Caleta de Velez is a pretty fishing town and the capital city of Axarquia in the province of Malaga in Spain. It is located at about 30 km from Malaga and lies on Velez Rover which is a significant watercourse in the area.
The coastline of Caleta de Velez extends over 25 km, offering numerous superb beaches and the town has its traditional town center with a unique village atmosphere.
While strolling along its attractive seaside promenade which is beautifully lined with palm nestling green parrots, you will come across the lively adjacent resort of Torre del Mar. You will also see an impressive marina, a large and colorful Saturday morning street market and the famous 18-hole Baviera Golf course.
Caleta de Velez hosts one of the most important fish market in the province of Malaga offering about 397 species of fish and 102 species of seafood that make up the sea life of the area.
It is also a renowned yacht charter destination hosting the beautiful marina of Puerto Deportivo de Caleta de Velez which can accommodate up to 225 yachts measuring up to 20m long.
During your visit in the town of Caleta de Velez, you will have the opportunity to visit some interesting sites found in the city centre and near the marina.
On the hill which overlooks the town, you can visit the remains of a castle and in the town center you will see many interesting churches worth visiting like the Church of Santa Maria la Mayor (1487) which is decorated in a Gothic-Mudejar style and built over a previous mosque whose minaret is the current bell tower nearby.
There are also some interesting churches scattered in the town like the Church of St Francis (from the 15th and the 16th centuries), the Church of Nuestra Senora de la Encarnacion and the Church of San Juan Bautista.
If you are in the area in the summer season, you can also witness the most important event of the year, the Royal San Miguel festival held at the end of September and last till the beginning of October every year.