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Motril

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.

History

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.

About town
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.

Beaches
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.

Golf
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
facilities.

Eating out
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!

Climate
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.

 

 

Things to do while you are here

Reviews for Motril

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Off the tourist route so more authentically Spanish. Excellent supermarket.


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Coast is fine although beaches shaly more than sandy. Hinterland somewhat spoiled by throngs of plastic hothouses.
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Coast was quiet just as we like it
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Not a tourist destination, but has a good shopping centre and a rum manufacturer, which sadly was closed to tours during our stay.


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Shingle with dark-grey sand. Warm water in August and mostly calm sea.
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Motril was lovely and the beaches were just what we were looking for... The only downside is that we went in the off season, so many places weren't open, and it was very quiet. Not a problem if you're after a quiet break, as we were, but maybe a bit too quiet for some people.


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Absolutely gorgeous; beautiful beaches and blue sea, plenty of bars and restaurants in the busier towns, but the beaches weren't packed with people.
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Motril is nice but not very touristic


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beautiful coast on one side the sea on the other the mountains
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A nice Spanish Town with good shopping and excellent tapas. Felt very safe and friendly.


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For Winter it was excellent. Lovely walking area and nice beach restaurants. Golf good value and friendly.
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I found Motril to be large enough to have all the necessary facilities yet small enough to be friendly and welcoming as well as easy enough to find my way around.


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What more could you need? A good chance of decent weather, plenty of beaches and friendly locals. We stayed just on the outskirts of the City of Motril, (www.costatropicaloasis.com) so got the benefits of peace and quiet with the convenience of City facilities.
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great indoor market


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o.k. for off-season
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Its an ok town but not on the coast and quite a lot of industry nearby


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Salobrena is a lovely town with a good beach, amazing seafood restaurants on the beach, a moorish castle set on a rock and and is very spanish and unspoilt by mass tourism. You are also near to Las Alpujarras which is a very beautiful, remote area where you can relax in the chilled out cafes, eat Jamon and drink cerveza. The area is very green due to the growing of sub tropical fruit.
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