Motril, situated on a hill in the foothill of Lujar mountain range, is considered the capital of the Costa Tropical. It has a mild subtropical climate, suitable for growing species such as sugar cane and tropical fruits. It is the essence of the Mediterranean south, that is, a calm sea and a bright blue sky, as well as the mild breezes of its beaches- La Joya, Poniente and Carchuna.
One of the best attractions of the town is the marina, with an important fishing, trading and sport activity. Torrenueva and Calahonda, two villages of this district, have also good marina and beaches.