Part of the uniqueness of Salobreña lies in its natural environment of subtropical plantations accessible by country roads and pathways which allow the visitor to appreciate the wide variety of botanical species. Camino del Canal, Camino de Lobres and Camino del Gambullon Pathways are short easy walks which allow the visitor to observe at closehand the custard-apple, mango, avocado and papaya plantations and have the opportunity to take in panoramic views of the valley and Salobreña.
Salobreña municipality is situated on a coastline of rugged mountains which descend abruptly to the sea in places creating attractive cliffsides dotted with small urbanisations of houses facing towards “mare nostrum”. It is also enclosed by numerous mountain ranges which descend towards lush, verdant valleys of plantations and subtropical fruit trees, unique in Europe (mango, banana, papaya, custard-apple, avocado, guava and sugar cane). A scattering of cortijos, country roads, pathways and tracks appeal to outdoor sports enthusiasts.