la-rabita-granadaLa Rábita, located on the eastern most tip of the Costa Tropical, is a typical coastal Spanish village. Throughout most of the year the local population hovers at around 1500 inhabitants; this figure rises to approximately 3500 during the summer months as the Spanish tourists arrive.

A recent injection of funds has resulted in the town enjoying a considerable face list, particularly in respect to pavement repairs, new street lighting and a new promenade, the latter being a particularly lively meeting place for locals and visitors alike.

The mixture of sand and pebble beach stretching along this strip of Mediterranean coastline makes for a pleasant beach experience, with the added benefit of the calm waters allowing safe swimming for both adults and children. There are a few beach bars open for business throughout the summer months, with more year-round bars and restaurants being located in the town centre.

In the town centre itself can be found supermarkets, banks, newsagents, chemists and a doctors surgery. The fish and meat markets provide good produce at reasonable prices and there is also a weekly outdoor Friday market selling all manner of goods.

La Rábita has its fair share of fiestas, fairs and travelling circuses visiting throughout the year, in which locals and visitors intermingle with ease. Travelling to and from this area presents little problem as an excellent bus service operates from La Rábita, with regular routes to Motril, Granada, Málaga, Almeria, and Adra.