The 5 Best Things to Do in Motril, Spain

December 12, 2017 Mikaela Didonna

Motril (Spanish pronunciation: [moˈtɾil]) is a town and municipality on the Mediterranean coast in the province of Granada, Spain. It is the second largest town in the province, with a population of 60.368 as of 2016. The town is located near the Guadalfeo River and 69 km (43 mi) from Granada. The council of Motril includes the city of Motril and the neighbourhoods of El Varadero, Torrenueva, Carchuna, Calahonda, Puntalón, Playa Granada, Las Ventillas, La Perla, La Garnatilla and La Chucha. The town is the capital of the region of the Coast of Granada.
Restaurants in Motril

1. Ron Montero

Camino de La Via s/n, 18613 Motril, Spain +34 958 60 01 83
Excellent
61%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 128 reviews

Ron Montero

THE TOUR IN ENGLISH IS AT 1PM, TUESDAY THROUGH SATURDAY Rum distillery founded in 1963, by Francisco Montero. We offer guided tours through our history of sugar cane and the traditional method of elaboration of our rums. Includes sample of rums.

Reviewed By TrevorHall - Market Rasen, United Kingdom

We enjoyed the tour through the history of the bodega and the explanation of the distillery process, and particularly appreciate that it was offered in English by Carmen, who speaks fluently. We were part of a large tour group and the visit was hastily arranged; for this reason I want to ensure that any negatives should be directed to the tour organiser and not the bodega. Tapas was provided (paid for by the tour company) and though the food was delicious, much was wasted as they took us here straight after breakfast. The rum tastings were generous, though the mix with 7-Up was new to my palate - it tasted only of lemonade. I think Coke would've been better. The premium brand was 'ok' but I feel heavily branded around the bodega's 50th anniversary. I found the taste nothing out of the ordinary, but that's just my palate.

2. Museo Preindustrial de la Cana de Azucar

Avenida Marquesa de Esquilache 4, 18600 Motril, Spain +34 958 82 22 06
Excellent
56%
Good
42%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
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4.5 based on 45 reviews

Museo Preindustrial de la Cana de Azucar

Reviewed By Gsstott

After a rather inauspicious entrance room with some written history on boards the museum definitely improves! All the information is in multiple languages including English and both the videos shown have English subtitles. The lady who was on the desk spoke good English and helped explain any questions. The museum was the site of a sugar refinery and the main room shows the remains including a mill and press. Worth the 3€ entrance fee and an hour or so to wander...

3. Santuario Nuestra Sra de la Cabeza

Santuario Nuestra Sra de la Cabeza, 18600 Motril, Spain
Excellent
32%
Good
49%
Satisfactory
19%
Poor
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Terrible
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4 based on 56 reviews

Santuario Nuestra Sra de la Cabeza

Reviewed By mixaconsulting - Oldsmar, Florida

We were waiting for our bus to return to the cruise ship. Since the stop was at the base of the hill of this beautiful church, we hiked (it is a steep paved path) to the top to see the church. Just as we arrive a gentleman opened the doors to allow visitors in the afternoon. The church has a very scenic look with it perched atop a hill. Entering the church it seems rather plain until you get to the altar. It is magnificent with a beautiful gilded altar. In fact they allowed us to go behind the altar to see the majestic altar piece and Mary with the baby Jesus. The dome ceiling was also an elaborately decorated. We were so glad we stopped in to see this amazing church. It is beautiful and most spiritual place. This was actually a highlight of our visit to Motril. So glad we stopped in and timed it when it was open. There is also a park area around the church with various statues. We did not get to see these as the bus was coming.

4. Pueblos de America Park

Avenida de La Constitucion 13, 18600 Motril, Spain
Excellent
12%
Good
41%
Satisfactory
38%
Poor
9%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 63 reviews

Pueblos de America Park

Reviewed By Leslie T - Vélez de Benaudalla, Andalucia, Spain

Motril is not really a touristy town but it is a very useful city for the tourist to visit, not only because of its proximity to the coast. but also because of its many shops, supermarkets, banks and other services. The Parque de los Pueblos de las Americas is a small but very welcome green space close to the city centre - walks, a stream, Gardens, Seating and the tourist office are all here. At certain times of year there is also entertainment. Oh, and swings and suchlike for the children!

5. Camping Playa Granada

Camino Pelaillo s/n, 18613 Motril, Spain +34 958 82 27 16
Excellent
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Good
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Satisfactory
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Poor
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Terrible
12%
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3 based on 8 reviews

Camping Playa Granada

Reviewed By 556carl - Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom

Motril is a typical small Spanish town, and not yet fully discovered by tourists and neither is it's Beaches!
We all know a beach is a beach, but driving along the coast towards Almeria, it's worth calling in to Playa Granada. It is a long & wide beach with ample free car parking very close to the beach. The sea is reasonably calm, and in season, there are lifeguards. It is relatively tourist free so you will experience a quiet relaxing time.
Close by is 5 star hotel, golf course, bars and restaurants as well as plenty of shops in Motril itself.

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