Andalusia is everything you imagine Spain to be: golden beaches lapped by crystal-clear blue waters, cobbled streets and what’s likely to be the most delicious food in the Mediterranean. This beach resort in sun-drenched Costa del Sol is a half hour drive from Malaga city centre and has everything you need for a truly relaxing getaway.
Its white-sand beach stretches for four kilometres, all the way to the quaint village of Caleta de Velez. The promenade that runs along it, known as Paseo Maritimo, is considered one of the best in Europe. Lined with restaurants, cocktail bars, artisan market stalls and original shops, it’ll have something for everyone, even those who just want to relax and take in the sunset. The nightlife can be as vibrant or as low-key as you want. If you fancy something a little more glamorous, Marbella is about an hour drive away. Famous for being the playground for the rich and famous, you’ll definitely need to bring extra cash.
Torre del Mar welcomes holidaymakers from all walks of life. Families with small children, party animals and couples will all find a home away from home in this whirlwind of a Costa del Sol resort.
Caleta de Velez
This quiet village is perfect for families and couples. Connected to Torre del Mar by the famous Paseo Maritimo, it’s close enough to the action but far enough to enjoy some well-deserved peace and quiet. Though it remains relatively undiscovered by tourists, it has all the amenities you need and more. There are a few beaches at its feet, including the charming Caleta Beach, where you’ll find the best calamari in the Costa del Sol.
Torre del Mar’s sister resort Torrox Costa is just as popular with holidaymakers looking for a sun-drenched getaway. The strip is lined with pubs and restaurants, but you can always head inland, to the traditional village, for a real Andalusian experience. Sheltered by two mountain ranges, the resort stays warm for the whole year so you don’t have to worry about getting a tan – even if you visit during the low season. The coast stretches for three kilometres and is home to some truly stunning beaches.
Torre del Mar is just a stone’s throw from Malaga, the capital city of the region. Whether you decide to spend a weekend discovering this historic urban paradise or just visit for the day, you’ll fall under its spell. Its Old Town speaks of Moorish conquests and Christian faith. The Gibralfaro Castle is a must visit. Also home to the Moorish fortress la Alcazaba, you’ll get the best views of the stunning cityscape.
Exploring Torre del Mar…
Relax at Torre del Mar beach
Torre del Mar’s main beach is a long stretch of fine white sand kissed by azure waters. Watch the fishing boats slow dance on the Mediterranean while you soak up the sun, keep fit in one of the fitness areas or have fun with some water sports. Its great range of entertainment makes it one of the best-known beaches in Costa del Sol, if not for its wealth of amenities, for the Weekend Festival. Happening in July, it’s one for the party animals to mark in their diaries.
Take a romantic stroll
The Paseo Maritimo is a promenade that connects Torre del Mar with neighbour resort Caleta de Velez. The four-kilometre long stretch is considered one of the most beautiful beach walks in the whole of Europe. There are plenty of restaurants and bars along the way, in case you need to stop to catch your breath as well as a beer.
Shopaholics have plenty to choose from when it comes to stocking up on souvenirs in Torre del Mar. Pick up a handcrafted goodie from an artisan market stall in the Paseo Maritimo. Need a wardrobe overhaul? Head to the Ingenio shopping centre, home to high street shops, great restaurants and a cinema.
Discover Playa de la Herradura beach
If Torre del Mar’s main beach ever feels too crowded, pack a picnic and head to this little cove tucked away off the beaten path. Surrounded by rugged rocky hills, it’s one of the best spots to watch the sunset – so you’ll want to bring your camera!
Costa del Sol cuisine
The Mediterranean is renowned for using fresh ingredients in simple ways – always washed down with a glass of wine or two. Costa del Sol is no exception. Though Spanish favourites like tapas and paella are staples in every menu, it is well worth sampling some of the delicacies native to the region, including a good pescaito frito or porra soup.
Torre del Mar Restaurants
The best places to eat in Torre del Mar are definitely the eateries lining the Paseo Maritimo. Is there anything more delicious than dining by the beach? Watch the sunset while soaking up the vibrant atmosphere and indulge in a tasty meal – there’s plenty to choose from. We recommend Jordi Bar Tapas.
Torre del Mar is a jewel of Spain’s sunny Costa del Sol. Famous for its beautiful beach, world renowned Paseo Maritimo and Andalusian hospitality, it’s the perfect spot for a relaxing holiday. Families and couples will especially enjoy this charming resort.
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