Torre del mar
Torre del Mar is a potential beach bum sanctuary known mainly only to Spaniards. It lies a little over 38km from Malaga, the provinical capital. From the Malaga Airport, you’ll need approximately 43 minutes via the Autovia del Mediterraneo or A-7 to reach the center of town.
Torre del Mar and its neighboring communities are gifted with naturally gorgeous beaches. Among them are Playa de Torre del Mar, Playa Naturista Almanat (a nudist beach), and Playa de la Victoria. Aside from the beaches, you can also have some fun with the whole family in the largest water park in the Axarquia region - the Aqua Velis Water Park.
Separating the populated area from the long sandy beaches and fronting the deep blue Mediterranean Sea, is an extensive promenade, which is divided into two: the Paseo Maritimo de Poniente and the Paseo Maritimo de Levante.
Torre del Mar is only some 5km from the inland market city of Velez-Malaga, the capital of the Axarquia region. There you’ll find tourist spots like: Palacio del Marques de Beniel, Casa Cervantes, and Camarin de la Virgen de la Piedad. You might also want to check out fresh fruits, vegetables, and other farm products in their weekly market, which is held every Thursday.
The culture in Torre del Mar, like in all Spanish towns, is significantly influenced by Christianity - specifically Roman Catholicism. As a matter of fact, many of the major activities in town are religious in nature. There’s the Fiesta del Carmen, and Romeria de Carbrillas y San Isidro, and Pasion Cofrade, among many others.
During Semana Santa (Holy Week) events like Via Crucis (Way of the Cross), Domingo de Ramos (Palm Sunday), and Domingo de Resurreccion (Easter Sunday) are largely participated in by the entire community.
Most of the restaurants you’ll find here specialize in seafood and Spanish cuisine. There are some establishments that offer British and a few other international dishes as well. While you’re here, we recommend you try the different kinds of tapas offered in nearly all dining places. These are small dishes that usually serve as snacks or appetizers.