The beautiful whitewashed village of Alora in Southern Spain is a much sought-after location for those seeking a quieter way of living whilst still being close to the nearby beaches, amenities and entertainment.
Whether you are emigrating with the family, looking for somewhere to retire or seeking the perfect holiday home – Alora has plenty to offer. The quaint village is set within idyllic scenery perfect for walking and exploring and the eateries offer a range of delicious and affordable cuisines that can be washed down with a glass of the local wine – grown and made in the neighbouring valleys!
Nestled between three rocky spurs topped by the ruins of the castle – Alora sits on the riverbank of the Guadalhorce river and is overlooked by the impressive ‘mount Hacho’ which all makes for some seriously photographic scenery. If you enjoy hiking, dog walks or the outdoors then you’ll be able to make the most of the landscape and the breath-taking views that can be seen from the pinnacles. The surrounding hills are full of olive, cereal and oak trees and the streets are lined with an abundance of fruit orchards, vegetables and citrus trees.
Although Alora isn’t on the coast this is the ideal town for quiet living within easy distance of the nearby attractions, beaches, shops and restaurants and has good transport links with a high speed train line service that runs into the centre of Malaga.
Malaga – 48kms (44 mins)
Malaga by train – 35 mins
Torremolinos – 47km (45 mins)
Fuengirola – 62km (50 mins)
El Chorro – 12 kms (17 mins)
Alora benefits from a sub-tropical Mediterranean climate and residents can enjoy hot summers and warm winters.
In the summer month’s temperatures average between 27-30°C with July and August usually seeing the highest temperatures with mostly clear skies. Winters typically average between 10-15°C with December seeing the lowest average temperatures and often cloud.
The great climate allows for plenty of time outdoors making the most of local beaches, pools, sports, alfresco dining and country walks.
Perfectly located for those who enjoy the quiet life yet seek to be near the hustle and bustle – Alora is within easy distance of some great shopping, golf clubs, restaurants and beaches providing enjoyment for adults and children of all ages.
Alora itself hosts a wide selection of eateries and bars offering local cuisine and great wine at affordable prices.
Nearby Torremolinos, Fuengirola and Benalmadena provide a wide range of options including fast food, modern and traditional tapas bars, cafés, local and international cuisine as well as sports bars, pubs, cocktail bars and nightclubs.
Whether you’re looking to bag some bargains, grab some gifts or enjoy some serious shopping – Alora has a wide range of markets, outlets, shopping centres and malls on offer.
Fuengirola has a large flea market twice a week that provides a vast array of goods for sale and includes everything from clothing, vinyl records and flamenco dresses to home accessories, foods, spices and all things vintage.
Malaga is great for shopping and its city centre is full of great stores offering a range of brands. Malaga is also home to several shopping centres with El Corte Inglés, Malaga Plaza Shopping Centre and Vialia Shopping Centre to name just a few.
In Torremolinos – Calle San Miguel hosts an array of shops from jewellers and fashion boutiques to souvenir shops and delicatessens. It’s also worth exploring some of the narrow streets nearby and the picturesque squares in Plaza de Andalucía and Plaza de la Nogalera. Explore some of the quaint local shops and enjoy lunch or a drink on a terrace in the shade of the beautiful magnolia and palm trees that line the streets.
Torremolinos and Benalmadena beaches offer some great lazy day sunbathing as well as water sports and a wide range of great bars and restaurants for when it’s time to get out of the sun.
If you’re happy to travel, then under an hour away is Marbella that boasts beaches such as ‘Playa de la Malagueta’ which has been awarded a blue flag and is a favourite with tourists and locals alike who come to enjoy the warm clear waters and great local amenities.
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