Puerto de Motril
Castillo de Salobreña
Playa de Almuñecar
We begin our journey on the west coast of Granada known as Costa Tropical. From here to the city of Málaga, we will enjoy the varied landscapes of this rugged coast.
On the first stretch of coastline, at the foot of the mountain range La Contraviesa, which touches upon the province of Granada, the road runs parallel to the shore, bordering the beaches and the foothills that make for a gently winding road. La Rábita is an ideal departure point: an old fishing village, well protected by its small fortress and surrounded by farmland. A short distance on, once past the stretch of rocky coastline, we arrive at La Mamola, another fishing village endowed with an extensive beach. In Castell de Ferro (21 kilometres from La Rábita) you will find a small village set at the foot of a hill: a watchtower reminds us of the threat of piracy, as in many other parts of the coast. From this moment, travellers are entering the most touristy part of the Costa Tropical. The beaches of Poniente, Puerto and Azucenas shape the coast of Motril and are host to a well-known tourist centre. Salobreña is just seven kilometres away. The village, with its narrow, white streets, set at the foot of a hill topped by an Arab castle, is a must. The view from the old fortress stretches over the fertile plain of Guadalfeo, blanketed with sugarcane plantations, as far as Sierra Nevada. Also of great interest is Almuñécar (17 kilometres away), another village crowned by a Muslim castle.