Torre del Mar

At 28 kilometres east of Málaga you will find this charming sea-side resort that is part of the scenic Axarquía route of sun and avocado. The main crop of this area used to be sugar cane and the few fields that still lead down from the coast road to the sea shore are testament to this. However, in this ever changing and financially material world we live in the farmers find that crops such as mangoes and avocadoes are much more economically friendly! One of the few remaining Osborne Bulls looms over the town from its high position above the naturist beach at Almayate where the river divides the two towns and spews water and other things onto the beach after heavy rainfall!

Sugar cane was introduced to the area in the 10th century by the Muslims and a Coruña Zagra named Ramon built the first industrial manufacture of sugar cane in Torre del Mar on the site of an old mill. The Factory, (Ingenio Azucarero) called Nuestra Señora del Carmen de Torre del Mar, was active in 1991 and went through several owners. The chimneys and sugar mill are still standing today and can be seen in the middle of the town.

If you love peace and quiet the two days of the year to avoid visiting this bustling town are its main festivals where the place is heaving. These are July 26th for the feast day of its patron saints, Santiago and Santa Ana and of course the eve of the feast of the Virgin del Carmen on July 15th when everyone camps out on the beaches, lighting bonfires and jumping over them three times to cleanse and purify their souls before dipping into the sea at midnight to bring good luck for the coming year and wash away any lurking evil spirits.

Like many areas in the Axarquía, Torre del Mar dates back to the Carthaginians, Phoenician, and Roman times and was used as a main port in the 10th century when the town was called Miraya Ballis! In the 15th century there was a castle that defended attacks from pirates and foreigners. It takes its new name, Tower of the Sea, from the many watchtowers that were all along its coastline during Roman and Moorish times. In the 19th century it was made up of four distinct Barrios or quarters, Barrio del Castillo, Barrio de la Viña, Barrio de la Parroquia and Casas Nuevas. In the beginning of the 20th century it had a train station and few spa´s and the town rather than defending against foreigners actively sought them out but it wasn´t until the 1960´s that tourism really came to town, when beach promenades and large avenues were built to accommodate them and infrastructures like hotels were built to keep them staying on!

These days there is a new tram that links the towns of Vélez-Málaga to Torre del Mar and a lighthouse that stands in the centre of the paseo de maritime. There is an area on the other side of the road called El Copo which is a 500 metres sretch of bars and discotheques open until 6 am in summer and at weekends during winter. On the other side of the road during summer is a street market open every day until 3 am. It’s a fun place for old and young alike with plenty of ice-cream parlours to tempt even the most jaded of pallets!

Properties for sale in Torre del Mar, Spain

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Detached Villa : Mezquitilla

1,400,000 €

This unique villa sits on a hilltop nestled amongst pine and eucalyptus trees. The entrance to the villa features a curved staircase leading up to a wrought

  • Reference: 378143
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Built size: 200 m²
  • Plot size: 1200 m²
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Villa : Torre del Mar

1,135,000 €

Great villa on a 1030 m2 plot, located in Torre Del Mar. This villa is built with high standard materials. There are 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 1 seperate

  • Reference: 502993
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Built size: 270 m²
  • Plot size: 1030 m²
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Villa : Mezquitilla

545,000 €

Amazing property in a sought after area, close to all amenities and 30 mins to Málaga airport. The main level of this property is accessed through sets

  • Reference: AD127
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Built size: 394 m²
  • Plot size: 1174 m²
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Detached Villa : Torre del Mar

439,750 €

Green Homes is an exclusive project located in Torre del Mar on the Costa del Sol. These Modern style villas built on 350 m² independent plots have a modern

  • Reference: 732356
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Built size: 287 m²
  • Plot size: 350 m²
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Townhouse : Torre del Mar

399,000 €

Luxury 3 bedroom Townhouse frontline to Baviera Golf with incredible mountain views and private pool. Great terrace and with a modern style construction

  • Reference: 780767
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Built size: 156 m²
  • Plot size: 217 m²
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Townhouse : Torre del Mar

390,000 €

Impressive 5 bedroom, 2 bathroom townhouse, with 2 further toilets, one with a shower, close to the sea, with galley fitted kitchen, internal patio for

  • Reference: AS2543
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Built size: 190 m²
  • Plot size: 0 m²
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Apartment : Torre del Mar

373,000 €

* 4 bedrooms* Bathroom* Fitted kitchen* Large lounge & diner* Private terrace* Communal pool* Private parking space* Sold furnished

  • Reference: 306845
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Built size: 142 m²
  • Plot size: 0 m²
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Detached Villa : Torre del Mar

368,000 €

Green Homes is an exclusive project, located in Torre del Mar on the Costa del Sol. Modern style villas built on 350 m² independent plots and with a modern

  • Reference: 727923
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Built size: 183 m²
  • Plot size: 350 m²
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Villa : Torre del Mar

365,000 €

This is an exclusive project, located in Torre del Mar on the Costa del Sol. Modern style villas built on 350 m² independent plots and with a modern

  • Reference: 726018
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Built size: 140 m²
  • Plot size: 350 m²
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Detached Villa : Torre del Mar

362,000 €

Green Homes is an exclusive project located in Torre del Mar on the Costa del Sol. These Modern style villas built on 350 m² independent plots have a modern

  • Reference: 732357
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Built size: 125 m²
  • Plot size: 350 m²
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