The coasts and inlets of the Costa Tropical were natural harbors for Phoenicians and Romans, spaces for the distribution of fisheries and garum to all points of the Roman Empire; the beaches of the Costa Tropical welcomed the landing of Abd Al Rahman I, founder of the Umayyad dynasty in Al Andalus, its castles in front of the sea were summer residence of the sultans of the kingdom of Granada since the XIII century, their port refuges were essential for the distribution of sugar produced since the Middle Ages on the Tropical Coast.
Closer in time, all our beaches and coves, unique witnesses of the history lived in Andalusia and throughout Spain, have become unique locations for summer enjoyment by our people and all those who visit us. The great variety of our beaches makes it easy to find the one that best suits the one our visitor is looking for, from urban beaches, with the comforts they have for the whole family, naturist beaches and small coves that will delight those who are looking for a spectacular landscape by the sea.
Toilets, showers, walkways, cleaning, surveillance and rescue, access for people with reduced mobility, beach bars, restaurants, sport and leisure offer, easy parking are some of the services offered by our urban beaches. The Tropical Beaches of the Costa Tropical are La Herradura, San Cristobal Fuente de Piedra, Puerta del Mar and Velilla in Almuñécar, El Peñón and La Charca in Salobreña, Poniente Beach in Motril, Torrenueva Costa Beach, Carchuna, Calahonda, Castell de Ferro, Castillo de Baños, La Mamola, and Pozuelo in the municipality of Albuñol. Map of Costa Tropical Beaches.
Small coves between cliffs
The proximity of the mountains to the sea cause spectacular cliffs in some areas of the Costa Tropical. There are numerous spaces in which we can enjoy cozy coves and wide, natural and calm beaches that will delight all those who seek beaches and incredible scenery surrounded by Mediterranean and subtropical vegetation. Some of the coves we recommend discover are Calaiza and Berengueles in La Herradura, Cotobro, Tesorillo, Pozuelo, Calabajío and Cabria-Curumbico in Almuñécar, Playa de la Guardia and Punta del Río in Salobreña, Playa Granada in Motril, La Rijana and Cambriles in Castell de Ferro, Cala del Lance and Casarones in Rubite, the Yesos and Melicena in Sorvilán, and Cala Chilches in Albuñol. Map of Costa Tropical Beaches.
For those who prefer nudism, the Costa Tropical offers four beaches where you can practice naturism. Our naturist beaches are actually coves located in natural spaces outside the most frequented areas. In all cases they are the perfect example of harmony, tranquility and relaxation. Although nudism is allowed, to enjoy these beaches in any case is mandatory. The naturist beaches of the Costa Tropical are Cantarriján in La Herradura, El Muerto in Almuñécar, La Joya in Torrenueva, and the Cala del Ruso in Albuñol. Map of Costa Tropical Beaches.