What our clients say about Costa Tropical Villas
Ap. Daphne - CTV100A" A really wonderful apartment, with the best view of the Mediterranean Sea we could possibly ask for! Upon arrival at the office of Costa Tropical Villas we were met by a very sweet english couple Rachel and Carl, who took us to the apartment and gave us a tour of the place - both the apartment and the pool area. The apartment was very nice and clean, the beds comfortable and the kitchen well-equipped - and as a welcome bonus, there was snacks and drinks in the refrigerator, so we could have at little bite after unpacking, which was very nice after a long journey. The apartment had a perfect sized terrace to spend the day either relaxing or eating and we also enjoyed the two sunbeds in the sun or in the shade. We're coming back...hopefully soon :-) "
Anja and Kim Bech-Hansen – August 2016
Casa Howe - CTV04A" ***** star service from Rachel @ costa tropical villas. Just finished a 16 night stay in one of costa tropical villas propertys and this is my findings. Made an initial inquiry which was promptly answered as they all do as they want your money. Made a booking which was promptly confirmed with extra details about final payment as i booked 9 months in advance. Received my payment now due email which i duly paid. Received all the directions from airport to destination which where spot on as i had stayed in the little village of La Herradura before many times, they asked for a call at a certain point so the could arrange a meeting. We met in a bar i often go in at the arranged time and was driven up and showed around and given my welcome pack then dropped back at the bar to meet the rest of my party. I saw Rachel a few times around the village and was asked is everything OK do i need any extra bedding or towels. Rachel and her husband stopped one evening and she asked do i need any help i had just finished changing a punctured Tyre on my car luckily for him or she would have had him doing it. On reflection, when seeing me around the village she had already had my money so could have ignored me or just said hello but no she always checked if i needed anything bedding or towels i had a set of everything but she knew having grandchildren with me i may need extras. Offering her husbands mechanical skills was again above and beyond. If you're not getting this service with your holiday rental company give Rachel a ring. "
Ronnie Lucas – August 2016
Villa Burriana - CTVR176V" Villa Burriana surpassed our expectations. Really well equipped, incredible views to the sea from terrace, beautiful garden and pool. Main bedroom has its own terrace with even better views. Easily walkable to beach and its restaurants although quite a steep hill, Nerja centre itself a bit further, walkable but easier to drive. Had great week, would recommend. "
Matti Raudsepp – August 2016
Los Geranios - CTVR173V" We recently has a fantastic stay at Villa Los Geranios. We were met close to the villa and showed in and around by the lovely Michelle. Inside the villa was clean and incredibly spacious, much bigger than what i expected for the price we paid. The same would be said of the lovely swimming pool which was very clean and the whole area secluded and comfortable. The views from the villa are stunning over Almunecar and the walk down the hill to the beach bars is only 15 minutes, so we were out for dinners most nights. I couldn't recommend Villa Los Geranios and Costa Tropical Villas enough, the service was fantastic right from our first enquiry five months before we travelled and up until after we left. Kind regards, "
Michael Ball – July 2016
Villa Alicia - CTV107V" Thank you for all your help and advice. It made our holiday go very smoothly. Villa Alicia is a very comfortable and well equipped house, and our needs were met completely. The pool was great for our grandchildren and the adults. I would recommend the villa to anyone. Many thanks. Kind regards, "
Paul and Dee – July 2016
Ap. Phaedra - CTVR174A" My family and I stayed in apartment Phaedra for 2 weeks in July 2016. Costa Tropical Villas showed us to our apartment and made sure we knew how everything worked. They left a welcome pack which was really helpful and the apartment was very clean. The apartment itself is very nice, modern and well equipped with everything you need. It has a nice small balcony and is situated only 5 minutes' walk from the beach. It has very good ceiling fans which really help in the summer heat. Our departure from the apartment was very easy and we just had to leave the keys at Costa Tropical Villas office in the village and our deposit was returned within a few days. "
Clare Huggins – July 2016
Casa Arevale - CTVR163V" Just wanted to drop you a couple lines to thank you for a great stay. The house was lovely, in perfect conditions and working order. Check in was a breeze and when the occasion arose (1 time) your maintenance man was there in a heart beat and was competent, pleasant and fast and resolved the electrical issue for the rest of our stay. Apart from being located in a magical situation, the house is quiet, tasteful and functional and provides all the comforts and accessories one may need. My only suggestion is to have a small window AC installed in the "dependence / guest room". We had a great stay and will be back. All the best, "
Sean H. Ferrer – July 2016
Ap. Patricia - CTV10A" Clean, comfortable, relaxing, great value apartment and a friendly and professional service. We stayed a week recently in Apartment Patricia in la herradura and we all agreed we'd definitely use Costa Tropical if we rented again in the area. "
Rob Jenkins – July 2016
Alqalat - CTV37A" Thank you for a lovely holiday with costa tropical appts and villas myself and my family enjoyed our second visit to la herradura. We love this region with its great beaches and good quality Restaurants the local people are always friendly. We have rented two very nice apartments on the marina del estate which were lovely and clean on arrival with great welcome pack. Rachel and carl ensure a smooth meet and greet service and are in hand for any extra info or requirements both apartments have afforded gorgeous views of the marina and bay. Cars can be securely locked away in underground garage and the complex is safe and great for kids of all ages. We travel with teens and adults all who enjoy the coastal location I can recommend the boat trips on both the Optimist 11 and the suki sailing yacht for great days out as well as trips to nerja and frigalina. Thanks again Rachel and carl and hope to be back soon. "
Vanessa Berry – July 2016
Los Geranios - CTVR173V" La casa nos ha parecido magnífica. Está ubicada en la parte alta del pueblo, con unas excelentes vistas. Es tranquila, cómoda y está muy bien equipada. Rachel ha estado siempre pendiente de cualquier necesidad aunque realmente apenas ha hecho falta consultarle. Absolutamente recomendable. Un saludo. "
Mariano – July 2016
Las Cuatro Temporadas - CTV31A" Buenos días, nuestra estancia en Las Cuatro Temporadas ha sido maravillosa, todo ha sido perfecto, la ubicación, la limpieza, la atención de Rachel buenísima. La verdad es que repetiremos y estamos muy satisfechos. Muchas gracias y un saludo. "
Miguel Ángel Alameda – July 2016
Villa Burriana - CTVR176V" Just to say how much we all enjoyed our holiday in the villa, it was everything that we had hoped for. It was one week of pure relaxation spent by the lovely pool everyday and the villa accommodation and location was exactly what we wanted. The villa was fully equipped with everything we needed and the taxi service into town was excellent. "
Jayne Clark – July 2016
Villa Alicia - CTV107V" We are a family if 12 spanning three generations and we stayed at Villa Alicia to celebrate "Grandad's special birthday". On arrival the only word to describe the villa and the setting is "Wow!" A word which our grandchildren used frequently and loudly as they were shown round by Rachel. We have stayed in a number of holiday villas over the years in Spain, Italy and France but this has to rank among the best. It is extremely well equipped, comfortably and carefully furnished and enjoys a spectacular setting on the cliffs overlooking La Herradura. It borders a hotel but there was no disturbance throughout the busy week we were there. The pool heating is ingenious and very effective. The grandkids agreed it was "the best pool we have had"! The walk to town is steep, as is the drive. It's easy if you’re following Rachel but not so easy in the dark on your own, but we managed fine with no problems. We had a wonderful week and can thoroughly recommend this villa. Rachel and her colleagues at Costa Tropical Villas were helpful and we were very grateful for the telephone call informing us that we had left a bag behind when we departed, fortunately for us, before we reached the motorway! We all agreed we would stay at this villa again so that is praise indeed – "5 Stars" from us. "
Michael Knight – June 2016
Casa Ola - CTV53V" I cannot recommend this agency high enough, simple to contact, swift response, kind, caring service, - very knowledgeable about what's going on in the town and what had changed since last year (we've used then two years in a row!) Villa was spotless, gardener and cleaners were inconspicuous - smiley and friendly. Excellent welcome box (much higher standard of goods than one usually gets!) and prompt service on arrival and departure - we will be booking with them again next year! "
Caroline Tiplady – June 2016
Casa Sara - CTV66V" Very nice house with great view of the sea and the bay. We have spent in the Casa Sara two wonderful, quiet and restful holiday weeks. The house is very spacious and well furnished. The small terrace with the marvellous look at the sea and the bays is especially nice. The pool area with the terrace and the deckchairs, we have extensively to are lazy used. The house was very clean, towels richly existed and once a week were changed towels and bedclothes and the pool was cleaned. The contact with Rachel Langley has been very kind and helpful before and during our stay. We were accompanied with our arrival to the house where everything was shown us. Tip's and restaurant recommendations had been put together nicely and were ready for us. A welcome in form of French stick, cheese, ham and wine gave it still, simply perfectly. The handing over of the house at the end of our vacation ran off smoothly and uncomplicated. Dear Rachel, we have felt in the Casa Sara all around probably and well looked and come again very much with pleasure next year. "
