Torrox is a sizeable village some 4km inland from its coastal offshoot and not without charm.
Historically, Torrox reached the height of its prosperity during the Moorish period due to its pivotal role in the silk trade between Granada and Near Eastern cities such as Baghdad and Damascus.
The centre is very pretty with brilliant white-walled houses clinging to the steep slope on which the town is built.
Back on the coast, Torrox Costa is a popular coastal strip, particularly with holidaymakers who flock here during the summer, with a choice of hotels and accommodation available.
Torrox Costa is is also the site of the remains of a Roman necropolis and villa located immediately west of the lighthouse.