If you fancy owning an inland Spanish property yet want to have quick and easy access to a city, then Alhaurin de la Torre fits the bill. Once one of Malaga Province’s sleepy white villages, today it is busier than its neighbours and is becoming one of Andalusia’s fastest growing towns, allowing you to work in Malaga and live within a laid-back rural town. Currently there are around 42,000 inhabitants, but at the current rate of growth, ironically it will soon be larger than its big brother, Alhaurin el Grande (15kms away).
When talking about inland Spanish properties, we think of beautiful white washed houses jostling for space adorned with brightly colour blooms. Alhaurin de la Torre has charming streets of white washed houses, yet it also offers more secluded rural villas, typical Spanish country houses and even golf apartments overlooking the highly esteemed Lauro Golf course, known for its breath-taking panoramic views, Saturday golf clinic and summer camps. Which is great for golf lovers, investors and those keen to snap up what could be considered to be some of the best positioned rural holiday homes for sale in Spain.
Located just east of the Mijas mountains, surrounded by hills, valleys of verdant fields covered with avocado, citrus and olive groves, it’s a fantastic place to bring up a family. There are lots of opportunities for outdoor pursuits, such as horse riding, hiking and even ziplining, plus of course golf.
The biggest attraction for visitors to Alhaurín de la Torre is undoubtedly the gardens of El Retiro, which display an impressive variety of plants and wild life.
The town centre has plenty of bars, restaurants, cafes and clubs. There are also a couple of hotels for those who want to visit and check out the lifestyle. If you’d like to take in a flamenco show, head to the Jose Luis El Segoviano, and for more raucous nightlife or beach parties people tend to go to nearby Malaga or Torremolinos.
Alhaurin de la Torre’s position is also handy for the Costa del Sol’s beaches, there is the option of driving to Fuengirola, Benalmadena, Torremolinos or Malaga (around 20 minutes’ drive in the car).