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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.

    Excellent! 4.6/5
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    House #493085
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      Wonderful! 4.9/5
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      • 3 BR
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      House #2006211
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        Wonderful! 4.8/5
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        Apartment #1228562
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          Exceptional! 5/5
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          Cottage #6098469
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            • 6 BR
            • 3 BA
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            Villa #1952686
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              Wonderful! 4.8/5
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              • 2 BR
              • 2 BA
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              Apartment #8145391
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                Exceptional! 5/5
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                • 3 BR
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                House #505797
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                  Exceptional! 5/5
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                  • 5 BR
                  • 6 BA
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                  Villa #1420193
                  4
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                    • 4 BR
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                    House #6520266
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                      • 2 BR
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                      Apartment #6695909
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                        Apartment #1884916
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                          Apartment #8028459
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                            Exceptional! 5/5
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                            • 2 BR
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                            House #2566408
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                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                              • 3 BR
                              • 1 BA
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                              House #3716394
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                                • 2 BR
                                • 1 BA
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                                Cottage #6771260
                                1
                                Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                  (30 reviews)
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                                  • 4 BR
                                  • 4 BA
                                  • Sleeps 9
                                  Villa #84691
                                  30
                                  Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                    • 2 BR
                                    • 2 BA
                                    • Sleeps 5
                                    House #758913
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                                    Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                      Exceptional! 5/5
                                      (8 reviews)
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                                      • 2 BR
                                      • 1 BA
                                      • Sleeps 6
                                      Villa #8014316
                                      8
                                      Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
                                        • Studio
                                        • 1 BA
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                                        Cottage #4163751
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                                        Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
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                                          Apartment #1425610
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                                            House #2566393
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                                              • 5 BR
                                              • 4 BA
                                              • Sleeps 10
                                              Villa #8046838
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                                                Apartment #6816092
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                                                  Condo #6560281
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                                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                    • 2 BR
                                                    • 1 BA
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                                                    Cottage #8004960
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                                                      Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                      Farmhouse #8002079
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                                                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                        Multiple rentals House #29820
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                                                          Apartment #2386652
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                                                            Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                            • 2 BR
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                                                            Villa #860910
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                                                              Excellent! 4.6/5
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                                                              • 4 BR
                                                              • 2 BA
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                                                              • Sleeps 12
                                                              Villa #8023001
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                                                                Excellent! 4.5/5
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                                                                • 5 BR
                                                                • 2 BA
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                                                                House #3855662
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                                                                  Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                  Apartment #8045830
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                                                                    • 3 BR
                                                                    • 1 BA
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                                                                    Cottage #6522724
                                                                    Viewed 52 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      Excellent! 4.6/5
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                                                                      • 5 BR
                                                                      • 4 BA
                                                                      • Separate Toilet
                                                                      • Sleeps 11
                                                                      Villa #417939
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                                                                      Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                        • 3 BR
                                                                        • 3 BA
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                                                                        • Sleeps 8
                                                                        House #6651232
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                                                                        Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                          Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                          • 3 BR
                                                                          • 3 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 6
                                                                          Villa #6300660
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                                                                          Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                            (13 reviews)
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                                                                            • 3 BR
                                                                            • 2 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 6
                                                                            Villa #6131751
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                                                                            Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                              (11 reviews)
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                                                                              • 3 BR
                                                                              • 2 BA
                                                                              • Separate Toilet
                                                                              • Sleeps 8
                                                                              Villa #1100576
                                                                              11
                                                                              Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                • Studio
                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                                                Multiple rentals Apartment #1693590
                                                                                Viewed 34 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  Excellent! 4.5/5
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                                                                                  • 4 BR
                                                                                  • 3 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 10
                                                                                  Villa #8088278
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                                                                                  Viewed 32 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 5
                                                                                    House #6559147
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                                                                                    Viewed 36 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                      • 1 BA
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                                                                                      Multiple rentals Apartment #1693590
                                                                                      Viewed 65 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        • 5 BR
                                                                                        • 5 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 9
                                                                                        Villa #8045791
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                                                                                        Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                          House #3992197
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                                                                                            Villa #6861113
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                                                                                              • 4 BR
                                                                                              • 3 BA
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                                                                                              • Sleeps 12
                                                                                              Villa #6726774
                                                                                              Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                                (43 reviews)
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                                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                                • 1 BA
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                                                                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                House #67181
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                                                                                                Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                                  (4 reviews)
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                                                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 5
                                                                                                  Cottage #4239
                                                                                                  4
                                                                                                  Viewed 47 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                                                    (36 reviews)
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                                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 5
                                                                                                    House #505335
                                                                                                    36
                                                                                                    Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                                    Recent Reviews

                                                                                                    The property is fantastic property well secluded.

                                                                                                    5 of 5
                                                                                                    The overall impression is absolutely very good. We have now stayed at 5 different properties in Orgiva, and the last three of them have all been with Oliver. The reason for this is simple, everything work out seamless. Oliver has several properties that can be hired, all of them are absolutely favourable, but for different needs and purposes. All are completely equipped and you are well taken care of from the point you are entering Orgiva. Whenever coming back, we will not look for anything else. Well done Oliver ! Bonny and Kjell
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Mar 2017

                                                                                                    Wow-property with a fantastic location in a genuine village.

                                                                                                    5 of 5
                                                                                                    We are a family from Sweden who stayed over Easter in El Molino. The trip from Malaga went easy and we stayed in Motril to shop groceries. Driving there makes you feel like being in the wild western movie. The rough mountains with caves and a small road to Guajar Faraguit with lovely plants and cactuses growing on the cliffs. Coming to the house was like opening Pandora's box. Everything felt bigger and even nicer than on the pictures. The housekeeper, Yasmina, was friendly and made a wonderful paella, fixed wood for the fireplace, and spoke a lot of Spanish. The surroundings are breathtaking. Beautiful! Would certainly want to be back some day.! Thank you! Katrin Onno with family from Stockholm, Sweden
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Apr 2017