Alhaurin de la Torre and its neighbour, Alhaurin el Grande, are havens of peace on Spain’s Costa del Sol. Within easy access of the beaches and water sports of the coast, yet far enough away to avoid the coach tours and permanent activity of the coastal resorts, an Alhaurin de la Torre holiday rental villa provides the best of both worlds.
The Gardens of El Retiro are the main tourist attraction for those staying in an Alhaurin de la Torre villa, founded in the 17th Century and displaying an impressive assortment of plant and animal life, with each section trying to recreate a different indigenous environment of Spain.
As Alhaurin de la Torre is both the gateway to the Guadalhorce Valley and in the foothills of the Sierra de Mijas Mountains, the scope for outdoor activities from an Alhaurin holiday rental are huge. Walking, trekking, cycling, horse riding and mountain biking are hugely popular activities. Alternatively, heading towards the beaches, the opportunity to enjoy one of the many water sports on offer creates yet more entertainment possibilities.
There are some great restaurants and shops in Alhaurin de la Torre to be enjoyed, where local cuisine and craft excel, with a hint of international influence. Alhaurin de la Torre also has its own golf course, tennis courts and clay pigeon club.
Alhaurin de la Torre’s neighbour, Alhaurin el Grande is an idyllic whitewashed village with a huge range of facilities, shops and restaurants.
When taking holiday accommodation in Alhaurin de la Torre, the beaches, leisure and facilities of both Mijas and Fuengirola are within a short drive.
Alhaurin de la Torre has a great year-round climate, where minimum average temperatures are rarely below 16˚C, meaning that the excellent, laid back atmosphere and facilities can be enjoyed at any time of the year. Summers are hot, with averages reaching 32˚C in July and August.
Malaga Airport (AGP) is the closest to the Alhaurin de la Torre villas, just 15 minutes drive away. There are a plethora of daily flights arriving into Malaga from every major airport in the UK, and cheap flights are easy to find, especially with the ‘no frills’ airlines.