The Villages of Motril
The Villages of Motril

The Village of Motril

The commercial city of Motril is situated 64 km directly south of Granada the capital city of Granada province. Recent statistics report that its population numbers over 51,000 inhabitants - and it is still growing.

Motril's historical past is one shared by many other towns along the Costa Tropical - having been inhabited by the Phoenicians, Greeks, Romans, and Moors. During Moorish times, Boabdil, the last king of Granada, spent time here where his mother had her residence. The area's economic boom came in the 19th century with its growth and production of sugar cane. In later times, however, farming of tropical fruits and vegetables became a stronger economic force, thanks to Motril's temperate sub-tropical climate. Chirimoyo, avocado, mango, nispola and many other exotic fruits are farmed here and shipped internationally.

But the year-round temperate climate, proximity to the Alpujarra and Sierra Nevada mountains, mild sea breezes and many beaches have increased travelers' curiosity so all types of tourism have increased substantially in recent years. Weekly cruise ships now dock at the port of Motril; golf courses, shopping centers, parks and museums, hotels, recreational facilities, and new access roads are all in progress. Now Motril is not just an important commercial center with a busy fishing port, but a touristic destination as well. Rural tourism has been on the rise, and Motril is a jumping off point for travelers to the breathtaking Alpujarra and Sierra Nevada regions as well as to the Lecrín Valley.


Playa Granada Club Resort - Motril - This 4-star resort is located in Motril and is one of THE BEST in the area. Free amenities include 6 tennis courts, outdoor pools and evening entertainment. It is located on the Mediterranean Sea with private beach access. This is the perfect place to stay with kids!

Casa de los Bates - Motril - Set in an Italian-style building from the 14th century, Casa de los Bates features an outdoor pool, gardens, Wi-Fi and free bicycle use. Its Elegant rooms and suites are air conditioned and overlook the beautiful gardens or the sea.

Elba Motril Beach & Business Hotel - The Elba Motril Beach & Business Hotel is located next to Playa Poniente in Motril. It offers an outdoor pool, hot tub and rooms with free Wi-Fi and a private balcony.

Must See Sites in Motril

Village Information

Region: Costa Tropical
Post Code: 186800
# of inhabitants: ~ 56,605
Inhabitants: Motrileños
Distance to Granada: 64 km

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