Costa del Sol
If you are looking for a villa holiday with private pool within miles of pristine beaches and great facilities at your fingertips, then Torrox Costa is a great choice. You’ll find plenty of restaurants and tapas bars along the promenade and in the network of streets leading away from the beach. There are a few lively pubs and nightclubs for a younger crowd too. Although Torrox Costa is essentially a modern holiday resort, it has an interesting history as it was once the harbour used by the merchants of Granada in the silk trade with Baghdad and Damascus.
The main promenade has a selection of shops, ideal for browsing. During the summer, there are market stalls set up selling various arts, crafts and souvenirs. To stock up on your holiday supplies there are supermarkets in the town.
You’ll find good places to eat and drink along the promenade and down the little side streets by the beach. Specialities include roast marinated lamb and sweet Churros, fried dough sticks, a bit like donuts, dipped in hot chocolate. It’s not a big party place but there are a few lively pubs and discos for a younger crowd. During the summer, some bars along the coast offer music shows and flamenco performances.
Torrox Costa has a number of excellent beaches, but two are particularly worth mentioning. One of the biggest is Ferrara Playa, a Blue Flag beach with a long promenade lined with cafes and restaurants. This very popular beach is well supplied with sun loungers and parasols, but they often get snapped up early! Playa de El Morche is the place to go for water sports, with a well-established dive centre on the promenade. You can also discover many more secluded beaches and coves along the coastal road between Torrox Costa and Nerja.
Most of the activities in Torrox Costa are centred on the beach, with pedaloes, kayaks and jet-skis all available for hire during the summer months. There are also a number of beach volleyball courts available on the main beach, Playa Ferrara. There are fun trains that run around the towns of Torrox Costa, Nerja, Frigiliana and up to the nearby caves - a great way to entertain all the family.
You’ll also find two waterparks in neighbouring resorts, Aquavelis and Aquatropic with plentiful attractions for all ages. Alternatively, stay in your holiday villa, take advantage of your swimming pool and have a swim and a siesta – a much-loved tradition in Spain.
In Torrox Costa itself you can see the remains of a Roman villa to the west of the lighthouse. On the same site, you can also visit the preserved remains of a Roman necropolis. There are other traces of the past such as old fortresses and watchtowers. Nestling on the hillside inland is Torrox Pueblo, a typical Spanish village of whitewashed houses, a church, a few bars and a local market. It is a charming place and well worth a visit. If you feel in need of a bigger cultural experience, you are around an hour by car from Granada. Visitors usually concentrate on the Alhambra, the 10th-century Moorish palace which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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