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Things to Do in Andalucia - page 6

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Torremolinos
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Torremolinos - 'Torry' to its intimates - is not exactly where you come when you want to get away from it all. This is the Costa del Sol in all its high-rise, concrete-block, package-tour glory. And if you're wanting some hectic nightlife and a beach crawling with people-watching opportunities, Torry delivers.

Some claim that Torremolinos has outgrown the excesses of the 1970s to become a new contender on the Costa del Sol. It's not really true. Come here for the cocktails and the kicking back, but don't expect a cultural treat. Take a stroll down Torremolinos' most famous street, Calle San Miguel, filled with shops and restaurants with a lively atmosphere, and end your walk with stairs that lead down to a fantastic beach.

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Motril
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Home to some 60,000 people, Motril is the largest town that sits along Spain’s Costa Tropical. It’s a land steeped in history, spanning civilizations that include the Phoenicians, Romans, Moors and Christians. One thing that has remained constant over the centuries, however, is its production of sugar and sugar cane, for which Motril is known. Sugar refineries in the region are in fact plentiful, as are sugar-related products, including the locally famous run pálido, a type of rum.

Motril’s town is a maze of streets lined by balcony-adorned buildings, all which reside just a short drive away from the Mediterranean Sea. Meanwhile, the Sierra Nevada mountain range lingers in the distance, a reminder of inland treasures not far away. Indeed, from Motril you can either go to the beach – such as the expansive Playa Poniente – or travel to the interior, where you can visit the iconic city of Granada and its Moorish Alhambra Palace.

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