For those who are looking for a destination on the Costa del Sol that is quiet and less crowded than Malaga, Marbella or Estepona, there is nothing better than a stay at our hotel in Torrox Costa. Located in the province of Malaga, this destination may be not as popular as the ones previously mentioned, yet its relaxed seaside resort atmosphere has everything you need to make your holidays in Andalusia unique.
Part of the county of Axarquia, Torrox Costa is located between the towns of Nerja and El Morche in the foothills of the Sierra de Almijara on the east coast of the Costa del Sol, where it boasts of some most complete tourism services on the coast of Malaga, and most surprisingly, it keeps the charm of a traditional Andalusian village with little, whitewashed houses scattered all over.
All this, combined with a perfect combination of culture, art, history and nature makes Torrox Costa a great destination point for all those wishing to have good time in Malaga, regardless of whether they are looking for a family holiday with children, a romantic getaway or a break with friends. It is currently most popular with Germans and the British, although every year more and more tourists from Spain decide to come and take a break at this Costa del Sol beach.
Below, without unnecessary haste, we are going to explain the many reasons why Torrox is worth visiting.
Torrox Costa is the first of three areas that belong to the municipality of Torrox; the second is Torrox Pueblo which is located 4 km from the beach, and the third is Torrox Park, a residential area located between the two.
The proximity between the two makes it very easy to access the major monuments of Torrox, among which is the Church of Our Lady of Incarnation which is built in baroque style and has a square tower. Dating back to the 15th century and reconstructed in the 17th century, it was erected on the premises of an ancient mosque.
Among other samples of religious architecture that are not to be missed are the Church of San Roque and the Convent of Our Lady of the Snows, both founded in the 16th century and constructed in the Mudejar style.
Other constructions of interest are the La Granja Aqueduct, which was in operation until the 14th century, the buildings of Customs and Currency House, dating back to the 18th century, and the old sugar refinery of San Rafael. Constructed before the 14th century, it was one of the most important refineries in the province of Malaga and you'll find it in the Rabitilla area. We also recommend visiting the Joya Palace (1863), in which King Alfonso the 12th stayed during his visit to the area.
An absolute must when visiting Torrox are the Roman ruins of Clavicum or Caviclum (1st century A.D.), located close to the lighthouse of Torrox, in Torrox Costa. Among the vestiges that have survived to this day are the remains of a villa, a necropolis, hot springs, clay furnaces and pools for cooking garum - a kind of fish sauce that was very popular at the time.
The Moorish influence can be seen in the Arab tower, from the 12th century, a part of the old wall, and two watchtowers, located in the Peñoncillo neighbourhood and by the river Güi, respectively.
On top of all that, Torrox is an ideal place to go hiking through the villages of Axarquía, one of the most beautiful regions of the Costa del Sol with its genuine natural surroundings. While visiting some of its most beautiful towns don’t miss the photogenic surroundings or areas such as Arenas or Sedella.
Incredible as it may seem, but given the popularity of the Costa del Sol, the beaches of Torrox — Vílchez, Ferrara, Mazagarrobo, Calaceite and El Morche, stand out for their peace and quiet and, in some cases, are almost deserted. That is why Torrox Costa is an excellent choice for those who want to escape the madding crowds. Moreover, this is the place to enjoy beautiful well-kept extensive beaches, unspoiled by man, which make them a beautiful, peaceful oasis.
However, those who wish to take advantage of their Mediterranean holidays at the beach to do outdoor sports are welcome to contemplate the beauty of the seabed by trying diving in Torrox, or to take long bike rides.
As for gastronomy, we should not forget that Torrox is the birthplace of one of the most irresistible Andalusian recipes: delicious Migas, one of the most iconic dishes of the whole of the Costa del Sol.
This recipe is linked to one of the most famous festivals of Torrox: the Fiesta de las Migas, a gastronomic festival that is celebrated every year on the last Sunday before Christmas. Moreover, this town is also the scene of other remarkable festivities such as Easter with its emotional processions, the Holiday of Crosses (fiesta de las Cruces) in May, the pilgrimage of San Antonio on the 14th of June, the Virgin Carmen on the 16th of July, the Festival of Fandangos de Güi in August, the bonfires of La Candelaria held in September in almost every farmhouse, the Fair of Torrox in early October, and the Chestnut Fair on the 1st of November.
If you would like to enjoy these and many other attractions, Iberostar Hotels & Resorts invites you to stay at Iberostar Málaga Playa – one of the best hotels in Torrox Costa. On top of its direct access to the beach, it is also perfect for a family holiday as there is a children's pool as well as a play area. There is also a Star Camp and Star Camp with lots of leisure activities so that the little ones have a great time while the grown-ups are chilling out.
Since we are talking about relaxing don’t forget that this hotel has a spa, an outdoor swimming pool and extensive sports facilities, so that you can get in shape during your holidays. And if you don’t want to worry about anything else, book an all-inclusive holiday pack.
Check out our Torrox Costa deals, pick a comfortable room at Iberostar Málaga Playa and let us provide you with memorable experiences.
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