Costa Tropical Holidays
Spain’s Costa Tropical lies across the southern coast of the province of Granada, and is situated directly east of the renowned Costa del Sol. In direct contrast to it’s neighbour, the Costa Tropical is an ideal choice for people considering Spain holidays to get away from it all; to escape the hustle and bustle of the more popular resorts and really savour the peace and serenity of this tranquil stretch of Spanish coastline!
Costa Tropical holidays offer a glimpse of provincial Spanish life and culture, whilst remaining easily accessible to casual tourism. Richly historical, the area offers a fascinating insight into a Roman past, with many castles, ruins and landmarks all within close proximity of the crystal-clear waters of the Mediterranean and the famously clean beaches. Just over two hours away by air, the Costa Tropical is the ideal choice for a peaceful, relaxing Spanish getaway.
The Costa Tropical basks in an average of 320 days of sunshine every year, making it luxuriously warm. Average temperatures routinely range from 26° Celsius to 32° Celsius from May until late August. Another benefit to the high temperatures and almost perpetual sunshine is the temperature of the clear, blue waters off the coast, which typically peak around 23° Celsius, making it ideal for swimming and the abundance of watersports on offer through the local marinas.
Jan - 13ºC
Feb - 14ºC
Mar - 16ºC
Apr - 18ºC
May - 22ºC
Jun - 23ºC
Jul - 26ºC
Aug - 26ºC
Sep - 24ºC
Oct - 21ºC
Nov - 17ºC
Dec - 14ºC
Things To Do on Holidays
Unlike it’s neighbour, the Costa Tropical offers visitors a chance to unwind amidst traditional Spanish surroundings. Much of the Costa Tropical’s charm lies in the fact that unlike many other Spanish holiday destinations, the area retains much of its historical heritage and atmosphere. The region is of historical significance, with an abundance of ancient ruins dating back to the Roman Empire and the Phoenician civilisation, which dates back to the first millennium BC. The Castillo, an Arabian fortified castle dating back to the 15th century remains a popular attraction, also offering stunning vista views of the nearby Sierra Nevada Mountains.
If you crave something a little more exciting, the clarity of the blue waters offers a wide variety of watersports to indulge in, including sailing expeditions into the many coves that dot the coastline, scuba diving to view the myriad of wildlife that inhabit the waters and windsurfing and jet skiing. Also worth visiting is the impressive Marina del Este yacht harbour, in the nearby cove just east of Punta de la Mona.
Things to do: Culture
In spite of its popularity as a tourist destination, the Costa Tropical retains much of its Spanish heritage and tradition, seemingly unaffected by the mass-appeal and commercialisation of the nearby Costa del Sol. Spain’s rich cultural history is evident in the architecture of the region, and also in the local cuisine available from the many fine restaurants in the area. There is a sense of tradition that permeates the whole area, as if life has always been this way, and it offers the visitor a charming portrait of how life in Spain was many years ago.
Also worth checking out are the multitude of fiestas that take place across the region throughout the summer months. From the 24th to the 29th of June, the town of Salobrena plays host to the San Juan and San Pedro fair. Many of Salobrena’s festivities take place within the shadow of the dramatic Arabic castle, including the renowned Lucero del Alba flamenco festival, offering a classical mix of Spanish fare with traditional music and dancing that is truly not to be missed.
Things to do: Nightlife
Aside from the large number of traditional Spanish restaurants in the area, the popular resort of Motril is the best place to head if you fancy a little excitement after dark, with many bars and nightclubs within easy reach of the many reasonably priced Costa Tropical hotels in the area. More subdued than the raucous decadence of nearby Costa del Sol resorts, Motril is still the place to party long after the sun goes down over the beautiful blue waters.
The region is ruggedly mountainous, sloping dramatically towards the beaches. As such, traversing the area can be great exercise as much of the urbanised areas are built directly on the slopes of the hills at the base of the Sierra Nevada. As for the coastline, the golden beaches are often interrupted by secluded, isolated coves and rocky bays, offering much more privacy than other comparable stretches of beach further west. From atop the hills of the region, you are treated to spectacular views of the surrounding area, including the beautiful stretches of beach and rugged mountains for which the Costa Tropical is famed.
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Costa Tropical holidays offer visitors a relaxing, tranquil side of Spain often missed in the hustle and bustle of other resorts. Combining the charming attraction of traditional Spanish life with the breathtaking natural beauty of the region makes visiting the Costa Tropical an unforgettable holiday for the whole family.
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