Altitude: 15 m
Distance to Malaga: 30 km
Distance to coast: 0 km
Caleta means bay in Spanish and the name of this town literally means The Bay of Velez-Malaga. Velez-Malaga, the historic capital of the area with a traditional town centre, theatre, central hospital and water park plus the large El Ingenio shopping mall, is just a kilometre away. Caleta is unique in having a village atmosphere with all amenities on hand plus it is a short stroll along the attractive promenade, lined with palm trees and nesting green parrots, to the lively adjacent resort of Torre del Mar, and a two minute drive to the Mediterranean Motorway which connects east to west and north to south.
The vibrant fish market and harbour are attractive and important features of Caleta, which is the primary fishing harbour and market of the Malaga Province. A total of 397 species of fish and 102 species of seafood make up the sea life eaten in this part of the world, although most of these species are concentrated in about ten different types of fish. Sardines, anchovies, squid, octopus, red bream and mackerel are some of these fish and the Alborán Sea is full of them.