Thursday, 20 September 2012

 Located on the COSTA TROPICAL on the Southern coastline of Spain, at the Eastern end of the famous COSTA DEL SOL you will find two very special Holiday Homes,

Cortijo Azahar & Villa Tranquila. 

The Pool & Poolhouse at Cortijo Azahar

Villa Tranquila

The Costa Tropical probably enjoys the best climate in Mainland Europe and because of this, the area offers not just Summertime getaways , but is ideal for Winter breaks too.

Both Cortijo Azahar and Villa Tranquila are  available for  Winter 'Lets',  November to March, at extremely low rates, the best winter prices on the coast for 3 bedroomed Villas.
There are also Spring Discounts available in March/April/May for couples/3people.  Please do enquire.

This has proved to be an extremely popular option for writers, painters, retired people, house hunters and generally those who do not wish to endure the grim Winters of Northern Europe.

Cortijo Azahar

Winter  on the Costa Tropical of Granada is a refreshingly different experience with golden sunny days, usually pleasant enough to breakfast and lunch in the gardens, followed by cooler evenings. Curl up in cosy surroundings with a glass of Rioja, free Wi-Fi and satellite television. For what more could you ask?

Villa Tranquila

 Villa Tranquila   is situated just above the timeless white painted village of La Garnatilla, some 7 kms inland from the coast, in the foothills of the Sierra de Lujar.  Tranquil, peaceful as it's name suggests, it is but ten minutes from the busy bustling town of Motril  and the nearest beach is just a few  minutes further.
 See more from  Villa Tranquila here:   Villa Tranquila

Cortijo Azahar   is situated just over 2 km to the east of Motril in the fertile agricultural valley.
It is a large, corner detached house on two levels with beautiful sub-tropical gardens and a luxury sized pool with two shallow ends.
See more from Cortijo Azahar here:      Cortijo Azahar

This Costa Tropical stretch of coastline gets its name because of  a special sub-tropical micro climate only found in this area;  sheltered from the cold northerly winds by the mighty Sierra Nevada and and close to the north coast of Africa, it allows for the cultivation of exotic fruits and crops.
An average temperature of 23┬║c and more than 320 days sunshine a year means that
avocados, mangos, loquats, pomegranates, bananas and sugar cane grow in abundance and terraces, a little further inland, support citrus fruits, olives, sweet chestnuts and almonds.

Agriculture and Fishing are still more important than tourism to the friendly local people.

The local area does not have the frantic appeal of nearby Fuengirola and Torremolinos or the wealth and glamour of Marbella or Puerto Banus, but, if you are after a holiday with plenty of activities and a taste of Traditional Andalucian life, then you could find nowhere better to spend some time.

Instead of crowded beaches, British pubs and mass tourism, this lovely Tropical Coast is made up of cliffs, small unspoiled coves, old watchtowers, fortresses and numerous tapas bars where the tradition of a free tapa with a glass of wine or drink is still upheld.

Yes, it is the truth; it is perfectly possible to spend the mornings from November to March, skiing in the Sierra Nevada and the afternoons relaxing in the sunshine on a local beach.

Don’t hesitate, discover a different Spain.  Take advantage of lower Winter prices and Fly into MALAGA, ALMERIA or GRANADA airports which are all convenient for the Costa Tropical.

 It is really easy to get to Southern Spain and here a few useful links to help you plan your journey....

By Air…

By Road…
Alsa - coaches to Motril

By Rail…
Renfe - trains to Malaga/Almeria/Granada

By Sea…
Brittany Ferries  -  sail from UK or many of the French ports to Bilbao or Santander - useful  for                                        bringing Pets who are always welcome at Villa Tranquila and Cortijo Azahar.