Salobreña, dazzling and white, can be found in the very heart of the Costa Tropical nestling amongst the geraniums and ancient, winding Arab streets. Caressed by a gentle sea breeze and illuminated by the bright sunlight, it closely hugs the contours of the huge rock which looks out across the sea.
Its privileged position and lush environment have attracted many different civilisations. Evidence of settlements, from Neolithic to Phoenician times, along with Roman and Arab developments can be found everywhere; from the dominant Arab castle at the top of the rock to the green sugar cane plantations below, from the sub-tropical fruit orchards to the beautiful beaches which bathe the coastline.
With its authentic tropical climate, it closely resembles that of the Caribbean, with a mean annual temperature of 18ºC, ranging from 14ºC min. to 32ºC max. You can take a “summer” holiday here in winter!
Due to its geographical location in the very heart of the Costa Tropical, Salobreña is close to the most important places of interest in the area.
t’s only an hour and ten minutes away to the international ski-resort in the white snow-capped Sierra Nevada which forms a picturesque backdrop to his beautiful scenic countryside, whilst Granada with its enchanting Alhambra Palace can be reached in 45 minutes.
A definite must are the fishing port in Motril, Almuñecar and the Tropical Valley, the Contraviesa and the Guajares Routes, all only a stone’s throw from Salobreña. Salobreña and Granada’s Costa Tropical can offer exactly what you are looking for. We look forward to your visit.
Salobreña, a wealth of culture, is also to be found in this beautiful tourist resort. The main historical part comprises developments that were built near to, or within, the wall that fortified the town in the Middle Age, rendering it one of the most impregnable fortresses of Al-Andalus.
The original medieval structures are preserved in the delightful corners of La Loma, La Fuente, the Brocal and Albaycin quarters which twist in and out of the narrow streets with their bends, huge wooden doors, tiny windows, passageways and vaults.
Outstanding amongst the monuments and attractive places to visit are the Arab Castle, the Mohammedan Church of the Rosary, the Brocal Tower, the vault in the main square, the Floral Promenade and the vantage points of the Postigo and Albaycin areas. Don’t forget to visit as well, the Archaeological Exhibition outlining the extensive history of the town through models, pottery, implements and revolving displays.
You can take a pleasant stroll through the Parque de la Fuente with its pond, gardens, tropical birds and children’s playgrounds, or across the Rock of Salobreña on the beach, originally a burial ground and now offering us a beautiful panoramic view of Salobreña amongst the sugar plantations of the Costa Tropical.
Of interest to visitors is the sugar cane factory itself, being the only remaining one in production in Europe. It houses a small museum and a model of the whole cane-sugar production process.
You may well be enchanted by the peace and quiet of the clean, tidy roads as they meander gently down to the sea or attracted by the magnificent views which can be enjoyed equally form the Peñon and La Guardia beaches alongside the Promenade or from the Floral Walk and Castle gardens above.
Salobreña reaches out to encompass Lobres and La Caleta, extending its outskirts to an area full of charm, overlooking the sea. Here, the bathing and water sports are inviting, or you can try the local seafood specialities or just enjoy the gentle evening breeze.
A coastline full of surprises awaits us. The well equipped, wide beaches of El Peñon and La Guardia where the white washed houses contrast dramatically with the blue of the Mediterranean alongside the little beach bars with their flavour of the sea. The peaceful La Guardia beach adjoining the sugar plantations and the natural coves of La Caleta and El Pargo hidden between the cliffs stretching either side of Salobreña.