Angela and Klaus – June 2016
Casa Cascada - CTV05A" Thank you Rachel for making this one of the easiest holidays I have ever booked. From the initial booking through to the end of the holiday communication was informative and very clear. The welcome on arrival and the welcome pack in the apartment was well appreciated. We found the apartment to be spotlessly clean with pretty much everything we needed for a weeks stay. Thanks for the recommendations for restaurants / taxis etc it all helped us to find our way around. The views from both terraces are really nice onto the marina and the apartment surroundings are quiet and near to the beach. I would certainly recommend Costa Tropical Villas to anyone wanting to visit this area of Spain. "
Dave Clitheroe - July 2016
Ap. Daphne - CTV100A" We just wanted to thank you for everything you did to make our stay at Apartment Daphne so enjoyable. From the first contact you were very professional, and your directions to the office were simple and easy to follow. Rachel met us and took us straight to the apartment which is spectacular, spotlessly clean and fantastically well equipped. The views are even better in reality than they are on the photographs. Rachel provided a small welcome pack (including an excellent bottle of wine), together with a really helpful document recommending local restaurants and other local information. The only mistake we made was in not following the restaurant recommendations to the letter! When the time came to leave, it was a very easy job to hand back the keys to Rachel - the whole thing could not have been simpler or more straightforward. It added to what was a great week in a fabulous apartment and we would not hesitate to recommend the apartment or your services to others. We would love to come back again! "
Ed Kitchen and Wendy Morgan-Gray - July 2016
Ap. Daphne - CTV100A" We will try to describe what we felt when we entered the apartment which we got when we booked one of your accomodations in La Herradura last November. We were welcomed by Mrs. Rachel Langley at her office in La Herradura. When we arrived in the apartment, we noticed how clean and nice it was, a beautiful view, nicely furnished apartment, and in the fridge we found white wine, butter, milk and ham. Everything was very clean and we felt immediately at home. We really loved this apartment, and will not hesitate to book through your office the next time we're visiting. This is the best accommodation we've ever had in La Herradura/Almunecar. We recommend Costa Tropical Villas to anyone who would book a holiday in La Herradura. Best regards, "
Astrid and Pierre Barbier - November 2015
Ap. Daphne - CTV100A" Nous avons passé de superbes vacances à LA HERRADURA,dans l appartement Daphné, avec une superbe vue plongeante sur la mer,avec en plus un soleil qui ne nous a pas quitté pendant 14 jours. Le Personnel de l agence Costa Tropical est tres aimable et efficace. Vacances certainement a renouveller. "
Francois - November 2015
Alqalat - CTV37A" We were very well looked after by Costa Tropical Villas both before and during our stay. All instructions were clear and communication excellent, the description of the accommodation was spot on. The apartment was very clean and very well equipped – there was fresh bread on arrival and we found the fridge complete with essentials including a well-chilled bottle of wine which was much appreciated. Carl gave a warm welcome and gave a relaxed and complete guide to the apartment and the surroundings. Costa Tropical Villas also provided a great printed guide to the area which was very useful, especially the section on the many tapas bars, which we tested extensively, and can only endorse the comments in the guide – the tapas bars in La Herradura are fantastic! We had a great stay exploring the many great beaches in the area and would not hesitate to book through Costa Tropical Villas again. "
Jeremy Milsom - October 2015
El Mirador - CTV50V" I wanted to write sooner but while we were spending six wonderfully relaxing weeks on the Punta [de la Mona] chaos was developing at home and I have only now reached the point where I can settle down and let you know how grateful we are to you for making our holiday utterly worry free. We both want to thank you for your terrific attention to detail and making life so easy. It is one thing to put a few goodies with wine in the fridge as a welcome, which by the way others seldom do unless asked, but to purchase floor mats just because I happened to mention on the phone that I couldn’t see any in the website photographs is, frankly, exceptional. Sue and I have been renting villas in and around La Herradura since 1992 and if ever Michelin start awarding stars for customer service you should be first in line for a nomination. The fact that you deliberately drove over to Velez Malaga to purchase me a feather pillow because you overheard me say that that I had difficulty sleeping on the foam variety is not just praiseworthy, it is totally O.T.T! Our request for a weekly cleaner was met without difficulty and the standard of cleaning that your team delivers is flawless. On the one occasion that we actually needed someone to fix the fridge you were able to deliver a workman within thirty minutes, I found that simply astonishing. In our 23 years of visiting La Herradura and environs, we have never seen that. I don’t know how you do it but we are mightily impressed with your whole team. In brief and with the benefit of more than two decades of hindsight we think you provide the best customer service in the region. We had a seriously great time and here below are some of this year’s pictures. Best wishes, "
Mike and Sue Sinclair - October 2015
Las Olas - CTV19A" We really enjoyed our stay at Las Olas. Thank you. Arrangements for the booking, arrival and departure went very smoothly - with some tasty goodies in the fridge ready to welcome us. We found the apartment spacious, airy, clean and well-stocked with books and music. We enjoyed breakfasts and drinks on the balcony, watching the sea - the only slight disavantage being that, though a sea front apartment, it is set back a little from others in the block so the view is somewhat restricted by adjacent apartments protruding each side. Thank you again and we look forward to hearing from you. Best wishes, "
Susan and Arie Boerrigter - October 2015
Villa Alicia - CTV107V" We are a family that has scattered to all 4 corners of the world. Every two years or so we organize a trip to meet up, hire a large house for an extended period of time and just enjoy each others company. We have done this in Mexico, the USA and Spain. We recently stayed at Villa Alicia in La Herradura. Right from the get go, when we shortlisted the house, Costa Tropical Villas took less than 24 hrs to reply to our questions. The booking and payment was simple to make. On the day of our arrival we got to the house considerably later than expected and Rachel came to house to let us in. The house was perfect. 6 large bedrooms with plenty of space for all 13 of us. One bedroom was large enough for my sister, her husband and two kids to sleep in. Plenty of bathrooms to go around, which is something that some large houses sometimes don't have. The kitchen was excellent. Really well equipped. Large enough to prepare meals for the 13 of us, "No worries". The dining table was also large enough for all of us to eat together. There was also plenty of space for people to find a quiet corner if they wanted to get away from the others. Great TV, although it didn't get much use from us. Then there was the view, what a view; perched on the side of a hill, overlooking the Mediterranean and the local marina. Beautiful. The pool was perfectly maintained and at just the right temperature to cool off whenever we wanted. As a bonus it also comes with an automatic pool cover which is resistant enough that if one of our children had fallen in, they would have just sat on top of it - great peace of mind.La Herradura is a short, somewhat steep 10min walk. With loads of tapas bars, restaurants and a small supermarket you have pretty much everything you need to just stay put and enjoy your time there. If you have a car, you have Malaga and Granada each about a 30-45min drive, with countless beaches and hikes, rides, caves, walks and more bars. The consensus in our group after having done about 8 of these trips now, was that Villa Alicia was in the top two places we had ever stayed at. We would absolutely recommend it to everyone. "
Alberto Sunderland - October 2015
La Vista - CTV27A" We've spent 10 marvellous days in Apartment "La Vista", which is located in lovely La Herradura. The meet and greet with Rachel was friendly and the appartment was well prepared and perfectly clean, so that we felt like home from the first moment. There was a welcome pack with anything you need for a small lunch which was was great to have after the journey. We would love to come back! "
Daniel B. - October 2015
Casa Tina - CTV08A" Casa Tina is a great apartment. It's view of La Herradura bay from its 3rd floor terrace is stunning, both night and day. The front terrace, with mountain views are also special, enjoying the late afternoon sun. Our arrival went smoothly with Rachel meeting us and leading the way up to the apartment block. The apartment was just as the photographs showed and very clean and well equipped. The welcome pack was much appreciated. We had agreed a departure time from the apartment with Rachel and everything had gone very smoothly. "
Kathy Hill - September 2015
Marina del Este - CTV66V" Hi Rachel, we would just like to thank you for making our holiday so memorable for us all. We have been to the area 5 times now and we were very pleased with the service you provided. We were taken to our villa by you where you spent time with us showing us the lovely rooms and pool and setting up our wi fi. for us. We also were pleased with the welcome food parcel you left us. Your service was very personal, helpful, relaxing and we will be using your services again as we were very pleased with our accommodation and location yours sincerely "
