It is quite interesting to walk around this village. Melegis boosts some imposing buildings, a lovely church and is characterized by the number of orchards within the village itself.
Below the village is a maze of small lanes that wind through the orange groves and it is possible to find a ruined Moorish castle at the entrance to the gorge on the Rio Durcal. There's good walking here and up into the hills. There are two small supermarkets in the village and two bakeries (on the main road). There are two bar/restaurants, both on the main road: Los Naranjos is on the lower side of the village and has a very pleasant outside terrace with lovely views, also Nuevo Valle on the opposite side of the road further up the hill, which also has a large outside terrace. Both serve good quality local food and very good tapas.