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Calahonda

Calahonda is a small seaside town in Andalucia's Costa Tropical, nestled in the Granada Province between the much larger Granada and Motril. As it is generally quieter than some of the surrounding towns on the Costa Tropical, it is great for kids, and it can also be a low cost destination for a family holiday.

What to do in Calahonda

Calahonda's sandy beach is probably the main attraction of this small town for family holidays, but there is a lot more to do than just soaking up the sun. Although it is a modern resort town, signs of Calahonda's past, including its Moorish heritage, can be seen everywhere, particularly in the ancient watch towers that are dotted along the coastline. For sports... more

Calahonda is a small seaside town in Andalucia's Costa Tropical, nestled in the Granada Province between the much larger Granada and Motril. As it is generally quieter than some of the surrounding towns on the Costa Tropical, it is great for kids, and it can also be a low cost destination for a family holiday.

What to do in Calahonda

Calahonda's sandy beach is probably the main attraction of this small town for family holidays, but there is a lot more to do than just soaking up the sun. Although it is a modern resort town, signs of Calahonda's past, including its Moorish heritage, can be seen everywhere, particularly in the ancient watch towers that are dotted along the coastline. For sports fans there is also an excellent golf course, and two diving centres within easy reach of the beach. The coastline features many rocky cliffs which are great spots to go diving and snorkelling, and there are facilities to hire equipment if this interests you. You are also just a short drive away from the larger town of Granada, which has a lot more in the way of restaurants, shopping facilities and nightlife - so the bustle of a glitzy resort holiday is there if you want it, or you can have a slightly quieter family break with the kids in Calahonda itself.

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All things to do » Things to do

Nearby recommended attractions:

Fabrica Ron Montero
Fabrica Ron Montero(Motril)
Attraction type: Points of Interest & Landmarks
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Museo preindustrial de la cana de azucar(Motril)
Attraction type: Speciality Museums
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Santuario Nuestra Sra de la Cabeza
Santuario Nuestra Sra de la Cabeza(Motril)
Attraction type: Points of Interest & Landmarks
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Pueblos de America Park
Pueblos de America Park(Motril)
Attraction type: Parks
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Camping Playa Granada(Motril)
Attraction type: Nature & Wildlife Areas
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All places to eat » Places to eat

"La Trattoria" Pizzeria-Restaurante
"La Trattoria" Pizzeria-Restaurante
Ranked #1 of 6 Restaurants in Calahonda
Sangacho Restaurante
Sangacho Restaurante
Ranked #2 of 6 Restaurants in Calahonda
Cuisines: Pizza, Seafood, Mediterranean, Tapas, Diner
chambao Paco
chambao Paco
Ranked #3 of 6 Restaurants in Calahonda
El jardin
El jardin
Ranked #4 of 6 Restaurants in Calahonda
Cuisines: Mediterranean

Additional nearby recommended restaurants:

La Flor de la Canela
La Flor de la Canela
Ranked #1 of 115 Restaurants in Motril
Cuisines: Ice Cream
Dining options: Outdoor Seating

All accommodation » Where to stay - Budget

Nearby recommended accommodations:

Hostal la Campana
Hostal la Campana
USD 36 - 69
Ranked #3 of 6 Hotels in Motril
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Las Terrazas de la Alpujarra
Las Terrazas de la Alpujarra
USD 37 - 39
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Bubion
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Puerta Nazari
2.0 of 5
Puerta Nazari
USD 46 - 64
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Orgiva
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All accommodation » Where to stay - Midrange

Hotel Embarcadero de Calahonda
3.0 of 5
Hotel Embarcadero de Calahonda
USD 47 - 105 (EUR 42 - 94)
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Calahonda
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Additional nearby recommended accommodations:

Playacalida Spa Hotel
4.0 of 5
Playacalida Spa Hotel
USD 57 - 331
Ranked #1 of 20 Hotels in Almunecar
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Alcadima Hotel Granada
3.0 of 5
Alcadima Hotel Granada
USD 50 - 90 (ESP7,460 - 13,428)
Ranked #1 of 9 Hotels in Lanjaron
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All accommodation » Where to stay - Luxury

Nearby recommended accommodations:

Robinson Club Playa Granada
4.0 of 5
Robinson Club Playa Granada
USD 163 - 374
Ranked #1 of 6 Hotels in Motril
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Almunecar Playa Spa Hotel
4.0 of 5
Almunecar Playa Spa Hotel
USD 55 - 220 (EUR 49 - 197)
Ranked #4 of 20 Hotels in Almunecar
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Hotel Victoria Playa
4.0 of 5
Hotel Victoria Playa
USD 63 - 164 (EUR 56 - 147)
Ranked #6 of 20 Hotels in Almunecar
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Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.