Dave Mead - September 2015
Villa Mariposa - CTV56V" We stayed as a group of 10 friends at Villa Mariposa in mid September 2015 and had a great time. Booking was easy and all correspondence with Rachel was prompt, friendly, helpful and clear. The villa was spotlessly clean on our early arrival (Rachel was very flexible and accommodating too) and was very well equipped both indoor and outside at the dining/BBQ area (which, having stayed at a number of villas in various parts of the world, our group found to be unique). The pool area was superb and had plenty of sun beds and new cushions were provided for our stay. The gardens were lovely and the design of the villa on 3 levels provided areas of escape and privacy for those in the group that needed it. We made very good use of the Sonos sound system which allowed us to listen to music inside in the large living/dining room/kitchen area as well as at the poolside and whilst dining outside. The terrace in front of the master bedroom offered spectacular views of the Med, overlooked the town and swept round to the hills and easily accommodated the whole of our group for our regular sunset drinks. We had a problem with the dishwasher during the stay and this was responded to and fixed within 24 hours (which we found impressive) by a very friendly repair man. This very high spec/quality villa (which felt safe and secure) is minutes by car from the beach/promenade (great for morning walks before the temps rise) and the town of Almunecar which is well served with supermarkets as well as many choices of restaurants and cafes. All in all a terrific week. "
10 Happy Scots - September 2015
Casa Ola - CTV53V" We’ve had two very happy stays at Casa Ola within the last twelve months. The views from the villa are wonderful, overlooking the town and beach. The villa itself is well equipped, clean, the beds are really comfortable, it offers loads of space including a verity of different areas to eat and relax. We had a couple of delicious and good value restaurant meals in La Herradura, less than a 10 minutes’ walk from the villa. Thank you to Rachel, who was very prompt/flexible with check in/out times and made the booking process easy. "
The Weir family - September 2015
Alqalat - CTV37A" I would recommend Costa Tropical Villas for anyone seeking to visit La Herradura and surrounding areas of Spain. Our accommodation was spotlessly clean and well equipped and Rachel, (representing Costa Tropical Villas) supplied us with excellent directions to our apartment and was ready to meet us when we arrived. The welcome pack which included a lovely chilled bottle of wine was much appreciated after a long journey. Rachel was very helpful and informative, supplying an information pack that essentially gave us a perfect itinerary for our holiday, combining a good mix of relaxation on the surrounding beaches with some excellent tips for sightseeing, together with some great recommendations for where to find the best Restaurants to sample to region's Tapas. At the end of our holiday, Rachel was back to see us to ensure that everything had been okay for us and she arranged the return of our security deposit before we even got back home! We were particularly grateful when Rachel later arranged for the safe return of our daughters mobile phone which had been (carelessly!) left behind in our apartment. Thank you for a lovely holiday! "
The Stephenson family - September 2015
Ap. Daphne - CTV100A" We found our accommodation of a high standard, the meet and greet service made it very easy to find our apartment and gave us the opportunity to ask any questions there and then. The apartment was clean and tidy, with an ample supply of towels. Additionally the welcome Pack was a nice touch, giving us the opportunity to unwind with some food and drink on our great balcony area. "
Philippa and Noel - August 2015
Alqalat - CTV37A" Our family of five enjoyed a lovely week in the Alqalat CTV37A, and this apartment is all about the views. Having breakfast watching the sunrise over Almuñecar and the Marina del Este every morning was a true delight, as was catching the afternoon breeze with a drink on the upper terrace. CTV provided us with a very good welcome pack, which was perfect as we arrived after midnight and were hungry from our travels. It was nice to settle in with a glass of rosé and some nibbles with a night view of the marina and Almuñecar. The apartment was clean and tidy, adequately furnished, a bit basic on dishes and kitchen implements but had pretty much everything we needed, including a range of things you wouldn’t want to have to go out and buy yourself (bin liners, washing up liquid, dishwasher tablets, paper towels, kitchen foil, cling film, coffee filters, even some non-perishable food in the cupboards). Thankfully the air conditioning worked as we had a few very warm days — for which the two pools were also very welcome! If I haven’t mentioned other specific features, it is because everything worked as one would expect, and nothing left us feeling dissatisfied. We would definitely consider staying here again, and recommend using CTV if you are staying in the La Herradura/Almuñecar area. Best, "
Richard Nelson - August 2015
Las Olas - CTV19A" Nous sommes très heureux d'avoir réservé l'appartement "Las Olas" à la Herradura. Cet appartement était vraiment conforme à nos attentes. Nous l'avons trouvé très joli, bien décoré, très propre, particulièrement bien situé et très bien équipé. Nous avons passé de très bonnes vacances et si nous revenons à La Herradura, nous réserverons cet appartement ! Cordialement "
David et Karine - August 2015
Casa Ola - CTV53V" It was our first time in la Herradura and we hope to be back next year ! We stayed 14 nights in Casa Ola and the most difficult part of our journey was to leave the incredible view and house in our last day.... The house was completely conform to the description and photos of the website, we have only had good surprises : first of all the warm welcome of Rachel, then the house well cleaned and some goods in the fridge in order to be able to have the first meal / breakfast. A gardener came twice a week in order to take care of the garden and the pool, and the cleaning ladies came at the end of our first week in order to change all the bed linen. I would also like to mention that all the process from booking to departure has been really simple, secure and friendly. In fact the house and costatropicalvillas meet all our expectations and much more ! Just hoping to be back soon !!!! "
Laurent Til - August 2015
Madrigal - CTV78V" We have just returned from a two week family vacation we stayed in a place call La Herradura which was is a small, unspoilt Spanish village. We were struggling to find somewhere that suited our requirements and then we came across Costa Tropical Villas and this is where our stress stopped they were fantastic with a big F. We dealt with Rachel who listened to our requirements and then found us the perfect villa – Madrigal- set up in the hillside it offered fantastic views over La Herradura and the bay the property had four double bedrooms a quality fitted kitchen and a fantastic pool area which the children loved. We would like to say a BIG THANK YOU to Rachel and the team at Costa Tropical Villas as they made the hole process so easy when we arrived at La Herradura we met Rachel who took us to our villa so no driving around for hours trying to find it when we arrived she showed us how things worked we were so pleased that we had chosen this villa as everything was perfect the view... was amazing...the villa so clean and tidy... and there was also a very much needed welcome pack as we had been travelling since 4 am this morning and with a boot full of cases we had not stopped for lunch or any necessities on the way... this was a god send as the Kids could eat lunch and play in the pool while we unpacked. We enjoyed many days on the beach and many good nights out both in La Herradura and in Nerja which is about 10 minutes in the car. The villa had so many great things about it and is perfect for families with teenagers the cleaner that came Concha was fantastic a small polite Spanish lady who done a fantastic job. We would like to thank you to the team at Costa Tropical Villas for making our Holiday a fantastic one we are looking forward to returning next year. "
Glenn, Sarah and kids - August 2015
Apartment Daphne - CTV100A" Estuvimos una semana en el apartamento Daphne, simplemente precioso, justo como aparece en las fotografías. A nuestra llegada Rachel nos enseñó el apartamento y su funcionamiento básico. Hubo una incidencia con una persiana que fue rápidamente solucionada por el servicio de mantenimiento. La casa estaba muy limpia y decorada de una forma muy acogedora. Espaciosa, luminosa y apenas sin ruidos cuenta con dos piscinas y unas vistas de la bahía realmente impresionantes. Una gran experiencia en La Herradura. Totalmente recomendable. "
Berta R. - August 2015
Tropicana - CTV48B" We have just spent a great week at this lovely and spacious apartment located in a quiet residential area with worderful views on La Herradura Bay. A car is recommended but not indispensable since it will take you 15 minutes to walk down to the beach and less than 30 to reach the center of the village. The apartment was very clean and provided with everything needed for a comfortable and relaxing stay. Rachel from Costa Tropical Villas gave us useful advice and made herself available to us before and during our stay. We highly recommend this apartment that we will choose again for sure on our next trip to La Herradura. "
Isabelle and Jean-Paul (FRANCE) - August 2015
