La Mamola in the
Granada province is a traditional small fishing village located on the
Mediterranean coast of Spain in the Andalucia (Andalus) region, east of the cities of
Almuñécar along the N-340 highway and about a one-hour drive from the cities
of Granada and Malaga. La Mamola lies to the east of the
Costa Tropical. La Mamola is
easily accessible by the main highway.
La Mamola is near
Almeria, and is
readily accessible from the heart of the Costa Tropical, Almuñécar:
- From Granada, take the major N-323 highway to the coast. Once at the Costa
Tropical town of Salobreña, take a left on the principal Costa Tropical highway N-340
heading east towards Motril and Almería. In about 30 minutes, there will be exit signs
for La Mamola.
- From Malaga, take the N-340 highway going east towards Almuñécar,
Motril, and Almería. About 30 minutes after passing Motril (located to the east of
Salobreña), look for the exit signs for the town of La Mamola.
La Mamola, a small Andalucian village of just over 900 inhabitants near the
Costa Tropical, is
located on the Mediterranean seashore under the watch of the ancient Torre del Cautor dating
from the XVI century. Although a traditional fishing village, La Mamola has grown in recent
years as a tourist and holiday attraction although La Mamola remains small and retains its
quaint traditional Andalus character. Nearby and worth a visit is the
Castillo de Baños (or
the Castle Of Baths, dating from the XVIII century) located in the small village of the same
name. Visitors to Castillo de Baños should visit the Centro de Interpretación de las Defensas
de la Costa Granadina (or the Center for the Interpretation of Granada's Coastal Defenses).
The Playa de La Mamola (La Mamola Beach) offers wide beaches, clean waters, several jetties
for fishing, bars, restaurants, small supermarkets, bakeries, fish markets, gift shops,
tobacconist, and other services. The mountain and maritime character of La Mamola and the
Costa Tropical area offer a variety of traditional delicious Spanish and Andalucian (Andalus) foods.
La Mamola is on the easternmost edge of the Granada coast (or the Costa Tropical) and
borders on the Almería province, a desert area that offers incredible attractions of
its own. Access information on the Almería province for more recommended tourist destinations.
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