Discover the charms of Velez-Malaga, the capital of the Costa del Sol's east

From sunny beaches and beautiful landscapes, to its colourful culture and history - Velez-Malaga has it all!

Villas, apartments and holiday homes for rent in Velez-Malaga

Velez-Malaga, otherwise known as Velez, is the district and capital of La Axarquía in Malaga Province of Andalucia, on Spain's southern coast. Nestled at the foot of the Velez River valley, it’s the agricultural and historic centre of the region, with a 16km-long coast stretching from Almayate in the west, to Lagos in the east. Enjoy an abundance of leisure activities and a breath-taking landscape, making Velez-Malaga the perfect base for a fun-packed Costa del Sol holiday. A 30 minute drive from the capital of Malaga, on the scenic Route of Sun and Avacado, lies Torre del Mar, the most popular coastal resort in the district, boasting pretty Paseo Maritimo beach promenade, lively with restaurants, cocktail bars, nightclubs, shops and bustling chiringuitos. It also has a cycling lane.

Enjoy wonderful views of the sparkling Mediterranean and mountain landscape, with a Clickstay home from home. From the spacious sand and pebble beaches perfect for water sports, to the crystal clear waters, modern facilities, play areas and amusement parks, Velez-Malaga is the ideal destination for a family holiday. The beaches of Caleta de Velez, along with Valle-Niza, Chilches, Benajarafe and Almayate, are perfect for a relaxing day of unwinding by the coast. For a change of scenery, try your hand at golf, at nearby Baviera Golf Club, or treat the little ones to a visit to Aquavelis Water Park, a 5 minute drive from the centre of Torre del Mar.

Travel back in time and take in the Andalucian charm of the old quarter, dotted with architectural gems such as 16th century Marqués de Beniel Palace, Casa Cervantes in the heart of town and the 16th century Church of San Juan Bautista. Culture lovers will enjoy the fair share of museums and galleries, with art exhibits taking place in many of the atmospheric old town buildings. Holy Week Museum in 15th century Santa Maria la Mayor Church, Semana Santa Museum, Contemporary Art Museum and City Museum are well worth a visit. We have holiday properties in the heart of it all, from villas with private pools and sea views, to family-friendly rentals in quiet neighbourhoods.

Key holiday info
  • Direct flights from Malaga Airport to the UK and mainland Europe take approx. 2hrs 40mins, with a 40 min drive from the airport to Velez-Malaga.
  • With daytime highs of 31°C, July and August are the hottest months. The coldest months are January and February with highs of 18°C.
  • The average sea temperature in summer is 24°C.
  • Car hire is the best way to get around.
  • The scenic Route of Sun and Avocado, stretching from Torre del Mar to Rincon de la Victoria, is the perfect place to learn about exotic fruit production such as avocados, mangoes, papayas and sugarcane.