Moorish and Modern Gardens of Spain

The Generalife courtyard, SPIN: Moorish and Modern Gardens of Spain

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Gardens

Spend a week soaking in the breathtaking views of Costa Tropical. Feast your eyes on lush subtropical plants, wander through beautiful private estates, and meticulously designed gardens, including Alahambra's iconic Generalife gardens. Get lost in the maze of historic streets in the Albaicín, the oldest Moorish neighbourhood in Granada. We'll wander Almuñécar's castle, take a leisurely stroll through the park, shaded by palm trees, as well as its winding alleys and seafront promenade. From peaceful walks among orange trees and cypress trees to stop vibrant rose gardens, and avocado and cherimoya orchards, we'll experience them all.

Five included excursions
Albaicin (full day)
Alhambra Palace and Generalife gardens (full day)
Almunecar and Casa de los Bates (full day)
Architectural gardens (full day)
Malaga gardens (full day)

Set on the pebble and sandy shores of San Cristobal in Almuñécar, Hotel Helios Costa Tropical is an idyllic setting for a relaxed break. Lounge by the 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 cosy bar has you covered. Head to the roof terrace, too, for spectacular 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

Including

Saga host

Expert host

Expert host talks

Welcome drink

Five included excursions

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

Minimum 20kg checked luggage, per person

Overview

  • 7 nights

  • Almuñécar, Costa Tropical, Spain

  • Multiple

  • Half Board Plus

From £895 per person

Including optional travel insurance or a price reduction if not required

The Generalife courtyard, SPIN: Moorish and Modern Gardens of Spain
The fortress and palace complex Alhambra. Granada. SPIN: Moorish and Modern Gardens of Spain

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.

Entertainment

During your stay, enjoy the following programme of activities and entertainment. Some activities may be at an extra charge and activities may change from time to time. A weekly return shuttle service to Nerja or Granada is included during your stay and operates on alternating weeks to either destination (subject to change). If you are staying 3 weeks or longer, you can use this service again (subject to availability). 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)

Accommodation

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).

Amenities

  • 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'.

Optional excursions

Optional excursions can only be booked in resort and are subject to minimum numbers

Albaicin

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Discover the Albaicín, the oldest Moorish quarter in Granada. Situated on a steep hill facing the Alhambra, this is where the Zirid Monarchs first established their court in the 11th century. Enjoy exploring the maze of historic narrow streets and seeing the ancient city gateway, visiting a small market square and a mosque converted into a church. You'll also view the gardens of Casa Morisca del Chapiz, a fine example of Mudéjar style. In the afternoon, walk through the upper parts of the Albaicín which offers dramatic views contrasted with stolen glimpses through gateways into small, picturesque gardens.

Spain

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