The port of Motril (Granada) now has a heliport operated by a private company based in the town, Tropicopter, which is the first in Andalusia to offer from this weekend, tourist helicopter flights at an affordable price of 60 Euros for a 1 hour excursion including the flight.
The owner, Antonio Mora, explained that the service will initially target tourist passengers arriving at the Motril port, given the interest that this type of tourism is experiencing on the Costa Tropical. In general, anyone who wishes to contract the services of this company, can enjoy views from the helicopter of the Alhambra, Sierra Nevada, Granada and Malaga coast, or north of the province.
Also Tropicopter offer the possibility of private pilot training and is open to provide other professional services, such as conducting aerial photographs, videos, documentaries, building control or emergencies.
The idea originated in Madrid some two years ago but has ended up being implemented in Motril, and the project, according to Mora, “has experienced difficulties” due to the complexity of implementing such a service in a port area, which is the third in Andalusia to be licensed, after Algeciras (Cádiz), which is public (AENA), and the Expo in Seville, privately owned, such as in Motril.
The company will also be the first to offer tourist flights by helicopter in Andalusia, and the second in Spain to do so within a port (there is one at the Barcelona Port directed at cruise passengers).
Tropicopter flights will have additional value insofar as all pre-flight information will be offered to the user in both English and Spanish before boarding, together with a description of the itinerary and flight characteristics, for those who may have a fear of flying. Also, the helicopter has an interior and exterior camera that records video and audio and given to the client after the flight, reminding them of the memorable and unique experience.
The first customers have already booked flights for this weekend, if weather permits, as Tropicopter helicopters embark on this new tourism attraction for the province of Granada.