Torrox is a traditional village offering a more relaxed Andalucian experience. The village consists of a labyrinth of narrow streets lined with whitewashed houses with life centering around the main square. Here you’ll find some local bars and restaurants, many with alfresco dining where you can sit back and watch the world go by. The popular resort of Torrox Costa, with beautiful sandy beaches and great tapas bars, can be easily reached within a 10 minute drive.
Local Markets and Shopping
The nearby resorts of Torrox Costa, Nerja and Frigiliana are all hosts to a weekly market. From fresh local produce for a BBQ back at the villa to handmade souvenirs, you’ll be sure to find something to barter over. Torrox Costa has a selection of shops lining the main promenade, as well as commercial centres and supermarkets in the town. Or head to Nerja, with a host of shops from clothing and perfumeries to leather goods and tobacco.
Bars and Restaurants
You’ll find some good bars and restaurants in the main square in Torrox village, serving mostly traditional cuisine. Torrox Costa has a wonderful selection, with plenty of tapas bars as well as some international options. Those lining the promenade offer great sea views. Nerja has the widest choice from Italian to Chinese, as well as some superb seafood restaurants.
The closest beaches to Torrox are around 10 minutes’ drive away in the resort of Torrox Costa. Ferrara Playa is a wide Blue Flag beach with soft sand and sunbeds to hire. The beach is lined by the promenade with lots of cafes and restaurants nearby. Penoncillo Beach is a long stretch of sand between Torrox Costa and Nerja. There are limited facilities, but you will find a number of chiringuitos (beach bars) dotted along the coast. Heading towards Nerja you’ll find lots more sandy beaches to choose from, with Burriana Beach the most popular.
You’ll find plenty to keep you occupied in the nearby resorts surrounding Torrox. Open-topped tourist trains run around the towns of Torrox Costa, Nerja and Frigiliana - a great way to entertain all the family! The trains journey up to the famous Nerja Caves, where you can take a tour through the underground network. Alternatively, the Aquavelis waterpark is only 20 minutes’ drive away, ideal if you’re looking to cool off on a hot summer’s day.
Places of Interest
Andalucia is full of history with many beautiful sites for you to visit. Located in Torrox is the impressive 16th century Nuestra Señora de la Encarnacion church, with a Baroque structure and square tower. Voted ‘Andalucia’s Prettiest Village’, Frigiliana is only 20 minutes’ drive away and offers lovely views down to the coastline. Wander the narrow cobbled streets, browse the boutiques or sit back and enjoy an alfresco meal. In Nerja, the 17th century Church of El Salvador is worth a visit and the Balcon de Europa offers spectacular panoramic views. Further afield, the Alhambra Palace in Granada is one of Spain's most significant historical sites and is just over an hours’ drive away.