Malaga is my home away from home and I love to spend as much time as I can there. To feel the sun on my skin and have hours of warm sunshine, a far cry from Waterford in Ireland!
We have a small apartment, south of Malaga in Torreblanca. It is a beautiful seaside town, 25 minutes away from the centre of Malaga.
The beach is a stone throw away, just 20 steps from our apartment! We are on Paseo Maritimo Rey de Espana the main road by the beach, which is very convenient.
I learnt Spanish at school, this was beginning of my love affair with Spain and its culture. My best friend at boarding school was Spanish. I stayed with her in San Lorenzo del Escorial. Little did I know that these trips were the beginning of my love affair with travel and adventures!
I qualified as a General Trained nurse in an International Missionary Training Hospital in Drogheda, Ireland. My appetite for travel was again enhanced due to mixing with so many nationalities there.
Torreblanca was an old fishing village, but now is a seaside town that is a popular holiday destination. I love the locals, they are all warm and welcoming. I especially love the relaxed culture; therefore, I love to go back.
There is a promenade to walk along beside the long sandy beach. The sea is safe to swim in and is great for kids. My granddaughters love it!
There are lots of things to see and do in Torreblanca apart from sunning yourself at the beach. You can visit the local castles; Torre del Marqués (Marquis Tower) also known as Doña Blanca (White Lady) and the Torre Nostra o Torre Nova – Our Tower or New Tower.
The churches; Iglesia Parroquial de San Bartolomé – St. Bartholomew’s Parish Church and the Iglesia de San Francisco de Asís – Church of Saint Francis of Assisi that is a close distance. Also, there is the Ermita del Calvario – Hermitage of the Calvary that is very interesting.
If you would like something fun for the kids, there are theme parks; Mundo Fantasia – Fantasy World and Aventura d’Or Parc Tematica – Gold Adventure Theme Park.
Malaga is just 25 minutes away and if you fancy some more culture you can visit the birthplace of Pablo Picasso and the Museo Picasso Málaga and visit the old town. If you would like to go further away there are great train connections to Barcelona and Madrid.
Over the years I have passed through Malaga airport over 40 times and I enjoy it every time. It is such a relaxing place and the temperature helps! As this blog goes out I am in Torreblanca enjoying time with my family and I recommend it to anyone that needs a family friendly break.