Surrounded by sugar cane fields, the coastal town of Salobreña is considered among Spain’s most attractive little villages. It is situated along the shores of the Costa Tropical, where the old part of town rises to a 10th-century Moorish-castle-topped pinnacle, from which you can spy unparalleled views of the mountains and Mediterranean Sea. This upper, older part of town is also where, amidst Salobreña’s maze of whitewashed buildings and tunneled walkways, you’ll find the 16th-century church Iglesia de Nuestra Señora del Rosario, which resides on the site of a former mosque.
The village is also home to a newer, lower part of town, which is lined by five beaches, where water-bound activities such as scuba diving and kayaking are plentiful. Beyond just the pretty village and beach, Salobreña is a prime destination for fresh local cuisine, as well as cultural festivities. These include, among others, Holy Week, and the celebration of the city’s patron saint, Nuestra Señora del Rosario, which takes place in October and includes a locally popular pilgrimage.
Apart from the town itself, Salobreña sits just a short drive away from other regional attractions, including ski opportunities, the sweet white villages of the hilly Alpujarra region, and the city of Granada with its iconic Alhambra Palace.