Your Torrox Costa Holidays
Torrox-Costa: your best year-round holiday destination
Torrox-Costa is the best holiday destination for any time of year. A scientific study has shown that this municipality of Malaga has Europe’s best climate. Its geographical location, sandwiched between the Mediterranean Sea and the Sierras de Tejada and Almijara, means that the temperatures here are mild both in summer and winter.
This small and peaceful corner of the Axarquía coast boasts a great variety of things to do and see. This list is bolstered by the fact that it is close to other places of interest to visitors, like Nerja, Málaga and Granada.
Its beaches, archaeological heritage and culinary and leisure options mean that you will be able to enjoy a few wonderful days of rest and relaxation at any time.
Enjoy its beautiful and well cared beaches
On the Torrox-Costa coastline can be found a total of nine kilometres of beaches. Beaches like the main beach of La Ferrera, El Cenicero and El Morche are spacious and have good services. The last of these is located next to a pretty seafront promenade. By the N-340 road can be found the beaches of Calaceite, El Peñoncillo and Mazagarrobo. The smallest is Vilches, which is just 150 metres long.
At the end of the Ferrara Seafront Promenade, next to the Torrox Lighthouse, can be seen the ruins of the old Roman town and factory of Caviclum. Also known as the Torrox Lighthouse Villa, it is one of very few examples of a Spanish seaside town from the 1st and 4th centuries. Thermae, ceramic kilns, coins, mosaics and amphoras were found in the archaeological remains of its fish salting factory.
Two 15th century watchtowers can also be seen on the coastline. The one known as the El Morche or Güi Tower still conserves its Moorish stucco coating. The second is known as the Calaceite Tower. Both have been listed as Sites of Cultural Interest.
As well as enjoying a relaxing dip at one of its well-kept beaches, we invite you to have a great time enjoying a range of different sporting activities in natural surroundings. Options included:
- Scuba diving. Companies specialising in scuba diving and snorkelling can be found in both Torrox-Costa and the nearby town of Nerja.
- Mountain biking.
Savour local wines and traditional dishes
The district of Axarquía, of which municipalities like Torrox and Nerja form a part, offers several different tourist routes. These include the Sun Route and the Wine Route. Ideal for enjoying beautiful beaches and rich gastronomy washed down with great local wines.
A great range of traditional delicacies can be sampled in the bars, beach bars and restaurants in Torrox-Costa:
- Fried breadcrumbs with sardines, cod, clams and olives. This is the most popular dish.
- Arriera salad (with potatoes and oranges).
- Potatoes with fried egg.
- Chilled white garlic soup.
- Traditional “fried fish” found on the Malaga’s coastline.
Don’t forget to order some sweet, semi-dry or dry wines, like the so-called aguapié.
If you enjoy shopping at traditional flea markets, take a look at the one held on Monday mornings at the Costa del Oro estate, or the one at Plaza de Almedina (in Torrox Village).
The Seafront Promenade in Ferrara is another perfect place for shopping at any time of year. Yet another flea market is held here during the summer, between the 15th of June and 15th of September.
Take part in local fiestas and festivals
Another interesting thing that you can do while on holiday in Torrox is to visit some of the local festivals and fiestas. In August:
- Fandangos de Güi Festival.
- International Festival of Choirs and Dance.
- El Morche Fair.
A range of interesting leisure activities are also on offer in the area around the Nerja Caves – 15 minutes away by car – during the summer months. The best known and oldest is the International Festival of Music and Dance.
Day trips from Torrox-costa
Torrox-Costa is just 45 minutes away from Málaga airport by car, along the A-7; and just over an hour away from Granada airport, on the A-44 and A-7.
As well as these major Andalusian cities, interesting nearby districts such as Nerja and Frigiliana can also be visited as a day trip from Torrox-Costa. Both are around 15 minutes away by car.
Choose Torrox-Costa as your next holiday destination. You’ll enjoy a few unforgettable days of rest and relaxation at any time of year.