Motril is the second largest city in the province of Granada and the largest on the Costa Tropical, with a population of about 60,000. The municipality of Motril includes the city of Motril, as well as the neighborhoods of El Varadero, Carchuna, Calahonda, Puntalón, Playa Granada, Las Ventillas, La Perla, La Garnatilla, and La Chucha. Motril is also the capital of the region on the Coast of Granada.
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Playa Granada is an area along the Motril playa, near the port, and is one of the longest beaches in the city. This is where most of the resort hotels are located. In addition, there is a nice paseo and bike path along the Playa Granada. If you are curious about the port or like to view ships and boats, you can go to the Motril marina or ferry port of Motril.
Things to do in Motril
Escape to a slightly bigger city and experience a day trip from Almuñécar with many things to do in Motril Spain. While Motril isn’t a big city by most standards, it is the biggest on the Costa Tropical. Many of us know it as the place to take care of our paperwork as foreigners, but there is so much more to the city. We want to share with you some of the things to do in Motril you can do as a day trip or combine with your trip to the Foreigner’s office. Read more.
Shopping in Motril
There are 2 main shopping areas in Motril (Centro Comercial in Motril). While these are not shopping malls, they are areas with a high concentration of stores, shops, places to eat and more. Read more about Shopping in Motril.
Costa Tropical Dog Parks & Beaches
Traveling with your pet is wonderful and slowly but surely, the pet-friendly tourism is on the rise in this region. You will find some areas which are very welcoming to your pets including, a dog park, pet-friendly hotels, campsites and more throughout Andalucia, but not on most of the beaches. Read more about the dog parks and beaches.
Government Offices in Motril
Ayuntamiento in Motril – Read more in our business directory about the Ayuntamiento in Motril.
Motril Police Station / Foreigner’s Office – The foreigners office (Extranjería Motril) for Costa Tropical is located in the Motril Police Station (Comisaría de Policía Nacional). Read more in our business directory about the Police Station in Motril.
Motril Tourist Office – Read more in our business directory about the Tourist office in Motril.
Hotels in Motril Spain
There are several hotels to choose from, but here are a couple of the most popular.
Hotel Elba Motril – Search for deals.
Hotel Playa Granada Motril – Search for deals.
Motril Tourism board by the Ayuntamiento – Tourism site with loads of information