Friday, 24 March 2023
Are you looking for sun and relaxation? You have the "Best Climate in Europe" and nine kilometres of coastline with seven unbeatable beaches. Do you prefer cultural events? You have activities for all ages and tastes, from musical performances to museum spaces and a rich heritage that combines tradition and innovation. Is physical exercise your thing? You have top-level sports facilities and you are in the 'capital of beach sports'. And if we're talking about unique activities, in Torrox’s hotels and restaurants, you can enjoy unforgettable experiences while enjoying the town’s festivals and traditions.
Because everything you are looking for, all year round, is in Torrox.
The Malaga town of eternal spring has become, due to its own merits, the place where everyone wants to be. Located in the eastern part of the Costa del Sol, in the last five years it has positioned itself as one of the most attractive destinations, with the greatest tourist potential, on the Andalusian coast. Just 30 minutes from the centre of Malaga, 60 km from the airport and just over an hour from the Sierra Nevada.
And in terms of culture and leisure, Torrox does not stop.
In the coming days, Torrox’s Holy Week will take place, during Maundy Thursday and Good Friday, the most important days; the streets of the old town will become a unique setting for the religious processions, full of fervour and with the sea as a backdrop.
The Villa de Torrox Theatre has a complete programme for all ages. The Theatre has launched “In-Progress”, an artistic residency for young talents and established artists, which has already featured artists such as Olga Pericet, Sergio de Lope, Sara Jiménez, Ana Morales -National Dance Prize 2022- and the flamenco singer Rocío Márquez.
For the little ones, there are performances such as the 'Journey to the planet of everything is possible', which took place last weekend, or the Manga and Comic Fair, the second edition of which will be held on Saturday, April 1st. In the same way, older visitors have proposals adapted to their age and tastes, such as craft, fun and memory-stimulation workshop, senior fitness and zumba classes.
Foodies have a not-to-be-missed date on May 1st at the Balcón Mirador. The largest wine-tasting event organised in Andalusia will involve 700 people tasting a carefully selected range of wines from the province of Malaga.
In summer, the town’s nights are filled with music and colour with festivals such as Loona Summer Festival, on July 29th in El Morche; the 90'Lovers Festival, on Saturday, August 26th in Torrox with the best dance music from the 90's; or the Taytantos Festival, which on July 1st, also in Torrox, will surprise everyone with old favourites interpreted as never before.
All this without forgetting the traditions of the people of Torrox, who will vibrate to the sound of their roots in the Torrox International Festival of Choirs and Dances or the El Morche Festival of the Fandangos de Gúi; and to celebrate the town’s seafaring roots the procession of the Virgen del Carmen, the prelude to the fairs of El Morche, in mid-August. Torrox celebrates its own fair from October 5th to 9th. These festivities mark the end of the summer in the municipality and have their own cultural and leisure programme, in addition to the procession of the Virgen de las Nieves and San Roque (the town’s patrons) on the last day of the celebration.
There are also lots of sports activities to enjoy: the 1st Edition of the Diego Carrasco Beach Handball Cup, with more than 1,700 participants, in the magnificent facilities of Ferrara from July 7th to 9th; the European Beach Handball Championship September 19th to 23rd or the Spanish Beach Football Championship, among many other proposals taking place throughout the year.
After the summer season, Torrox continues to offer activities for everyone. How about visiting its famous Oktoberfest (September 21st – 24th), the largest celebration, of its kind, in southern Europe? Every year, the Torrox Oktoberfest attracts hundreds of Germans who live in the municipality and other nationalities who do not want to miss its unbeatable atmosphere.
If you are interested in history and archaeology, you should consider a visit to the ruins of Caviclum, a Roman city discovered in 1905 whose remains, which make up the Faro Archaeological Area, are considered one of the most important archaeological sites in the province of Malaga. You can visit the remains of an ancient and rich Roman villa, the baths, the necropolis, the “Garum” (a fish sauce which was sent from Torrox to Rome) and fish-salting factory; as well as two pottery kilns from the 1st and 3rd centuries respectively. Those who want to learn more about the town’s rich heritage can visit the Lighthouse Interpretation Centre, where free guided tours are available and information can be obtained from the lighthouse office itself.
As Óscar Medina, Mayor of Torrox, sums up: "Torrox is an exceptional sun and beach destination where we offer tourists and locals alike the illusion of enjoying the summer in a unique and incredible way".
A coastal paradise
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