Casa Calaiza - CTV94V" We had a fantastic two weeks staying at Casa Calaiza in La Herradura, enjoying the lovely village and nearby beaches. Rachel at Costa Tropical Villas was really helpful; the booking process was simple, she sent directions from the airport and then met us and showed us around the villa. The villa was really spacious and well equipped with everything you could possibly need, and there was some basics in the fridge when we arrived too which was a really nice touch. Rachel was on hand to answer any queries and give us recommendations for eating out. We would recommend a car as the villa is a long walk from the village centre, and also to explore all the nearby beaches; we especially loved Playa Canuelo. Also worth the hike down to Playa Calaiza itself which is a beautiful beach for snorkelling. "
Lisa Raynsford - August 2015
Villa La Casita - CTV117V" We have just returned from our first visit to La Herradura and I am sure it will not be our last. It is hard to believe that La Herradura is within an hours drive of Malaga airport, has a beautiful beach and all the amenities that you could want but remains unspoiled. It was a pleasure dealing with Rachel from start to finish. I described what we were looking for in our accommodation and her recommendation of Villa La Casita ticked every box. The villa was very clean, well equipped inside and out, had a lovely pool and was a 10 minute walk into town. Rachel supplied easy to follow directions to her office where she was waiting to take us to the villa. The welcome pack was much appreciated. Everything was clean and worked perfectly. "
Gill, Hugh,Lyle and Hannah McDonald - July 2015
Casa La Colina - CTV34V" Casa La Colina is a lovely villa, decorated to a good standard and nice, clean and spacious. We were met at the villa by Michelle from Costa Tropical Villas who showed us round and was very helpful. There was a lovely welcome pack consisting of some essentials and a bottle of wine and there was lots of information about the local area and good restaurants / bars. We had a lovely holiday in the villa with our two young children and Costa Tropical Villas were great right from the initial booking through to departure. Thanks. "
Clare Huggins - July 2015
Bahia Bella - CTV40V" We spent a great 2 weeks at Bahia Bella. The villa was very clean on arrival and very spacious indoors and outdoors. The views were amazing from the villa. There was plenty to do in the local area to keep us entertained. Rachel from Costa tropical villas met us on arrival and took us to the villa and was extremely helpful, ensuring we had a welcome pack including the essential beer and wine! . She was also always available to answer any local queries that we had during our stay. On our last day there was no messing about as Rachel came to the villa to collect the keys from us. We would definitely use Costa Tropical Villas again. "
The Hopkinson family - July 2015
Villa Mariposa - CTV56V" We spent a wonderful week of sun, swimming and BBQ at Villa Mariposa in June 2015. The house was perfect for our group of four families with children (aged 0-13). The bedrooms are spacious, air conditioned, and well furnished, and most of them have access either to the balcony or the garden. The kitchens (indoors and outdoors) are well equipped. Whatever minor problems we had, Rachel was there to help us out. Thank you - and hope to see you again! "
Tuomas Kylmanen - June 2015
Casa Cascada - CTV05A" As usual the service provided by Rachel was first class, we met up at the office and were accompanied around to the apartment at the Marina. The accommodation was first class, spotlessly clean and beautifully maintained and containing all we needed for our holiday. Always nice to receive the welcome pack containing the essentials, including a bottle of wine. I can thoroughly recommend this apartment, within easy walking distance of the marina and it’s restaurants. Well worth taking the WIFI service if you need access to the outside world. We overcame the issue of lack of TV channels by taking an Apple TV box and watching films from an iPad and downloads via the internet. Departure was straightforward, we just dropped the keys off on the way out. Many thanks again for providing a trouble free holiday, we will be back soon. Best regards, "
Derek Lester - June 2015
Las Cuatro Temporadas - CTV31A" From the moment we made our first enquiry the attention from Costa Tropical Villas was super. We arrived to their offices to a very warm welcome and were shown to Las Cuatro Temporados which was spotless and lived up to our expectations there was also a very welcome "welcome pack" which started our holiday in style. Thank you Rachel for a really enjoyable holiday. "
Adele Meredith - May 2015
Casa Heidi - CTV80V" In the first place, we had a excellent stay in Casa Heidi in La Herradura. What a beautiful place to be with a view over the bay of La Herradura. Waking up in the morning and starting with this view is marvellous. The house itself is also very comfortable even for a company of seven people (adults). Room enough for all of us without bothering each other. The separate terrasses in the sun and in the shadow are very sufficient. The house was very clean and has all the comfort what you may expect of such a place! From this place we made a few trips to Malaga, Nerja and Granada. Thank you Rachel for making our arrival special with some drinks and groceries. We surely appreciate that! "
Jan and Ans Kooijman - May 2015
Casa Cascada - CTV05A" Great apartment, light and airy with lovely harbour views from all three balconies. High quality finish on all the interior and exterior fixtures and fittings. Loads of extras like dishwasher and washing machine complete with detergent. Very quiet location, perfect for relaxing. Local restaurants within 2 mins walk of the apartment were very friendly with a wide range of local produce. If you fancy a night in the local restaurant on the harbour does fab take away pizzas and salads. Very clean both inside the apartment and around the general vicinity. We were thoroughly briefed at meet and greet service with a plethora of local knowledge and handy hints and tips to make our holiday special. "
June MacMahon - April 2015
Casa Cascada - CTV05A" Just a quick note to say how much we enjoyed our trip to La Herradura we had a pleasant and relaxing holiday. We sail ourselves in the UK and very much enjoyed sitting on the terrace watching the comings and goings in the Marina. There is no shortage of activities in the area and the highlights of our stay were the skiing in the Sierra Nevada, followed by swim in the Med on the same day. We also enjoyed the Catamaran rental in La Herradura. Thank you so much for making the whole trip so easy from payment, to arrival, to departure. The welcome pack was especially useful, and the apartment certainly lived up to the images on the internet. Thanks once again for your help, I am sure we will be using Costa Tropical Villas in the future. All the best, "
Judith Parsons - April 2015
Alqalat - CTV37A" The service provided by Costa Tropical Villas was first rate. Rachel's local knowledge was extremely helpful on a number of occasions and nothing was too much trouble. The supply of an unexpected welcome package on the afternoon of our arrival was a great gesture and typified the thoughtfulness and efficiency of service. The apartment offers truly amazing views and is very well equipped for a comfortable stay. There are plenty of walks to explore the breathtaking location and good local taxis if needed for the uphill return! La Herradura is a lovely authentically Spanish town. Overall a fantastic positive experience from start to finish. "
Phil and Fiona Robinson - March 2015
Apt Patricia - CTV10A" A nice apartment. Professional service and a great welcome. All through the process Rachel and Costa Tropical VIllas have been a treat to deal with. We'd gladly recommend them. "
Jonatan and Marja - March 2015
Las Olas - CTV19A" We used Costa Tropical Villas to book our winter 2 month winter break for 2015 and found the service throughout was brilliant. So much so that we have already used their services again and booked for 2016. Nothing was to much trouble for Rachel, we had a few minor problems during the two months in Spain and these were resolved quickly and efficiently. On arrival we found the apartment clean and tidy and there was a welcome pack awaiting us, most welcome after a long drive down from France. We received a warm and friendly greeting and as we left early on a Saturday morning arrangements were in place to allow us a simple and quick getaway. If you are thinking of booking on the Costa Tropical use this company, we highly recommend them. "
Sue and Steve Causton - February 2015
Casa Tinker - CTV17H" We spent a wonderful week at Casa Tinker, La Herradura, thank you. The directions on finding your offices from the airport, being escorted to find the property, and the welcome pack on arrival were all excellent, and made for a great start to the holiday. I would have no hesitation in recommending Costa Tropical Villas to friends and family, or indeed anyone who is considering travelling to the area. "
Tania Shields - February 2015
Casa Cascada - CTV05A" We had a lovely stay in Casa Cascada. It is a lovely apartment in a beautiful setting. The pictures and descriptions on the Costa Tropical Villas website are totally accurate and we would definitely stay here again - winter or summer! Rachel, thank you also for your own excellent care and attention to detail - from meeting and greeting us, providing us with the very thoughtful welcome pack and arranging a mid-stay linen change. The apartment and the personal service provided by you were excellent - we would definitely come back and highly recommend you and Costa Tropical Villas. Regards, "
Dave & Myra Lennon - January 2015
Beltierra - CTV64A" Having just returned from another week in La Herradura we would like to let you know how much we enjoyed the stay. Beltierra was an ideal villa for a family holiday with plenty of room, a large terrace overlooking the sea and convenient for the town.The villa was clean and tidy, the arrangements for meeting you and accessing the villa worked well and the welcome pack was very useful to get us started. You also ensured that our departure went smoothly. We have visited La Herradura through Costa Tropical Villas on at least six occasions over the past 8 years and have always been very happy with the service provided. It is also so reassuring to have someone like yourself always at the end of a phone, if needed. Best wishes, "
