Torrox is a delightful blend of Andalusian charm and Mediterranean tranquility. The town, divided into Torrox Pueblo and Torrox Costa, is uniquely poised between the rugged Sierra Almijara and the serene Mediterranean Sea, offering the best of both mountainous and coastal experiences.
Torrox Pueblo, the inland old town, is a classic Andalusian village with white-washed houses lining narrow, winding streets. A visit here is a step back in time, with the town’s Moorish past reflected in its architecture and layout. The heart of the pueblo is the Plaza de la Constitución, a lively square surrounded by cafes and shops. Overlooking the square is the beautiful 16th-century Church of San Roque, a symbol of Torrox’s rich history.
In contrast, Torrox Costa is a modern, beachside area offering an array of water sports, coastal walks, and beachside dining options. The El Morche and Ferrara beaches are among the best, with their softer sands and calm waters. A leisurely walk along the Paseo Maritimo promenade is the perfect way to soak in the coastal ambience.
Lighthouse and Roman Remains at the end of Torrox Costa is an active lighthouse, around which you’ll find remnants of a Roman villa, known as the Roman Villa of Torrox, which includes a garum factory, a necropolis, a thermal complex, and a salting factory. This archaeological site provides a glimpse into Torrox’s Roman history.
Beyond history and beaches, Torrox is known for its vineyards and olive groves. The region’s vineyards produce the sweet Moscatel wine, a must-try for any wine connoisseur. Similarly, olive oil, produced from the abundant olive trees, is another staple product of the area.
Every December, Torrox lights up with the Festival of Migas, a popular event where locals and tourists alike come together to enjoy “migas,” a traditional dish made from leftover bread crumbs, accompanied by local wine and flamenco music.
Torrox, with its dual charm of a historic pueblo and lively coastal region, offers a truly unique Spanish holiday experience. Whether you’re an adventurer, a history buff, or a beach lover, Torrox has something for everyone.