About El Romerál, Alhaurin de la Torre, Málaga
El Romeral is a small, traditional village around 6 km (5 minutes drive) from Alhaurin de la Torre. A selection of newer built properties nestle next to traditional villas and properties. Although quite rural El Romeral is situated only 15 – 20 minutes drive inland from the city of Málaga, the airport and coastal resorts of Torremolinos and Benalmádena.
Attractions and areas of interest
A quiet sleepy village El Romeral is surrounded by citrus groves, avocado and fruit orchards. The largest nearby venue of interest is as large as El Romeral is small - The Hacienda El Romeral de Rocío. Accommodating between 180 and 600 guests in each of it’s four salons and with 500 car parking spaces, this restaurant and events venue is located on the main road linking Churriana to Cártama about 5 minutes away from El Romeral. It’s a great location for weddings, family celebrations or, during the day, just a menu del dia. Often putting on local flamenco and horse shows too in the Summer it’s popular with locals and tourists from the coast alike. The other main attractions close to El Romeral are to be found 5 minutes away in Alhaurin de la Torre.
In keeping with the relaxed and casual atmosphere of the village El Romeral has just a few kiosk type shops selling the basics. Two local tapas bars are the main focal points for locals to meet up over a glass of anis or cerveza (beer) to wash down a few good tapas whilst discussing the events of their day. Other than this the most activity to be found in El Romeral is early evening when the goatherd moves his goats from one grazing field to the other in early evening – the goats’ capricious antics are quite a sight to behold if you happen to be caught up in their wake as you drive or stroll along the local lanes!
There is a local Spanish school in El Romeral and more in Alhaurin de la Torre. The Sunny View English school is in nearby Torremolinos and Sunland International School is in Cártama 15 minutes drive away.
Where to stay
Whilst you are searching for property for sale in El Romeral you will of course need somewhere to stay. The nearby local town of Alhaurin de la Torre has plenty of good Pensions like El Patio and Apartamentos Santa Clara in the town itself. The modern Hotel Cortijo Chico just on the edge of town is a very comfortable, affordable place to stay for a night or two. Rancho del Ingles, and Villa Solcasa are another couple of excellent accommodations and worth a visit too. Of course to combine your property search on the Costa del Sol with a relaxing beach break the scores of beautiful costal hotels of Torremolinos and Benlamádena are about 15 – 20 minutes away.
How to get about
Despite it’s rural location El Romeral is by no means off the beaten track . It enjoys easy access to and from the city of Málaga via the excellent road network, with the entrance to the A 357 to Málaga just minutes away. There’s also a regular taxi and bus service between El Romeral, local towns and Málaga.
Costa del Sol coastal areas
El Romeral is 18 km from the city of Málaga linked by the A-357, about a 15 minute trip by car. The airport of Málaga is a few minutes closer and the coast and beaches of Málaga, Torremolinos and Benalmádena with it’s fabulous marina are around 20 minutes away, with the glamorous chic sights and sounds of Marbella being about an hour’s drive.