Mary and Phil Earnshaw - January 2015
Beltierra - CTV64A" From start to finish I found the services of Costa Tropical Villas to be completely professional and efficient. From a very simple booking registration, to the very unexpected welcome pack on arrival. The very friendly check in and hassle free check out, played a part in why proved to be a very relaxing holiday. I would not hesitate in using their services in the future and have no hesitation in recommending them. "
Alan – November 2014
Casa Ola - CTV53V" We had a lovely stay in Casa Ola. The villa is simply stunning – very modern, tastefully decorated, spacious yet comfortable & with incredible views of the ocean, mountains & village. Rachel & Costa Tropical Villas were excellent with good communications before our stay, Rachel meeting us at the edge of the village & guiding us to the villa at 11pm at night, the Villa was spotlessly clean, and with some provisions to get us through the evening & breakfast. All in all a great experience. Kind Regards, "
Dave – October 2014
Casa Ola - CTV53V" The house was beautiful and lived up to our expectations and more. The house was clean and inviting, and Costa Villa Tropical had made sure there was food in the fridge and a bottle of wine for us upon arrival. We were greeted by a friendly face and were shown around the property and given information about the house and the village. Costa Villa Tropical made us feel very welcome, were helpful and service-minded, and came on scheduled departure time to see us well off. We will definitely rent a holiday home with Costa Villa Tropical again. "
Mona Wiig and family – October 2014
Apt Cecilia - CTV82A" Our view of the accommodation was as follows: The 'welcome pack' was gratefully received and well thought out. Lovely position/views/terrace/steps down to the garden (for evening sun!!) all good. Very spacious. Very clean. Well equipped but the absence of WIFI would probably affect us staying there again. As far as Costa Tropical Villas is concerned, we were pleased with 'the meet up' arrangements in the town and are confident that, had we needed your help you would have responded. We would use Costa Tropical Villas again. We really enjoyed our stay and liked La Herradura. Many thanks for your help and interest. Regards, "
Peter Derrick – October 2014
Casa Heidi - CTV80V" We had an amazing time in La Herradura. We met Rachel at the pickuppoint and that went all smoothly, then we drove to the house where we arrived in an amazing house with a view over the sea. Everything was really clean including our big swimmingpool. What was nice that everything was there, including a welcome bottle of wine in the fridge! We definatly want to come back again! Cheers. "
David Vermeulen – October 2014
Casa Heidi - CTV80V" Nuestra estancia en septiembre de este año, ha sido de lo mas gratificante en esta esplendida villa. Queremos dejar constancia de que todo en esta casa esta esmeradamente preparado para pasar todo el tiempo que queramos disfrutarla. La limpieza de todas las habitaciones, incluidas las del jardin y piscina son muy buenas. El emplazamiento es perfecto con una explendidas vista al mar en primera linea de costa. La piscina esta aclimatada con lo que es un autentico placer bañarse en ella. Las terrazas de las que consta esta villa perfectamente amuebladas con mesas y sillas cada una de ellas. Mi enhorabuena a Rachel por su buena gestion y eficiencia. Quiero por ultimo recomendar esta villa a todo el que quiera disfrutar de esta localidad que es la Herradura en Granada. "
Alex Y Susana – September 2014
Casa Cascada - CTV05A" I would certainly use Costa Tropical Villas again to locate rental accommodation in this delightful area of Spain. Booking was easy and the descriptions of the villas allowed us to choose exactly the sort of accommodation appropriate to our needs. Rachel was there to meet us and provided a more than adequate welcome pack and was always available by phone if we needed to ask a question. Casa Cascada is an outstanding property, equipped to the highest standard, cleaned to a high standard and in a great location. Departure was a similarly painless procedure. "
Dave & Steph Raper – September 2014
Las Cuatro Temporadas - CTV31A" Nous avons passé 2 semaines superbes dans cette villa. Elle est très fonctionnelle, bien équipée, parfaite pour une famille de 6 (il manque juste une chaise pour la table extérieure). Le quartier est calme tout en étant proche de la plage. Possibilité de s'y rendre à pied !! Merci à Rachel qui a été très sympa autant par correspondance que sur place. Très bonne communication et efficace. A bientôt. Have a good day. "
Marie – September 2014
Alqalat - CTV37A" We really enjoyed La Herradura, and for the first visit to mainland Spain I think we picked well. Fantastic apartment, it was so much bigger than we expected, photos on Owners Direct really don't do it justice. The meet and greet is a very nice touch and takes out some of the stress in reaching an unknown destination. As is the welcome pack, which our two boys ate within about ten minutes of you leaving us. The apartment has been furnished to a high standard right down to the finer touches, it really is a home from home experience. The direct views across the marina and bays beyond is magnificent. Dining out was a joy whether we took a random selection for a restaurant or a recommendation from the information pack, we were never disappointed. The restaurants in both La Herradura or at the marina were good value for money, with great service and very friendly staff. Ideal location to experience the real Spain with a fantastic beaches and access to rural and mountain regions. We will not hesitate in recommending you to anyone who might be considering a visit to Spain. As said, we really enjoyed this part of the world, but have seen so little of it. We do intend to come back for more. Thanks again, "
Neil & Leesa McKinnell – August 2014
Villa Mariposa - CTV56V" Just wanted to drop you a line to tell what a fabulous holiday we enjoyed at Villa Mariposa last week. Even with 4 adult couples and 3 teenage children at no time did we feel under each other feet. The design of the villa provides everyone with their own space, including access to the garden, pool and BBQ areas. The pool was lovely and warm and the whirlpool a lovely addition for an evening dunk. The views from the various terraces across to the sea are absolutely stunning as is the attention to practical detail in layout and inventory. The photos just don't do it justice. Absolutely everything was catered for. The villa was immaculate and with us arriving on a Sunday (shops closed), the provision of a welcome pack was a real life saviour. I am sure we will be back. "
Geoff Gramlick – August 2014
Vista del Mar - CTV39A" We have recently returned from a wonderfully relaxing week at Vista del Mar, which more than lived up to our expectations. We were fully expecting an amazing view, but it really was spectacular and never ceased to delight us. Many photos were taken from the balcony at every time of day! The apartment itself was very comfortable and well equipped with everything we needed. Costa Tropical Villas proved to be very efficient from booking point right through to our departure and were very accommodating when our arrival time was fluctuating due to taxi issues from the airport... The apartment was very clean and the arrival pack was a welcome surprise and certainly much appreciated after a long day travelling. We were particularly grateful for all the local information supplied and it enabled us to experience a full range of experiences; the markets, specialist food shops and a great variety of recommended restaurants and Tapas bars. Renting a car is probably a good idea - although we returned much fitter, there was much in the area that were unable to get to...a very good reason to return! "
Sarah Kidd – August 2014
Las Olas - CTV19A" Rachel completed the arrangements for booking our apartment quickly and without fuss. In advance of our week in Spain she emailed five guides to local amenities and tourist attractions which proved to helpful during our stay. She met us when we arrived in town, guided us to the apartment, showed us around and ensured we understood how to operate the oven, air conditioning and which of the two door keys opened which door. She also helpfully explained where and how best to find a parking space. The apartment was clean and tidy when we arrived. She had also arranged for the fridge to be stocked with enough food to see us through the first afternoon and first morning. This turned out to be very handy as we had arrived on a Spanish feast day holiday and we could not find a shop which was open. We had one small issue during our stay and Rachel was on hand to address it for us. At the end of our stay, one of Rachel's colleagues met us promptly for us to return the keys. Rachel returned the deposit for the apartment promptly. Costa Tropical Villas provided a professional service. I have no hesitation in recommending them to would-be renters of apartments on the Costa Tropical. "
Mr Digby – August 2014
Casa Heidi - CTV80V" Our stay at Casa Heidi was wonderful. The view from all the terraces was spectacular. The villa was everything we were expecting. It was very clean, well maintained and extremely well equipped. Rachel from Costa Tropical was very helpful, explaining everything about the villa, giving us suggestions and tips about places (chemist, supermarkets, restaurants, bars, local attractions). The whole service was excellent. We highly recommend Costa Tropical Villas. Thank you, we did have a fantastic time in La Herradura! We wish we had booked the villa for another week! "
Cecilia Walker – August 2014
Bahia Bella - CTV40V" We stayed two weeks in villa Bahia Bella and enjoyed the view(s), the balcony and the private pool. This villa is a perfect place if you want to have a quiet, relaxing holiday. The beds are comfortable and combined with the air conditioning you are assured to sleep well. Rachel from Costa Tropical Villas is always willing to help and support you during the stay. Flexible and friendly services! "
Peter Glissenaar – August 2014
