Motril situated about 69km from Granada´s town in the tropical coast is the second highest town in the province after Granada. Visitors will enjoy its sunny beaches, exquisite tropical products and the heritage of its long history but really the fish harbour is one of the most attractive places in town.
This area has been a historic gateway for the most varied civilizations, from the Phoenicians who founded Sexi – now Almuñécar – and Salambina – now Salobreña – to Abd al-Rahman I, who established the Hummeyad Emirate of Al-Andalus.
The subtropical climate of the coast and its calm and warm waters make it an ideal place for all kinds of water sports. Diving enthusiasts can enjoy one of the most beautiful sea bottoms of the Andalusian coastline.
There are also three nude beaches. Cantarriján and El Muerto are near Almuñécar, whereas La Joya is near Motril.