Holiday Villas in Spain


Overlooking The Sea On The Costa Tropical At AlmmuÑEcar

Spain | Costa Tropical | Almunecar

PROPERTY: 100843
3 bedrooms

Property Type:
Details: There are 3 bedrooms, sleeping six and two bathrooms, 1 ensuite. Floor Area: m2

La Rijana sits on top of a headland, just below an ancient Moorish tower and looks out over the pool and the sea, with breathtaking views across the ocean towards Africa and along the coastline from the bay of Motril, to the rocks of San Cristbal in Almunecar. From the windows and balconies, you can watch sunrise and sunset, follow the fishing boats and at certain times of year, spot dolphins just off the coast.
Roughly 1 hrs from Malaga airport and even less from Granada airport, Almuecar is the principal town on a part of the southern coast of Andalucia, known as the Costa Tropical, in the province of Granada. The coast is characterised by rugged cliffs falling to the sea and a sub-tropical climate that encourages the growth of chirimoyas, avocados, mangoes and bananas.
The fascinating Granada, the last Moorish stronghold, with the fabulous Alhambra and Sierra Nevada skiing, is just an hour away.


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Overlooking The Sea On The Costa Tropical At AlmmuÑEcar / Photo Gallery

The terrace and view over the sea

Pool and sea.

The sitting room with views to the sea.

A beautiful beach along the Costa Tropical

The local Marina del Este

Another view along the Costa Tropical

One of the towers along the coast

Toucan at Almunecar Ornithological Gardens

Rental Rates & Pricing
FROM: 8th Jul 2015 TO: 30th Dec 2017 400 - 500 per week

Add 10% for partied of 5-6.

Longer periods by negotiation.

Changeover usually Sat. or by arrangement.

£100 returnable deposit against damage/loss.

Arrival 16.00hrs, departure 10.00 unless by arrangement.
*NOTE: Please contact the owner direct if you need to make payment in a currency not shown.

Local Property Notes:
Although Almuecar at first sight just looks like a busy holiday town, it has the heart of an old Andalucian pueblo. You will be surprised when you come across the hilly narrow streets of the old town. Explore this area and seek out some good tapas bars. bodegas and restaurants - youll have a huge choice, naturally with lots of sea food available.
Visit the town market to buy fresh fish, meat and vegetables. See the remains of the fish-salting factory and wander through the botanical gardens (jazz festival in July). Dont forget the bird park (Loro Sexi), castle, museum and Friday outdoor market (for cheap clothes, shoes and local products.
The water park can be seen on the coast below La Rijana.
Out of town you can travel up Almuecars tropical valley, following Rio Verde. This leads to the Sierra Chaparral, passing through Jete, Ortvar and Lentej and offers some magnificent scenery. You can eat game up here in the mountains. Carry on to the hot springs at Alhama and return via Velez Malaga. By now youll probably be out of time and energy, but you can always return another day to explore this pleasant local town. Between here and the coastal resort of Torre del Mar, youll come across El Ingenio shopping centre, with 12 screen cinema complex, trendy snack bars and shops and a huge hypermarket.
The Pea Escrita Park, high in the hills, is reached by following the Rio Seco. Here are more excellent views and opportunities for hiking or horse-riding. Riding is also available beside the Hotel Taramay, and the Hotel Salobrena.
Salobrea a few miles to the east is built on an outcrop of rock and topped by Moorish fortifications. Beyond this is the interesting Spanish town of Motril, with Los Moriscos golf course next to the sea..
North from Motril is the wonderful city of Granada, the last capital of the Moorish kings, well worth a visit, not only for the marvellous Alhambra (book in advance), but also for many other places of interest. Good skiing is to be had in the Sierra Nevada (generally Nov. Easter).
South of the Sierra Nevada are the Alpujarras.
To the west of Almunecar is Marina del Este, an exclusive marina with smart restaurants and diving and then Herradura, a small, pleaseant coastal resort. Beyond Herradura is Nerja, a popular resort for British holiday-makers, with a good beach (Burriana) and fantastic caves (International festival, featuring ballet, opera, flamenco in July).
Further west is the whitewashed village of Torrox Pueblo and and Torrox Costa, with a very pleasant promenade lined with restaurants.

BEACHES:The region offers a huge variety of beaches and coves where opportunities exist for diving, windsurfing, paragliding, jet-ski, scuba, snorkelling, fishing, pedalo, nudism or simply sunbathing and swimming. There are 7 beaches at Almunecar. Further west, numerous others can be reached down steep cliffs. mostly accessible by foot only:
Playa de Cantarrijn (nudist,restaurant, probably can drive), Playa Canuelo, (mini-bus down to beach June-Sept,. 2 restaurants) , Playa Alberquilla, Playa de Molino de Papel, Valle los Pinos, etc

Many beaches and towns tend to be busy during the Spanish holiday season (August), and parking can be difficult. You therefore have to be adaptable and adventurous in your choice of location and time of trip.

Palaeolithic, Neolithic and Bronze-Age man made his home in the surrounding areas, but it was not until 3000 yrs ago that the modern history of Almuecar began, when it was inhabited by the Phoenicians. Subsequently the Romans and Moors ruled. Under the occupation of the Arabs, this important town was known as Al-Munakkab (fortified town), or Hins-al Monacar (flanked by hills). Evidence of the Romans can be seen in the fish factory and aqueduct.
The Roman hilltop fortifications were rebuilt and expanded into a formidable Moorish castle. At the same time, Arabs introduced sugar cane, pomegranate, citrus, fig and the silk industry.

These occur throughout the year and you can find out about them from the local tourist office or by visiting In summer, the fiesta dedicated to fishermen, on the coast, the superb International Jazz Festival followed by a week of flamenco,both in the botanical gardens, are all well worth enjoying. A little later there is Almuecars patron saint, week long celebration in August. Around Sept. 29th is another 3-day celebration followed in October by a 1 week Fiesta de la Chirimoya, marking the beginning of the chirimoya harvest.

In the area of Almunecar, as you can see, you will always find something to do. The location of La Rijana, suitable all year round, means that you can combine the tranquillity of gazing across the blue of the Mediterranean with the convenience of being only minutes from the centre of a vibrant Spanish town. You can explore the coastal towns and more remote beaches or head inland to the mountains. And remember the wonderful city of Granada and the Sierra Nevada ski resort are just a short drive away.

Bedroom Information:
Single Rooms 0 rooms
Double Rooms 1 rooms
Twin Bedrooms 2 rooms
Family Bedrooms 0 rooms
Bathrooms 2 rooms
Cots: N/A
Bunkbeds: N/A
Showers: 2
Toilets: 2

Local Area Information:
Nearest Beach Almunecar
Nearest Town Almunecar
Outside Info Terrace • Barbecue • Pool • Garden chairs • Sun beds • Garden • Parking
Ferry Port
Local Activities Horse riding • Tennis • Swimming • Beach • Fishing • Diving • Skiing • Walking • Golf • Windsurfing • Water Parks

Travel Information:
Nearest Airport Granada/Malaga
Ferry Port
Nearest Railway Malaga
Nearest Motorway Nerja/Motril
Nearest Hospital
Car Needed? Yes

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