Alqalat - CTV37A" Accommodation was as described, clean and well equipped. Spacious, plenty of storage, modern kitchen with everything you could need. Welcome pack was very helpful as we arrived quite late at night, and was all we needed for our first night and morning. Hadn’t expected to have linen changed after first week, so this was a pleasant surprise. Apartment well supplied with soap and washing up liquid. Meet and greet worked well, and Rachel was very informative about apartment, local area etc. Flexibility around departure time was much appreciated and made a huge difference to our last day. Problems with the internet were dealt with promptly and with perseverance. The accommodation was probably the best we have had in Spain, given it was so spacious and with lots of private outside dining and relaxing areas, and superb view! And we nearly always had the pool to ourselves which was great. We found the services of Costa Tropical Villas to be a perfect balance of professional and personable, which made dealing with you as stress-free as it could be. Many thanks. Anyway, we had a fantastic holiday, thanks for all your help. "
Pamela Hodgson – August 2014
Casa Ola - CTV53V" We had a fantastic week at Casa Ola at the end of July. The views from the villa are of the sea, bay and town - they are spectacular. Check in was easy, as Rachel met us in a café and then led us by car to the villa. The welcome pack was comprehensive enough not to have to go shopping on the first day. The villa itself is large, with three of the four bedrooms (all have en-suites) overlooking the pool and sea – there is a wonderful breeze as the villa is high up on a hill, with lovely outside seating/dining areas. It was clean, well maintained and extremely well equipped. We contacted Rachel once with a query and she popped into the villa that day to resolve a small problem. The town centre is 10-25 minutes’ walk (depending on which route you take), the hill is very steep so some people may prefer to use a car – we intend to return! Kind regards, "
Fenella Weir – July 2014
Vista del Mar - CTV39A" The meet and greet service offered at Costa Tropical was very helpful and set us off to an enjoyable holiday, knowing places to visit, how to get to local supermarkets, pharmacy etc. The apartment was beautifully clean on arrival and a nice welcome pack included. The amenities provided in the apartment are very good, all you could need for a great holiday..loved the plancha! Rachel printed our boarding passes out as Ryan air phone app would not work for kids under 16. Thank you...she also was very helpful in directing car company to our apartment when our car hire broke down. Without her it would have been very difficult. The area is amazing, the view from Vista Del Mar is heaven! "
Vanessa Berry – August 2014
La Vista - CTV27A" We had a great time in La Herradura. We stayed at La Vista apartment overlooking Marina Del Este. The accommodation was excellent. The apartment was spacious for four persons, clean and well equipped. Rachel was very helpful in escorting us to our apartment, providing a welcome pack (including wine!) and explaining everything that we needed to know, including advice on restaurants and local attractions. But the best part was the beautiful view of the sea from our terrace, which we enjoyed each morning and evening. Every morning we also made great use of the pool. The beaches are about 15 minutes walk away on both sides of the hill (downhill, so after swimming one have to climb, which we did not mind). An asset is also the closed garage belonging to the appartement, which you can appreciate especially when you know the sun conditions (i.e. not one single cloud in two weeks time). I hope we will have once again the possibility to get back to Andalusia. "
Roland Faludi – July 2014
Las Cuatro Temporadas - CTV31A" We have had a great time in Las Cuatro Temporadas. The view is overwelming, the appartment is clean, spacious and tastfully furnished. In the apartment is everything you possibly may need and more. Thanks for picking us up when we arrived in la Herradura, the first time the apartment is not easy to find. The welcome pack was just what we needed for a late lunch. Very thoughtful! We also liked the comprehensive booklet with all kind of information and advises of the surroundings. Thanks for all your services and good care!! Kind regards, "
Bas Oosterom – July 2014
Apartment Daphne - CTV100A" We found the apartment Daphne very nice, with a beautiful view from the terrace over the Marina. As we arrived it was nicely cleaned, arranged with clean bed linen and towels. It was a peaceful place, which we enjoyed. Good service that you, Rachel, met us the first day and showed us to the apartment. Best regards, "
Henriette and Carsten Rasmussen – July 2014
Las Olas - CTV19A" We had a great time in La Herradura. The accommodation was excellent. The apartment was spacious, clean, well equipped and in an ideal location on the beach, convenient for the market, restaurants and other amenities. Costa Tropical Villas was very helpful in escorting us to our apartment, providing a welcome pack (including wine!) and explaining everything that we needed to know, including advice on restaurants and local attractions. Thank you for a wonderful vacation in La Herradura and we hope to come back next year. "
Tim Randall – July 2014
Las Cuatro Temporadas - CTV31A" Our family of 5 thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Las Cuatro Temporadas. The two story villa was lovely on the inside with three bedrooms, bathrooms and a modern kitchen. But the best part was the sweeping view of the Mediterranean and southeast facing terrace. There is a large greenbelt under the terrace providing excellent privacy. We enjoyed most of our meals outside and when it was too hot, there is a cool inner courtyard. The location on the Costa Tropical is amazing, just up from the upscale Marina del Este and between the towns of La Herradura and Almunecar. We could walk to two uncrowded beaches on either side of the marina as well as along a cliffside nature trail to Almunecar. We enjoyed the outdoor market and Moorish castle in Almunecar, as well as day trips to Granada (the Alhambra), Ronda, Malaga and various white villages. The temperate climate was perfect and tropical flowers such as bougainvillea and hibiscus and grew everywhere. Rachel, the host was kind and accommodating, even printing our boarding passes! We highly recommend this villa. "
Alane – July 2014
Vista del Mar - CTV39A" My family recently stayed at Vista Del Mar apartment overlooking Marina Del Este. We booked the apartment partly because of the views, and we were not disappointed. The views down to the Marina, and across to Almunecar and beyond are breathtaking. The large terrace is ideally placed to take advantage of these views. We were greeted in La Herradura by Rachel. The communication beforehand was excellent. She took us to the apartment, and we were greeted with a beautifully spacious and airy property. The rooms were lovely and nicely furnished, and the kitchen was well equipped. Rachel was very informative, giving us colour printouts of things to do, places to go, and more importantly, restaurants to visit. Her personal recommendations were very useful. During the stay, she was always just on the other end of the phone/text if we needed anything. In short, our stay here was a delight, and we would not hesitate to recommend the apartment and Costa Tropical Villas. We hope to return next year. "
Phil Warren, Staffordshire – July 2014
Villa Mariposa - CTV56V" We stayed one week in July in Almunecar Villa Mariposa and enjoyed the excellent facilities, lovely pool and great views to the Mediterranean and the town. Every detail from arriving to the villa to our departure went with high quality and guidance. The villa was so nice that we spent most of the time just relaxing by the pool, listening music and eating outside utilizing the beautiful patio. And the beds in the villa were amazing, as well as the toilets, kitchen and everything else. Almunecar is near and it was nice to go quickly by car near the beaches as well as great sightseeing of the town. Great holiday with great memories. Thanks Costa Tropical Villas. "
Family Autio – July 2014
Villa Mariposa - CTV56V" Our holiday at Villa Mariposa exceeded our expectations! We had a great time enjoying the stunning view, the tastefully furnished and equipped house and of course the sunshine! The villa had it all; bedrooms for all of us with adjoining bathrooms, a large livingroom and an excellent barbeque area. The service and friendliness that Costa Tropical Villas and Rachel greeted us with made us feel at ease from the very first day and throughout the stay. We could recommend the house for any large party looking for a relaxing and sociable holiday with friends or family. Kind regards, "
Leif and Marie Lyckebäck – June 2014
Casa Heidi - CTV80V" En Casa Heidi hemos disfrutado toda la familia de espectaculares vistas al Mediterráneo y de mucha tranquilidad en un entorno natural junto al PN Cerro Gordo. Con muchos detalles para jugar los niños, estupendas terrazas muy bien amuebladas, todo limpio, equipado y cuidado. Con muchas ganas de volver a disfrutar de esa piscina y barbacoa. Ha sido un placer. Gracias. "
Mark Connell – April 2014
Punta Vista - CTV43V" We really enjoyed staying at Punta Vista, the villa had a well equipped kitchen, the bedrooms were spacious and plenty of places to follow the sun around outside. Rachel from Costa Tropical Villas met and showed us around on arrival. She also told us about the delights of the tapas bars and shopping facilities in La Herradura. The sheets and towels were changed once a week and the villa cleaned. We found plenty to occupy us on days when not sun-bathing, out and about. "
Heather Clelford - April 2014
Casa Cascada - CTV05A" Just a few lines to thank you for a pleasant stay. The apartment was lovely very clean and with beautiful views of the marina, the welcome pack was great. The meet and greet arrangements went smoothly and the same on departure. Would highly recommend, Great service from costa tropical villas. Regards, "
Kay Drake, March 2014
