Calahonda of the Costa Tropical in the
Granada province is a traditional small fishing village
located on the Mediterranean coast of southern Spain in the Andalucia (Andalus) region.
Calahonda is easily accessible via the principal
Costa Tropical highway of N-340.
Calahonda is near
Malaga, Granada, and
Almeria, and is
readily accessible from the heart of the Costa Tropical, Almuñécar.
- Calahonda is just a few minutes east of the cities of Motril and
along the N-340 highway. Calahonda is about a one-hour drive from the city of Granada via the
N-323 highway and then upon arriving at the coastal town of
Salobreña, heading east towards
and Almería on the N-340 highway. Calahonda is easily accessible by main highway.
Calahonda has become a tourist and retirement destination, with lower prices than its westerly
neighbors primarily due to its more remote location. As with many other areas along the
Costa Tropical, the beaches of Calahonda are wide and clean, and the town is quiet. There are
large rocks jutting into the sea with oasis-like groves of palms dotting the Calahonda beaches,
giving Calahonda an exotic, Middle Eastern feel.
The rocky cliffs of Calahonda lend themselves well to snorkeling and diving, and the steady
winds make for excellent year-round sailing, windsurfing, and paragliding.
Calahonda has excellent chiringuitos, bars, and restaurants along the beach serving the
abundantly fresh seafood. As a traditional fishing village, the Calahonda beach is lined
with small fishing boats that make for excellent photos and is especially romantic at sunset.
Calahonda shares with the
Costa Tropical and Andalucia region its
rich Roman and Moorish past, with many old buildings and bridges still standing, including
the watchtowers dotting the cliffs along the coast.
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