The beach town of Torre del Mar, in the municipality of Vélez-Málaga, has a charming beach and a past that dates back to the pirate era, which is attractive to tourists and locals.
The Municipal Office of Torre del Mar offers a personalized tourist and cultural information service, in several languages, to help the visitor enjoy their stay to the fullest. So that you can know and enjoy the multitude of proposals of all kinds that you can find in the surroundings of Torre del Mar, Vélez-Málaga, Axarquía and on the Costa del Sol.
Winter (from October to March): Monday to Saturday, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Sunday and holidays, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Summer (from April to September): Monday to Saturday, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Sunday and holidays, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Address: C / Poniente nº 2. CP 29740 - Torre del Mar
Las Arenas beach is located in Torre del Mar, term of the Malaga town of Vélez-Málaga, it is part of the Torre del Mar beach at its most eastern end.
* Good accessibility to the sandy area. * The waters are calm. * It has a rescue service. * It has public toilets. * It has shaded areas. * It has a leisure offer on the beach.
Axarquía-Costa del Sol Water Park offers fun for everyone, with a wide variety of attractions such as the Kamikaze with its 80 meters downhill at full speed !, the most spectacular soft tracks on the Costa del Sol or our magnificent Arcade of VRFun Virtual Reality.
The Torre del Mar Promenade belongs to the municipality of Vélez-Málaga. This stretches along the Poniente and Levante beaches. With a length of up to 4 km, the Torre del Mar Promenade is one of the best and most complete promenades in Europe.
It is a shopping center where you can do your daily shopping; there are supermarkets, cafes, a variety of clothing stores and movie theaters. A place to spend a pleasant and entertaining afternoon.
The church of Torre del Mar, Parroquia de San Andrés, is a modern building with a spacious and sober interior. Behind the altar is a large crucifix and to the left an image of the Virgen del Carmen, patron saint of fishermen. It is located in the center of the town just in front of the Paseo de Larios, on Avda. Andalucía
The Larios house dates from 1888 and is also part of the Sugar Mill complex. Its function was to house the staff offices and the factory engineer's house there. In the 70s and 80s the building was used by the Cooperativa de la Azucarera. This simple and functional regionalist style building with Mudejar connotations, is characteristic of the late s. XIX.
Torre del Mar's mission was to monitor the coast to spot possible enemy ships during the Middle Ages, both from adversary nations of Spain, and from pirates that ravaged the Andalusian Mediterranean coast. Another responsibility was to protect the boats that anchored in the natural port. Therefore, the history of the town is closely linked to the castle.
The fortress corresponds to the castle-fortress concept. It was the original nucleus of Torre del Mar, although only the eastern tower and remains of the central trapezoidal bulwark remain of the first architectural complex. In the 1730s a major reform was made that gave it the current look, one that originally had much smaller dimensions. During the expansion and renovation a second composite front was added and two turrets were built at the ends.
The castle was made up of military buildings and warehouses, since another of its functions was to protect the products destined for export, among them, wines, raisins and citrus fruits that are so well produced in Andalusia. Of the things to see in Torre del Mar, the castle is one of the most iconic.
Activities in Torre del Mar. The region of Axarquía and Torre del Mar are located in a unique environment, an environment where nature becomes important and where we can enjoy incredible views, incredible places, and a unique climate for practicing outdoor activities.
To begin with, the region of Axarquía is located on the Eastern Costa del Sol, also known as the Costa del Golf for various reasons. First of all, we must point out that we are facing a place where fields abound golf, we must also highlight that the weather is perfect for practicing this sport, and lastly, if you are a golf lover, know that you have a large number of golf courses to choose from less than an hour away.
In addition to golf, the hiking and mountain biking are two activities that you can practice here, at Sierra or along the coast, that depends on you, but what is insurance Is that if you like walking or cycling, you will not be left wanting in Torre del Mar. You can also practice Diving and snorkeling,Boat Tours and Boat Rentals.
In Torre del Mar you will be able to taste the best typical dishes of the town and of the Comarca de La Auxarquía, such as sardine spits, salmorejo and fish emblanco.
Torreños are fond of lighting a bonfire on the beach to roast sardines in a rod, a simple way to eat these tasty and nutritious little fish that they call espeto.
The Night of San Juan celebrated between the last hours of June 23 and the morning of the 24th, extending during the day of the Baptist, is the occasion for a few sardine spits.