Casa Cascada - CTV05A" Having returned from an idyllic New Year's week in La Herradura on Friday I feel compelled to write in praise of Costa Tropical Villas. From initial enquiry all the way to fond farewells, Barbara, Reza, Ana and I found you to be friendly, honest and helpful. The accommodation at Marina Del Este was if anything better than described on your website. Perfectly located, well equipped, clean and tidy and comfortable in the extreme. Your information pack with suggested places to visit, bars and restaurants became the backbone of our stay and, even though we are all seasoned travelers and Ana and I have lived for two years in Andalusia, we were all unfailingly delighted with each and every one of your recommendations. La Herradura is a brilliant base for visitors to southern Spain but we're not going to say it too loudly - we want to keep it our little secret! We are already looking at flights for February half term, so stand by – we'll be in touch again sooner than you think! Very best wishes, "
Trevor Morris, December 2013
Casa Alqalat - CTV37A" Costa Tropical Villas provided one of the best services we have experienced, from the excellent directions to the location, the welcome and introduction to the property and the area to the final departure. Rachel was efficient, welcoming and did all we could expect. The real test was dealing with a breakdown of the aircon/heating shortly after arrival, and getting it dealt with the weekend before Christmas was impressive. We would definitely use Costa Tropical Villas for that personal and caring service that is so important. Kind regards, "
James Miller, December 2013
Casa Sara - CTV66V" We had a fantastic holiday, the house was perfect, the location superb and every aspect of the services your company offers is, absolutely, top notch. The lovely greeting we received and welcome pack was so nice as we didn’t have to rush off to the shop, we could sit and enjoy some lunch looking out over those stunning views. Thanks again for everything. "
Bev Davies, November 2013
Apartment Patricia - CTV10A" Apartment Patricia is ideal for us. It is quiet, overlooking the bay and its legendary sunsets. It is only a few minutes to the promenade with its restaurants and shops which runs the length of the village. Rachel is a very efficient, friendly and helpful agent: nothing is too much trouble to ensure the comfort of her guests. She greets you with a generous welcome pack to make sure that whatever time you arrive there is something to keep you going until you can get to the shop for provisions. When it is time to leave, she will personally wish you bon voyage. The apartment is very clean and comfortable and easily accessed by lift. We like it because it is effortless and easy. That’s why we have been several times. "
Alec and Anne Ponton, October 2013
Casa Tinker - CTV17H" After a few days of cold British temperatures and traditional grey weather, we still hold the memories of beautiful warm days spent at Casa Tinker. This house was so perfectly situated at the edge of the old town, so close to the beach, so close to the excellent covered fresh food market, and even closer to the delightful El Salon Bar, with the friendship of Antonio and his daughter Maria. We still remember drinking delicious vino rosado and every order for a drink was accompanied by a serving of the tapas of the day at no extra charge. Casa Tinker is an unusual layout but works well, and enjoys a sun-filled roof terrace with bbq and a glimpse of the sea. We really enjoyed our time in La Herradura and would love to stay in Casa Tinker again. Best wishes, "
Peter and Sonia Kempsey, October 2013
Casa Pava Real - CTV44V" We would both like to express our thanks for the service you provided to ensure a pleasant start to our holiday in September. The arrangements you made to meet you on arrival, and the most welcome chilled wine in the fridge were just the right start! We were familiar with the San Nicolas development and the location of Cas Pava Real from previous stays in La Herradura so were hoping for a relaxing and peaceful stay - and were not disappointed. The accommodation was clean and spacious and had everything we needed to ensure a wonderful holiday and would have no hesitation in recommending both this acccommodtion and the services of Costa Tropical Villas. Kind regards, "
Dave and Jan Hill, September 2013
Bahia Bella - CTV40V" Bahia Bella is located in the perfect spot to enjoy the beauty of La Herradura from a quiet height, only 10 minutes outside of the town center. Its patio, pool deck and green garden all provide a relaxing atmosphere to take in the sun or chill in the shade. The view is spectacular, looking down on the horseshoe and the sea. Costa Tropical Villas made everything simple, from selecting the right kind of accommodation for our holiday to checking in later to make sure we had everything we needed. The rooms had been cleaned well, beds made with fresh, crisp sheets, and towels laid out and ready. Rachel went above and beyond, patiently awaiting our delayed arrival and personally escorting us to our villa. Since it was late at night and everything was already closed, she also kindly stocked our refrigerator with a few basics to get us through the next morning so that we wouldn't have to find a supermarket before breakfast. In the Welcome Packet, she provided a list of local restaurants, with a description of each - just wish we'd had time to try more! We highly recommend renting with Costa Tropical Villas - you won't be disappointed! "
J & M, Virginia (US), October 2013
Casa Cascada - CTV05A" Just a few lines to let you know how much we appreciated the welcome pack and all the local information you have us. The apartment was very clean and the space was better than we'd expected. We would certainly book with you again. Thanks for making our holiday a good one. Kind regards, "
Barbara McCready, July 2013
Apartment Cecilia - CTV82A" We were very satisfied with our stay at apartment Cecilia. The welcome we received including provisions and a much appreciated bottle of wine got us off to a very good start. The apartment was well equipped with ample cutlery, crockery and cooking utensils. Lots of space and magnificent views of the bay. in fact it was difficult to leave the balcony and go out to explore the surrounding area. Wonderful walking and relaxing. Much enjoyed. Many thanks and best wishes. "
Norman and Philippa Drewett, September 2013
Casa Pava Real - CTV44V" Having just returned from another week at Casa Pava Real in La Herradura we would like to let you know how much we enjoyed the stay - this was our 5th holiday at the villa. As usual the villa was clean and tidy, the arrangements for accessing it worked well and the welcome pack was very useful to get us started. You also ensured that our departure went smoothly. Thanks particularly for the advice that you gave us when we needed to use the local medical clinic. It is so reassuring to have someone like yourself always at the end of a phone, if needed. We are already beginning to plan our next year's stay! Best wishes, "
Mary and Phil Earnshaw, September 2013
Casa Cascada - CTV05A" I would certainly use Costa Tropical Villas again to locate rental accommodation in this delightful area of Spain. Booking was easy and the descriptions of the villas allowed us to choose exactly the sort of accommodation appropriate to our needs. Rachel was there to meet us and provided a more than adequate welcome pack and was always available by phone if we needed to ask a question. Casa Cascada is an outstanding property, equipped to the highest standard, cleaned to a high standard and in a great location. Departure was a similarly painless procedure. "
Dave and Steph Raper, September 2013
Bahia Bella - CTV40V" We had a lovely stay at Bahia Bella, the house having loads of space for 4 adults and 2 17 yr old boys! The view of the bay is truly gorgeous and sitting out on the terrace in the evening over a leisurely drink and dinner was perfect. The pool is a good size and the surrounding gardens give plenty of space for everyone to relax in the sun or under a shady tree. The bedrooms are also all a good size with plentiful storage space and having 3 bathrooms really makes life very civilised. The garage and additional parking space are a bonus too! Rachel provides a splendid service, from the original enquiry and booking through to meeting us and taking us to the villa on arrival (if like us you have often arrived at a village then had to drive around endlessly trying to find the house you’ve rented you can appreciate how helpful this is!). The information provided about the area generally and local bars/restaurants etc was helpful, and we appreciated the welcome pack in the fridge. We also found a great local dive centre, "Open Water La Herradura" which we would wholeheartedly recommend to any divers visiting – it’s right on the beach front in La Herradura and caters for experienced or novice divers alike. Best wishes to you Rachel, "
Andrea and Sue, August 2013
Casa Sara - CTV66V" Casa Sara was a perfect place to spend our holidays. Nice house, nice pool, nice and quiet neighbours, ...Perfect arrival and a very good welcome pack ;-) I only can recommend your services to everyone who wants a perfect Holiday in La Herradura! Thanks for everything! "
Erik, Annik and Silke Laenen, August 2013
Casa Cascada - CTV05A" We've just returned from a lovely holiday at Casa Cascada, the apartment is very comfortable and in an ideal location being so close to the marina and the beach. It was great to be met by you and a big thank you for the welcome pack and ensuring that we had everything we needed, I have to say the photos didn't do the apartment justice, it is spotlessly clean with lovely views and we hope to return!! Kind regards, "
Julie and Simon, August 2013
El Mirador - CTV50V" We really loved the house , it had everything we could possibly need ( and more !), we couldn't fault the cleaning and attention to detail. A big plus was having you Rachel in Herradura- if something went wrong it was reassuring to know that. I thought that you offered a really friendly and efficient service which let us have a stress free holiday ! It was good to have you introduce us to the villa rather than just being given a set of keys - the bottle of wine was put to good use round the pool :) "
