Gail and Geoff
Why Gail and Geoff chose Torrox Costa
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Check-in: 3:00 pm
Check-out: 11:00 am
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Lovely little getaway
As typical with holidays we arrived in the earlier hours of the morning so it was dark. We arrived at the complex easily (about 40 minute drive from Malaga airport and only 5 minutes off the motorway) but the last little bit was a challenge but fortunately Geoff had been following the flight and was waiting for us. Geoff gave us a introduction to the property and let us be.
When we woke in the morning and opened the shutters we were stunned by the view and how close in proximity the apartment was to the beach! We now had a proper chance to investigate the apartment, we were really impressed. It was clean, well kept and nicely furnished, just right for 2 for a week. What really impressed us both was the little touches. Gail and Geoff had sorted some bread, butter, jams, milk, tea, coffee, bottle water so we were all set for the morning. To top it off there was even a bottle of wine. But our favourite touches were the cool bag and ice blocks, beach blankets & parasol, all those little things that in the end just added to the ease of the holiday.
The bathroom clean n tidy with a lovely shower. Kitchen although compact has everything you could need. Think my only gripe would be the bed is fairly firm but hey that is just my personal preference, I still managed plenty of good sleep.
The location in the evening was fairly quiet so we had t he windows open every night and you could hear the sea. You could roll out of the block and within years straight on to the beach (if you want a shallower swimming location, walk the 2-3minutes towards the light house), plenty of restaurants to choose from, and the supermarket was less than 5 minute walk (and yes there was a shopping bag to use).
Communication through the process was exactly what was needed.
I would certainly recommend and wouldn’t be surprise if we return in the future.
Wonderful location. Everything in the apartment you would ever want. Very clean. Great view. Welcome bottle of wine was a surprising bonus.
The apartment was very beautiful, nice furnishings, we were surprised. Owners are nice people, anything is not problem, always help, when you need. I can warmly recommend it!
Thank you very much for your kind words and we really enjoyed the chocolates you left for us. We hope you had a safe journey home.
Gail and Geoff
Gail & Geoff were excellent from start to finish on hand to help with anything. Everything was provided which means you can travel with minimal luggage infact it was the best equipped apartment I have stayed in. Spotlessly clean in a fantastic location by the beach and many good restaurants nearby. Hope to stay again soon. Highly recommended.
Thank you so much for your very kind review. We really do appreciate it and we just want to continue to offer as good a service as we can.
Thank you again and hopefully we will see you again.
Gail and Geoff
Fantastic Location, Brilliantly Well Equiped
Excellent apartment in a fantastic location with everything we needed. You couldn't be any nearer the sea without getting your feet wet ! Excellent accommodation, equipped to a very high standard. You will not be disappointed if you stay here. I would definitely stay here again or at the other apartment the owners have which is also front line at the other end of the front. Thank you for such a superb experience. Mike & Alison.
Lovely Time in Torrox Costa
Gail and Geoff were wonderful hosts. Their studio apartment is perfect for a stay at Torrox Costa. The apartment was very clean and they had it set up and decorated to meet all our needs and more. They were very welcoming upon our arrival and walked us through any building guidelines. Only trouble we had was signing my iPhone onto the WiFi. My husband’s android though had no trouble. Thank you very much Gail and Geoff, if we are ever back in your area we would stay at your studio apartment again. Take care.
Torrox Costa is a wonderful Spanish coastal resort, with a long promenade (Paseo Maritime) full of bars and restaurants. It is a 50km trip from Malaga Airport or roughly a 45 minute drive. It has the accolade of ‘The best climate in Europe’, ‘El Mejor Clima de Europa’, which is its tag line, as it boasts the best average climate and hours of sunshine all year round. The average days of sunshine per year are 320 and the average temperature is 18°C. With these very mild winter temperatures, it makes it a suitable resort all year round. And possibly the reason why it is a meca for growing avocados, mangos, figs and many other scrumptious fresh fruit and vegetables. On the hillsides it is possible to see an abundance of vineyards and olive groves, and local wines and olive oil is widely available.
Torrox Costa also has the remains of a Roman necropolis which can be seen just by the lighthouse.
Being next to the sea, Torrox Costa offers many delicious fish dishes and its speciality is sardine on kebabs (espetos) cooked over burning olive wood to give it extra flavour. Most restaurants also offer high quality meats cooked on a barbeque. (barbacoa)
During the summer market stalls set up along the promenade offering a range of items for sale.
Some of the best sunsets and sunrises in the area can be enjoyed whilst sitting on the sea front and taking in the views.
Torrox Costa is made up of a number of beaches. The three closest to the apartment offer their own unique experience. Ferrara Playa, the largest containing the promenade is directly in front of the apartment; Playa de El Peñoncillo, is a long beautiful pebble beach, which is a little quieter, with some super fish restaurants and Playa del Sillon, is sandwiched between the two, almost in front of the lighthouse and has a stunning cove and a very natural feel.
Off the main promenade you will find many more restaurants and some great tapas bars.
There is a weekly market on Mondays offering local produce and many gift items.
Is a pretty white-washed village a few kilometres inland from the coast. The region is known as the Axarquia and surrounded by the mountain regions of the Tejeda and Almijara. It was a very important village under Moorish rule due to its role in the silk trade between Granada and places such as Baghdad. Although today people from many nationalities live in the village it still holds a very authentic Spanish feel.
Torrox celebrates many fiestas with the most famous and popular, the Migas Fiesta, held on the last Sunday before Christmas, when more than 40,000 people visit the town for celebrations including migas cooked in huge paella pans, local wine, dancing and singing. There are also numerous flamenco evenings throughout the summer. There is an annual car rally event, local fair, and many religious festivals to enjoy.
The village also holds its weekly market on a Monday where fresh produce is available in abundance.
Other local towns and villages
There are many other lovely villages and towns close by that can be easily reached by car or bus. Such as Nerja, Frigiliana, Competa, Velez Malaga, Torre del Mar, and La Caleta de Velez, with a marina and fishing port, amongst many others. We can provide more details and links to these places if you wish to visit them during your stay.
There are a wide range of activities to undertake depending on the time of year. These include golf, tennis, horse-riding, wind and kite surfing, boat trips, mountain biking, road biking, hiking, fishing, snorkelling, water skiing, para-sailing, rock climbing, quad and motorbike riding amongst others. In the winter it is possible to ski for the day and make it back down to the coast for dinner.
There is a large shopping mall in Torre del Mar, which has many recognisable stores and a cinema complex, which does show films in English. Across from the shopping mall is a water park.
We can provide more details on most activities, but most companies advertise on the internet.
All within a two to three hour radius are the famous cities of Granada, Cordoba, Seville, the Sierra Nevada ski resort and Gibraltar and local companies offer trips to visit these places.
Malaga City is also a fabulous place to visit, with its many museums, Malaga cathedral, the Alcazaba, the castle of Gibralfaro, a wonderful port with shops, bars and restaurants, and so much more. There are frequent buses from Torrox to Malaga daily.