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5 months ago Destinations

Typical food from Torrox that you can enjoy there!

The gastronomy of Torrox is very varied. But if there is a dish to be Typical food of Torrox, we opt for the famous migas.

This is a very simple and important dish for the people, as it is a great Torroxeña culinary tradition.

For that reason it has until a day of celebration only for the migas. On that day it is customary to distribute this delicious dish to all visitors, accompanied by the typical arriera salad, another typical dish of Torrox. Other delicacies are: fennel stew, jureles that can taste at any beach bar on the coast.

The typical food from Torrox: Migas

The migas, migas ruleras or migas de pastor are a common culinary preparation for people who devote themselves to Spanish transhumance.

It is mainly made with pieces of toasted breadcrumbs accompanied by meat and chopped vegetables.

In addition there are many popular variants. Because it can prepare with wheat flour: the so-called migas de harina, typical of southwestern Spain.

Before they were part of the daily diet, little by little they have been transformed into a dish of weekly frequency. They are generally served hot, and may be a dish or an accompaniment. They are usually accompanied by a glass of wine.

The other: Potaje de Hinojos

Puchero de hinojos (fennel stew) is a speciality of Granada and Malaga cuisine. It consists of a stew of white beans flavored with fennel accompanied by different pork meats. It is a stew that serves hot.

The main characteristic of this dish is the flavour provided by fennel. The fennel season runs from January to March in the Mediterranean mountains.

The fennel adds to the stew after one hour of cooking. You can elaborate like all the cooked ones with diverse pork meats. Also you can add sausages, lean meats, ham bone … You can also add a certain amount of rice that gives thickness to the broth.

The legume to use is usually the white bean in the case of the province of Granada, and chickpeas in the case of Malaga.

5 months ago Destinations

How to combat heat in Nerja and enjoy your summer

To speak of Nerja weather is to speak of good weather, of having 300 days of sunshine a year. Besides, it has a pleasant temperature almost all year round. But the Sun could be very intensive. Therefore in this post we advise you: how to combat heat in Nerja.

Therefore the temperatures in Nerja oscillate during the day between the 15 degrees of average in winter until the 32 in summer. whereas during the night the temperature oscillates between the 7 degrees of the winter to the 21 of the summer.

They are pleasant average temperatures that make this place a corner with a charming and mild climate.

But during the summer there can also be hotter days, especially between 12:00 noon and 17:00 hours.

That’s why in this post the we talk about Nerja’s climate and how to combat the heat in Nerja. And we leave you some tips to combat those days of maximum heat:

  • Having a fan.
  • Visit a tree park.
  • Eat fruit and vegetables: In Nerja and Málaga you can find fresh fruit and vegetables of the day.
  • Bathing in the sea
  • Avoid the hottest hours, and take a bath in the sea.
  • Have an ice-cream shake: Any bar in the centre.
  • Buy a Spanish “abánico”
  • Take a nocturnal sightseeing tour
  • During the summer period cultural attractions close later.
  • Do not expose yourself to the sun during the hottest hours.
  • On the beach, in general, one is very well thanks to the breeze that comes from the sea, but remember to avoid staying in the sun from 11 to 15.

So Nerja’s climate is another plus point for you to choose this town for your next holiday. But beware of heat waves. And remember that in 40 minutes you arrive here from Malaga Airport in your rented car.

5 months ago Destinations

Famous people from Torrox that you will enjoy to know!

Torrox is a historic town that has given a few famous people to the history of Spain. In this post we bring you two of the most people from Torrox. Also remember that you can visit Torrox from Malaga Airport in your rented car because it is only half an hour away.

Emilio Baeza

Emilio Baeza Medina was born in Torrox on 28 February 1892 and died in Malaga on 24 December 1980. He was a Spanish lawyer and politician of the Radical Socialist Party. Emilio stands out for being the first mayor of Malaga during the period of the Second Republic.

He was also a councillor in the Town Hall of Malaga in 1919 and again in 1931. With the proclamation of the Republic in April 1931 he was mayor of Malaga.

However, the most important thing is that he created the Independent Radical Socialist Republican Party.

After the end of the Civil War he went into exile in Mexico. And he finally returned to Malaga in 1953.

It also has a dedicated street in Malaga: Alcalde Baeza Medina street, in the neighborhood of Ciudad Jardín.

The most famous people from Torrox: Almanzor

But if there’s the most famous people from Torrox, it’s Almanzor. A powerful Muslim warlord. Compared to the Cid Champion. He was born in Torrox approximately in 938 and died in Medinaceli in 1002. Hayib de Córdoba (978-1002).

