The rather quiet beaches of the Costa Tropical compared to the Costa del Sol mainly attract Spanish tourists.
Which beach or place would we recommend? Everyone has their own taste. In Nerja there is much more hustle and bustle, but it has beautiful beaches and of course you go to the Balcón de Europa, with its great views.Maro, right next to it, has a beautiful beach, which is also very popular in summer and on weekends.
Between La Herradura and Nerja there are 3 small unspoilt bays, which we can certainly recommend. In summer there is also a chiringuito (bar / restaurant) open in every bay.
In La Herradura and Calahonda there are diving schools and especially Calahonda is also good for snorkeling.Almuñecar has 4 or 5 different bays, so everyone should find “their” perfect beach here. Salobreña has a long and open beach where it is easy to find peace. Stroll up to the old town of Salobreña and visit the Castillo de Salobreña, the old castle (ruin), from where you have wonderful views of the town and the Costa Tropical up and down.
Until a few years ago, sugar cane was still grown between Salobreña and Motril, which can be seen from the sugar factories that are now closed. One of them was converted into a museum in Motril that is definitely worth a visit – the Museo preindustrial de Caña asks us! Two popular bays towards Almeria are also la playa de Rijana and de la Joya, both undeveloped and really great!
From our holiday home in Guajar Faragüit La Cueva it is only 20 minutes to the beaches of Motril and Salobreña, from the holiday homes in Orgiva El Garzopo and La Rueda it is about 35 minutes.For guests for whom proximity to the beach is a main criterion, but who also like to seek some peace and relaxation, away from the hustle and bustle, our holiday home in Andalusia La Cueva would be ideally located.