The Village of La Mamola

La Mamola, a small Andalucian village of just over 900 inhabitants near the Costa Tropical, is located on the Mediterranean seashore under the watch of the ancient Torre del Cautor dating from the XVI century. Although a traditional fishing village, La Mamola has grown in recent years as a tourist and holiday attraction although La Mamola remains small and retains its quaint traditional Andalus character. Nearby and worth a visit is the Castillo de Baños (or the Castle Of Baths, dating from the XVIII century) located in the small village of the same name. Visitors to Castillo de Baños should visit the Centro de Interpretación de las Defensas de la Costa Granadina (or the Center for the Interpretation of Granada's Coastal Defenses).

The Playa de La Mamola (La Mamola Beach) offers wide beaches, clean waters, several jetties for fishing, bars, restaurants, small supermarkets, bakeries, fish markets, gift shops, tobacconist, and other services. The mountain and maritime character of La Mamola and the Costa Tropical area offer a variety of traditional delicious Spanish and Andalucian (Andalus) foods.

La Mamola is on the easternmost edge of the Granada coast (or 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.

Village Information

Municipality: Polopos
Region: Costa Tropical
Post Code: 18750
# of inhabitants: ~ 900
Distance to Granada: 89 km

Where is La Mamola located?

La Mamola in the Granada province is a traditional small fishing village located on 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. La Mamola lies to the east of the Costa Tropical. La Mamola is easily accessible by the main highway

Getting There

  • From Granada, take the major N-323 highway to the coast. Once at the Costa 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 Motril (located to the east of Almuñécar and Salobreña), look for the exit signs for the town of La Mamola.

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