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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:

Museo Preindustrial de la Cana de Azucar
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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Playa Rijana
Playa Rijana(Castell de Ferro)
Attraction type: Beaches
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The Palma Sugar Refinery(Motril)
Attraction type: Speciality Museums; History Museums
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Penon del Santo
Penon del Santo(Almunecar)
Attraction type: Points of Interest & Landmarks
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Bar La Quintana
Bar La Quintana
Ranked #1 of 9 Restaurants in Calahonda
Price: USD 6 - USD 21
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Spanish
Good for: Cheap Eats, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Dining options: Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
La Trattoria Pizzeria-Restaurante
La Trattoria Pizzeria-Restaurante
Ranked #2 of 9 Restaurants in Calahonda
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean, Pizza
Good for: Cheap Eats, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
El jardin
El jardin
Ranked #3 of 9 Restaurants in Calahonda
Cuisines: Mediterranean
Dining options: Lunch

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La Espicha
La Espicha
Ranked #1 of 147 Restaurants in Motril
Cuisines: Seafood, Mediterranean, Spanish
Good for: Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
La Flor de la Canela
La Flor de la Canela
Ranked #2 of 147 Restaurants in Motril
Good for: Kids, Child-friendly
Dining options: Outdoor Seating, Seating

All accommodation » Where to stay - Budget

Nearby recommended accommodations:

Las Terrazas de la Alpujarra
Las Terrazas de la Alpujarra
USD 40 - USD 42
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Bubion
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Hotel Castillo Lanjaron
3.0 of 5
Hotel Castillo Lanjaron
USD 34 - USD 58
Ranked #2 of 9 Hotels in Lanjaron
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Pension La Herradura
Pension La Herradura
USD 37 - USD 67 (EUR 35 - EUR 63)
Ranked #3 of 5 Hotels in La Herradura
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All accommodation » Where to stay - Midrange

Hotel Embarcadero de Calahonda
3.0 of 5
Hotel Embarcadero de Calahonda
USD 52 - USD 126 (EUR 49 - EUR 118)
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Calahonda
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Additional nearby recommended accommodations:

Gran Hotel Elba Motril
4.0 of 5
Gran Hotel Elba Motril
USD 61 - USD 207
Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Motril
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Playa Granada Club Resort
4.0 of 5
Playa Granada Club Resort
USD 73 - USD 338
Ranked #2 of 5 Hotels in Motril
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All accommodation » Where to stay - Luxury

Nearby recommended accommodations:

Sol Los Fenicios
4.0 of 5
Sol Los Fenicios
USD 90 - USD 179
Ranked #2 of 5 Hotels in La Herradura
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Playacalida Spa Hotel
4.0 of 5
Playacalida Spa Hotel
USD 59 - USD 338
Ranked #3 of 25 Hotels in Almunecar
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Almunecar Playa Spa Hotel
4.0 of 5
Almunecar Playa Spa Hotel
USD 60 - USD 270 (EUR 56 - EUR 252)
Ranked #4 of 25 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.