Costa Tropical Destinations
Destinations to Explore!

Top Destinations

The Costa Tropical is known mostly for its beautiful seaside villages east of the Costa del Sol. Few people realize, however, that it's also full of mountains, valleys, lakes, rivers, rural villages, and endless opportunities to enjoy a perfect holiday!

Explore all the Costa Tropical towns and the surrounding areas below.

Top Coastal Villages

Rural Villages of the Costa Tropical

The Lecrin Valley

Costa Tropical Excursion ➜ Lecrin Valley
The Lecrin Valley The "Valley of Happiness" in Arabic, coined by the conquering Moors in the 7th Century, is an area of outstanding natural beauty with clear sunny skies and stunning vistas.


The Lecrin Valley is comprised of 17 towns, including Acequías, Albunuelas, Beznar, Chite, Conchar, Cozvijar, Durcal, El Valle, Lecrín, Melegís, Mondujar, Murchas, Niguelas, Padul, Pinar, Pinos of the Valley, Restabal, Saleres, Tablate, Talara, and Villamena. Many of the villages date from Moorish times and all are white pueblos with narrow winding cobblestone streets, quiet plazas, and domed churches.

The Region of Axarquia

Costa Tropical Excursion ➜ La Axarquia
La Axarquia A land of contrasts where high mountains look down on lush valleys full of orange, lemon, eucalyptus, banana, avocado, mango and olive trees. Home to Nerja and Frigiliana.


Alcaucín | Alfarnate | Alfarnatejo | Algarrobo | Almáchar | Árchez | Arenas | Benamargosa | Benamocarra | Canillas de Aceituno | Canillas de Albaida | Colmenar | Comares | Cómpeta | Cútar | El Borge | Frigiliana | Iznate | Macharaviay | Moclinejo | Nerja | Periana | Rincón de la Victoria | Rio Gordo | Salares | Sayalonga | Sedella | Torrox | Totalán | Vélez Málaga | Viñuela

Here you will find deep valleys, terraced farmland, quaint white villages and local shepherds tending to their flocks. The fragrance of wild flora like lavender, rosemary, and thyme is carried on the wind while bright red and yellow wildflowers adorn the hills and mountain sides.

The Alpujarras

Costa Tropical Excursion ➜ Las Alpujarras
Las Alpujarras A cluster of ancient Berber villages, each with distinctive architecture and culture, resting just behind the Costa Tropical at the foothills of the soaring Sierra Nevada Mountains.

Most Popular Villages of the Las Alpujarras

Join us on a tour of the mysterious and timeless Alpujarra... an area of Spain where people have lived for many thousands of years... Yet, these historic villages have retained their original charm, Moorish customs, and extraordinary beauty.

The Pueblos Blancos of Malaga & Cadiz

Costa Tropical Excursion ➜ Pueblos Blancos
Pueblos Blancos of Malaga & Cadiz Just two hours west of the Costa Tropical, enjoy an excursion to a string of ancient white villages known as the "Pueblos Blancos". Castles, cathedrals, and stunning landscapes await you!


ALSO: Check out the AWESOME Natural Monument "El Torcal" while you are visiting the "Pueblos Blancos". "The TOP 10 Things You Should Know BEFORE you hike El Torcal de Antequera"!!!