Los Yesos of the
Costa Tropical in the
Granada province is a traditional small mountain
village located near the Mediterranean coast of Spain in the Andalucia (Andalus) region,
east of the cities of Motril and
Almuñécar along the N-340 highway and about a one-hour
drive from the cities of Granada and Malaga. Los Yesos is accessible by small backroads
from nearby La Mamola, which is in turn easily accessible by main the highway N-340.
Los Yesos is near
Almeria, and is
readily accessible from the heart of the Costa Tropical, Almuñécar:
- From Granada, take the major N-323 highway to the coast. Once at the
Tropical town of Salobreña, take a left on the principal Costa Tropical highway N-340 heading
east towards Motril and Almería. In about 30 minutes, there will be exit signs for La Mamola.
- From Malaga, take the N-340 highway going east towards Almuñécar, Motril,
and Almería. About 30 minutes after passing the major town of Motril (located to the east of
Almuñécar and Salobreña), look for the exit signs for the town of La Mamola. Once in La Mamola,
follow the road signs to Los Yesos.
Los Yesos is a small rural hamlet that is gradually being brought back to life. Around 12-15
years ago there were only two inhabitants, however now existing ruins are being reformed and
new homes and farms (cortijos) are being built in the surrounding area. Although the village
of Los Yesos has no amenities yet, within a short 5 minute drive you can find the coastal
village of La Mamola where all supplies can be obtained. La Mamola, a small Costa Tropical
village of just over 900 year-round inhabitants, is located on the Mediterranean seashore.
Los Yesos is situated on the easternmost edge of the Costa Tropical and borders on the
Almería province, a desert area that offers incredible attractions of its own. Access
information on the Almería province for more recommended tourist destinations.
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