Motril is a coastal town which lies on the Mediterranean coast in the province of Granada in Spain. It is located on a stretch of coast known as the Costa Tropical (the Tropical coast) reputed for its lush green vegetation which is irrigated by the water from the Sierra Nevada.
Motril is often defined as a commercial town with a busy port as well as a fish quay and a beautiful yachting marina.
Along its coasts, you will find numerous fine beaches like the Playa Granada, the Playa de Poniente, Torrenueva, La Joya, Las Azucenas and La Chucha.
Motril is also a renowned yacht charter destination and its marina, the Club Nautico de Motril can accommodate up to 160 yachts measuring up to 20 m long.
The marina is also within easy distance to Real Club Nautico de Adra, Marina Carboneras and several good marinas in Malaga and Marbella.
For most yacht charter tourists who come to visit the area, Motril is considered as an ideal location to take boats trips towards the various interesting destinations nearby.
It is also a very interesting place to practice numerous water sports activities offered on mostly all the beaches nearby or just to relax and dine in one of the local restaurants.
The fashionable resort of Almunecar is also nearby and also worth visiting if you have enough time. It is particularly recommended to visit the provincial capital where you will see many beautiful historic buildings, museums and also the famous charismatic Alhambra Palace.
The most popular attractions in Motril are its beautiful beaches and each one is famous for its own unique fashion. During the summer seasons, all the beaches are full of people and there is also a nudist beach near the town.
Motril also has a lively nightlife throughout the year and you will find numerous bars, restaurants and clubs that stay open till the early morning hours every day.
You can enjoy tours in the numerous tapa bars until well after midnight, and you will have the opportunity to enjoy a free tapa for every drink. You will also find live music and entertainment in some of the bars and restaurants in town and down at the marina, especially during the summer months.