The Costa Tropical is the coastal region of the Granada Province and offers holiday rentals for rural tourism and has a more relaxed and less developed environment than its neighbour The Costa Del Sol. The coast is made up of rocky coves and unusual grey sand wide beaches. Holidaying on the Costa Tropical gives a wide variety of natural activities, there are many walking and hiking routes, scuba diving in crystal clear waters and general get a way from it all feel. There are many properties to rent for holidays, from apartments to villas and traditional town houses. The area is a haven for local Spaniards from Granada to escape the hot summer days and the population increases dramatically in the summer months.
Renting long term on the Costa Tropical is very inexpensive and you can rent a modern 2 bedroom apartment for as little as 350 euros per month, making this a fantastic location for living in the sun on a budget. The main town of Motril offers all the amenities for all year living, with some of the smaller villages perhaps becoming a little quiet in the winter months once the tourist have returned home. There are wide range of apartments available to rent long term from economical to luxury penthouses with sea views. If you are looking for a little more space there are many country houses and villas as well townhouses that can be rented at a fraction of the price than the more expensive areas of The Costa Del Sol or The Costa Blanca.
If you are looking to get away from it all for the winter then The Costa Tropical is a fantastic choice for a very economical winter sun destination. On the coast there are many rental properties that are very inexpensive, and you can enjoy the tranquillity of this natural area. The main town of Motril offers all the amenities and shops needed for everyday living and its about 1 hour drive to the city of Granada and around 2 hours drive to the mountains of the Sierra Nevada to enjoy a bit of skiing. The whole area offers fantastic mountain ranges and countryside to enjoy walking and hiking and to explore the historical culture of the mountain villages. Winter renting in the Costa Tropical offers a great escape from grey Northern European winters.
20km for the Mediterranean Sea Albondón is a perfect location for nature lovers with its many walking and hiking routes. The village retains much original character with it´s narrow streets that take you back in time.
Ideal for rural tourism lovers, Albuñol is an agricultural area growing almonds and grapes for wine producing. Located on the Mediterranean Sea it enjoys unspoilt beaches and a relaxed environment for tourists.
One of the main tourist towns on the Costa Tropical and the Grenada Province Almuñécar has been a favourite for Spanish tourists but recently foreign visitors are discovering its beautiful rocky coves as well as sandy beaches.
A popular tourist destination for its rocky coves that surround the horseshoe shape beach which provide La Herradura with crystal clear waters making it a haven for scuba divers and other water sports enthusiasts.
The second largest town in the region after Granada, Motril is a busy hub that supplies many services to the smaller villages on the coast of the Costa Tropical. It has a commercial port as well a marina and fishing port.
A neighbourhood of Motril, El Varadero is a popular spot for tourists and all year round, close to the marina and commercial port there are lots of bars and restaurants in the area to enjoy the fantastic seafood on offer.
With its wide unusual grey sandy beaches Torrenueva Costa is a popular tourist destination for beach lovers and is a mainly a tourist town. The population increases dramatically in the high season and drops in the winter months.
Famous for its castle “Castillo de Salobreña” which has views of the Mediterranean Sea, Salobreña has over 6000 years of history. There are two parts to the town the old town which is home to the castle and new beach front developments.
Although Nerja is technically on the Costa Del Sol it does border the Costa Tropical and is sometimes classed in this area. A popular tourist town with it´s whitewashed houses and sandy beaches is a beautiful place to visit.