In just 40 minutes, we will go from 0mtr above sea level in Motril to 800 meters in Granada, using the ancient Arab track that is nowadays a modern highway. In our journey we will be able to see cliffs and natural passes between water and mountains. We will have a panoramic view of Sierra Nevada and at its slopes La Alpujarra on one side and Lecrin Valley on the other, all emblematic places with typical Andalusian charm. A perfect journey start.        

The inland monumental city of Granada, one of the cities with the richest history and culture in the world, offers many interesting places to visit, among which we cannot forget the Alhambra Palace, which is Spain’s most visited attraction.

Motril enjoys a microclimate that allows the growth of tropical fruits; in fact, average temperature is above 20˚c more than 300 days per year!

The history of the sugar cane is very connected with the city of Motril, not just because the sugar production has been really important in the past (it was called the sweet gold), but also because Motril and its area have seen the sugar brought by the Arabs from the far east, and have then helped this cultivation to move towards the Canary Islands and the New World: the Americas.

Given its proximity to so many inviting places and the rich gastronomy of the area, the range of options at a relatively short distance is immense … admire the landscape of the Alpujarras, with picturesque villages such as Lanjarón, Orgiva, Pampaneira, Bubión or Trevélez, all of extreme beauty and with great gastronomical tradition. Even closer by are the coastal villages of Salobreña, Almuñecar … a notable number of cellars with modern wines that are being internationally awarded … one of the best in the world caviars produced at Rio Frio … or you can also enjoy wonderful beaches, many of which are still undeveloped …

101 ways to enjoy Granada … Motril, your cruise destination.


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