – Sky Bar

There are several names for the same thing, so be on the lookout for them all!  What I commonly refer to as a rooftop bar is often called a sky bar (cielo bar) or sky terrace (cielo terraza) in Spain.  So if you want to be up on the top of a building look for those terms.  There is also the name la Azotea, which is the term for rooftop.  Some of the terraces we have listed aren’t at the top of a building at all, but they have something special about them to be included in our list.

Almuñécar Bar & Restaurant Terrazas

Restaurante Calabajio Terrace

Restaurant Calabajio is the perfect place to enjoy stunning views of the subtropical Mediterranean park, Playa Calabajio, and snippets of the gorgeous Mediterranean Sea!  There is a large outdoor terrace with comfortable seating and even a special chill-out corner.  You can enjoy lunch, dinner, or drinks every day of the year!  It is also the ideal location for large groups and events in your own little piece of paradise.  Offering delicious Mediterranean fusion food, a large wine selection, and great service.  They often have live entertainment nights too.  You will find the restaurant located on the east side of town, in Taramay, with street parking available.  It’s good to call ahead for a reservation.
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Restaurante Calabajio Terraza with views. Read more on Almunecarinfo.com

Casa la Parra Rooftop Bar

This is a charming house converted into a restaurant and bar, with a summer rooftop terrace (la azotea terraza)!  Without a doubt, the bar downstairs will be hopping most nights, but our little secret is the rooftop bar!  Talk about charm and ambiance, wow!  You can relax on couches with views of the old town and you will be sitting right next to the 16th-century church.  Keep in mind you are right next to the ringing bells, but that adds to the character.  It is a perfect place to get away from it all and enjoy being in Spain on a cozy rooftop.  There are 5 seating areas for 6-8 people each, with an upper and lower rooftop terrace. You may order drinks or food for rooftop service and it is advised you call ahead to reserve a spot, especially for sunset.
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Casa la Parra rooftop terrace azotea old town Almunecar


Bombay Sky Bar

Perched up on the rooftop of Hotel Playa San Cristóbal, you will find the new Bombay Sky Bar!  This rooftop terrace comes with more than just a cozy bar and great drinks, it also has spectacular views.  You can enjoy views of the Peñones del Santo, live music and cosy tables on one side of the rooftop.  While on the other side you have great views of Playa San Cristobal as well as the mountains and town, with comfy chairs and couches.  This just opened in July 2020 and the current summer schedule is daily from 21:00 – 02:00.  Come and join in on a song with Eloisa and let the party begin.  Please keep in mind there is no elevator, so be sure you can walk up the three flights.

Bombay Sky Bar Perched up on the rooftop of Hotel Playa San Cristóbal


El Convento Sky Bar

This little terrace bar is our best secret and it is where we like to take our visitors.  You won’t find bling and flash here.  It is cozy, quaint, and very local.  This is actually the rooftop terrace of an old convent, hence the name El Convento.  It isn’t high up in the sky with sweeping views, as it is located in the alleyways of the old town.  That said, it is full of charm and has a very chill sky bar atmosphere.  Stop in for a drink and some tapas.
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El Convento Rooftop Bar - Almuñécar Terrazas del Sol y luna El Convento Skybar in old town


Hotel Helios

This is one of our favorites hotels in town.  Many of our clients and visitors stay here, but we also like this for meetups and socializing.  They also offer two amazing terrazas to choose from.

Terraza Tropical – Helios Hotel

This terrace bar is located at the paseo or street level and it’s a wonderful place to relax with a drink or even a light lunch.  There’s comfortable seating for you while you are sipping on your drink and watching the world go by.
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Blue Bar – Helios Hotel

We can’t forget the chill out rooftop Blue Bar on the 10th floor of the Helios Hotel.  It is far more than just a sky bar.  You will see stunning views of the sea and San Cristóbal beach, both day and night.  The roof terrace on the front side of the building offers comfortable seating.  While in the back of the rooftop terrace, there is a small spa for a nice massage.  The Blue Bar only offers service during the summer months, from 21:00, and hotel guests are given priority.
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Helios Hotel Summer Rooftop Blue Bar Almuñécar


Hotel Bahía Almuñécar Rooftop Bar

The roof terrace at the Bahía Almuñécar offers a pool, solarium, and rooftop bar.  You really get an all-around view from here!  You can see the mountains, old town Almuñécar and the Mediterranean Sea as well.  There is a pergola to keep you shaded by day and you can see the lights of the city by night.  It is located on the main street, Avenida Juan Carlos I on the 8th floor of the hotel.  The solarium terrace bar is open during the summer months with a reservation recommended (958 63 11 00). Open Thursday – Saturday from 20:00.
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Hotel Bahia Almunecar rooftop bar and terrace. Read more on Almunecarinfo.com


