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Make a holiday rental home or villa in Lecrin Valley, Costa Tropical Spain your home away from home

The Costa Tropical of the Granada province in Spain has some of the most picturesque beaches in Andalusia. It is not as well known as its western neighbour, the Costa del Sol, and therefore offers a refuge from the crowds in ideal surroundings. The mountains here reach right down to the rugged coastline, where a series of bays and inlets offer quiet beaches to relax and recuperate on. Inland from the Costa Tropical is the charming Lecrin Valley. Just 30 minutes from the coastal resorts, it has hardly been touched by the tourist boom, so a phrase book is essential!

Places to holiday in Costa Tropical, Spain

La Herradura is one of the best beaches on the Costa Tropical. It is a quiet, unspoilt and very beautiful beach set in a bay, where time seems to stand still.

The village of Salobrena is an idyllic Andalusian whitewashed town, with a stunning beach and an extremely impressive Moorish castle which attracts visitors from miles around. The town clings to a large rock outcrop set just back from the coastline, providing spectacular views of the sea. The town also provides a great base for skiing in the Alpujarra, and from October to April, you can ski by day, and relax on the beach in the evening! Golf, tennis, mountain biking and fishing is very popular here as well as snorkelling and diving on the hugely successful artificial reef.

Almunecar is an increasingly vibrant beach resort town, but also offers the Loro Sexi bird park, which delights visitors with 1,500 species of birds. There is also a rich history here, with multiple Roman ruins, the San Miguel Castle and Almunecar Castle, with its world famous pottery.

Motril is the largest town on the Costa Tropical. It is the main service provider for the Costa, and is a thriving sport and leisure town, offering easy access to both the Sierra Nevada Mountains and the beaches of the Costa Tropical. A Costa Tropical holiday cottage or villa with a pool here also acts as a base to discover Morocco by boat. Snorkelling, diving, and golf at the Los Moriscos golf course add to Motril’s attractiveness.

Things to do in Costa Tropical and the Lecrin Valley, Spain

Water sports and diving are extremely popular along the Costa Tropical, especially from the protected cove of Punta de la Mona, where the clear water allows you to see a variety of aquatic animals without too much effort!

The Lecrin Valley is an area of outstanding natural beauty, with lemon, almond and orange plantations giving the Sierra Nevada foothills a colourful cover. Many of the 17 villages in the valley are Moorish in origin, with spectacular architecture and exciting fiestas. A holiday rental in the Lecrin Valley is the perfect place to relax and explore this magical region at your own pace.

Europe’s most southern ski resort in Sierra Nevada was host to the 1996 World Championships, and has all the top-class facilities of a French alpine resort, with the added attraction of beaches just 30 minutes away.

Weather in Costa Tropical, Spain

The Costa Tropical has a Mediterranean climate, with long hot summers and mild winters allowing year round holidays, where beach, golf and skiing holidays can be taken.

Travel to Costa Tropical and Lecrin Valley, Spain

This part of the coast is an hour and a half from Malaga Airport (AGP), but a Costa Tropical property or holiday rental in the Lecrin Valley is well worth the travel.

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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Lovely apartment

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      A lovely big apartment only minutes from the beach and restaurants. It is very well maintained and equipped with everything necessary for a comfortable holiday. We had a very quick response from the owners and the local agent Rachel was very helpful. Highly recommended.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 14-Mar-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Mar 2017

                                                                                                      perfectly described

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      A week in February, its a really an easy to get to spot, perfect for travelling up and down the coast. Communication was swift and clear and a big thanks to Angel opening a supermarket late on a Sunday evening
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 05-Mar-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Feb 2017

                                                                                                      Wonderful winter holiday break

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      The property is ideally situated overlooking other very good houses and villas to the old town and the castle with mountains beyond. The sea is just viewable from the roof terrace and is a 10 minute walk downhill to an excellent promenade with bars and restaurants. The beach,as in most parts of these costas, is brown earth with grit and pebbles but is extremely picturesque with lots of palm trees. The old town is another 10-15 walk along this attractive promenade and is made up of alleyways and shops with a fantastic covered market selling meat and fish. There's a very good supermarket just 5 minutes drive away from the property. There is an Anglican church just 5 minutes walk away. The weather was very good.....often 20 degrees....with some odd showers.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 05-Mar-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Feb 2017