The Costa Tropical has 28 kilometres (18 miles) of beaches. The mountains run right down to the sea in this area, creating a series of coves and promontories along the coastline, and making this one of the most picturesque sections of the southern Spanish coast. It is also one of the least populated, as the beaches here are less known to foreign visitors than those of the Costa del Sol further along the coast to the west. For the time being, at least, the Costa Tropical is still off the beaten tourist track.
Playa Cambriles – Lújar/Gualchos
Cambriles Beach belongs to two municipalities: Gualchos-Castell de Ferro and Lújar. It is not an excessively crowded beach since it offers few services.
Playa Rijana – Castell de Ferro
Crystal-clear cove, perfect for snorkeling, paddleboarding, and kayaking. With easy pedestrian only access (you’ll need to walk about 5 minutes after parking your car). There is a small beach bar where you can buy drinks and other refreshments.
Playa de Sotillo – Castell de Ferro
It is an extensive urban beach with artificial defenses in some sections. It is composed of sand and gravel and has a length of 1300 meters. It has a promenade and some services. Awarded the Q for Quality since 2017. Good accessibility to the sandy area. The waters are calm. It has a lifeguard service. Public toilets are available. It also has shaded areas.