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Old Jul 22nd 2011, 5:21 pm
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Anyone living in Costa Tropical Region give any advice on the best places to live all year round, what type of weather does it get ?
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Old Jul 22nd 2011, 9:18 pm
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Default Re: Costa Tropical (Best place to live near a beach)

Don't want to hijack you from this forum but you might like to look at www.costalivingforums.com This forum centres around the Costa Tropical and you will get a lot of friendly (if slightly biased ) information.
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The two major coastal towns on the Costa Tropical are Almunecar and Motril.

The other places of note on the coast are La Herradura and Salobrena.

The climate is better than further west on the Costa del Sol as summer temperatures are less extreme. The rainfall is also lower as by the time the rain has reached Granada province it is usually heading for the mountains rather than the coast.

Winter temperatures are much the same as the rest of the south coast.

As a tourist area it differs from resorts in Malaga province as the majority of visitors are Spanish. Also the holiday period is much shorter. It only gets really crowded for about 6 weeks from mid July to the end of August.

The A7 coastal motorway in the area is due for completion as far as Motril and Granada early next year which will make Granada easily accessible in less than an hour from the coast.

I live on the Costa Tropical so if you want any further info feel free to PM/email me.
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Everone forgets my little town and La Rabita/Castell de Ferro on the same coast.
Our valley appears to have warmer winters than most of the south, we have yet to go below about 7dg at night in winter, forum Jeanie has mentioned I do a daily weather report.
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But as has been pointed out on the Andalucia thread, the beaches are supposed to be toxic and the OP specifically wants to live near a beach.

http://www.rtve.es/alacarta/videos/t...toxica/677198/
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I dive at Calahonda (Costa Tropical) definately not toxic is blue flagged lovely my favourite beach, actually dont care for La Rabita
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Unfortunately Blue Flagged seems to have nothing to do with the water quality.

I think Nerja is still Blue Flagged but they are still pumping raw sewage into the sea as they still don't have a treatment plant.
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Unfortunately Blue Flagged seems to have nothing to do with the water quality.

I think Nerja is still Blue Flagged but they are still pumping raw sewage into the sea as they still don't have a treatment plant.
Is that the cause of the pinkish residue on the water around Nerja? I use the beaches at Torre and algarroba and you get it there as well? You used to see the little cleaning boats with the scoops but don't seem to see them so often now? When we were first looking for property we quite liked Castell de Ferro and were quite interested in buying, however eventually settled on Sayalonga. Last time we were over we drove to Roquetas de Mar to meet up with a friend who lives over that way. I was gobsmacked when I saw the sea of polly tunnels between Adra and there. That was not an area that would suit me because of them and the barren landscape.
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I dive at Calahonda (Costa Tropical) definately not toxic is blue flagged lovely my favourite beach, actually dont care for La Rabita
A few years ago when we rented near Motril we went to Calahonda swimming on the beach, I found it a very nice beach front but very windy.
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I was gobsmacked when I saw the sea of polly tunnels between Adra and there. .
You can see them from space - looks like it's been snowing!

Horrible area and totally barren.

There is nothing east of Motril that is worth considering.
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Originally Posted by Fred James
You can see them from space - looks like it's been snowing!

Horrible area and totally barren.

There is nothing east of Motril that is worth considering.
They show up clearly on Google Earth, not a pretty sight!
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Originally Posted by bobd22
A few years ago when we rented near Motril we went to Calahonda swimming on the beach, I found it a very nice beach front but very windy.

not always windy, you must have hit a bad time, when we dive it is very often nice flat calm. but remember when midday comes around the wind will come up, but that is normal by the sea anywhere

need to go near the cliff face where the boats are
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Originally Posted by Fred James
You can see them from space - looks like it's been snowing!

Horrible area and totally barren.

There is nothing east of Motril that is worth considering.
knock knock Albunol, but that is fine, keeps it tranquil and pleasant, how we like itoh not barren here by the way, almonds abound on the hills, plus vines and olive trees, we have orange trees and lemons near us, flowers in spring. yes past Adra is the flat scape of plastic.
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knock knock Albunol, but that is fine, keeps it tranquil and pleasant, how we like it
You are the only person who has mentioned Albunol.

Unless I am missing something, I was not aware that it was a coastal town or that it had a beach..
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Originally Posted by pwwm
knock knock Albunol, but that is fine, keeps it tranquil and pleasant, how we like itoh not barren here by the way, almonds abound on the hills, plus vines and olive trees, we have orange trees and lemons near us, flowers in spring. yes past Adra is the flat scape of plastic.
As Fred said, you're the only one that has brought up Albuñol. It´s great that you like the place and are happy there, but as I said, most stay away from there for a good reason. Many only went there because property is so much cheaper, and again, with good reason. As for the plastic further along that coastline, have a look at Google Earth, it´s scary, it´s unreal!
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