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Motril, Costa Tropical, Spain
Holidays in Motril


Motril is a nice hill town located on the slope of Sierra Lújar and also the second most important city on the Costa Tropical coast of Granada province.

The perfect climate and 20 km. coastline makes Motril a perfect beach holiday destination in Costa Tropical.

Motril is popular and worth a visit with its beaches of La Joya (nudist), Poniente, Carchuna & Calahonda and its recreational port.

Sights and things to do in Motril include; the shrine of Nuestra Señora de la Cabeza which has a splendid view of the surroundings; the park of the Pueblos de América; the Mudéjar-style Church of La Encarnación and the Casa de la Palma which is a marvel of Moorish origin housing the first pre-industrial sugar museum; the Calderón de la Barca Theater and the Sugar Museum.

As for the beaches in Motril; the Poniente beach has a lovely seafront promenade and it is the liveliest one during the warm summer nights. The La Joya beach is a nudist one. The Carchuna beach is perfect for watersports enthusiasts and it is located across a castle built in the 18th century by Carlos III as a maritime watch post.

The cliffs at Calahonda beach is a boundary to
Motril. And next to Calahonda is the Torrenueva town, which is one of the largest tourist resorts in this part of the region.

In addition; the 9-hole golf course of Club de Golf los Moriscos in Motril is a great choice for golf lovers.


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