Situated on the Costa Tropical, Salobreña is a beautiful Andaluçían town built on a hill overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. At the top of the hillside sits an Arabic castle where the sun drenched coastline and Sierra Nevada mountains can be enjoyed. The quaint village of Salobreña offers every visitor a memorable vacation and an opportunity to experience and enjoy real Spain. The many activities that can be enjoyed in the area include golfing, sailing, scuba diving, waterskiing, climbing, windsurfing, cycling, paragliding, tennis, hiking, horseback riding, skiing, trekking, snow boarding, snorkelling, swimming and bird watching.
Things to do in Salobrena
The Old Town
The striking architecture of the town is an impressive sight. Whitewashed houses are scattered across the rock dominated by a well preserved 14th century Arabic Castle, 110 metres above sea level. A walk around the different areas of the old town provides the opportunity to discover monuments and places steeped in history as well as botanical and scenic landmarks.
A coastline full of surprises awaits you. The beaches of El Peñon and La Charca with their whitewashed houses contrast dramatically with the deep blue of the Mediterranean. Beach bars provide a flavour of the sea where the peaceful La Guardia beach nestles close to the sugar cane. At the end of the seafront promenade and on the other side of the river, Salobreña Beach stretches among sugar cane plantations until Los Moriscos Golf Course and Playa Granada Beach.
Summer in Salobreña
During the months of July and August, an extensive program of sport, music and culture is organized for local residents and holidaymakers. Particularly worth mentioning are the International performances in the Casa Roja such as the “New Age” concerts of the Lucero del Alba flamenco festival. There are concerts in Lavadero Square, La Caleta and the Salobrena Auditorium. For Sports enthusiast there is tennis, volleyball, five-a-side football, and angling competitions. Games and shows for children, music concerts in La Fuente Park, open air dances in parks and squares, and late night markets are some of the other summer attractions.
Winter in Salobreña
Salobreña enjoys a lively cultural scene year round. Many concerts, plays, and films are held during the winter months. From October to April you can ski during the day at the nearby Sierra Nevada Mountains and return to enjoy the terrace. This is also an ideal time to explore the Alpujarras or hike along the shoreline.
Beach: 15 minute walk or 2-3 minutes drive through town
Malaga: 1 hour drive
Almeria: 1 hour 15 minutes drive
Granada: 50 minute drive
Sierra Nevada:75 minute drive
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