Torre Del Mar Introduction
Torre del Mar lies on the Costa del Sol, twenty-eight kilometres east of Malaga and twenty kilometres west of Nerja. It is a fairly small town with twenty thousand inhabitants and although these numbers are greatly increased during the main holiday season, it remains a relaxed resort. Torre del Mar is by no means the prettiest of towns on the Costa del Sol as the rapid expansion of holiday accommodation has lead to high rise hotels and apartments. It does however have wonderful beaches and excellent amenities. It is also makes a good base from which to explore the historic towns of Granada, Ronda and Seville.
Why Go To Torre Del Mar?
A Torre del Mar holiday offers a relaxing place in the sun with four kilometres of soft sandy beaches and an invitingly warm Mediterranean Sea. It has a wide variety of bars and restaurants and offers fairly lively evenings. It is close to many attractions with golf courses and a sports marina. The beautiful inland villages of Andalucía are within easy access.
Who Is Torre Del Mar Popular With?
Torre del Mar is very popular with families and couples of all ages who enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of the resort. Beautiful beaches with safe bathing attract families with young children and there are plenty of interesting sights in the area. Golfers have a choice of courses. A lively nightlife appeals to the young.
When To Go To Torre Del Mar
Although Torre del Mar is a year round holiday destination the summer holiday period is the most popular time to go, with guaranteed sunshine and warm seas. Those who wish to walk or cycle in the hills would find early or late season a better time to visit when the temperature is a little cooler. Torre del Mar is also a good place to go to escape from the damp British winter and to enjoy a round of golf without having to brave the harsh elements of home.
Torre Del Mar - The Place
Torre del Mar with its excellent climate and fertile soil had, in the past, an economy based on agriculture with sugar cane as its main crop. Although the town is still surrounded by fields growing fruit and salad crops, tourism is now a major source of income. It is a popular resort with four kilometres of soft sandy beach lapped by the clear blue Mediterranean Sea. It has a wide promenade extending along to the marina at La Caleta de Valiz, ideal for an evening stroll. There are bars, and restaurants along the palm-lined promenade providing daylong refreshments as well as lively evenings.
Torre del Mar has a wide range of accommodation providing for all budgets. Shopping facilities are good, supplying all your holiday needs including the obligatory gifts and holiday mementoes. There are a large variety of restaurants serving every kind of food from traditional fish dishes to international cuisine. They surely cater for even the most pernickety of palates.
Torre del Mar, midway between Malaga and Nerja, is well placed to explore the picturesque hilltop villages of Andalucia and the wonderful city of Granada with its splendid Alhambra Palace. The world famous Caves of Nerja are also worth visiting. They are the most amazing sight with their huge stalactites and stalagmites all dramatically illuminated. One column is the incredible height of thirty two metres. Imagine how many drops of water were needed and how many years it took to grow into such a size. The largest cavern is a concert hall and there are many performances through the summer months.
A Torre del Mar holiday offers a guarantee of summer sunshine and a wealth of leisure activities both in and out of the water. The Aqua Velis water park with its exciting flumes and slides is a popular attraction.
Torre Del Mar Nightlife
The nightlife in Torre del Mar is fairly lively with many bars and discos along the promenade. El Copo is an area along the seafront which stretches for half a kilometre and is filled with bars and discos providing dusk until dawn entertainment. There are also many opportunities for those who wish to spend their evenings enjoying a quiet meal with friends.
Torre del Mar has a good number of shops providing for every holiday need. In addition there are the usual numbers of gift and souvenir shops where holiday makers can purchase their mementoes. Torre del Mar also benefits from the shopping mall El Ingenio. Those wishing for a wider variety of goods can take the short journey to Malaga which has shopping malls with many international chain stores. There are also large numbers of designer boutiques and specialist shops.
Torre Del Mar Eating
Torre del Mar has a wide selection of restaurants serving everything from an English pub roast to international cuisine. There are many wonderful fish restaurants offering Torre del Mar’s fried fish served with rice and salad. A good way to try Spanish food is to order a plate of tapas which consists of a medley of bite-sized dishes. Tapas are also ideal for filling the sometimes long gap between lunch and dinner, which is served later in Spain than at home.
Children are always made very welcome in Spanish restaurants and their tastes and portion sizes are usually accommodated.
Spanish wines are pleasant and inexpensive.