In the visitor’s imagination Salobreña looks like a great big pile of sugar lumps. Its little cube-shaped, whitewashed houses swirl around a hill crowned by a monumental Moorish castle. From the top at a glance one can enjoy delightful views of the Sierra Nevada, the Mediterranean Sea and the Fertile Salobreña plain, where subtropical fruit like custard apples, avocados and mangoes are harvested, and where sugar cane is still grown.
Salobreña on the Costa Tropical is a whitewashed Spanish village town that climbs from the Mediterranean Sea towards the mountains and the sky on the coast of Granada – Costa Tropical, in southern Spain.
Salobreña is located in the same area on the Costa Tropical as Almunecar, Motril, Los Guájares, Vélez de Benaudalla, Itrabo and Molvízar.
From Salobreña and its tropical climate, it is just a 45 minute drive to the legendary and magical Spanish city of Granada, and just over an hour to the ski station and nature reservation in Sierra Nevada. Salobreña is also a perfect starting point for hiking and exploring the mountain area of La Alpujarra with its incredible scenery and white Spanish mountain villages. Nerja and its amazing caves are also close and Malaga and the Costa del Sol is located a little further south.
Staying in Salobreña makes it easy to ski and swim in the Mediterranean Sea the same day from October to April. The temperature in Salobreña is between 15 and 32 degrees all year around. The coldest months are January and February, the warmest July and August. Salobreña is an ancient and historical town, which the Moorish Castle clearly proofs.
In the summer heat it might be a hard task to walk all the way up to the top of the old town of Salobreña where the Moorish castle overlooks the city, but it is well worth the effort. The views from the castle are absolutely superb: Sugar cane plantations and broad meadows where tropical fruit trees grows all the way from the mountains in the background towards the beach and the warm Mediterranean Sea. In the small neighboring town of La Caleta you can find the last sugar factory in Europe.
Salobreña is to be visited by foot. The old citys flower filled streets, as typical in southern Spain, offers fantastic pictures and wonderful walks, but keep in mind that comfortable shoes are a must: The streets in Salobreña are steep and irregular.
There are plenty of bars and restaurants Salobreña. Talking about a Spanish city on the Mediterranean Coast the local specialty is of course fish and shellfish like prawns and mussels, along with delicious fresh and locally grown vegetables and tropical fruits, for example. Mango and Avocado. Salobreña is a place where the cultural activity is huge.
During the summer months there are many concerts, theater performances and film events in Salobreña.
The warm Mediterranean nights in Spain and the velvet sky, the stars above Salobreña late at night and the magic of Spanish summer makes the rest!
Many of the festivals in Salobreña are held outdoors, in the Moorish castle or in the old town and in the park Parque de la Fuente. The annual festival, the Feria, which all Spanish municipalities celebrate on different dates, is celebrated in Salobreña between June 24 and June 29.