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Spanish Apartments for Rent – Try Granada and the Costa Tropical for a Memorable Holiday

The Costa Tropical in southern Spain has a lot to offer holidaymakers who want to try Spanish apartments for rent from the owners direct. Rented apartments or holiday villas in southern Spain are becoming increasingly popular with tourists who want a reasonably priced base from which to explore the surrounding area. Granada and the Costa Tropical is one of the lesser known tourist areas of Spain but it has plenty to divert and amuse visitors who want to see a different side of Spain. Three airports serve the Costa Tropical - the smaller airports of Almeria and Granada as well as Malaga International Airport. Many of the budget airlines have flights from the UK to one or more of these airports.

Tourists who book Spanish apartments for rent or a holiday in Spain villa on the Costa Tropical will be pleasantly surprised if they are used to the more commercial coasts of Spain. For many years the Costa Tropical went largely unnoticed by northern European tourists and consequently the area managed to avoid the worst excesses of the property developments of the past thirty years. Today, the countryside and the beaches of the Costa Tropical are still unspoilt with few of the high-rise sea-front buildings that can be seen on the neighbouring Costa del Sol.

Things to see and do in Granada and the Costa Tropical

If you book Spanish apartments for rent or a holiday in Spain villa on the Costa Tropical you will find many interesting things to see and do in this region. Apart from the fantastic coast, Andalusia has ancient ruins and historic buildings to explore, not to mention spectacular natural and geological features and magnificent views. It is also possible to go skiing in southern Spain in the Sierra Nevada resort which is about a half-hour drive from Granada!

The following are some suggestions of things to do or places you might want to visit if you book your Spanish apartments for rent or your holiday villas in southern Spain:

The Alhambra is a palace and fortress complex of the former Moorish monarchs of Granada, located on a hill on the south-eastern border of the city of Granada. The Alhambra is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and museum which exhibits beautiful Islamic art and architecture. You will need at least one whole day to visit the Alhambra and it is best to book your entrance ticket in advance.

The Crystal Caves of Nerja
is a rocky formation of crystalline dolomites dating back more than 250,000 years. The caves can be found in the village of Maro, just a few kilometres from the town of Nerja. Wall paintings found inside the caves date from the Palaeolithic period. The caves are used as a natural theatre for concerts and ballet productions which are staged during the summer months.

Granada Science Park & Interactive Museum
- even visitors who have no interest in science will enjoy a visit to the Granada Science Museum. It has lots of interactive exhibits and scientific experiments on show which are presented in an entertaining and educational way. There are over 200 interactive features, including an observation tower which overlooks Granada city, a planetarium, a house of tropical butterflies, a maze, water gardens, an astronomy garden and much more. If you stay in Spanish apartments for rent or a holiday in Spain villa in Granada this is really worth a visit.

Aquatropic - for families who rent apartments in Spain in Almunecar, Aquatropic Water Park is situated right on Velilla Beach, just a short stroll from the town centre. The park is quite large and offers a range of slides and water features. There are also several swimming pools, a wave machine, a waterfall, revolving current and a "black hole". There are green areas throughout the park where visitors can picnic or just relax in the shade of the palm trees.

Golf - many visitors book their holiday villas in southern Spain or Spanish apartments for rent to have a relaxing golf holiday in the sun. Granada and the Costa Tropical has a superb climate which is a paradise for golfers. There are currently 70 golf courses in the Andalusia region, and at least 30 more under construction. Most of these courses are situated either on, or within a short driving distance from the coast.