He was a descendant of an Arab family from Yemen established in the region of Algeciras since the Muslim conquest of the Iberian Peninsula. He studied in Cordoba and, during the caliphate of al-Hakam II, held important administrative posts, such as director of the mint (967) or mayor of General Galib’s army (972).

In 976, the premature death of al-Hakam II placed Hisam II, a boy only eleven years old, at the head of the Caliphate of Córdoba. So Almanzor took over the reins of power. That same year he was appointed guardian of the young caliph, with the help of his mother, Subh.

Two years later, in 978, after having turned Hisam II into a political puppet and postponed such influential figures as al-Mushafi and Galib. Almanzor had himself named hayib or prime minister, a dignity that allowed him to exercise absolute authority over the entire Hispano-Muslim territory.

His first decision was to expel the Slavic mercenaries from the Caliphate army and replace them with Berbers. This measure gave him enormous popularity. He also made a deep restructuring of his troops in order to put an end to their tribal organization.

Endowed with a charismatic personality and a great military talent, between the years 977 and 1002 he carried out a total of 56 campaigns in Christian lands without knowing defeat.

The most memorable deed of the Arab warlord occurred, however, on August 11, 997, when he destroyed Santiago de Compostela.

5 months ago Destinations

Holidays in Torremolinos to plan with your loved ones!

First of all, as in all the villages of Andalusia, in Torremolinos  celebrates the traditional  Holidays annually. Because Torremolinos is an typical Andalusian town but also very cosmopolitan. Therefore There are Holidays in Torremolinos for everybody and tastes:

  •  Easter Week
  •  The May crosses
  •  The night of San Juan
  •  San Miguel Fair is the town’s main festival and takes place in September.
  •  Carmen Fair
  •  San Juan Fair

Other theme parties and Holidays in Torremolinos

Also in Torremolinos, which is a very cosmopolitan city. It also organizes a series of themed parties throughout the year.

  • February there are dance competitions for people over 50. These are called the Muestra de Baile de Torremolinos -MueBT-.
  • April the Day of the bicycle and the skate is celebrated.
  • September the Day the tourist.
  • In addition to the gastronomic festivals, there are the Día del pescaíto and the Día de la berza.
  • Also Integration festivities in Torremolinos

Therefore of promoting integration among the nationalities that inhabit Torremolinos. In addition, various cultural festivals are held:

The Day of the Foreign Resident, which celebrate every year and includes a parade and tasting of dishes from all over the world.

Also Saint Patrick’s Day in La Nogalera Square

In addition since 2016, 27 April, in Torremolinos celebrates on the occasion of the Koningsdag or ‘Day of the King’. Holland Day in the Plaza Chiriva of La Carihuela.

Other cultural events in Torremolinos:

  • The Lyric Season and the Theatre Season.
  • Flamenco Festival.
  • The LGBTI PrideFest in June (first weekend)
  • Wonder Gay Festival
  • the Mad Bear, the well-known electronic music festival,
  • Los Alamos Beach Festival.
  • The Fair of Tourism, Art and Culture of Latin America in Europe (EUROAL)
  • The Torremolinos Fantastic Film Festival
  • Halloween
  • The Day of the Verdiales, dedicated to this traditional dance from Malaga.

Finally just remember that all these Holidays in Torremolinos. Because Torremolinos is just 5 minutes from Malaga Airport in your rented car.

5 months ago Uncategorised

Discover the Weather of Otivar

The weather in Otivar is fantastic at any time of the year. So if you would like to visit Otívar, don’t worry about the weather because probably it will be great. You can arrive from the Malaga Airport in your rental car to Otivar in only one hour aproximately.

Situation

This beautiful village in the province of Granada is located at the foot of the Sierra de Cázulas and the Natural Park of the Sierras de Tejeda, Almijara and Alhama.

It borders the municipalities of Jayena and Albuñuelas to the north. Also with the tourist Almuñécar to the south. Jete to the south and east. Lentegí to the east; and Alhama de Granada, Cómpeta and Nerja to the west.

79 km from the city of Granada and 13 km from Almuñécar (on the Mediterranean coast), the main access route to Otívar is the Carretera de la Cabra (Goat’s Road) which, starting from the Suspiro del Moro port on the Bailén-Motril motorway, crosses the municipality to connect with the national road 340 as it passes through Almuñécar.

Or in the case of coming from Malaga Airport with your rental car, then from Almuñecar head north on the road to the Cabra.

At 300 metres above sea level, the steep slopes and steep slopes are the fundamental characteristics of the Otiveño relief. In its municipal district the River Verde flows through the valley that bears its name and waters its lands.

This same river flows into the Mediterranean Sea.

