|Almunecar - Costa Tropical - Spain|
|In the main town you can relax over a drink, soak up the environment, go shopping, find bargains at the town market or even visit the new impressive aquatic park with its fun waterslide and more daring "Rio Turbulento" rides.|
If you fancy some nightlife there are a number of discotheques where parties often start at midnight and go on till 5am or dawn. Music Bars are common, here the music avoids disco and "Heavy Beat" commercial sounds, good places to relax and enjoy the mood. Flamenco, born in Andalucia is well worth seeing, there are a number of tablaos where you can enjoy a meal and join in the fun. Eagle Peak is only a few minutes from the town centre, but far enough away not be disturbed by noise.
Water sports of all types can be found in the immediate area, the conditions are ideal for windsurfing and sailing. Snorkelling and scuba diving are popular with many caves and shipwrecks to explore. If you like something different why not try water-skiing or para-skiing, or even rent a jet-ski. If you wish to make use of these facilities please advise us with your booking so that we can arrange things for you. In high season unless you book you may be disappointed.
Many other activities can be enjoyed in the area. Hiking, Mountaineering, Pony Trekking and 4-wheel drive safaris to mountains are very popular.
The area is famous for its fabulous lighting and is a joy for artists and photographers.
There are probably over 100 restaurants in the town to choose from, Basque, French/Belgian, Italian, Scandinavian and Chinese are all to be found, and of course the great Spanish invention Tapa is everywhere. Eating-out is not expensive.
Sightseeing is wonderful in Andalucia. The obvious place to visit is Granada with its fabulous Alhambra Palace, care is needed when booking a visit, as often the ticket into the Palace itself is time scheduled far later than your entry time to the grounds. The Caves of Nerja are also well worth a visit, they are one of the most important cave systems in the country, and proof that Cro-Magnon man lived in the area more than 20,000 years ago. The famous Ornithological Park "Loro Sexi" with its 1500 birds, representing 120 different species, is another popular attraction. The Botanical Garden considered to be the largest subtropical collection in Europe with over 400 different types of plant, its cultural exhibitions and live stage events are an interesting outing.
About two hours fascinating drive through some of the Worlds most beautiful scenery will take you to the mountain Resort of Solynieve, here you can practice snow skiing among the highest peaks of Spain. There are more than 40 square kilometres of snow area, and 62 kilometres of runs. Lifts and cable cars giving good access to wide slopes. Restaurants and rental facilities are available. Lifts can take you to Valeta the second highest peak on the mainland [3, 398 metres] or you can ski a little further to the roof of Iberia to the highest point Mulhacen [3, 482 metres].
Palaeolithic, Neolithic and Bronze Age man lived in the surrounding hills, and about 3000 years ago the "modern" history of the town began.