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Located on the sunny southern coast of Spain, Torre Del Mar’s warm climate and sandy beaches render it a popular destination for domestic and international tourists alike. If you can bear to tear yourself away from the beach, it’s worth exploring the long promenade that stretches along the waterfront – a constant hive of activity lined with seafood restaurants, cafes, bars and clubs. Meanwhile, the Aquavelis Water Park is must-see for anyone visiting this area, where kids splash their way through wave pools and slides while parents bask in the sun.
With the keys to your own hire car, you’ll also be able to venture beyond Torre Del Mar to nearby destinations such as Velez-Malaga (13 minutes’ drive) a bustling market city where, if you visit at the end of September, you can join in the fun at the annual Royal San Miguel festival, when the streets come alive with fairgrounds, live music and market stalls serving up delicious street food.
Fly into Malaga Airport and from there it’s just a 40-minute drive to the centre of Torre Del Mar.
Once you have your hire car, you will be able to easily explore the local area, venturing beyond Torre Del Mar to the nearby town of Nerja, which offers breathtaking views of the Mediterranean and the surrounding mountains. If you visit in the summer, be sure to catch a concert in the Cueva De Nerja cavern, an unusual venue lined with stalactites and stalagmites.
Choose from a wide selection of hire car providers in Torre Del Mar to suit every budget and requirement, from Firefly and Goldcar to Sixt and Centauro.
The beach is the main focal point of Torre Del Mar – almost two miles of paradise perfect for sunbathing, or if you’re feeling more adventurous, you can experiment with stand-up paddle boarding, canoeing and surfing. The large family beach does attract considerable crowds in the summer months, but if you venture east, where the beach promenade transitions into a natural dune landscape, you will be able to find a peaceful spot to call your own.
With a hire car at your disposal, you’ll also be able to venture beyond Torre Del Mar to the nearby city of Granada (an hour and 20 minutes’ drive). There, you can explore the exquisite Alhambra Palace, a Unesco World Heritage Site and remarkable example of Islamic architecture with a breathtaking decorative interior. The Capilla Real (the elaborate tomb of Spain’s Catholic monarchs) is also a Granada must-see.
Remember to drive on the right hand side and don’t be surprised if motorists flash their headlights at you before overtaking your car on the motorway. They are obliged to do it by law as a warning of their approach.
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