Turre

Situated in the foothills of the amazing Sierra Cabrera mountains you will find the bustling town of Turre.

Turre today is a busy town with a large expat community and many shops, bars and other businesses.  A large market is held every Friday where local producers offer fruit, vegetables and many other goods at very reasonable prices.

History

¡Turre was originally a Moorish settlement created after the invading Christian armies of the Catholic Monarchs expelled the Moors from the nearby village of Mojacar in 1488. It was originally called Turris, after the Latin for “tower”, probably because there was a watchtower at the location of the new settlement

Beaches

The extensive Mediterranean coastline is only a short 10 mins drive from Turre, the popular blue flag beaches of  Mojacar Playa and endless coves and inlets along the coastal path, many of which are situated off the beaten track. Hidden gems in this unspoiled paradise 

Fiesta 

The local fiesta in Honor of Francis of Asis is celebrated from the 2nd-5th October the town comes alive with live music, large paellas, stalls with local crafts and a great party atmosphere.

Climate

Turre enjoys an exceptional all-year-round sub-tropical climate, as does the whole of the Costa Almeria. The area is protected by the Sierra Cabrera mountains, however, it still peaks temperatures of around 40ºC in the summer months, dropping around mid-September to a milder, but still warm and enjoyable 23ºC-27ºC degrees. The winters are mild and mostly dry, although the winter evenings can get chilly.