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Fresh Fruit from the Costa Tropical

Published on 16 May, 2019 by testeando

Dear readers,

We hope that you are already fans of the Costa Tropical and of a healthy lifestyle. If not, then I would love to show you what you are missing out.

The Costa Tropical has a broad variaty of healthy fruits, which is produced locally. The year-round warm climate of the Granadian coast is truely ideal for some of the most tasty fruits that exist. What can be better than trying them, when they are bought fresh on a local market?


Local markets

Salobreña Mercado Municipal (8:00 – 14:30, Thuesday – Sunday),-3.5854157,20z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0xd718fe3bd65581f:0xdebb4112dfb9dbee!8m2!3d36.7423957!4d-3.5850265

Almuñecar Mercado Municipal (9:00 – 14:00, Monday – Saturday),-3.6966637,17z/data=!4m8!1m2!2m1!1smercado+municipal+cerca+de+Almu%C3%B1%C3%A9car!3m4!1s0xd71889abcbb772b:0x1e809d8b53fd60d4!8m2!3d36.7349226!4d-3.6917535


Most common fruits in the Costa Tropical:

“NÍSPERO” (now in season and fresh!)






















CUSTARD APPLE (Spanish: Chirimoyo)













AVOCADO (now in season!) 













Spanish vocabulary for buying fruit on a local market:

  • dulce – sweet
    El mango es una fruta muy dulce. – Mango is a very sweet fruit.
  • rico / rica – tasty
    ¡Está muy rico! – It is very tasty!
  • limón – lemon
  • zumo de naranja – orange juice
  • fresco – fresh
    El zumo es fresco. – The juice is fresh,
  • amarillo – yellow
  • verde – green
  • maduro, -a – ripe
    El limón es maduro. – The lemon is ripe.
  • néctar – nectar
  • zumo de fruta – fruit juice
  • zumo de verduras – vegetable juice
  • el batido – shake/ smoothie
    Me gustaría beber un batido de fresa con pepino. – I would like to drink a shakie with strawberry and cucumber flavour.
  • sabor – flavour
  • frescura – freshness
  • sano – healthy
  • la vitamina – vitamin
  • bolsa – shopping bag
    No necesito una bolsa.  – I don’t need a bag.
  • pepino – cucumber
  • zanahoria – carrot
  • el gramo – gram
  • el kilo – kilogram

Enjoy! We are looking forward to further exploring the Costa Tropical with you!

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