Located at the east end of La Carihuela, the Tropicana has an edge on most Torrie hotels because it is a little removed from the human crush of lodgings closer to the city center. It even has its own beach club—i.e., the legal right to claim a piece of the long strand. The Costa del Sol is barely subtropical, yet a “tropical” theme dominates at this hotel, including a preponderance of large palms and hot colors. The somewhat forced conviviality doesn’t quite disguise the fact that the Tropicana is yet another salmon-colored concrete hotel bristling with private balconies overlooking the beach. The location puts it close to the many restaurants of La Carihuela.