Jane Airey, August 2013
Casa Howe - CTV04A" The apartment was perfect for what we needed. Extremely clean and comfortable accommodation. The service offered by Costa Tropical Villas was outstanding and professional. Our welcome pack was gratefully received with all the essentials we needed straight away. The meet and greet service was informative and welcoming. I will definitely be booking my holiday through Cost Tropical Villas next year, kind regards, "
Karen Springgay, August 2013
Casa Heidi - CTV80V" La Casa Heidi est située dans un quartier residentiel à 2 km de la plage de la Herradura. Elle donne directement sur le littoral, en surplombant la mer d'une centaine de mètres, et offre une vue spectaculaire sur la baie. La maison est spacieuse et réalisée en matériaux qualitatifs (marbre au sol dans la plupart des pièces, meubles et décoration de qualité, climatisation dans toutes les pièces principales y compris chambres,...). Elle est particulièrement bien équipée avec un maxi-frigo américain avec distribution de glace pillée (indispensable), barbecue géant, couverts, vaisselle, plats, casseroles en quantité, télévision, wi-fi, chaine Hi-fi avec base i-pod, table de ping-pong, jeux de société, console Wii, etc... La piscine située sur la terrasse inférieure n'est pas le moindre de ses atouts : sa profondeur permet de plonger sans arrière-pensée et son solarium engazonné est une invitation au bronzage. La multiplicité de terrases et de balcons permet à chacun de trouver son "coin" pour lire, se reposer, jouer aux cartes, prendre l'apéritif, etc...Je recommande vivement le balcon du haut pour le petit déjeuner face à la mer et au soleil levant ! Nous avons passé 15 jours extras à 10 (dont 6 enfants) sans jamais avoir le sentiment d'être les uns sur les autres. Par ailleurs, sa situation à moins d'1 heure de Grenade et de Malaga par autoroute gratuite permet facilement de belles excursions. Un conseil : après une journée de farniente dans la maison, prenez la voiture 2 minutes et allez profiter de la mer en fin d'après-midi : elle est exquise ! Enfin, Rachel, votre contact sur place, est particulièrement attentionnée : elle prend le temps de vous accueillir pour vous faire visiter tous les recoins de la maison, elle vous prépare dans le frigo de quoi vous faire un sandwich à votre arrivée, et intervient ou fait intervenir rapidement quelqu'un en cas de besoin (nettoyage de la piscine ou toilettes bouchées par exemple). Bref, service top ! On a envie d'y retourner. Best Regards. "
Henry-Michel Tur, August 2013
Alqalat - CTV37A" The stay in Alqualat was very nice. The apartment was even nicer as expected. The support from Costa Tropical Villa’s was very good. A small inconvenience with the air-conditioning was handled next working day, even though we reported it during the evening. "
Ernst Akkerman, August 2013
El Mirador - CTV50V" Our stay at the villa El Mirador in La Herradura was a delight, we were met by Rachel at the entrance to the town of La Herradura, who showed us to the villa. The villa was clean and had a lovely welcome pack. Rachel gave us a local map showing the various restaurants, and where to park. Having breakfast every morning overlooking the Mediterranean every morning was wonderful, thank you Costa Tropical Villas for a lovely break. Regards "
John and Joy Lingham, August 2013
La Vista - CTV27A" I would recommend La Vista for the beautiful location, the great views and the beautiful terrace as well as the fully equipped kitchen which allows you to feel at home. Thank you again to Rachel for the level of service. The activities in Herradura are many but if not enough, you can visit the many beautiful Andalusian cities. The service was excellent (with a welcome pack, fast answers to our requests and the cleanliness of the apartment). We appreciated the change of linen at the end of the first week. Kind regards. "
Karim Cheikhrouhou, August 2013
Casa Madrigal - CTV78V" We really loved the house, the swimming pool and the views and couldn’t have had a better time (despite the bathroom problem!) The services of yourself and Costa Tropical Villas were excellent and friendly. The house was very clean, the welcome pack very information and our departure was seamless. Thank you very much for all your help. We hope to come to La Herradura again soon. "
Caroline Cass, August 2013
Villa Mariposa - CTV56V" This is a fabulous villa with superb views from the terraces and the living room. Quite stunning really. We stayed there with extended family and had everything we could have wished for. The villa has plenty of facilities and is well stocked, with plenty of room, seating, a lovely pool and hot tub. It was handed over in perfect condition when we arrived. We were met by Rachel Langley, the Costa Tropical Villas rep and she was friendly, welcoming and helpful. My only bugbear was that we had to take our bin bags down to the bins towards the bottom of the hill. Apart from that I highly recommend this villa. "
S. Timimi, August 2013
Apartment Helena - CTV35A" As always Costa Tropical Villas came up trumps. We had a delightful apartment in a beautiful location and thanks to Rachel and her team - a brilliant, professional service. Would not hesitate to recommend CTVillas to anyone. "
Jonathan and Michelle Gabay, August 2013
Casa Tina - CTV08A" La Herradura is a beautiful Spanish “gem” for a genuine Spanish holiday experience! We had two delightful weeks to explore and enjoy the lovely area. We were very grateful for the exceptional and helpful services of Costa Tropical Villas. From the start of our booking to our final day at Casa Tina we had outstanding help and excellent communication. The apartment was good value, very clean, very well equipped and beautifully located, in pretty tropical gardens - with breath taking views to wake up to every day and gaze out at in the evenings - well worth a bit of uphill walking! "
Zan, Rob and Georgia Bozas, August 2013
Vista del Mar - CTV39A" Fantastic week at Vista Del Mar with the great view of the coast and easy access to La Herradura and the surrounding areas. The apartment was excellent, with a great meet-and-greet service and everything we needed in the welcome pack. I highly recommend the support from Costa Tropical Villas who were able provide details of local events, restaurants and activities to make the best use of our time. Thanks "
Ralph Tuckwell, August 2013
Villa Mariposa - CTV56V" The villa was everything we expected, renovated to a high standard with classy materials. The pool area with the hot tub was enjoyed by adults and children alike, the sound system was appreciated especially by our teenagers, and the excellent barbecue area with the gas/charcoal grill was in frequent use by adults. Cleaning, service on arrival and at departure were top notch, we can highly recommend Villa Mariposa for future guests. Thanks again and all the best, "
Juho Kariniemi, July 2013
Las Olas - CTV19A" If you’re looking for a quiet relaxing holiday in a modern really comfortable and easily accessed apartment then Las Olas in La Herradura fits the bill. The apartment is located centrally with an uninterrupted view of the sea. Just sitting on the balcony watching the water change colour and the sun setting was bliss. The seating and beds were very comfortable and the spacious layout and two sets of patio doors gave the apartment an airy feel. Rachel was very accommodating, collecting us from and leaving us to the bus stop on arrival and departure. A car really wasn’t necessary as the buses from Malaga and the local services were all that was needed. There are plenty of restaurants to choose from and in July La Herradura was busy but by no means overcrowded – a perfect place for a hugely enjoyable and relaxing holiday. We had a fantastic holiday in a superb apartment. We are really happy to recommend Las Olas in La Herradura. "
Paul and Una Tracey, July 2013
Apartment Patricia - CTV10A" Thanks for sorting us out when we arrived at apartment patricia your service was excellent the apartment was lovely and clean and had everything we needed even a bottle of wine! Butter bread milk and juice ! Definitely recommend - thanks a lot. "
The Kewns, August 2013
Apartment Cecilia - CTV82A" Thank you so much for your help with our holiday! Apartment Cecilia delivered exactly what was described, and the setting was so peaceful and beautiful, as described. The flat was beautifully presented and clean, and provided everything we needed. Your organisation was faultless – from recommendations of places to go that you sent before we left, to meeting us on the road, the welcome pack – which was a lifesaver – and then talking us through your recommendations of places to eat once there. We texted you for advice after a few days, and you were always prompt and helpful, right up to our departure. Costa Tropical Villas made everything much easier for us, and I would be happy to recommend your organisation to anyone else planning a holiday like this. "
Gabrielle Kirby, August 2013
Casa Heidi - CTV80V" The best thing about Casa Heidi is the view of La Herradura Bay which is spectacular. In addition, the villa is spacious, very clean and furnished to a high standard. You will need a car for trips to restaurants and the beach. We met the agent, Rachel, at the Villa but I know from a previous stay in La Herradura that Rachel would normally meet you at the N340 traffic light turn off into the town itself and guide you to your accommodation. Directions given from Malaga airport to La Herradura were clear and concise. On arrival, Rachel went over the use of all the appliances and showed us where everything was. This is a very well equipped villa. Rachel had also prepared a binder with detailed information about the villa, the appliances, surrounding area and recommended restaurants. On one occasion we had to contact her regarding a boiler malfunction and she responded very quickly. The handing over of the Keys on departure was straight forward and timely. We would recommend Rachel and Costa Tropical Villas and no doubt will use them again. "
John Clarke and Family, August 2013
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