My Salobrena living experience
I’m native from Bulgary . I discovered Salobrena not long after I once moved for the winters in the near by town of Almunecar around 2015th (Septemper – April).
I had previous experiences all around Spain, not only Andalusia or the coast line counties, but also have done parts of El camino de Santiago, seen the east cost, the north and of course Madrid. That of course happened over the years starting 2008.
Since then I call Spain and Costa Tropical more specifically my 2nd home, because I feel like it.
Locals are incredibly welcoming, warm natural people whom I’ ve had the chance to meet and with some to become friends.
Diving myself in the culture of Andalucia and the fests of Salobrena and Almunecar contributed a lot to my spiritual growth and calmess, selfdevelopment and serenity.
The surroundings are lovely, it’s beatiful when you wake up in the morning to be able to see the snowcaps of Serra Neveda behind you and the rising sun that last all day in front of your eyes, gazing towards Africa, having a local orange juice and of course with churros .
That’s a great start of the day, specially in December, then to enjoy the lovely old town, the quiet streets covered by sunlight and blue sky above. It inspires me to do my writigs there.
The siestas are something a person get used to quite easy to be frank. It gives an oportunity to rest and feel recharged with energy for the afternoon and night activities and events, which in Salobrena specifically are quite a lot as in choice, although the town is very calm itself – an amazing mixture I’d say.
Maybe the reason I choose it as a place to live in before Nerja and then Almunecar. Salobrena fits me perfectly.
The promenade is stunning with its “Chiringuitos where a “ person or the whole family can walk and enjoy the local fresh seafood that’s delivered every morning. Same applies about the tapas, the gastronomy and the wines are a must if you decide to end up in Salobrena or Almunecar, no matter for how long, an overnight or longterm stay.
Simply the choice of Mediterranean foods covers each taste at its best, there’s time enough not no repeat the same meals for months.
Culturally speaking both coastal towns at Costa Tropical have a lot to offer as in concerts in their Casas de Cultura, as well as the courses you can follow.
I personally enjoyed the Spanish lessons in Salobrena and a close friend of mine discovered the paintor in himself in the art classes.
“….The surroundings are lovely, it’s beatiful when you wake up in the morning to be able to see the snowcaps of Serra Neveda behind you and the rising sun that last all day in front of your eyes, gazing towards Africa, having a local orange juice and of course with churros”
The options how to develop yourself artistically in the Casa de Cultura are many.
The concerts are not only down the promenades in both towns, but in the old towns as well. Probably the reason I always go back exactly there and stay at the same place.
When I have my walks in the Zonas Pietonales, there’s a place (Bistro) I call it “my personal zona tranquilla”, something that makes me enjoy Salobrena at its best in the middle of my walk. By the way, if tourists miss their homelands, I’m quite positive that in Salobrena that can’t happen, due to plenty of places that makes you feel home, although the town has its own unique style and atmosphere.
Something that I personally love as a person who spends months each year there, are the gyms at the beach or near, the park that has a little lake where birds are nesting as ducks, etc.
No matter where in Salobrena you live, takes less than 30minutes to reach what you need by walk, including the new charming bus station. It’s a well developed small but charming town that has everythig you need A to Z.
Local brands, world famous, foods, culture, music beach, wines, transport to near by attractions and places, main cities and airports, Salobrena has it all.
To me the mixture of the town close to 3 big cities, near by other charming towns and places to visit, villages, plenty of chice for accommodation for each taste is great, including camping.
Nature is clean; mountains are close.
Connections to each part of Europe is easy due to 3 airports near by.
Landscapes and serenity, quietness and people at the same time, I’m blessed to know Salobrena and the surroundings by accident, touristic, but not as mainstream as other destinations. If I could have the chance to “get lost accidentally” again 1st time by a timemachine and go back in time 2015th, I’d start it the same way, and I’m sure I’ll end up in love in this magnificent town again.