Cruise Port Atlas | Motril, Spain Map | Location

Motril, Spain Port | Map | Locations

Cruise lines that visit Motril: Star Clippers, Oceania, Paul Gauguin, Holland America

Key Attractions: Motril Town Hall, Church of La Encarnacion, Sugar Museum, Countess Torre-Isabel House, Playa Granada, Poniente Beach, Torrenueva Beach, La Joya Beach, Calahonda, Alhambra Palace, Generalife Palace and Gardens, Grenada Cathedral, Royal Chapel, Charterhouse, Albayzin, Sacremonte, Gibralfaro Castle, Alcazaba Fortress, Malaga Cathedral, Picasso's Museum, Malaga Bullring, Roman Amphitheater, Atarazanas Market, Almunecar, Velez de Benaudalla, Nazari Garden, Pampaneira, Guadix, Alfarnate

The small coastal city of Motril was selected by cruise lines because of its proximity to Granada and the Alhambra Palace, one of Spain's most famous attractions. The Alhambra, or Red Palace, was built in the 13th century and was the last great structure built by the Moors. After being retaken during the Reconquista, the Christian rulers added to the palace and used it as their own. It is a truly stunning human achievement and something most will want to see. The surrounding city of Granada is also an attraction with its Gothic/Renaissance Cathedral, the stunning Royal Chapel, the Charterhouse and several neighborhoods dating back to Moorish times. Motril proper is about 5 kilometers inland from where the port docks and offers simpler charms and fewer tourists. There are several nice beach areas within about 20 minutes of Motril in an area commonly known as Costa Tropicale. The central city of the Costa del Sol, Malaga, with its Moorish castle and strong Arab influences, is just over an hour away. Small mountain and coastal villages dot the areas to the west, north and east of Motril.

Local Currency: Euro | Current exchange rates at

Primary Language: Spanish

Secondary Languages: Basic English in many tourist areas

Visa requirements: Not required for US and Canadian citizens

Photo of Motril by MAZINTOSH

Geography and Population

Motril is a small coastal city in one of the most fertile areas of Andalusia which is dominated by farms. The city has a population of around 60,000 residents.

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How Far?

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From To Distance Average Time Local Currency Fare
Motril Cruise Dock Granada Airport 86 KM 1 hour  
Motril Cruise Dock Motril Attractions 4-5 KM 7-9 minutes  
Motril Cruise Dock Poniente Beach 1.6 KM 3 minutes  
Motril Cruise Dock Playa Granada 2.6 KM 7 minutes  
Motril Cruise Dock Torrenueva Beach 8 KM 10 minutes  
Motril Cruise Dock La Joya Beach 10 KM 12 minutes  
Motril Cruise Dock Calahonda Beach 15 KM 19 minutes  
Motril Cruise Dock Velez de Benaudalla / Nazari Gardens 18 KM 17 minutes  
Motril Cruise Dock Almunecar 20 KM 23 minutes  
Motril Cruise Dock Pampaneira / Alpujarras 48 KM 55 minutes  
Motril Cruise Dock Granada / Alhambra 67 KM 45 minutes  
Motril Cruise Dock Guadix 133 KM 1 hour 25 minutes  
Motril Cruise Dock Alfarnate 100 KM 1 hour 45 minutes  
Motril Cruise Dock Malaga 91 KM 1 hour 5 minutes  

Local Services - Addresses


Hospital general basico santa ana de motril, Avenida Enrique Mart�n Cuevas, 0 S/N, 18600 Motril, Granada, Spain, phone - +34 958 03 82 00, 6.5 kilometers, 11 minutes

Nearby Banks and ATMs

Bbk Bank, Av de Andaluc�a, 10, 18600 Motril, 4 kilometers, 7 minutes
Novagalicia Banco, Calle Cuevas, 18600 Motril, 5 kilometers, 9 minutes

Post Office

Oficina de Correos, Av Salobrena, 35, 18600 Motril, 4 kilometers, 7 minutes

Port and Berths

Nearest Street Address - Paseo del Puerto, 35, 18613 Motril
GPS - 36.721962, -3.523014

Photo of Granada's Puerto Real by Balbo