Situated in the heart of historical Andalusia, the Costa Tropical or Costa de Granada as it is also known, has thousands of visitors each year. It is not by mistake that the Costa Tropical has its name, fine scenery, lovely villages and a unique micro climate giving over 320 days of sunshine per year.
The mild winds from the northern Africa and the warm waters of the Mediterranean Sea, together with the fresh air from the nearby mountains in Sierra Nevada, create a superb environment with an average temperature of 20º. The region is less dry and more lush than the surrounding areas due to the proximity to the Sierra Nevada.
As tourism arrived later here than in other area of Spain, the Costa Tropical enjoys a higher level of planning than other areas that were hastily built.
Almuñécar, Motril and Salobreña are the most popular destinations among tourists and the shoreline is blessed with thick sand and clear blue waters and have regularly been awarded the Blue Flag.
The Costa Tropical is rich with historical treasures, including pre-historic cave paintings in nearby Nerja. There are many Roman ruins including buildings, roads, bridges, fish salting factories, and irrigation systems used to this day.