It was only going to be a tapas stop at Chiringuito Sirena on the promenade at Torre del Mar (right by the lighthouse) but a look at the menu and it all changed and a full lunch became the order of the day.
It almost goes without saying that a trip to Torre del Mar had to include a cake stop. Momentos Cafe looked nice and it turned out to be a good choice. A slice of delicious cake, with cream, and a coffee on the street terrace and only €2.50. Not bad at all.
Torre del Mar is a working seaside town and a popular, busy summer beach resort on the Costa del Sol and boasts one of the longest (4 kilometres), and certainly one of the widest, beaches along the coast.
We are all used to the various Tapas Routes being offered in various localities, particularly during the summer months, but now there’s a new one to get to grips with: The Gin and Tonic Route.
One of the famous Osborne bulls, as seen from Torre del Mar. In 1994 the EU passed a law prohibiting all roadside advertising of alcoholic beverages, and the bulls were therefore due to be removed. However, public pressure resulted in the signs being retained, but completely blacked out to remove all reference to the original advertisers. The Court eventually ruled that these signs could remain on the grounds that had become a part of the landscape and have ‘aesthetic or cultural significance’.
One of the strange quirks about souvenir shops in Nerja is the number of ornamental lighthouses, emblazened with ‘Nerja’, on sale to tourists. Nerja does not have, and never has had, as far as I can research, a lighthouse. But other nearby places do.
This is a rather attractive bandstand located on the Paseo Marítimo (Promenade) in Torre del Mar on the Costa del Sol, Spain.