The wetland of La Charca de Suárez, located in the Poniente Beach, is the unique humid zone in the Coast of Granada. At the beginning of the century, this area occupied the remains of more than 1.000 hectares (2, 471. 05 acres). It is ecologically important because it gives refuge, nesting and provisioning to a large number of nesting and migratory birds during their flights towards Africa. It has been declared a Nature Reserve thanks to the Imperial Heron, the Horned Coot and a great variety of insectivorous birds together with mammals, reptiles, amphibians and fish, as well as an important botanical diversity. The wetland also includes the area of the Vega of Motril (our well-known agricultural plain), which makes the last cultural landscape of the sugar cane in the continental Europe and it is a feeding and breeding area for the species which inhabit there. The history of Motril cannot be explained without mentioning the Vega, our main heritage with more than 1,000 years of history.
How to get there
To access the wetland of the Charca de Suárez, go in direction to Motril beach, following the Camino del Pelaillo until you find the entrance gate which leads to the Charca de Suárez on the right.