Unlike its neighbouring towns, Torrox Costa is less of a traditional town and more of a town muscling its way into elements of modernity. It boasts of a number of high rise apartment blocks and a good portion of these apartments belong to foreigners, mostly German and Spanish nationals. Its coastline stretches three kilometres.
Strangely, until mid-2003, this place had no hotel. And to date, a huge portion of its lands and spaces remain unsold reason being it isn’t very well advertise, compared to most holiday destinations. In fact, word of mouth recommendations remains the onlyway it is promoted.
The good side of this is that those months when Tourism isn’t at its peak, the town is mostly calm and peaceful. At the heart of Torrox Costa is the Paseo Maritimo, a promenade where you can enjoy easy and breathtaking walks while exploring the town. It begins at El Faro and stretches along the Playa Ferrara Beach’s length. And besides the apartments, there are also shops, restaurants and bars along the promenade.
The food is good, prices are inexpensive, and the view to the sea, along the beach and the hills in the distance is priceless.
The east side of El Faro isn’t as developed as its counterparts. This is where you will find El Penoncillo Beach. Much less built up, plenty of inexpensive Chiringitos, or beach bars, where you can eat and drink right on the beach.You will enjoy the fact that in this side of Torrox Costa, the beaches are a very rugged and natural. If you are driving, you can pull off the road and just park on the beach.