Pueblos de América Park, Museum of History, Provincias Park, Casa Condesa Torre-Isabel, Preindustrial Museum of Sugar Cane, Beaches of the Costa Tropical (Calahonda beach, Poniente beach, Granada beach), Charca de Suárez Nature Reserve, Los Moriscos Golf Club, Motril Port.
Sample Shore Excursion – DISCOVER THE GASTRONOMY OF THE COSTA TROPICAL
- Duration: 4h
- Difficult: Low-Medium
- Capacity: MIN: 25; MAX: 50
Satisfy your appetite for local culture and cuisine on this excursion. The day begins with a guided tour of the Montero Rum Distillery, a 50-year-old family business. This is the only rum distillery open to the public in the European continent. Rum Montero continues elaborating its products of well-known high quality in the same way as they always have done, using artisanal production techniques, high quality raw materials, using virgin-oak casks and the traditional solera and criadera slow-aging process. After more than half a century, Ron Montero has become the genuine Spanish rum.
The tour will continue to the centre of Motril with a stop for trying churros and chocolate in a local café. This has got to be everyone’s favourite Spanish breakfast. Dip this delicious fritters in hot thick chocolate, a great way to start the day.
Afterwards enjoy a taste of local life at the fish and fruit indoor market in Motril town centre. The exquisite and exotic subtropical fruits grown on the Costa Tropical will be detailed and tasted, such as mangos, avocados and custard apples.
You will also make a visit to a fish and seafood stool to admire the huge array of fresh local products available, directly from the sea. This is where locals come to find the day’s fresh catch. Pick up local ingredients for the Chef’s special recipes you’ll enjoy during a shipboard dinner served later. You will sample products such as the succulent cooked local prawns known as “quisquilla”, a real delicacy, accompanied by a glass of local Spanish wine.
The last stop of this tour will be a local cake shop to try the famous Piononos and Torta Real (Royal Cake). This almond delicacy of Arabic origin has been elaborated for over five generations. Learn how these sweets are made and why they are so popular.
Return to the ship to savour an exclusive group dinner prepared by your Executive Chef, using the day’s market finds.
- Start the day with a guided tour of the local rum distillery and enjoy an exclusive tasting.
- Enjoy a delicious local breakfast of churros and chocolate.
- Join your Chef at Motril’s indoor market for a taste of local culture and shop for local seafood and tropical fruits for the Chef’s dinner recipes to be enjoyed later aboard the ship. Learn about these products and have a taste.
- Visit a cake shop to try some local sweet specialties.
- Savour a group dinner onboard the ship, prepared by the Chef using the local ingredients purchased ashore.
The maximum walking distance would be 930 yards, depending on which café the churros are eaten at. All the area covered is flat with no steps.
The Rum Distillery is closed on Sundays and Mondays. The Bodegas have guided tours for the general public at 12 h and 13 h so the guided tour would need to be first on the itinerary at 9 h.
The Market is closed on Sundays and there is no fresh fish available on Mondays. The market is only open until 14 h.
The cake shop is closed on Tuesdays
|Time (GMT +/-):
|Banking Hours (morning):
|08:30 a.m to 14:00 p.m
|Banking Hours (afternoon):
|Accepts Travellers Cheques:
|Shopping Hours (morning):
|10:00 a.m to 13:30 p.m
|Shopping Hours (afternoon):
|17:00 p.m to 20:30 p.m
|1, 7 January; 28 February; 18,19 April; 1 ,3May; 24 June;15 August; 12 Octuber; 1 November; 6,9,25 December
|Shops are open on Saturdays:
|Shops are open on Sundays:
Tourist office details
|Motril Tourism Office
|Sofia Rivas/Jackie Sim
|Plaza de las Comunidades Autónomas, Parque de los Pueblos de América, 18600 Motril, Granada
|+(34) 958 82 54 81
|+(34) 958 60 93 12