For the love of Torrox
There’s a reason people flock back to Torrox year after year. Both the costa and pueblo of Torrox have long been popular with holiday makers and those looking to make their home in the area alike.
The Costa has a laidback feel, the perfect relaxed holiday retreat with a variety of restaurants to suit all. Having won the award of “best climate in Europe”, and with 9km of wide sandy beaches, you’ll find people taking advantage of the fabulous sub-tropical climate all year round. There have been settlements in Torrox since at least Phoenician times but the name itself comes from the Arabic word for tower. Enjoy a walk/jog/cycle along the promenade from El Faro (the lighthouse) where you can view Roman ruins through a newly constructed glass floored “Balcon de Torrox” all the way down down to the historical Phoenician settlement of El Morche. Are you dreaming of a frontline beach property? BluCee have a fabulous 4 bedroom 4 bathroom villa on a double plot with a mature garden and heated swimming pool that could be just the place for you.
The traditional white village of Torrox Pueblo is situated 4km inland. The Moors left their stamp on the village and it still has the architecture to show for it. Narrow flower-lined streets of houses lead to a main square which is the hub of the village and rarely empty, and in the summer it is shaded by a roof of brightly coloured umbrellas – a great photo opportunity! After the area was converted to Catholicism the 17th century Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de la Encarnación was built and still stands today. Just behind the church BluCee are pleased to offer two stunning village houses (sold together) with a surprising large terrace, fruit trees and saltwater pool. You can enjoy views of the village and across the coast from the rooftop terrace. There are plenty of monuments and history for you to discover across the village and many of the information signs are available in German and English.
The surrounding countryside (campo) preserves the agricultural history of the area. Once an important producer of silk and sugar cane these days the farmers focus on fruit and vegetable greenhouses as well as traditional terraces with olive, avocado, mango and almond trees. There are beautiful walks to be had and rural tourism is very popular.
Torrox starts the year with a Three Kings parade and then kicks off their carnival season in February – there’s a prize for best costume and it’s great fun watching all the entries. Semana Santa is a big deal in Spain and the atmospheric white streets of the pueblo are a great place to experience the processions. Another big one is the Romeria (pilgrimage) of San Antonio which is celebrated with many traditional Andalusian sights such as flamenco, singing and horse racing. A large German festival (Oktoberfest) is held in Torrox Costa in late September and has proved to be a massive hit with 50,000 visitors. And the first weekend of October is Torrox feria with music, a fairground, entertainment and plenty of food and drink! The last Sunday before Christmas is the highly anticipated celebration of a local dish, Migas, served throughout the village with salad and wine, and of course more music and dancing. There are plenty of different festivals to be enjoyed throughout the year, we’ve not mentioned them all, so you’ll be spoilt for choice!
The area is also a destination for sports events. There is a yearly sea swim for charity as well as an aquathlon and triathlon. Cycling is very popular in the region and local companies organise tours and holidays.
BluCee are happy to help you find your home and settle into the area, contact us at [email protected]