(photo children on the beach in August, photo of the beach with “sunbeds” in October, photo of massage on the beach in July, photo of the beach in November)
Torrox-Costa has 9km of beach in total. The volcanic sand beach “Playa Ferrara”, 5 km long, is very well equipped, has the blue flag conforming to European standards and in agreement with the Ministry of the Environment, with its showers, “chiringuitos” (cabañas de bars on the sand) and “sunbeds”. It is totally safe and is controlled by lifeguards (in season).
(photo of the beach of Ferrara, photo of the playground for children in December, photo taken in July at sunset, photo of the beach with rowboats in summer).
The beach is of fine gray sand, due to its volcanic origin. At its eastern end, near the residence in Ruselo and Balcón Mirador del Mediterráneo, there is a small rocky cove, called “Playa Chica” and the mouth of the Torrox River, known as “Playa del Sillón”.
The playground has swings, slides, trampolines, etc. The area is surrounded by terraces so parents can have coffee and watch the children playing.
(Photo of the pool with the residence of CAPRI in the background and the sea, photo of the swimming pool of the residence MADRID and RUSELO, photo of classes of tennis in reserved tracks – less RUSELO and HAWAII).
The pools are collective, fenced and always supervised by a lifeguard. Depending on the residence, they have 2 parts: a large one and a small one for children. Around the pool has a solarium / garden for sunbathing. Admission only with the ID card, will be provided upon arrival. Open according to the season. There are 2 tennis courts (with extra charge and under reserve, for residences: CARABELA, MADRID, COSTAORO and CAPRI).
(photo of the walk with the game park, photo of the terrace “the sea of drinks” cocktail bar in season, photo of the artist on the beach, photo of the promenade with restaurants and beach next door).
You can walk calmly along the walk of more than 2 km during the day and night.
(Photo of small souvenir sales stalls on the evening walk, photo of the sunset at the Torrox-Costa lighthouse, sunset photo with sunbeds, sunset photo from the beginning of the walk)
At night, there are small local craft markets for gifts, clothing and costume jewelery, artists, musicians, etc. It is a very pleasant atmosphere on the walk during the summer season.
The sunsets are different every night, some impressive. And you can not miss the sunrise at the Torrox-Costa lighthouse.
(photo tourism by bicycle, photo of canoeing, photo of walk on the walk, photo of the public basketball court).
The walk is flat, ideal for jogging, bicycles, skates or skateboards and quiet walks as you can enjoy at least 40 restaurants and chiringuitos of the terraces type, coffee shops, ice cream shops, shops, bars, visitors center (in season), small shops, children’s playground, public outdoor fitness machines, beach soccer and basketball court, places at your disposal by the City Council.
(photo of beach soccer, photo of windsurf, photo of pedal boats, photo of the sunset while fishing).
Activities: swimming, tennis, fishing, hiking, windsurfing, petanque, jet ski, archaeological and cultural area, water sports, disco, etc. Nearby activities: Golf course 10 min. (Torre del Mar, Añoreta Golf and Bavaria), horse riding and riding organized in Nerja, Cinema, diving, sailboat rentals and boat trips, mountain biking, Jeep Safaris, Water Park (Season), Canoeing, Quads , Motorcycles, guided routes on bicycles.
It also has cafeterias and restaurants with live music in season: salsa, jazz, disco 80-90, etc.
(Photo of bicycle rides, photo of concert in Balcón Mirador del Mediterráneo, photo of flamenco fiesta in Balcón Mirador del Mediterráneo, photo of the medieval market)
Each year, “Bicycle Day” is celebrated on the promenade, the February Carnival, Holy Week in March or April, the May Cross; in June the pilgrimage of the chief of San Antonio, with a rustic and religious celebration. The night of San Juan in summer, with the habit of spending the night on the beach. During the summer, the City Council organizes free night outdoor concerts, open air movie nights, popular folk shows and flamenco festivals, beach soccer tournaments, volleyball, basketball, aerobic dance classes or Zumba championships, salsa, tennis and paddel.
