Learn Spanish in Andalucia on the Costa Tropical

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Saga Hosted Hotels

Language holidays

Dive into the art of the Spanish language on a four-week course at a local language school, set across the road from the botanical gardens in Almuñécar and just 10 minutes' walk from your hotel. Lessons are once a day, five days a week and cater for all abilities. The rest of your trip is yours to spend relaxing and exploring pretty Almuñécar while putting what you’ve learnt into practice.

Set on the pebble and sandy shores of San Cristobal in Almuñécar, Hotel Helios Costa Tropical is an idyllic setting for a relaxed break. It's three-star, but its dedication to service makes this gem a favourite among Saga travellers. Lounge by the heated outdoor pool or surrender to the spa's rejuvenating Jacuzzi featuring sea views. Whether you crave a mid-morning coffee or live music in the evening, the hotel's bar has you covered. Head to the roof terrace, too, for impressive sunset views. Or step outside and take a walk along the seafront promenade and find yourself a quaint cafe to people watch.

Included with every Hosted Holiday

  • Dedicated welcoming host
  • Resort airport transfers
  • Travel insurance and meals


Saga host

Welcome drink

Hosted drinks reception

1 hour lessons per day, 5 days a week for 4 weeks (20 hours total)

Half board plus: All breakfasts and dinners

Glass of wine with dinner

A weekly return shuttle service to Nerja or Granada

International flights. Prices are based on return flights with Vueling or British Airways from London Gatwick. Supplements may apply from other airports

Return transfers direct to your hotel


  • 28 nights

  • Almuñécar, Costa Tropical, Spain

  • Multiple

  • Half Board Plus

From £1,825 per person

Including optional travel insurance or a price reduction if not required

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Holiday details

Food and drink

All meals are buffet-style plus a glass of local wine per person is included with dinner. Complimentary tea and coffee is served in the bar between 4pm and 5pm every afternoon.


A weekly return shuttle service to Nerja or Granada • Organ player twice a week • Flamenco show once a week • Daily entertainment programme • Talk on Spanish culture and customs (fortnightly) • Spanish lessons • Walk to Roman bridge and aqueduct • Orientation walk of Almuñécar including botanical gardens • Beach Yoga • Bike hire (extra charge)


Most of the 232 bedrooms have a balcony with partial sea views. Most rooms have a shower over the bath. Several rooms have walk-in showers (these rooms will be without a sea view).


  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Roof terrace garden
  • Spa
  • Wi-Fi
  • Treatments (extra charge)

Holiday location

Helios Tropical Map

Local Area

Almuñécar is a picturesque town with jagged coastlines, intoxicating culture and world-class food and drink. Take a stroll to the town centre, where markets await, brimming with spices, olives, dried fruits, and locally made honey and molasses. If you're looking for photo-worthy views of the Mediterranean, head to Nerja and take in the stunning scenery from the clifftop known as the 'Balcony of Europe'.


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