Motril is a botanical region set deep in a subtropical microclimate which enables the farming and the development of a wide range of native species as well as the tropical climate species from different parts of the world.
This microclimate is the basis which gives rise to the park called Parque de los Pueblos de América, located in the township centre. There, you will find the Patron Saint Virgen de la Cabeza Sanctuary and the sugar remains of our history together with the patrimonial remains of the Sugar Factory called La Alcoholera.
The Park of Los Pueblos de América is a must for our visitors. There, they will have the opportunity to contemplate species from different places of the American continent, such as Roystonea regia (royal palm tree from Cuba), Erythrina crista-galli (Coral tree), Phytolacca dioica (Beautiful Shadow tree), Chorisia speciosa (Palo Borracho), Jacaranda mimosifolia (Tarco), Liriodendron tulipifera (Lampshades tree), Taxodium ascendens (cypress of swamps), as well as a great variety of bushes, which are well-known due to their colourful flowering periods during the year.
Motril is an outstanding town because of its gardens and urban woodland, which makes pleasant stroll along the streets, squares and parks. Among them, we highlight to the east of the town, the Park of Las Provincias, an extended area with walks full of leafy trees and palm trees which provide shade; the Park of Chaquetas set few metres from the Park of Las Provincias in the east area of the town where we can do a visual tour of the whole township, staring at wonderful sunsets with the sea in the background and our mountain ranges at the back; the gardens in the industrial surroundings of the Sugar Factory El Pilar and with an amazing viewpoint. At the same time we can enjoy the exhibitions offered by this museum, as well as unforgettable stroll along the beach beneath tropical palm trees and parks, such as the Severiano Ballesteros on where you can rest or read a book under charming shady places.