Surrounded by the fragrant hills of avocado and citrus plantations is the beautiful town of Alhaurin de la Torre. Located within the province of Malaga, Andalusia this large town has seen tremendous growth over recent years and is a great location for those seeking quiet Spanish living within easy distance of the many beaches and amenities.
Alhaurin de la Torre is situated at the entrance of the Guadalhorce Valley – around 17km from Malaga on the slopes of the Sierra de Mijas mountains. Officially part of Malaga’s Metropolitan area it boasts a picturesque natural landscape with lush gardens, soaring pine trees and flourishing residential areas.
Although Alhaurin de la Torre isn’t on the coast, this desirable town is much sought after thanks to its beautiful environment and central location which makes for fast, convenient and affordable travel with nearby airports, beaches and access to public transport.
Torremolinos beach – 15 minutes
Malaga Airport – 15 minutes
Malaga Train Station – 20 minutes
Hospital Virgen de la Victoria (Malaga) – 15 minutes
With an enjoyable sub-tropical Mediterranean climate Alhaurin de la Torre benefits from the typical warm Spanish summers and milder winters.
Temperatures average around 27-30°C in the summer months and between 10-15°C in the winter months with December typically seeing the lowest average temperatures and the months of July and August the highest.
Alhaurin de la Torre is ideally located for those who enjoy shopping, golf, restaurants, beaches and exploring everything that Spain has to offer.
The town itself is home to a wide selection of great bars and restaurants but there’s always nearby Torremolinos and Benalmadena that can offer some more variety with a diverse range of modern and traditional tapas bars, cafés and both local and international cuisine.
La Trocha Centro Comercial – Located on the outskirts of Coin is home to a number of shops, restaurants, cafes and bars and on Sundays the ‘La Trocha indoor market’ with fruits, vegetables, plants, clothes and more.
La Cañada Shopping & Cinema Centre – Around 30 minutes from Alhaurin de la Torre this is the largest shopping centre on the Costa del Sol with 2 floors housing a huge variety of 150 stores from clothing, food and fitness to shoes, leisure and homeware.
Miramar Shopping & Cinema Centre – A 25 minute drive will get you to this large 3 level shopping centre with its huge selection of international shops, fashion retailers, a food hall and popular restaurant chains.
In Alhaurin de la Torre you’re never far from a one of the areas beautiful beaches.
Torremolinos and Benalmadena are just a few of the closest ones that are great to visit and only a 20 minute drive away. Alternatively you can venture slightly further afield to places like Fuengirola or even Marbella to take in everything they have to offer, and the popular Cabopino Beach also boasts a number of lovely restaurants and bars.
For families there is so much to see and do in the area it’s impossible to get bored. Some of the great local attractions for children include the nearby Aqualand water park, Sealife Selwo Marina which is home to dolphins and sea lions, Tivoli World Theme park with rides and gardens as well as a wide range of great museums and historic places of interest.
Keen golfers will be spoilt for choice with some of Spain’s best courses located within just half an hour making it easy to enjoy a round anytime you want!
As one of the fastest-growing towns on the Costa del Sol this is a great place to live for those seeking warm sunshine and easy living.
Although it has seen tremendous growth in recent years this is a progressive town that has managed to still retain its white-washed charm and is home to a mixture of locals, tourists and expats all harmoniously co-existing together.
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