El Varadero, Torrenueva, Carchuna, Calahonda, Puntalón, Playa Granada, Las Ventillas, La Perla, La Garnatilla, La Chucha
Town Hall of Motril
Plaza de España 1
18600 Motril (Granada)
Tel: +34 958 83 83 00
Population of about 56,600 inhabitants called Motrileños
Motril is located on the coast, 488 km straight south from Madrid, past Jaen and Granada. Ideal for all of Europe who want to go down to Morocco and Africa. Just to take the ferry across the Mediterranean. Motril will be developed because it is so strategically located.
Motril is the largest city on the Costa Tropical and here is the large Hospital Ana. Here you will also find Policia Nacional and other authorities, a number of car repair shops, the Al Campo shopping center and more. Motril was previously the center of cane sugar production. Now there is only one museum. The town hall dates from 1631.
The large plain of Llanos de Carchuna is fertile and has large crops.
August 15, the Fiesta is an honor a la Virgen de la Cabeza
Calahonda is a real tourist resort by the sea, with hotels and restaurants and a large and lovely sandy beach. In the eastern part of the city, the fishing boats line up in the sea. To the east of the city, the exciting road begins with an incredible view. Diving and snorkeling are popular here.
July 27-29 is the Fiesta Patronales and in early August it is the Fiesta del Cristo de las Penas
Carchuna is located by the sea but is a little different from other cities on the coast. You go more or less in a greenhouse, but have the advantage that you can go by car to the beach, basically to the next town, Calahonda, on sand. Many people do not think it is nice with all these greenhouses in plastic, but it is more important that the growers get good harvests. Here is the modern church Iglesia de la Purisima. Carchuna’s saint is the Virgen de Los Llanos.
El Varadero is the coast and port of Motril, where the ferry company Armas, runs to Melilla, the Spanish enclave in Morocco, Africa. The port is the only port on the Costa Tropical with large fishing boats. Cruise ships have also arrived and added, so that passengers can see the Alhambra and Almunécar. This is the straightest way for all of Europe to bring vehicles to Africa.
Next to the harbor is the only golf course on the Costa Tropical, Los Moriscos, http://www.moriscosgolf.com/
Torrenueva has a fine sandy beach and belongs to Motril and is located just east of Motril and in the curve you see the new tower. Turn off and park and you will have a nice walk on Paseo de Barlovento, which is about 1.5 km long with restaurants and bars. Small town that wants to get rid of the heavy traffic that goes straight through the city.
Torrenueva’s Patron is Virgen del Carmen.
To the east of the town is the cape Sacratif.