Salobrena is a town on the Costa Tropical in Granada
. The town claims a history stretching back 6000 years.
Accommodations and lodging range from unique condo rentals and apartment rentals to luxurious vacation rentals and villa rentals.
The Old Town of is a cluster of whitewashed villas and steep narrow streets set around a 10th century Moorish castle.
The town sits atop a rocky prominence surrounded by sugar cane fields. New developments spread from the foot of the rock to the coast offering visitors even more accommodation, vacation rental, condo rental, and apartment rental and villa rental options.
The last remaining cane sugar factory in Europe is located along the coast
just west of the village of La Caleta and well worth the visit.
Salobrena, described as the jewel of the Costa Tropical
, is a mere 45 minutes from Granada, and just over an hour to the Sierra Nevada. It is also ideally situated for exploring the Alpujarra, some forty minutes away. From October to April, visitors will be able to ski during the day and return to sunbathe on Salobrena's long, clean beach in the evening. Accommodations, vacation rentals, apartment rentals and villa rentals are fully equipped and available year round.
The best way to get to know the town itself is on foot
, perhaps joining in one of the guided tours. The flower-filled streets contain centuries of history, some of it captured in the town's spotless new museum in the former Town Hall building in the old town.
Beneath the old town on the rock, spreads Salobrena's modern development, low-rise, attractive apartments to house its increasing tourist trade and many of these are locally owned accommodation, vacation rental, apartment rental and villa rental gems. Visitors will find plenty of bars and restaurants
offered anything from prawns and clams to morsels of juicy fried fish, slices of ham and wedges of cheese.
Salobrena enjoys a lively cultural scene
, with year round concerts, plays and films. In summer, outdoor shows are held in the Arab Castle, and other activities take place in the Old Town and Parque de la Fuente. It also has colorful annual fiestas and ferias. Golf, tennis, football, mountain biking and fishing, along with air and water sports is all within easy reach. A real treat for snorkelers and divers is the artificial reefs built two years ago off the Penon rock to shelter and encourage sea life, now showing remarkable results.