The busy seaside town of Motril is located on the Costa Tropical, in the province of Granada, in Andalusia.
It’s the largest town on the Costa Tropical with a thriving economy, based on agriculture, fishing and its leisure port.
Nestling at the foothills of the Sierra Lujar mountains, halfway between Malaga and Almeria, the town is an ideal location for those wishing to explore the treasures of the coastal and inland regions of the Andalusia.
Visitors to Motril enjoy the sunny beaches, exquisite tropical produce, and the cultural heritage of the region.
This area has been a historic gateway for many civilizations; from the Phoenicians who founded Sexi, which is now Almuñécar; Salambina , now Salobreñ, to Abd al-Rahman I who established the Hummeyad Emirate of Al-Andalus.
Motril is a main shopping destination on the Costa Tropical, you definitely won’t go without her; the
town has excellent amenities including a hypermarket, shops, bars, restaurants, and nightclubs.
The pretty marina is where you will find water sports facilities and boat excursions; you can even take a day trip to Morocco.
The gentle waters of the Mediterranean bathe the coast of Granada. The subtropical climate of the coast and its calm, warm waters, make it an ideal
place for all kinds of water sports. Diving enthusiasts can enjoy one of the most beautiful sea floors of the Andalusian coastline.
Motril’s coastal strip has two beaches Playa Granada and Playa Poniente; the latter is busier and offers more facilities. However, Playa Granada, is quieter and more attractive. Along the coastline there are many smaller sheltered coves and inlets.
There are also three nude beaches: Cantarriján and El Muerto are close to Almuñécar and La Joya is near Motril.
Places to visit
Motril features many attractions of cultural interest, including churches, hermitages, 16th
town hall building, and the Museum of Sugar, devoted to the sugar cane, which was the main industry of the city for centuries.
The surrounding countryside offers outdoor pursuit lovers a host of opportunities, including rock climbing, hiking, rambling, white water rafting and mountain biking.
If you enjoy a round of golf on holiday, then head to the nine hold Los Moriscos Golf Club, which is just eight kilometres outside of Motrils. The course is set within an exotic fruit plantation, and also incorporates a putting green, driving range and leisure
Motril enjoys an amazing number and variety of restaurants and bars, and it’s one of the only areas still in Spain where the local tapas bars still give a free Tapa with every beer or a similar drink, perfect!
The Costa Tropical takes its name from the sub-tropical climate that it enjoys. With warm winters and long hot summers, the average temperature is around 20C.