Sports in the Costa Tropical

The Spanish people love their sports and are very enthusiastic spectators. One of the most popular Spanish sports is football, which we call soccer. When football is in high season, the local bars are always rowdy and full. It’s always fun to catch a game, especially when we are winning. In the Costa Tropical we enjoy our sports too. It is the outdoor activities that bring so many people to the area. Sports and nature enthusiasts alike will have an endless supply of things to do.

Water sports are among the most popular here. We have diving, water skiing, sailing, para-gliding, canoeing and of course swimming. Classes can be arranged by many of the local Dive Shops and boats and other equipment can be rented on most beaches.

Not a day goes by, during the warmer seasons, that you won’t spy a hang-glider, or 10, drifting slowly and steadily down to the beaches. There are groups that take you up to the mountain range, behind Almunecar, and guide you from there down to the beaches of La Herradura. The trip takes a few hours and the views can’t be beat.

Walking and Hiking are great activities to do here too. There are trails everywhere and the area is so beautiful that there is always something special to find. You can hike along the beaches, walk through the towns, or go behind the villages to the mountains nearby and explore those. Because the area is so hilly you will get a great workout. Guided hikes and walks can also be arranged.

There are special tours in the area that will take you back into the mountains for various other activities. You will find jeep tours that will take you back for swimming and picnicking. Canyoning tours for climbs through the various hidden canyons and nature sightseeing tours.

Golfing in Andalucia has become very popular and realized as one of the best places to golf in Europe. Some of the best courses in Spain and all of Europe are located only a short drive from our coast. Take a look at the Costa Tropical Golfing page and you will find a list of all the nearby courses.

A few other things to try while you are here are: horseback riding, tennis, skiing in the nearby Sierra Nevada Mountains or go to a sporting event like Bull Fighting!

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