Guide to Motril

Guide to Motril, a large town on the Costa Tropical, Spain.

Motril - Costa Tropical - Andalucia - Spain

The second largest town in the Granada province of Andalucia, Spain, Motril is situated on a stretch of coast known as the Costa Tropical (so called due to its lush green vegetation, irrigated by water from the Sierra Nevada).

Motril has a population of just under 60,000 and the town is surrounded by sugar cane fields and agricultural areas, with agriculture being the main industry for centuries.

Motril town centre provides the main shopping opportunites for the region.

In the coastal area of the town there are numerous fine beaches including Playa Granada, Playa de Poniente, Torrenueva, La Joya, Las Azucenas, and La Chucha.

Also on the coast is the pretty port and fishing harbour, from here you can take boat trips, participate in water sports activities or simple relax and dine in one of the local restaurants.

The coastal area attracts thousands of visitors, especially during July and August, and is especially loved by the people of Granada who visit to escape the summer heat of the city.

Motril is an ideal base for visiting numerous nearby places, the Sierra Nevada mountains are just a short drive away, and in the winter of course offers the possibility for skiing.

The fashionable resort of Almunecar is also nearby and well worth a visit if you have the time. A "must visit" place is the provincial capital Granada with its many historic buildings, museums and the charismatic Alhambra Palace.

Motril can be reached by way of the N-340 and also the A-7 motorway.

Motril Links: Motril Map - Motril Weather

Related: Nerja - Torrox - Granada - Salobrena

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