|Welcome to the area around the Apartments
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Message from Carol Minter
MEMBERS AREA - some members have been unable to change their details, especially Y/N for letting. This is probably because you have an ad-blocker or pop-up blocker on your computer system. I had the same problem until I modified my pop-up blocker to allow changes on AAA website. [ There was a small reminder/warning appearing on my url/http/ line - clicking on it allowed me to change permission for AAA website, and then the Y/N worked fine] Good luck - Carol
Welcome to the section of the website giving you local information about the area around the apartments on Playa Velilla in Almunecar.
The photo above shows what the Playa Tropical flats look like from the road
- handy for first-time visitors to know what to look for.
The flats are about a mile to the east along the seafront from the centre of Almuñécar.
The photo left top is a view of the beach by Playa Tropical apartments: top right is the seafront in town.
The bottom left photo is of the Town Hall [Ayuntamiento] in the main square in Almuñécar - about 200 yards back uphill into the old town from the beach.
The bottom right photo is on the edge of the enclosed municipal market - a little more uphill from the Town Hall.
Enjoy exploring the old town - there are lots of interesting alleyways and attractive courtyards.
Almuñécar and La Herradura form the tourist capital of the Costa Tropical.
This relatively unknown stretch of the southern coastline of Spain belongs to Granada province in Andalucia. It lies between the more populous Costa del Sol to the west, and the coast of Almería to the east.
It is here that the continent of Africa is trying - and noticeably succeeding - to push its way under the mass of Europe. The dramatic results are what give the Costa Tropical its special geography and climate, so unlike any other coastline in southern Spain.
Rugged hills thrust up steeply from valley floors or plunge into the sea. Seasonal torrents, often swollen by melting snows, cut jagged ravines deep into the landscape. Once-forested hillsides, now denuded of their fertile topsoil, provide a scanty foothold for almond, olive and the hardy carob. Small villages and farming communities have developed in sheltered valleys or simply cling like limpets to the hillsides.
And above everything towers the grand Sierra Nevada.
These mountains, which boast among them the highest peak in mainland Spain, form a natural weather-break which protects the Granadan coastline from the worst influences of the European winters, while Africa, to the south, helps buffer the harsh effects of both the Mediterranean and Atlantic weather. As a result, the area has an extraordinarily benign subtropical climate, which can be seen in the variety of exotic products to be found in the local markets, especially the different fruits.
How to pay for your Playa Tropical fees can be found in the MESSAGE BOARD - UPDATES area of the website
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