Velez-Malaga · Spain | Costa del Sol - Costa Blanca - Mallorca
Velez-Malaga is a large municipality with many foreigners looking for Spanish country villas
Properties for rent and sale in Velez-Malaga
The best way to get to Vélez-Málaga by road is by taking the Autovía del Mediterráneo in the Motril direction and turning off as signposted. But it is also possible to reach this huge municipality by sea and by air.
La Caleta de Vélez has a large fishing port with a section for pleasure craft, while the Royal Malaga Aeroclub uses an airfield at El Trapiche.
Vélez’s climate is mild all year round, with an average of 23 ºC in winter and 26 ºC in the summer months. This has attracted people from many parts who have come to settle here.
Since it covers such a huge surface area, 156,400 square kilometres, the municipality is dotted with towns and villages. The largest of these is the town of Vélez-Málaga itself, just a few kilometres inland, while the resort of Torre del Mar is on the coast, as is the port of La Caleta de Vélez.
All three are well linked by road: the Autovía del Mediterráneo, the various older roads and the Avenida Rey Juan Carlos I, which links the town centre with Torre del Mar.
Velez Malaga properties
Those heading inland and preferring Velez Malaga properties will appreciate the village houses, whitewashed town houses and the relative peace of the surrounding countryside. Whether you are looking for beach or town, marina or countryside, Torre del Mar and Velez Malaga have a huge variety to offer the property buyer.
The market town of Velez Malaga is approximately 5 km inland from Torre del Mar and is surrounded by subtropical vegetation. Capital of La Axarquia, Velez Malaga is the centre of an agricultural region known for its strawberries and vineyards, which produce the muscatel grapes from which the famous Malaga wines are made.
Velez Malaga, under the name of Menoba, was important in Roman times, and again, as Ballix-Malaca, when under Moorish occupation. It has always had an important role in subduing an historically turbulent region. In 1487, Ferdinand conquered the town and the Christian flag was raised on the castle's battlements as the Moors were ejected.
There are also several remains of Phoenician cemeteries and tombs which hint at a still older history.
Many leisure activities in both Torre del Mar and La Caleta de Vélez centre on the sea. There are also numerous swimming pools and public sports installations. For lovers of rural tourism inland accommodation abounds. Vélez-Málaga is also a good base for exploring the rest of the Axarquía area. The recent construction of a green space in Velez Malaga called Parque Central has an extension of 60.000 squared metres and is considered as the big green lung of the town.
Playgrounds for children, paths for footing, big trees and benches, lake, bar, are some of the things you can enjoy here. The town of Velez Malaga has all kind of services as hospital, buses, cinemas, shops, commercial center, aquapark, and the recent construction of a tram to connect this town with the neighbour Torre del Mar.
The surroundings areas are a beautiful scenery for living as mountains, green avocados plantations and a lot of cottages where more and more foreigners have set their lifes moving to that peaceful lands of Axarquia.
Number of inhabitants: 53,000
Geographical situation: It is the biggest municipality of the Axarquía, 30 kilometres from Malaga.
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Almayate is located 25 km from Malaga, near Velez Malaga and only 2 km from Torre del Mar, at the Costa Tropical's wonderful beaches.
Caleta de Vélez
Canillas de Aceituno has the Andalucian life style
Canillas de Albaida
You can find a villa for sale in the Torre del Mar area with easy access to golf and the beach