Torrox (Málaga)

"The best climate in Europe" boasts the tourist pamphlets in Torrox and that's an accurate description of the weather in these parts. Torrox Costa lies 6 kilometres west of Nerja whilst its parent, inland village of Torrox is just 3 kilometres to the north. Torrox village marks the origin of this town whilst the "Costa" has built up over the last 30 years and developed into a thriving tourist resort.

The village of Torrox retains much of its original charm, a typical Andalucian village with its narrow streets and local shops and restaurants. Enjoy a morning coffee in the main square and watch the world go by. Sample the atmospheric local tapas bars. 

Torrox is the gateway to the inner Axarquia region of small villages dotted amongst the rugged mountain scenery. Places such as Competa, Alfarnate, Iznate, Canillas de Aceituno and many more. In adition to following the country roads and exploring the many inland villages, there are many tracks throughout the countryside ideal for trekking, cycling and horse riding. And routes taking you through the national parks that are best navigated using 4x4 vehicles.

It’s a good idea when visiting and walking throughout the Axarquía region to try and catch one of the local festivals. Many of the fiestas centre around the natural products of the area. If wine is a favourite of yours then head for Cómpeta in August when the Noche de Vino sees the uncorking of barrel after barrel of the local wine. Alfarnatejo pays tribute to the humble Gazpacho and Iznate celebrates the Moscatel grape. Olive oil, the mainstay of local diets has its fiesta in Periana and the little orange fruit, the nispero, found only in Andalucía gets its turn in Sayalonga. All these festivals and many more are celebrated throughout spring, summer and autumn.

Religious festivals are taken more seriously, but are still enjoyed by the local inhabitants. In Torrox, as all over the Andalucía, the townsfolk head for the beach for the Noche de San Juan on June 23rd. Lighting fires on the beach, the combination of fire and water is said to banish evil spirits. Also in June is the Romeria de San Antonio, which is celebrated in the Protegidas quarter of the town. In August, Torrox goes wild with days of celebration for its annual feria. In September, La Candelaria is celebrated with bonfires, drinking, dancing and singing late into the night.

On the seafront at Torrox Costa you can enjoy the beaches and the long promenade leading westwards from the Torrox lighthouse, where every type of bar and restaurant can be found.

The proximity of Torrox village to its modern counterpart on the coast makes this area an interesting choice, offering traditional village life with nearby modern coastal attractions.


Calle Real, 51
29788 Frigiliana (Málaga) SPAIN
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