Salobreña on theCosta Tropical de Granada is just 45 minutes from the city of Granada and Andalucia's most famous historic attraction, the Alhambra.
This largely undiscovered sub-tropical coastal area has some of the best views to be found anywhere and is still truly Spanish with a wide choice of excellent local restaurants and tapas bars.
Salobreña enjoys a true microclimate being both warmer in winter and cooler in mid summer than the Costa del Sol. It is in fact the warmest place in mainland Europe in mid winter yet only 70 minutes away are mainland Spain's highest mountains and the ski slopes of the Sierra Nevada.
As well as skiing/snowboarding in the winter other sports and activities that can be enjoyed here all year round are tennis, golf, horse riding, scuba diving, fishing, sailing, windsurfing, mountain biking and walking/bird watching in the verdant valleys of the nearby Alpujarras.
If you can picture how the Costa del Sol used to be before the hordes of foreign tourists and the building excesses of the seventies and eighties you will probably enjoy a holiday in Salobrena on the Costa Tropical de Granada
Nearby, Motril is the largest town on the Costa tropical with 50,000 inhabitants. Is it a commercial town that benefits from the tropical fruit and flower producers in the area. The town of Motril is located just off the main coast road between Almeria and Malaga where the N325 turns inland for Granada. Most tourists by pass the town of Motril but it is a good place to go shopping and has a good selection of tapas bars.