Torre del Mar
Located in the eastern part of the Coast, the town is the beach resort of Vélez-Málaga, capital of the Axarquia region. Thanks to the sub-tropical climate, Torre del Mar is surrounded by agricultural land, primarily connected with the production of sugar cane.
There are unsubstantiated claims that Torre del Mar once formed part of an ancient Greek settlement known as Manake which is believed to have been destroyed by the Carthaginians, prior to the arrival of the Romans. These days the town is better known for its four kilometres of sandy beaches and there are no shortage of shops, bars, restaurants, hotels and specialised things like a yacht club and international schools..
One of the resort’s most pleasant features is the extended esplanade which follows the coast to reach the Marina of Caleta de Vélez which has over 200 berths and offers sailing and a variety of other watersports. Its lively cafés and restaurants also provide a good place in which to idle the time away, as well as enjoy excellent seafood.
Despite its closeness to Velez-Malaga where all manner of historical attractions lie, Torre del Mar offers a relative amount of peace and quiet all year round with time to sunbathe and enjoy the local cuisine. Many of the Spanish residents of the big cities come here along with visitors of all nationalities.
Nearest Airport – Malaga (approx 35 minutes drive)