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Along the coast, Salobreña, a pretty whitewashed town set into a hill, topped by the proud, historic Moorish castle and surrounded by crops of sugar cane, delights visitors with its far reaching views both to the South along the dramatic coastline of The Costa Tropical and North to the magnificent mountain range of the Sierra Nevada.

The beautifully tended gardens surrounding the castle are in bloom throughout the year, displaying a riot of colour and making a visit to the castle a must. Both the castle and the nearby museum are open to the public every day. More information on the opening hours and prices can be found by contacting the Salobreña Tourist Office.

The combination of meandering through the steep winding streets, admiring the white houses nestled together; taking refreshment in one of the many inviting bars and restaurants and visiting the church and the castle, all evoke images of the town's Arab history.

Separating Salobreña's two main beaches is El Peñon, a rock half-submerged in the Mediterranean. La Playa del Peñon is the larger of the two beaches, along which can be found the many bars known locally as "chiringuitos", that specialise in serving a range of typically Spanish food. Offering the best facilities and atmosphere, La Playa del Peñon is extremely popular with all ages and nationalities. On the opposite side of the rock is the long and wild beach known as La Playa de la Guardia. With fewer facilities, making it quieter than its neighbour, it separates the luscious crops of sugar cane from the deeply transparent blue of the Mediterranean Sea. Accessible from the sea are many beautiful coves providing ideal locations for scuba diving.

Salobreña also has a strong cultural calendar holding a variety of open-air performances in the summer months as part of the town's regular fiestas, as well as indoor performances at the Auditorio de Salobreña during the winter months; details of all performances can be found at the Tourist Information Centre.