Granada and Costa Tropical
Granada is a province in Andalusia, Southern Spain, just to the east of Malaga and the respective coast of Granada along the Mediterranean Sea is called Costa Tropical. The city of Granada is a true tourist draw for millions of visitors every year due to the eventful history it has undergone and the local monuments, like the famous Alhambra and the Albaicin, which are obligatory sights for every Granada tourist. Besides, Granada is also known throughout Spain for its outstanding craftwork and its renowned university that attracts students from all over the country.
The province of Granada is also home to the beautiful natural park Sierra Nevada, a mountain range (highest peak: Mulhacen 3,481m) used by many people in winter as a skiing area. The Costa Tropical, also called “Costa de Granada” or “Costa Granadina”, is a 70 km long coastline, stretching from Almuñecar in the west to Castillo de Baños in the east, and offers calm, sandy beaches and numerous water sports facilities. Unlike the Costa del Sol in Malaga, the Costa Tropical is no area of mass tourism, maybe due to the ruggedness of the terrain. Nevertheless, the region offers a very pleasant sunny climate, with warm summers and mild winters – ideal to spend quiet holidays on the beach combined with excursions to the historical sites.
Towns & Cities in Granada
Things to do in Granada
Maps of Granada