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Torrox

Torrox Holidays

Torrox is a quiet, beautiful location away from the energy of nearby Torremolinos and Marbella. The city is divided into two sections. In Torrox Pueblo you'll find tapas bars, spas and culture among historic winding streets, while Torrox Costa's coastal area has warm, welcoming sands. You'll find small complexes and villas here as opposed to high-rise All Inclusive Costa del Sol hotels, which gives the area a more authentic Spanish feel.

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Beaches galore

The relaxing beach resort of Torrox Costa boasts long stretches of sand dotted along nine kilometres of coastline. A lot of them have Blue Flag awards, meaning they are incredibly clean and have lots of facilities, like showers and toilets. Most beaches also have a range of cafes and restaurants nearby.

If you want a particularly secluded spot, grab your towel and head to Vílchez or Mazagarrobo for some alone-time. Sunbathing next to the Roman ruins is an opportunity that can't be passed up.

For active types, there's a range of water-based activities to keep you cool. The waves here are great for surfers, while there are plenty of opportunities to try scuba diving if you're feeling adventurous.

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Take a hike

In the foothills of the Sierra de Almijara mountains, you can explore Torrox Pueblo. You'll find weekly markets, ideal for picking up a local handicrafts to take back home. Whitewashed buildings and cobbled streets are typically Spanish – following the winding paths will lead you to traditional tapas bars, and it won't be long before you come across a thermal spa. The warm, restorative waters are said to cure any ailment, and they're great for a spot of relaxation after a day of exploring.

A trip through history

You'll find many great historic sites to explore in Torrox. The El Faro Roman site, close to the Torrox River, is a feast for the eyes – it dates back to the first century. The old Arab fortress can't be missed either, and there's also the watchtower ruins, which were built more than 600 years ago. Costa del Sol vacations can be about so much more than sun, sand and sea - incredble ruins and vibrant history awaits you.

Food, drink and shops

You'll find plenty of small shops and department stores between Torrox Pueblo and along the promenade in Torrox Costa. The market held on Tuesday within Nerja is definitely worth a visit too. The choices for a delicious meal or light bite are extensive – there are plenty of places serving up scrumptious Spanish and Mediterranean themed cuisine.

Torrox offers a quiet alternative to the busy scene found in towns like Marbella. On an evening here bright lights and booming beats are replaced with leisurely evening meals, classy cocktails and moonlit strolls along the beach. If you do feel like a wild night out, however, Nerja town's Spanish bars are only a 15-minute drive away.

There's always more to enjoy

Head towards the Balcon Mirador de la Punta de Torrox for spectacular scenery. Here you'll find a platform that gives you infinity-pool type views over the coast. If you enjoy playing sports, you'll find facilities for football, basketball, volleyball, aerobic, tennis, swimming and many more.

All year round, there are cultural activities in Torrox Costa too, such as theatre productions, exhibitions, music concerts and flamenco and traditional dancing. At Torrox Costa, you can see the authentic Spanish flair of a Costa del Sol vacation.