On the day of the patrons of Torrox, “La Virgen de las Nieves” and “San Roque”, there is a procession and you can see dances and fireworks. On August 15th, “La Virgen del Carmen” is celebrated, with a procession in the sea and the entire promenade.
(photo of the pilgrimage of San Roque on horseback, photo of the pilgrimage in cars, photo of the typical sardine skewers, photo of the party of Migas)
The pilgrimage of San Roque: August 5. Fiesta de las Migas where a plate of typical migas with “rociera” salad and sardine skewers is offered for free. The medieval fair, The Oktoberfest. Autumn gives way to the great popular party of Torrox: the Fair. Before Christmas, it is the “Day of the Migas” party. Migas: the most popular dish among the people of Torrox, a local specialty to taste (previously poor dish in the mountains). The crumbs are cooked with shredded bread, moistened and fried with garlic and accompanied by sardines. Normally, it is accompanied by salad arriera (mullet salad) and a good local wine. Throughout the day, the residents and visitors of Torrox fraternize in a party where the performances of the artists, dances and traditional dances are for all ages.
(photo of Torrox village, photo of Frigiliana, photo of the Caves of Nerja, photo of the Cañon de Torrox-Costa)
It is an ideal base for exploring the surrounding mountains, as well as all the small typical whitewashed villages in the hills, such as Frigiliana, Cómpeta or Torrox (cradle of Moscatel wine), the nearby La Viñuela lake. This is the region of the “Axarquía” and the “Costa del Sol”.
It is 10 minutes by bus from the beautiful city of Nerja and its famous caves.
(photo of the lighthouse, photo of the Balcón Mirador del Mediterráneo, photo of the Roman remains, photo of a regional products stand in the market on Monday)
And if you prefer not to move from here, you can enjoy the view of the canyon, the promenade, the lighthouse and the Roman remains.
On Mondays, there is a municipal market with products from the region.
(Photo of the courtyards of Cordoba, photo of the Giralda of Seville, photo of the monkeys of Gibraltar, photo of the beach of Lanzas de Tarifa)
On a day trip you can visit the cities of “Granada”, “Córdoba”, “Sevilla”, “Cádiz” and “Gibraltar”, and the “Ronda”, “Marbella”, “Tarifa” (beaches) Atlantic side very visited for windsurfing, “Jerez de la Frontera” and its equestrian schools with magnificent shows, wineries to visit, etc.
(photo of the Picasso Museum in Malaga, photo of the cave houses of Guadix, of the Alhambra Palace in Granada, photo of the Sierra Nevada in Granada)
You can visit “Granada” and its famous “Palacios de la Alhambra”, just over an hour by car, with its “ski” station and its hiking trails on the highest roads in Europe !!!!. In “Sierra Nevada” you can enjoy the equipment, with beautiful slopes for beginners and intermediates. In winter and spring you can ski in the morning in Sierra Nevada and go to the beach in the afternoon !!!
“Sierra Nevada” is the most southern winter complex in Europe, it is also the smallest, but nevertheless it hosted the world ski championships in 1996. With many tracks of varying difficulty to satisfy all tastes. Many skiers are pleasantly surprised to notice that due to its geographical position, the air temperature is pleasantly warm. The ski season varies according to the snow, but generally it is from November to March.
El Caminito del Rey, the path of DEATH. The cliff of El Chorro and its “Caminito del Rey” is again accessible for the most adventurous hikers. It crosses the void in the south of Spain. The hiking trail “Camino del Rey” (also called “Caminito” due to its narrow dimensions), is located in the gorges of El Chorro, in the north of Málaga, on the cliff dug by the Guadalhorce River, with heights of about 100 meters in some points. His extreme danger earned him the nickname “the most dangerous road in the world”. Its total itinerary is 7.7 km: 4.8 km for the access areas and 2.9 km for the footbridges. The estimated time of travel is from 4 to 5 hours.
You can also visit the cave houses of “Guadix” in Granada, “Las Alpujarras” and “Almería”, and of course “Málaga”, its charming and historic city and “El Museo Picasso”.