The Costa Tropical, situated between the Costa del Sol of the province of M├ílaga and the Costa de Almer├şa, at only some 80km south of Granada city is a paradise-like coastline which offers the very best conditions and attractions for an excellent holiday either for families, groups of friends or sole travelers.
Its situated on the Mediterranean, close to Africa and to the Sierra Nevada, with the highest peaks on the Peninsula. This mountain range protect the Costa Tropical from the cold northerly winds and allows a subtropical micro-climate, with 320 days of sunshine a year and an average temperature of around 20┬║C, where all kinds of tropical fruit is grown in its lush valleys.
Cliffs, coves and long beaches make up the landscape of this coveted coastline, conquered by numerous civilisations. Phoenicians, Romans and Arabs have fought over it and left behind traces of their cultures.
The Costa Tropical has several important tourist centres: la Herradura, Almu├▒├ęcar, Salobre├▒a, Motril, Castell de Ferro and La R├íbita - boasting a good tourist network where countless sports can be practiced: windsurfing, surfing, scuba diving, fishing, sailing, waterskiing, golf, tennis, squash and horse-riding. The Sierra Nevada, at more than 3,000 metres high and only a short distance from the coast, is a paradise for alpine skiing and mountaineering.