Nestled in the foothills of the amazing Sierra Cabrera mountains you will find the bustling town of Turre.
Turre is today a busy city with a large expat community and many shops, bars and other businesses. A large market is held every Friday where local producers offer fruits, vegetables and many other goods at very reasonable prices.
Turre was originally a Moorish settlement that emerged after the invading Christian armies of the Catholic Monarchs expelled the Moors from the nearby village of Mojacar in 1488. Originally it was called Turris, from the Latin for "tower", probably because there was a watchtower at the site of the new settlement.
The expansive Mediterranean coast is only 10 minutes drive from Turre, the popular wide white beaches with blue flag of Mojacar Playa are a real attraction. There are many hidden gems in this untouched paradise.
The local festival in honor of Francis of Assisi is celebrated from 2 to 5 October, the town comes alive with live music, great paellas, stalls selling local crafts and a great party atmosphere.
Turre enjoys an exceptional subtropical climate all year round, as does the entire Costa Almeria. The area is protected by the Sierra Cabrera mountains, but it still reaches peak temperatures of around 40ºC in the summer months, dropping to a milder, but still warm and pleasant 23ºC-27ºC degrees around mid-September. Winters are mild and mostly dry.