Torre del Mar is a small coastal resort situated 28 km east of Malaga within the area of Axarquia. The town of Torre del Mar has a population of around 20.000 people, and is surrounded by farmland, mostly sugar cane.
The town is a magnet for tourists, mainly Spanish, who come to enjoy the perfect all-year-round warm climate, kilometers of clean sandy beaches and upbeat atmosphere.
There is a wonderful promenade that extends all the way to the marina at Caleta de Velez. The town has a great atmosphere and is equipped with good amenities for holidaymakers, including supermarkets, restaurants, bars, discos, and much more. The 500 metre beachside stretch of El Copo is a parade of bars and discos, which in the summer open until 6am. There is also a summer night market open until 3am on another stretch of beachfront.
The town offers an excellent selection of restaurants, from traditional Spanish, wonderful seafood restaurants and a host of international cuisines.
Visitors will also enjoy the Aqua-Velis water-park opposite the El Ingenio shopping mall in Torre del Mar. Aqua-Velis has many water-flumes and rides for all ages as well as an inflatable ring ride and wave machine along with a large sun terrace, snack bars and restaurant.
Torre del Mar enjoys a sub-tropical Mediterranean climate, with hot summers and mild winters. Cooling breezes from the sea make the summer heat manageable, temperatures average 32 ºC during the summer.
For golf lovers there is the 18 hole Baviera Golf course located in Caleta de Velez providing all year round golf and driving range. You’ll find more popular prices here than on the west side of the Costa del Sol, particularly when comparing to the Marbella area. Just another 10 minutes drive along the motorway towards Malaga at Rincon de la Victoria, there is a second 18 hole course – Añoreta Golf.
There are two campsites in the area. One is situated in the town on the western end of the beach/promenade, and called La Laguna, whilst the other is 2 kms. west of Torre del Mar on the main road to Málaga, known as Almayate, where you can also enjoy pure natural nudism all year round at the official nudist beach.
Caleta de Velez
The port of Caleta de Velez has a wonderful marina and can be reached by walking along the promenade linking it to Torre del Mar. The port is still a working port and consequently there are many seafood restaurants in and around Torre del Mar.
El Ingenio Shopping Center
Situated north of the town with direct access from the motorway linking with Málaga, the shopping center offers a wide variety of shops, boutiques and supermarkets, as well as a cinema complex, with a good selection of restaurants and tapa bars. Ample parking available.
Torre del Mar Police Station
This particular police station, situated in the centre of town, is the official office for applying for an NIE, foreign identity number, used for many types of transactions in Spain such as renting or purchasing a property, opening a bank account etc. Spaniards can also renew their own identity cards and passports. For further information please see our Buyers Guide.
Tourism OfficePaseo de Larios, s/n. Torre del Mar – 29740 Vélez-Málaga. Tel: (+34) 952 541 104. Fax: (+34) 952 54 331. email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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