I flew into Malaga, Spain, which is approximately 1.5 hours from Granada. Malaga and the nearby towns of Torremolinos and Benalmádena are the only cities besides Granada in which we spent much time as we have family friends who live here. The area is beautiful and quite a tourist center along the Mediterranean. It is very easy to understand why so many Europeans and others choose this as a vacation spot.
The water was cold, but of course I simply had to dip a toe in. (Truth be told my feet were in the water long enough to become accustomed to the water temperature. A photo of toes lightly dipped in the Mediterranean is very difficult to achieve. One wave is too big. The next wave is too small.)