The so-called Costa Tropical, which is essentially the Granada coastline, enjoys one of the most benign climates, not only on the Iberian peninsula, but throughout the European Mediterranean. The mountains of the Sierra Nevada protected from the north winds, creating a microclimate of a tropical temperate.

Apart from its boom climate, the people are enjoying a rich historical and cultural heritage.

The spectacular old town of Almunecar, popularly known as the neighborhood of San Miguel, is a characteristic sample of urban Muslim, so influential in Andalusia.


At the top of Cerro de San Miguel stands Castle Roman origin, as attested by the remains of one of its doors. Below the castle is the parish of the incarnation-the most important religious building of the population-and, a few metres from the parish, the central avenue Europe, with beautiful mansions such as the Najarra, current headquarters of the Municipal Office Tourism.

Faced with this palace stretches of the park Majuelo, splendid oasis formed in part by a botanical garden with more than 400 different species of plants. On the outskirts of the town is located three archaeological sites of Phoenician origin. The most important is undoubtedly the necropolis Bridge Noy. It is also worth highlighting the tower Monk, a former funeral century pantheon I. On the coast of Almunecar highlights the Herradura beach, one of the best in the Costa Tropical, and the beach of San Cristobal, more than one kilometer in length.

The town of Salobreña, located in the heart of the same coast, embraced a rock, is a beautiful and picturesque setting of the Andalusian coast. Salobreña can boast of possessing some of the best beaches in the Granada coastline. A tour of the plaza is imperative rightly called “Viewpoint”, because there are obtained from spectacular views of the coast and the neighboring towns of Almunecar and Motril. The neighborhoods of the town, Albaicín and Broncal, at the foot of the castle, are places with great charm. Outside the historic centre, its promenade, crowded with bars, restaurants, pubs and discotheques. In addition to these attractions, tourist activity of Salobreña is complemented by its enviable beaches, such as the Rock, or Cagadilla Guard.


The city of Motril, considered the capital of this entire coastal region, is located in the foothills of the Sierra luxury. While not outstanding for its architectural and historical heritage, the village has an excellent seafood restaurants and fantastic beaches, as Azucenas, Grenada or Calahonda, west of which, on the cliff of Cape Sacratif, lies a beacon of the nineteenth century, the only sign of guidance from Cape Gata and the port of Malaga.

Gualchos, a pioneer of tourism Granada and famous for its beaches and its excellent tourist facilities, is a quiet village whose coast is Castell de Ferro. The beach Castle in the north and extensive beach Sotillo, south, framed the population and the entire coastline of Gualchos.

In a tiny valley of the Alpujarra Almeria is Albuñol, a small town dedicated to rural tourism and farming. In this town highlight its various watchtower and the ruins of the castle Rábita, as well as the monumental formed by the parish church of Our Lady of the Rosary, the Hermitage of San Antonio and the convent of St. Gregory. Its beaches are very attractive and those of Pozuelo Rábita, quiet cove of crystal clear water.

Another of the most visited sites of Albuñol is the Cave of Bats, shelter where the man lived between the Neolithic and Bronze Age.

Tropical crops

Given the excellent weather conditions on the Costa Tropical Motril developed the cultivation of tropical fruits and sugarcane. Although in recent years tourism has largely changed its economic structure, the cultivation of sugar cane led to the villa was known in early twentieth century with the nickname of “Little Cuba”.

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