Spanish resort of Torrox has the best all round weather for visitors

Property investors seeking to buy somewhere where the climate is the best need look no further than Torrox near Malaga in Spain.

The resort has been named as having the best climate in Europe in terms of it not being too hot or too cold, not deluged with rain and not too dry in a study by a European weather group.

The study over six years of 21 Mediterranean resorts in Spain, France, Italy, Croatia, Greece, Turkey, Bulgaria and Malta found that the weather in Torrox cannot be bettered anywhere on the continent in terms of year round weather.

Weather forecast company MeteoGroup concluded that the geographic location of Torrox helped. It has the sea to the south, mountains to the north and an annual average temperature is 18C.

'Mother Nature has been kind to Torrox. As it is in the Rio Torrox Valley, it benefits from a good maritime climate while being sheltered by the Almijara mountain range from northerly winds,' said Salud Alonso, a MeteoGroup spokeswoman.

'The climate in Torrox means it has warm winter months and milder summers. It is the most optimal all year round in terms of tourism and residence,' the report concludes.

Between 2001 and 2007, average summer temperatures did not exceed a warm 27C. In winter there were no frosts and the average minimum temperature is around 10C.

Average rainfall was 54 days a year but there were no water restrictions as rainfall in the mountains flows down to the coast in the river.

Also in Torrox only recorded an average rainfall of 54 days a year, despite which there have been no water restrictions. Rainfall recorded in the nearby mountains and down to the people across streams.

'Weather is a major consideration when people go on holiday. Some do find the high summer temperatures in some Spanish resorts too hot. They complain that the sand is too hot to walk on. It is certainly interesting data,' said Sarah Vank of the Malaga tourist office.