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Salobreña, Costa Tropical - Spain

Having been described as one of the Costa del Tropical's best kept secrets, this delightful town does not possess the international reputation of some of its coastal neighbours but it's an ideal holiday destination for the more discerning tourists.

Costa Tropical - South Spain Tourism

You can't miss Salobreña as you drive along the N340 coastal road as the whitewashed town clings to the sides of an imposing rock formation, tipped by a 10th century Moorish castle.

Costa Tropical - South Spain Tourism

Salobreña is perfect for those looking for a relaxing holiday, good beaches, a wealth of leisure activities and a taste of the real Spain. It is packed with traditional Spanish tapas bars, and there's a lively nightlife here with a wealth of sporting, leisure and cultural activities.

It is a tough walk to the top of the old town, but it's worth the effort. From various viewpoints, take in the rugged landscape of the Sierra del Chaparral which hugs the back of the town, while under the cliffs are clusters of sub-tropical fruit trees and sugar cane spreading to the shoreline. In the small village of Caleta to the west of the town you'll find Europe's last remaining sugar factory.

Costa Tropical - South Spain Tourism

Salobreñais fast becoming a favoured holiday spot due to its historical beauty nd charm combined with being a perfect location for exploring the treasures of Andalucia. The town is only an hour's drive from MalagaAirport and 45 minutes from the city of Granada with its famousAlhambra Palace.

A mere 45 minutes from Granada, and just over an hour to the Sierra Nevada, Salobreña is also ideally situated for exploring the Alpujarras, a forty minute drive away. Between October and April, you can combine your skiing and sunbathing exploits all in one day.

Costa Tropical - South Spain Tourism

The best way to get to know the town itself is on foot. Look out for one of the Tourist Office's guided tours which are excellent. The flower-filled streets contain centuries of history, some of it captured in the town's new museum in the former Town Hall building in the old town.

Beneath the old town on the rock, there are a wealth of bars and restaurants with enticing tapas which come with each drink ordered. On offer will be delights such as prawns, clams, and mixed fried fish.

Costa Tropical - South Spain Tourism

Salobreña boasts 8 kms of coast, some of which is made up by the beaches of  La Charca, El Peñón, and Punta del Rio, all of which are easy to access and highly popular in the summer. There are also many little coves and small beaches to the west where the high cliffs make access a little more difficult.

Salobreña enjoys a lively cultural scene, with concerts all year round, plays, films, annual fiestas and ferias. In the summer months, outdoor shows are held in the Arab Castle, and other events take place in the Old Town and Parque de la Fuente.

Golf, football, tennis, mountain biking and fishing, together with air and water sports are all within easy reach. Snorkellers and divers will be spoilt with the artificial reef recently built off the Peñón rock which shelters and encourages sea life, now showing commendable results.

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