The whitewashed town of Torrox is situated in the Andalusian province of Malaga in the region known as Axarquia. It forms one of four urban zones that together make up the area of Torrox: Torrox Costa, El Morche, El Peñoncillo and Torrox Pueblo.
The town lies on the scenic Route of Sun and Wine, which follows a route of towns and villages in the Axarquia in a landscape of sun and vineyards.
The town is located just 4 kilometres inland and is a popular tourist destination during the summer for those looking to stay in more traditional surroundings, yet be close to the attractions on the coast.
History Torrox was a very prosperous town during the Moorish occupation and pivotal in the silk trade that ran between Granada and the East.
Around town The town clings to a steep slope and has retained its Moorish feel, with its whitewashed houses and pretty narrow streets. It is also boasts a beautiful view down to the coast.
The main plaza, or square, is popular meeting place for locals and a lovely spot to sit and watch the world go by.
There was once a Moorish castle that sat above the village, but sadly it was destroyed. There are some interesting architectural examples, including the 16th century Mudejar church of Nuestra Señorea de la Encarnación and the Shrine and Convent of the Virgen de las Nieves. There is also an 18th century hospital building and 19th century sugar factor.
Beaches The beaches of Torrox costa are just 4 kilometres away and enjoy golden sands and good amenities.
Places to visit The whole of the beautiful Axarquia region is a great place to explore if you enjoy rambling and getting out into the great outdoors and away from the droves of the coastal towns.
Malaga city is around 40 minutes drive and the pretty seaside of Nerja around 20 minutes drive.
Festivals On the last Sunday before Christmas every year Torrox celebrates its Festival of Migas. Migas is a typical dish made from fried breadcrumbs, green peppers and chorizo and is a traditional dish from the region. Thousands of visitors attend every year and there is wine, music and dancing to wash down this very calorific but delicious dish.
Eating out In the centre of Torrox there are some lovely traditional restaurants and tapas bar and the coast with all its amenities is just 4 kilometres away.
Cuisine The cuisine in Torrox is typical of the Axarquia region; specialties include Ajoblanco con Uvas (Garlic Soup with Grapes), Chota a la Cazadora (Kid in Almond Sauce), Cordero Asado al Horno (Roast Marinated Lamb) and sweet Churros, fried dough sticks, a bit like donuts, dipped in hot chocolate, delicious!
Climate Torrox enjoys a typically inland Andalusia climate, being extremely hot in the summer and temperate in the winter, although when it rains the streets become awash. The residents enjoy around 2,800 hours of annual sunshine.
Torrox pueblo is just beautiful, small but so friendly. We found all the bars/restaurant staff to be very friendly and helpful. The pace of life is so different to nearby Nerja. You can totally relax. If you are young and after a nightlife you are only 4km from Torrox Costa and about 14km from Nerja so no problem travelling there for a night out.
This town gives you a taste of the real Spain!
Costa del Sol reviews
Torrox Costa is flat so access is easy however the beach is very pebbly so not my favourite
we preferred the old village, Torrox pueblo, to drink our coffees in the morning and buy our fresh bread. Not touristic but real Spanish. Torrox Costa is not special but a good and especially not to expensive beachvillage with a good beach and boulevard.
Torrox is a quiet place to stay in. Beach is relaxing, lots of sunbeds, not very close to eachother.
Costa del Sol reviews
Costa de sol is absolutelly very beautifull. Nice places to visit not very far away, so you can always visit a town for one day and drive there by car. The highway is new, so takes you quick from one place to another.
Cooastline drive is a must do!
A truly charming town, which in many respects feels very much like a quaint village. It has all of the amenities that you may require and all within strolling distance. There are plenty of super places to eat, drink and relax. It's great to have the choice of traditional local and modern cafe bars. We think Torrox is a wonderful place to stroll around and explore at any time of day and have visited both in summer and winter (which doesn't seem like winter during the sunny days). The locals are very friendly, embracing visitors in this quintessentially Spanish town.
Costa del Sol reviews
So many fab beaches to choose from! Many places can be visited using local buses which are great.