Once the silk capital of the Moorish empire, Torrox is a jewel of Spain’s sun-drenched Costa del Sol. The village spills down a steep slope, a sprawling maze of white-washed buildings and winding streets. The coast is only four kilometres away, and it’s for its endless stretch of golden beaches that Torox has become famous.
Sheltered by the rugged Sierra de Tejeda mountains, Torrox Costa boasts the warmest climate in Costa del Sol all year round. Families and couples will especially enjoy this peaceful resort in the summer months. White, fine sand beaches lapped by clear waters, a great selection of water sports and a promenade lined with bars and restaurants provide plenty of entertainment.
Culture vultures and self-confessed foodies should visit the Sunday before Christmas when the Migas Festival is celebrated. The Migas dish is one of the most famous in the region, and the celebration dates back to the days when vineyard workers would gather to eat the hearty meal for lunch. The village turns into a bustling Medieval market, with demonstrations, street performers and, of course, delicious Migas.
Even outdoors lovers will find prime nature photography spots in the surrounding mountains and rivers. Nightlife is low-key, centring mainly around beach bars and pubs. Party animals meanwhile, can dance the night away at neighbour resort Torre del Mar. Or you could even travel to Malaga, the region’s capital city, for a proper Spanish night out.
Torrox village is a stone throw from the coast and offers a taste of traditional Andalusia. The influence of the Moors, who made it an important silk trade port, is still felt today. White facades line the streets, all of which head upwards, to the top of the slope where the church sits. Whether you stay in one of the charming hotels or go for a stroll after a day relaxing at the beach, Torrox village is a must stop.
Torre del Mar
If Torrox Costa sounds a little too peaceful, neighbour resort Torre del Mar is a great alternative. You’ll still be close to Torrox Costa’s golden beaches and nature, but you’ll have an even bigger selection of entertainment, especially when it comes to nightlife. Torre del Mar’s promenade is a long stretch of palm tree-lined heaven. Considered one of the most stunning sea walks in Europe, it’s perfect for a romantic stroll.
Malaga, the capital city of the region, is less than an hour away and is definitely worth a visit. Whether you decide to spend a weekend discovering this historic urban paradise or just visit for the day, you’ll fall under its spell. Its Old Town blends Moorish architectural feats and Christian faith. The Gibralfaro Castle is a must stop – you’ll get the best views of the cityscape!
Exploring Torrox Costa…
Soak up the sun
Torrox Costa is home to nine kilometres of golden beaches, so there’s definitely something to suit every sun seeker. El Morche is especially convenient for families. The wide stretch lapped by clean, safe waters is the perfect spot for the little ones to play, and the adults to relax. Nature lovers will want to visit Calaceite beach, a hidden gem of the beaten track. Surfers can catch some waves in the stunning Ferrara beach, a paradise of white sand and azure waters.
Do a Segway tour
Playnerja offer a great selection of tours to explore the region. From traditional hiking routes to journeys of discovery in the middle of the night, there’s something for everyone. The Segway tour, however, is a unique way to discover the Nerja and Torrox areas. Who needs walking when you can just breeze through the winding cobbled streets on your Segway?
Walk to the Torrox lighthouse
Stunning views pave the way to Torrox’s pretty lighthouse, so you’ll want to bring your camera along. On the way, you’ll come across Romanesque ruins that date all the way back to the first century. These include a villa, a necropolis and thermal baths.
Climb La Maroma
La Maroma is the highest peak of the Sierra Tejeda mountains, a natural park just outside Torrox Costa. If you love nature, you don’t want to miss this hike. Whether you’re an experienced climber or a first timer, there’s a great range of tours to suit all levels. The climb is not the easiest, but it will be worth it for the amazing views of the Mediterranean.
Costa del Sol cuisine
Mediterranean cuisine is all about fresh ingredients cooked in simple ways – enjoyed with a glass of wine or two, of course. Costa del Sol is no different. Though Spanish favourites like tapas and paella feature in every menu, try some of the delicacies native to the region, like a good pescaito frito or a porra soup.
Torrox Costa Restaurants
Both Torrox village and Torrox Costa have a great selection of restaurants and bars. The eateries lining the promenade are perfect for a bit of beach dining, while the bodegas hiding in the village’s winding streets offer a taste of traditional Andalusian fare. You’ll also find plenty of international cuisine.
Torrox Costa is a slice of paradise in Spain’s Costa del Sol. If you’re looking for a peaceful beach holiday or a romantic escape, Torrox Costa is just the place. With plenty of Andalusian village charm and surrounding nature to explore, there’s something to suit every traveller’s needs.
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