When an area becomes popular, logically it becomes crowded too. The part of the Costa Del Sol situated to the East of Malaga is chosen by those tourists and residents who are looking for peace and quiet.
In Torrox-Costa, time passes slowly and peacefully - there is always a moment for a chat with friends at one of the beach bars or for a visit to Competa, a beautiful little village that has become the home of painters, writers and artists from the world over.
The Romans were the first ones to leave their mark on the Torrox coast, where still remain ruins of a village, baths, Necropolis and a ceramic factory. Referred to with its actual name in the Arab books of the XIth century, the Moorish occupation left its trademark in the town's layout, its narrow inclined streets, whitewashed walls and a symphony of flowers and pots. You can still admire parts of the old walls and towers of the castle where Almanzor was born and the coastal watch towers of " El Morche " and " Caleceite ". From the Christian times are the Our Lady of the Snow and Saint Roque hermitages and the impressive Our Lady of the Incarnation church, built on top of the old mosque and rebuilt in the XIXth century. Remains of the Saint Joseph's hospital ( XVIIIth ), as well as the " Perez " mill and the " Santa Rosa " sugar mill, and the majestic mansions of " La Moneda " ( XVIIIth century ), and of " La Hoya " ( XIXth century ), where King Alphonse the XIIth, used to stay, are witnesses of an active and eloquent past.
Torrox is a town of deep traditions and multiple festivities. The austere but emotive Holy Week and Corpus, the Crosses of May, the patron's festivities of Our Lady of the Snow and Saint Roque ( August 5th, Gui's Fandangos, " La Candelaria " with its traditional pyres in the mountain farmhouses ( 7th and 8th of September ), the local fairs of Torrox ( October 5th ) and El Morche ( August 15th ), the Saint John's Night ( June 24th ) and the world known festival of the " Migas " ( last Sunday before Christmas ), are moments of gathering where you dance and sing, try their traditional dishes and taste their local sweet wine, still made the old artisan way.
Torrox enjoys the charm and beauty of the Andalucian white towns, and ideal conditions to enjoy sea and sunshine on its Mediterranean coast. A bright typical town, beaches of crystal clear waters, a natural surrounding that holds most of its virginity and an ideal infrastructure of lodgings and services, make Torrox a place with all the comforts but lacking the exhausting massiveness of other touristic destinations.
At only 45 kms. away from Malaga International Airport and 10 kms. from the famous Nerja Caves, Torrox offers 9 kilometres of wide sandy beaches, where the visitor finds the most complete services and facilities for his comfort and security. Restaurants, beach bars, souvenir kiosks and recreation and sport centres, complement the wide variety of lodging facilities in apartments, villas, hotels, campgrounds, that make Torrox the ideal destination to enjoy the sunshine during all four seasons of the year.