Our Cruising Area – Where the mountains kiss the sea
The Costa Tropical comprises the coastline of Granada province. It is so named because of the effects of a micro climate giving the weather characteristics of a sub tropical location.
Along much of this coast, mountains run right down to the beach. Thus forming a number of stunning headlands, protected coves and beaches. Water sports and scuba diving are popular, thanks to the variety of sea life and clarity of the water.
Marina del Este
Puerto Deportivo Marina del Este is one of the few marinas along this stretch of coast. Located between La Herradura and Almunecar it was developed around a large rock known as Peñón de las Caballas. It is very private and quiet and a great place to stop off for a rest when you are sailing. Many boat services are available along with art galleries, bars, restaurants, boutiques and more.
Marina del Este has a great atmosphere. It is peaceful and beautiful with clear views to Almunecar. The restaurants and bars along the waterfront all have outdoor seating and the quality of the food is very good. It’s a great place to grab a drink with friends or enjoy a good meal by the water.
Dating back to Phoenician settlers, the region has a strong of both Phoenician and Roman occupation. The whole area boasts a wealth of interesting cultural attractions, including Moorish Castles, Roman Aqueducts, Phoenician Necropolises, and much, much more.
With warm winters and long hot summers, the average temperature is around 20C.
The marina is not directly off the highway so it’s a bit tricky to find by car. To access it you must navigate off the N-340 going into the Punta de la Mona urbanization. It’s located at the south eastern most spot in the Punta de la Mona past the Hotel Best Alcazar. Follow the signs to the hotel, then drive past it and continue down the hill all the way to the bottom.
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