The Costa Tropical has a reasonably warm climate, and combined with the low cost of housing and simplistic, raw style of the houses, so close to nature, it makes a perfect holiday home or retirement location.
The climate of Costa Tropical is slightly more humid than the surrounding areas as a result of the Sierra Nevada mountain range which catches more rain.
There are over 70 golf courses located within driving distance of Costa Tropical and because of the mild summers golfing is an incredibly popular leisure sport in Spain.
The Costa Tropical is home to many quaint markets with artist's stalls, craft stalls and hand painted souvenirs which make a great gift or even a great day out for those just wanting to wander and browse.
The Costa Tropical also has a number of historical points of interests, including prehistoric cave paintings in the nearby town of Nerja just inside the neighbouring Costa del Sol and the remains of Roman bridges, irrigation systems and roads.
During the week before Easter, the small hillside villages often celebrate with processions and incense which attracts thousands of tourists every year.
A number of bus companies run daily services between the main Costa Tropical towns as well as the Costa del Sol and further afield, and there is also an urban bus service that runs between the city of Almunecar and La Herradura.
Property prices on the Costa Tropical have risen slightly since 2009, from average of €168K in June 2009 to an average of €175K - still a fantastic property price for such an ideal location.
Whether you enjoy mild, stress free summers or are looking for a holiday home to stay in while you golf your summers away, the Costa Tropical is the place to be.