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The Costa del Sol includes 300km of the Spanish Mediterranean Coast which belongs to the Provinces of Granada, Malaga and Cadiz; of this more than 50km of the Granada coastline has been designated the ´Costa Tropical´.
The ´Costa Tropical´ enjoys a microclimate, subtropical in character – with a warm and gentle 18 degrees in winter and averaging a sultry 28 degrees centigrade in summer. It is protected from the northern winds by a mountain chain which in some areas reaches down to the edge of the sea. With the intense blue of the Mediterranean, stunning beaches and idyllic shelter of the majestic landscape stretching from the Sierras of Alhama, Tejeda and Almijara on towards the snow capped mountains of the Sierra Nevada, this is really a place of unparalleled beauty.
Tropicana Estates is based in the centre of Almuñécar – at the heart of the Costa Tropical - and serves both International and Spanish clients alike. We cover the coastline from La Herradura to Motril which has excellent access from Málaga airport (75km - approx one hour to Almuñécar). Salobreña is often more popular with golfers playing the 18 holes at the “Los Moriscos” course just off from the beach. Popular with residents and holidaymakers alike this year round course offers a world class restaurant in the club house too. For sports enthusiasts, skiing in the Sierra Nevada is just 72km away and whilst the luxurious leisure port of Marina Del Este nestling between La Herradura and Almuñécar offers sailing, scuba diving, water skiing and tennis; Almuñécar offers hang gliding and trekking either along the beaches or the dry river valleys inland. Almuñécar sits below the historic and national monument of the Castillo de San Miguel, an impressive fortress developed by the Moors. Surrounded by more than 20 kilometres of beaches its most outstanding features are probably the winding streets in the old town – now given the status of historical preservation, the Phoenician and Roman remains and a well preserved Roman aqueduct to the north of the town.
Fundamentally Spanish, despite a steady influx of cosmopolitans settling in the region, there is always something to do for everyone, and particularly children. The local schooling is superb but for those who would prefer to continue with the English school curriculum the International school based here in Almuñécar offers its multinational students education from 5 to 18. The school also provides an air-conditioned coach pick-up for all students from Nerja and Motril.
Almunecar is well connected - the motorway (A7/N340) stretches from Málaga airport to Almunecar and on to Motril, where it joins with the A-44 motorway, making access to the historic city of Granada and the Sierra Nevada ski resort that much easier. Now is an excellent time to buy property on the Costa Tropical, not only for the pleasure it will undoubtedly offer you, but also for the sound investment that today’s bargains can offer you and your family... a great investment for the future.