ESSENTIAL Motril Tourist Guide: BEST Things to Do & See

Motril is the second largest town in the province of Granada on the Costa Tropical.

Motril is of great agricultural importance and because of its sub tropical climate, it specializes in fruits and vegetables that are normally grown in South America.

The Motril landscape is dominated by greenhouses which grow peppers, cucumbers, beans, tomatoes, avocado, pears and mangoes.


Motril, Spain – Photo by Mazintosh, Wikimedia Commons

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Getting to Motril

On the other hand Motril has some fabulous beaches and being a fairly large town has a great infrastructure also catering for tourism. Motril is within easy reach of both Almeria Airport on the Costa Almeria and Malaga International Airport on the Costa del Sol.

Motril also has a pretty marina and port which offers ferry connections to Melilla which is a Spanish enclave in North-Africa and makes for a great experience. Although Melilla is Spanish the Moroccan influence is very much in evidence.


The main town of Motril is situated a few kilometres inland away from the new developments on the coast and the beaches.

Motril has a great selection of beaches including three nudist beaches which are the Cantarrijan, El Muerto and La Joya. Other beaches to enjoy include Granada Beach, Playa de Poniente, Las Azucenas Beach, Torrenueva Beach, La Chucha Beach, La Carchuna Beach and Calahonda Beach.


Beach in Motril – Photo by Mariam M, Wikimedia Commons

Sights and Attractions

To the south west of the town you will find the Los Moriscos Club de Golf. The closest water park is the Aqua Tropic Park in Almunecar a good thirty minutes away by car but well worth a visit.

Motril is famous for its fish as the town has quite a few fisheries. Specialities worth looking out for are the anchovy, shrimp and sardines.

Motril is also known for migas which is similar to Couscous and Ron Palido which is the locally produced rum.

Where To Stay

Motril has a small selection of hotels and rates start from approximately €55 a night and according to the Trip Advisor worth looking at are the Gran Hotel Elba Motril and the Hotel Estrella del Mar.

Budget accommodation in Motril can be booked in hostels such as the Hostal la Campana, Casa de los Bates and the Pension Colonia.

Of course families with children often opt to stay in self-catering apartments or villas as they are more comfortable and affordable.

Eating Out/Nightlife

Restaurant options in Motril include the Restaurant Asador El Quebracho, Pizzeria El Padrino, Cuca, Restaurante Gudano and Taberna La Guindilla.

The majority of Motril bars are located inland in the main town while there is also a small selection of bars along the beach-front. In the old town the most popular bars are the La Redonda, La Tomatina, Gambrinus, Café Bar La Caramba and the Taberna La Guindilla.

Those people interested in flamenco dancing can make the most of it at Lunares and the Viajes Flamenco Tour.

Motril has a great infrastructure is very Spanish and a great place to come for a real Spanish vacation.

Real Estate Agents


Santuario de Nuestra Señora de la Cabeza, Motril – Photo by Juanjo R, Wikimedia Commons

Whether you’re looking for a place to rent or to stay at permanently, you can take advantage of the services from the real estate agents in Motril who are more than willing to help you in finding your ideal residence.

You can contact Gescom Servicios Inmobiliarios (, Tel. +34 958 977 391) and Inmocasa Inmobiliaria Motril (, Tel. +34 958 600 989).

Motril Tourist Office

Motril Tourist Office Address:
Entrada Parque de los Pueblos de América
Plaza de las Comunidades Autónomas, 18600
Motril (Granada)
Telephone: +34 958825481

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