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Motril - Melilla Ferry Operators

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Motril Melilla Ferry reviews

  • "Very good"

    I only have good things to say. The ship was very clean, friendly staff, good entertainment provided for the children, and later also entertainment for the adults.

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  • "Pleasant and suprising"

    A good experience on board this ship.

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  • "Top location"

    For the first time, we went through Motril and it was much better than Malaga or Almeria. It's less crowded, faster and also cheaper. Strongly recommended !!

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  • "Fantastic!!!"

    After years of taking a chaotic ferry from Almeria to Melillia, 3 years ago I discovered the crossing from Motril, with Naviera Armas. From the second I booked online with Direct Ferries, to the time I arrived at the port and went through customs in Melillia, it was a great experience for my whole family! So people, do not doubt! Grtjs

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Motril Guide

Located in the Spanish province of Granada is the town of Motril which is the second largest town located on the Mediterranean Sea coast.. The town is around 70 km from the city of Granada, close to the Guadalfeo River and nestling in the foothills of the Sierra Lujar mountains, midway between Malaga and Almeria. For any visitor choosing to explore the delights of the coastal and inland region of Andalusia, Motril is the perfect town in which to be based. The many tourists who visit the town enjoy its beaches and sunny weather, the lovely local produce and the town and surrounding region's cultural heritage. The town is also the main shopping hub for the Costa Tropical and therefore has excellent shops, a hypermarket, bars, restaurants and nightclubs.

Granada's coast enjoys a subtropical climate, and its clear, warm, waters of the Mediterranean Sea make it the perfect location for water sports. Scuba divers also head to the area to experience one of the most beautiful sea floors on the Andalusian coastline.

In the pretty marina you will find water sports facilities and boat excursions. Ferries from the port depart to Melilla, Al Hoceima and Nador.


Melilla Guide

The Spanish administered city of Melilla is located on the north west coast of Africa, and shares a border with Morocco and is separated from the Spanish province of Grenada and Almeria by the Alboran Sea. Also located close to the city is the Moroccan settlement of Beni Ansar, which is to the south, and is the nearest Moroccan city is Nador. Like the city of Ceuta, Melilla used to be a free port before Spain joined the European Union and in 2011 the population stood at just under 80,000 which is made up of Spaniards, ethnic Riffian Berbers and a small number of ethnic Spanish Jews. The two most spoken languages in the city are Spanish and Riffian-Berber although the only official language is Spanish.

From Melilla's port there are several daily connections to Almeria and Malaga in Spain. Many people travelling between Europe and Morocco use the ferry links to Melilla, both for passengers and for freight.