El Arbol Blanco Playa

There are 2 locations for El Arbol Blanco and they couldn’t be more different.  First, you have the original location, at the top of Avenida Costa del Sol, perfect in the winter, as it is nice and cozy.  Then, for the summer the playa location wins for its location, because of the close proximity to the sea and the lovely views looking towards Motril.  Of course, you can’t go wrong with the food made by the head chef and owner, Jorge.  We have been several times to both locations and it has always been excellent.  It is located alongside the Aquatropic water park and it’s one of the very few restaurants in town directly over the water.  You must try their great selection of seafood and don’t for get dessert!  The only downside is the playa location closes for the winter, usually closed from November – Easter.
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Arbol Blanco Playa Terrace Restaurant on the sea. Read more on Almunecarinfo.com


El Mirador De La Corregidora

La Terraza at el Mirador de la Corregidora restaurant made our list because of the stunning views over Almuñécar!  This is perfect to see the city lights twinkle at night or enjoy the stunning sea views by day.  Though you are looking east, you are still in for a spectacular sunset as well.  They offer outdoor dining on the balcony, as well as a few tables indoors.  This has a nice atmosphere and is full of charm with good service.  The restaurant usually offers a few choices for the menu of the day, always with a vegetarian option.  They were once located in town and moved to this location in the Spring of 2020.  It’s located off of the N340, on the west side of town, with plenty of parking.
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El Mirador De La Corregidora Almunecar


El Balcon de Cotobro

This terrace restaurant made our list because of the secluded location on the beach, hugged by the hills of Cotobro.  Enjoy this cozy and romantic terrace restaurant, perched over the playa de Cotobro and offer spectacular views both day and night.  The menu is varied with Mediterranean, Spanish, French, and European cuisine, with vegetarian options.  You can enjoy lunch or dinner and it’s also a perfect location to hold a small private party.  There is often live music as well.
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El Balcon de Cotobro This terrace restaurant made our list because of the secluded location on the beach, hugged by the hills of Cotobro.  Read more on Almunecarinfo.com


La Herradura Terrazas del Sol y Luna

Restaurante Mercato

This spacious terrace is located at the beach level of the boutique hotel Peña Parda.  By day you have lovely sea views and can chill out under the covered terrace or out in the sun.  This has a very relaxing atmosphere and the restaurant menu has a variety of options to choose from.  We’ve dined here a few times and always enjoy it.  By night, you can see the lights glisten off of the sea and hear the beautiful sounds of the bay.  We chose this as it is at the chill end of the village, with a great ambiance.
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Salobreña Terrazas & Chill Sky Bar

Hotel Miba’s Sky Bar

Hotel Miba boasts a chill sky bar overlooking the sea and Salobreña castle, with stunning views day and night.  There is a furnished terrace, a sun deck, and live entertainment nights. Located in Salobreña, this stylish hotel has a bar and a restaurant is worth a visit.  Everyone keeps saying how delicious the food is, so check them out!  You may access this terrace all year, reserve your table and let them know AlmuñécarInfo.com sent you.  +34 958 61 72 28.
* Breakfast: 08:30 – 11:00
* Bar: 13:00 – 23:00
* Restaurant: 13:.30 – 16:00  / 20:00 – 23:00
* Sky bar: 17:00 – 23:00
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Hotle Miba Skybar Salobreña


El Peñón Restaurant in Salobreña

The El Peñón restaurant is nestled in the rocks of Salobreña, right on the sea, and offers seafood from the Port of Motril.  It offers Mediterranean cuisine with elaborate dishes such as the fish and seafood zarzuela, monkfish a la marinara, baked cod, Al-Andalus mussels, and the mixed or seafood paella also known popularly as “Adriana’s paella”, black rice and lobster.  Good for lunch, sunset and dinner.  Make reservations!  Click here to see contact info

El Peñón Restaurant in Salobreña


Motril Outdoor Terrazas

Restaurante Museo del Azúcar Terraza

Restaurante Museo del Azúcar is best known for its unique setting in the ruins of the old sugar mill (Azucarera del Pilar de Motril).  When you step out onto the terrace with the twinkle lights on, some live music playing, and a nice drink in your hand to feel the magic.  This gastro bar receives wonderful reviews for the quality food and the way it is beautifully presented to the guests.  It is a very special place, with history and charm all around.  There is also indoor dining where you will receive delicious food in a relaxing atmosphere.
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Restaurante Museo del Azúcar is best know for its location set in the ruins of the old sugar mill (Azucarera del Pilar de Motril).  There is an indoor restaurant, but step out onto the terrace with the twinkle lights on, some live music playing, and a nice drink in your hand to feel the magic. Read more on Almunecarinfo.com

Keep in mind, we may have missed some.  Feel free to comment or let us know if we should consider another to add to the list.  We will do a little research on your suggestion and see if it will make our list.  🙂

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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 https://wagonersabroad.com

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