Now that the Xmas holidays are definitely gone, in Spain are longer than in other countries -for the presents are brought by the ¨Three Wise Men¨ on the night of January 5th-, I am doing some recap of images of the days passed with the family in the south, the region so calle Tropical Coast for the mild, sunny micro climate that produces agricultural delicacies exported to all Europe, such as avocados, mangos, chirimoyas, sugar cane tomatoes, etc.
Here are some images of the Park of the Americas in the town of Motril, where you can find exotic and subtropical species native to different parts of the American Continent and the Pacific. such as Taxodium distichum in the small pond, in the image below.
or the Strelitzias in full bloom.
There are some apartment and hotel developments in the area and the vegetation is
consistent with the climate.
And then here is the sea, Kms, of beaches that in summer are crowded, but my favorite moment is winter when you can walk and enjoy the mild weather. there are some good spots with consistent winds for enjoyment of wind-kitesurf lovers have the most fun all year round.
And I cannot forget the agriculture, almost the most important economic sector in the area, this is where all the greenhouse cultivation started decades ago and has been the engine of economic growth in the region. Most of is for export to Europe and other countries. The controversy of growing down plastic has forced to change habits and now outdoors organic cultivation is growing rapidly.
My favorite: avocado and chirimoya orchards, hectares and hectares of them!
Living the are on the way back to Madrid, here are some snaps of the geography with the Sierra Nevada mountains on the background, just outside of Granada city.
In this picture you can see how the landscape changes for subtropical to continental
vegetation as the route heads North.
I hope you have enjoyed the virtual trip!