Salobrena Costa Tropical: Essential Tourist Guide: Things to Do

Salobreña is a tourist resort rich in history dating back six thousand years.

The resort is situated in the province of Granada on the Costa Tropical.

Salobreña is split into two halves.

The Old Town is dominated by a tenth century Moorish castle, the El Castillo de Salobreña and white washed houses situated on some very steep, narrow streets.


Salobreña – Photo by Neil Thompson, Wikimedia Commons

The new part is made up of new urbanisations which stretch from the bottom of the Old Town all the way to the Mediterranean Sea.

The whole resort is surrounded by sugar cane fields and Europe’s last remaining sugar cane factory is located west of La Caleta de Salobreña.

Like Calpe, Salobreña also has a Penon (Rock), where tourists can enjoy two of the resorts best beaches which are the Playa La Guardia and the Playa de la Charca.

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Where is Salobreña?

To book international flights nearest to the resort you should look at Almeria on the Costa Almeria or Malaga International Airport on the Costa del Sol. Granada Airport is closest but has very limited flights on offer. Neighbouring Motril is the gateway to Melilla which is a Spanish enclave in Morocco in North-Africa, great for an extraordinary experience while on vacation in Salobreña.

Salobreña is located between the tourist resorts of Motril and Almunecar, while Nerja on the eastern Costa del Sol is about twenty minutes away by car. Granada which is rich in history is a tourist hot spot and is also worth a visit.


Salobreña has eight kilometres of coastline and five main beaches which are the El Cambron Beach, el Caleton Beach, La Guardia Beach, La Charca Beach and Playa Salobrena. More beaches can be found west of the neighbouring village of La Caleta de Salobreña.


Rock of Salobreña – Photo by Jordi Sabate, Wikimedia Commons


Apart from spending days at the beach a vacation spent in Salobreña can also involve spent playing golf. To the south east of the resort lies the Los Moriscos Club de Golf.

For some water park fun tourists and locals can head to neighbouring Almunecar which is only a fifteen minute drive away where they can ride the flumes and splash about at the Aqua Tropic Water Park.

Hotel Accommodation

Accommodation wise, Salobreña has a more limited range of hotels and starting at approximately €35 a night the top hotels recommended by the Trip Advisor include the Hotel Salambina, Best Western Salobreña, Hotel Avenida Tropical, the Robinson Club Playa Granada and the Bahia Tropical Hotel.


Salobreña also has a good range of budget accommodation and the Hostal Jayma, Hostal Palomares, Hostal Mary Tere, Hostal San Juan and the Pension Mari Carmen come highly recommended.

Of course, for a more self-catering accommodation, families with children can easily book an apartment on a complex or an air-conditioned villa with a swimming pool. Villa holidays have become more popular in recent years as they are affordable, private and spacious.


Salobreña is a very Spanish resort with many Spanish restaurants as well as some international restaurants. Opening times are typically around eight in the evening and get busy around nine. If you haven’t booked meal options at your hotel or pension while on holiday then you can dine out some fine restaurants of which the Restaurante Carne A La Piedra, Meson de la Villa, Restaurante La Viega, La Biznaga and Restaurante Azules have been positively reviewed by visitors on the Trip Advisor.


Salobreña nightlife begins around midnight and ends with the breaking dawn. The nightlife spot to dance the night away is Francisco Toro Funes which is located on the Residencia El Sol.

Salobreña is a holiday spot for families with children who aren’t into mass tourism, want to get away from it all and enjoy the real Spain as opposed to a packaged holiday in some of the large British tourist temples such as Torremolinos on the Costa del Sol.


Arab Fortress, Salobreña – Photo by Jebulon, Wikimedia Commons

Real Estate Agents

Whether you’re looking for a place to rent or to stay at permanently, you can take advantage of the services from the real estate agents in Salobreña who are more than willing to help you in finding your ideal residence.

You can contact Casa y Costa Inmobiliaria (, Tel. +34 958 828 333 / +34 958 105 326 / +34 671 075 626) and Pargo Villas (, Tel. +34 958 610 961).

Salobreña Tourist Information Office

Salobreña Tourist Office
Address: Plaza Goya, s/n, 18680, Salobreña (Granada).
Telephone: +34 958610314

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  1. MR John Darby says

    We think Salobrena is fabulous.

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