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Motril, Salobreña y Almuñecar

Tropical Coast: Motril, Almuñécar, and Salobreña

Granada´s coastline offers a particular microclimate with 320 days of sun every year and an average temperature of 20º, which makes possible the farming of subtropical fruits in its lush meadows. It also counts with extensive beaches and coves, having as main towns Motril, Salobreña and Almuñecar.

Motril

Head of the coast, counts with all kinds of services and excelent businesses. Inmersed in the history of the Sugar cane for centuries, it offers interesting places to visit such as: the preindustrial museum of the sugar cane, the Virgin's Hill, Calderon's Theatre, Fisher's market, Geo-minery center, Montero Rum cellar, a Park in memorial of the American Nations and the Suarez pond, a protected natural space where many birds nest.

Motril
Salobreña

Salobreña

7 km - 8 min.

Beautiful town with Arab origins located in a hill to contemplate the sea. Its old area is composed of a Castle, the flower walk and the fountain park are worthy of visiting, also as the ''Peñon'', a large rocky formation which goes into the sea and is surrounded by many beaches with beach bars to taste the local food.

Almuñecar

17 km - 20 min.

Surrounded by tropical meadows, it's an important tourist center. Its beautiful historical area, Saint Michael's Castle, the Museum of the Seven Palace´s Cave, Majuelo's park, the Aqueduct and the Roman Baths, the Ornithological Park ''Lorosexi'' and the natural park ''Peña escrita'' are the main interests. The magnificient bay in La Herradura and the Eastern Marina (Marina del Este) are nearby.

Almuñecar
Granada

Granada

70 km - 40 min.

Granada, Arab and Christian, Cultural and Universitary, is a city that fascinates al senses. The city's atmosphere surrounds and charms the visitor. The Alhambra and Generalife, the Cathedral and Royal Chapel, the traditional boroughs of the Albaicin and the Sacromonte with caves and flamenco dancing, the ''Paseo de los tristes'' and Saint Nicholas overlook are compulsary to visit.

Sierra Nevada

99 km - 1h.

National Park. The highest peaks of Spain surround one of the best ski facilities in Europe. Its natural settings and lagoons form an unique ecosystem. During the summer there are available very interesting sport activities and hiking routes.

Sierra Nevada
Nerja

Nerja

35 km - 30 min.

Lovely town in which stand out its outlook above the mediterranean, Europe's balcony and its very well know caves, a natural cathedral with impressive columns and cavities where the International Festival of music and dance takes place. For people interested in diving, routes in kayak and padel-surf, you can find the protected area of the Maro's cliffs.

Las Alpujarras y el Valle de Lecrín

55 km - 1h.

Many white towns with a particular arquitecture, appearing to hang from the hillside of Sierra Nevada, form a classical and magical region. Some towns stand out from the rest, such as Lanjaron, with its natural water springs and spa, Pampaneira, Capileira, Bubion and Trevelez, the highest town in all of Spain. Its food is know for the meat and cold meat, specially its jamon.

Las Alpujarras y el Valle de Lecrín
Vélez de Benaudalla

Vélez de Benaudalla

12 km - 10 min.

A town between the sea and the mountains with an interesting Arab past. The historical area, with a Castle and a Nasrid garden. Also you can visit the ''Paseo del Nacimiento'' and the oil museum, where products of the area are sold.

Beaches

The tropical coast is made of many beaches and coves with an exceptional climate. The most well know are:

In Motril: Poniente beach, Granada beach (Playa Granada), Calahonda and Torrenueva.

In Salobreña: Beaches of the ''Charca'', La Cagailla, La Guardia, El Cambron and the Caleton cove.

In Almuñecar: Beaches of ''Puerta del mar'', San Cristobal, Velilla and la Herradura. Coves of Cotobro, el Muerto, Cantarrijan, Calabajio and Cabria.

In Castell de Ferro: Beaches of Sotillo and ''la Rijana''.

NUDIST BEACHES:

La Joya in Motril.

El Muerto in Almuñécar.

Cantarriján in Almuñécar.

El Ruso in Albuñol.

Beaches

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