The Village of 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.

Los Yesos

Los Yesos

Village Information

Municipality: Polopos
Region: Costa Tropical
Post Code: 18750
# of inhabitants: ~ 100
Distance to Granada: 90 km

Where is Los Yesos located?

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.

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 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.
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