Motril is a town and municipality on the Mediterranean coast in the province of Granada, Spain. It is located midway between the resorts of Malaga to the west and Almeria to the east and is the biggest town on the Costa Tropical.
Motril offers beautiful beaches and a lively port. The town centre has many tapas bars and restaurants and the marina and nautical club offers a variety of watersports. Motril’s coastal strip has two main beaches; Playa Poniente and Playa Granada.
Granada is only 40 minutes from Motril and is worth a visit to see the famous Alhambra Palace, the Generalife Gardens and the Hamman Arabic baths.
Things to See & Do
* Motril town centre and marina
* Sanctuary of Nuestra Senora de la Cabeza – Baroque style former Moorish palace
* Marina and Nautical Club
* Casa de Las Palmas – 16th Century Sugar Mill
* Explore Granada – 40 mins drive
Cruise Season – Feb to Dec
Currency – Euro (€)
Language – Spanish
Land Area – 109 km²
Population – 58,000 approx
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time – GMT/UTC + one hour
International Country Telephone Code – + 34
Port Location – The Port of Motril is located in the town centre and provides berth for around 25 cruise ships.
Travel Links – Málaga is Andalucía’s principal international airport. Almería receives some international flights. There is also an airport located in Granada with transfers available to Motril.
Trains run from all major European cities to Madrid, where you can get a connecting service to Andalucía.
There are also international bus companies that run services to Spain.