Beyond Salobreña and the Peñon Rock we come to La Caleta. A peaceful walk up its sloping streets is a pleasing experience. You can relax in the lavadero square, have a drink in one of its small bars or match the sun go down from its rocky shores.
The district was built close to the Old Sugar Factory (1861). This is the only sugar factory in Europe making sugar, honey and melasses for almost 150 years. Workers and labourers soon arrived in La Caleta to find employment at the new factory and settled in huts and other haphazardly built dwellings.
A significant number of these workers stayed on throughout the winter fishing months, and the newly populated.
The factory closed down in 2006 for low profit and production. T t has been designated a Cultural Good of Andalucia as an industrial archaeological site.
Main festivities celebration is the Carmen Festivities in la Caleta (July) offering sea procession, fireworks, sardines degustations, and live music concert with enjoyment for everyone.