I am pleased to present a new Solo Travel Destination Post from Dawn, a member of the Solo Travel Society on Facebook. Dawn is from Scotland, and submitted the following report about her trip to Torrox, Spain. Do you have a solo travel destination that you would like to recommend? Submit your description here, along with a few photos, and share it with fellow travelers!
Solo travel rating: 1 (1 is easiest, 3 is most difficult. Please see chart below)
Languages spoken: Spanish, English
Costs at Destination: Reasonable (local transportation, dining, tours, events, and attractions)
Reasons to Visit Torrox
This was my first trip to Spain, and I'm glad that I saved for Torrox and my stay at La Casa. It is a family run hotel owned by two sisters and one of their husbands. They moved to Spain from England and did a great job refurbishing the hotel. They also have a restaurant which is in a different location to the hotel, but still close. The hotel has an amazing terrace overlooking the hills. There is an option of having breakfast in the hotel, which I did on my first morning, and it was a lovely, leisurely meal. Their restaurant is on the main square in Torrox.
Torrox is a typical Spanish town and has a central square filled with restaurants and cafes. It is about 90 minutes away from Malaga using public transportation. It is also close to Nerja which has caves to visit.
I was only there for a short break but Torrox would be a good base for a longer holiday with day trips going out from there. I’d recommend a few trips to Malaga, which has a great choice of food to enjoy.
Solo Travel Destination Rating System
Safety – 1 (1 very safe, 2 safe in most areas, 3 be cautious at all times.)
Language – 2 (1 English is first language, 2 English speakers easy to find, 3 English speakers rare)
Navigation – 1 (1 easy to navigate by transit or car, 2 poor transit, car necessary, 3 not easy to get around)
Culture – 1 (1 Similar to North America or Western Europe, 2 Different from above but relaxed and easy, 3 Challenging)
Average Rating – 1 (1 is easiest, 3 is most difficult)