Head to the south of Spain to explore cities and towns where modern life meshes seamlessly with history.
The small village of Torrox is hidden in Andalucia between the Sierra Tejeda and Sierra Almijara mountains, and boasts that it has the best year-round climate in Europe, according to the towns website. Both Torrox Pueblo and Costa offer a great combination of old traditional life and the opportunity to easily explore other areas of the region.
Torrox Pueblo is located high in the mountains, and the winding streets lined with white-washed houses line a city that is a hidden treasure in the region. with a rich Arabic and Spanish history, the town has plenty to see, such as the 16th century churches Iglesia de la Encarnacion and Iglesia de San Roque, which were both built on the sites former mosques.
Torrox Costa, on the other hand, offers the beautiful beaches of Costa del Sol, without the large tourist rush. Restaurants like El Mar Chica line the boardwalk, treating locals and visitors alike to their famous seafood paella and homemade sangria. Walk down the boardwalk to El Faro, or the lighthouse and take a look at the recently discovered Roman ruins. There is a large plexiglass platform allowing people to walk above the protected site while enjoying a beautiful vista of the sea.
Day trips to Malaga and Nerja also will offer travelers a great opportunity to explore the area.
The best way to see the Andalucian region is with a small group, in order to have the most authentic experience.