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Torre del Mar is a southern Spanish town on the Costa del Sol known for its beaches and bustling coastal boulevard. The modernised beach boulevard is home to restaurants, shops, cafes, ice cream parlours, bars and apartments in Torre del Mar. On the beach there’s an open-air museum and hosts the annual Torre del Mar air show.
The name Torre del Mar literally translates to ‘tower of the sea’ due to the many watchtowers strategically built along the coastline during historic Roman and Moorish times. These properties in Torre del Mar, Málaga were built as a stronghold in strategic locations to enable seeing the enemy from the distant Mediterranean ocean. Today all that’s left is the iconic blue and white lighthouse landmark that stands twenty-six metres high.
The watchtowers along the coastline existed to protect the city of Velez-Malaga, the biggest city in the Axarquia located four kilometres inland from the sea. Today the city is a popular with second holiday homes in Torre del Mar.
During the 19th century the area was the centre of the sugar industry, with a factory built by the prominent Larios Family and finca villas in Torre del Mar, Málaga. While the sweetness of the sugar days have long-gone, today they farm mangoes, avocados, kiwis and salad crops – all suitable for the Mediterranean climate.
Today it’s a fashionable a summer resort very popular with the Spanish who buy houses in Torre del Mar, Málaga.
Its most outstanding and notable feature is the famous two-kilometre sea front – the longest in the Mediterranean. Torre del Mar beach is wide, and very wide; reaching 50 metres at the widest point.
Along the beach is an esplanade (paseo maritime) – a paved area where people love to enjoy the wide-open spaces and carefully manicured greenscapes. Planted with flowers and palm trees, it’s a very attractive area. Along the sunset strip you’ll find commercial property in Torre del Mar, Malaga and place to many seafood restaurants.
The esplanade goes to the next town, Algarrobo Costa and is lined with many seafood restaurants and a popular location for foreign investors to buy a house in Torre del Mar, Málaga. Torre del Mar is famous for its seafood. Two kilometres to the east is a fishing port and marina at La Caleta de Velez.
During winter Torre del Mar slows down and becomes quiet and one of the best times to view homes for sale in Torre del Mar, Málaga. From a quiet twenty thousand residents the population rises in summer to one hundred and fifty thousand tourists. During the late 1960s a German builder constructed many homes in Torre del Mar and sold them to Germans as a place to spend their summer. Today there is still a large German population that lives year round in the city of Velez-Malaga today.
Buy a villa in Torre del Mar, Málaga and witness Torre del Mar beach come alive with the Noche de San Juan fiesta. An occasion marking the start of the summer, celebrated across the region of Andalucía. Historically the Noche de San Juan fiesta is a celebration of the summer solstice – the longest night of the year. It’s celebrated slightly differently throughout Spain, and customs vary, even within the same province.
Huge bonfires are visible from miles away on the beach sands and a sure sign the Noche de San Juan summer festivities are well underway. Andalucían’s, regional visitors and tourists gather round the bonfires, seemingly hypnotised by the crackling of flames and rising embers that momentarily appear like fireflies, only to disappear into the darkness of night. The festivities and fund are just one reason why villas for sale in Torre del Mar, Málaga make popular second homes for investors.
Partygoers bring things to burn to the fiesta, where it’s not unusual to see the burning of effigies at midnight (usually politicians or celebrities). Fireworks light up the sky during the Noche de San Juan fiesta with an explosion of rainbow colours reflecting off the houses in Torre del Mar, Málaga and everyone on the beach.
Buying a house in Torre del Mar, Málaga offers the opportunity to enjoin in another midnight tradition: bonfire jumping. Yes, that’s right – jumping over the bonfire at the stroke of midnight. Whilst perhaps not the most family-friendly of activities, do not be alarmed if you see partygoers leaping over hot, burning flames.
On the night of San Juan partygoers enjoy a popular tradition known as ‘moraga’ - a night of partying and sleeping on the beach. Why buy land for sale in Torre del Mar when you can sleep free on the beach.
While very popular and often practised, it’s actually prohibited without prior permission from the Town Hall to camp overnight on the beach. As the Town Hall are familiar with the traditions of the Noche de San Juan fiesta, application serves as a formality and permission is nearly always granted.
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