Caleta de Vélez
The name Calete de Vélez translates to the bay of Vélez. It is a charming little fishing village to the east of Málaga, a kilometre away from the popular beach resort of Torre del Mar. A journey into the centre of Málaga will take you around 35 minutes.
The village is a wonderful place to stay to enjoy a calm, peaceful environment with excellent access to the rest of the coast.
Caleta de Vélez has a vibrant fish market and harbour; the fish from the region comes from the Alborán Sea, a passage of water between the Atlantic and the Mediterranean, which transfuses itself every hundred years and brings an abundant array of sea life with it. The area is rich in plankton and the different temperatures of the sea make the marine life rich and give the fish that are caught a special flavour distinct to the area.
The beach at Caleta de Vélez is clean and remains fairly quiet throughout the year. The beach extends east to Algorrobo Costa and west to Torre del Mar.
As a fishing village it is not surprising that most of the village’s restaurant serve mainly seafood. In Caleta de Vélez you will enjoy dining out on the freshest of fish, including sardines, anchovies, octopus, red bream and mackerel.
The newly completed and highly attractive golf course Baviera Golf lies directly behind Caleta de Vélez.
Caleta de Vélez enjoys a sub-tropical Mediterranean climate, with hot summers and mild winters. Cooling breezes from the sea make the summer heat manageable, temperatures average of 32 ºC during the summer.