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Information about Torrox
Torrox is an ideal base for exploring this fascinating region with its mountains, national parks, and famous old towns. Local activities include hiking in the local countryside, horseriding in the Sierras or touring the local villages to sample their wines and cuisine. There are Roman ruins all along the coast and the caves at Nerja for those with sightseeing in mind. The ruins of the Roman Village at the Torrox Lighthouse are protected as a Property of Cultural Interest. The National Hunting Reserve of the Sierras Tejada and Almijara are closeby, and the famous Alhambra Palace, Granada and skiing in the Sierra Nevada are also within easy reach.
For a touch of the tourist life you can try Torrox Costa, a resort only some some 4 kilometres (2 miles) from Torrox with beautiful beaches, promenade, restaurants, shops, night life, tennis courts, swimming pools, etc. It is this combination of old and new which makes Torrox such an interesting place to stay. Here you can have a quiet villa holiday in the Torrox countryside with the convenience of easy access to modern Costa del Sol holiday resort facilities.
There are plenty of restaurants, tapas bars, cafes and terraces to choose from in Torrox. Typical cuisine in Torrox includes specialities such as Ajoblanco (cold garlic soup) Ensaladilla Arriera (salad), Migas (dish made with semolina flour), Potaje (typical stew), Pescaíto-Espetos (fish on a skewer), Arropía (honey sweetmeat), Navidad (Christmas dough cakes), subtropical fruit and local wine.