All this influences the climate of Otívar.

The Weather in Otívar

The average annual temperature is approximately 15 degrees Celsius. In summer from the end of May to the beginning of October, these are the hottest months. During these months, the average temperature is calculated to be around 28.80°C.

However, in the coldest months. From the end of October to the end of April the average temperature is approximately 5 degrees Celsius.

Do you want the car hire of Bahia Sexi to enjoy the weather in Otivar?

You will need a vehicle to explore Otivar freely if you don’t have yours. You can make 2 choices:

  • The cheapest way to travel is the public transport. But there is a big disadvantage, because you will have to worry about its schedules and waste time waiting for them.
  • You can also book our car hire with Bahia Sexi. It will offer you freedom and the privacy to explore the region in your own thing.

In addition, if you prefer the second possibility, you can choose your favorite pick up point:

1.-Our service “Meet & Greet” is at you disposal at the Malaga Airport, where our staffs will meet you at the arrivals area to deliver the car rental as soon as you arrive.

2.-We can also meet at the reception hall of your hotel, where our staff will deliver the car rental in Otivar. In the same way, you can return the car rental without leaving your accommodation. So you can give the key to the receptionist after you park it near.

3.- Our staff will be glad to deliver you the car rental, when you visit our office.

You can book it online to choose your favorite pick up point on our website.

5 months ago Destinations

Squares of Nerja to spend the afternoon enjoying the sun!

In this post we present the most famous squares of Nerja. Because Nerja is a beautiful coastal town that is about 40 minutes from Malaga Airport by rented car.

Squares in Nerja: Plaza de Cantarero

One of the oldest squares in Nerja is Plaza de Cantarero. This square is a starting point to know the old center and the most typical streets of the city.

From here starts the Calle Pintada, which at the arrival of the Regimén was changed to Calle Generalísimo Franco. Returning not long ago to its old name, with the Law of Historical Memory.

In the center of the square, there is a fountain and a kind of wooden beams. These beams are entangled with bougainvilleas and other plants that shade the old wooden benches.

The Plaza de España

We found it behind Nerja Town Hall. This square formerly known as Paseo Nuevo. It is a large dry square of tiles and paving in the very center of the city.

It is above the municipal underground car park. Also in this square is the Museum of History of Nerja. In one of the corners of the Plaza de España, near the Casa Consistorial and the Balcony of Europe, houses 1,800 square meters built with another 600 additional.

Also in this square there are several celebrations such as markets and special events such as the Day of the Tourist. The square also has a yellow tower topped by a clock, large flowerpots with palms and shrubs and beautiful lanterns that illuminate it.

Plaza de los Descubridores (Discoverers’ Square)

In Nerja you can find the Plaza de los Descubridores, a place that was built in honour of Francisco Navas Montesinos, Manuel and Miguel Muñoz Zorrilla, José Luis Barbero de Miguel and José Torres Cárdenas. Because these were the discoverers of the famous Caves of Nerja.

It was also on January 12, 1959 when they descended the place known as ‘La Mina’. And then they found the current room of the Cascade or the Ballet of the impressive cave.

The Plaza de los Descubridores is a meeting point to visit on foot the Cueva de Nerja and its surroundings. There are also hotels and hostels around this memorial.

Discover Nerja with your style by renting a car with Bahia Sexi. With out personalize delivery you will have your rental car in Nerja and will start to enjoy your holiday right away!

5 months ago Destinations

The Squares in Torrox that you will like to discover!

First of all, Torrox Pueblo, must be differentiated from Torrox Costa. Because one is in Coast and the other in the Mountain. But both has a lot of squares of Torrox. Also the both Torrox are very near. In addition the two Torrox are in southern Spain on the Eastern Costa del Sol.

Just 44 km from Malaga Airport and less than 10 km from Nerja and its famous cave. Access is quick and easy via the Mediterranean Motorway in the direction of Motril – Almeria if you are coming from the Western Costa del Sol or Malaga.

The village is 145 metres above sea level. You can arrive there in your rental car from the Malaga Airport in few minutes.

In Torrox Pueblo, traditions and craftsmanship are well preserved. This is why you can buy handicrafts using forge, wood, esparto grass and cane. Of course you can also enjoy a dish of its varied cuisine: migas, gazpacho, potatoes to the poor, roscos, arropía, as well as wine from the land.

But in addition to other historical and natural attractions of Torrox that we have already seen in other post. Here are two places worth visiting that may go unnoticed:

The Gate of Torrox

We find it at the confluence of the streets “Alta” and “Baja”. It is a place which the people of the village call “Puerta del Sol”.

It is a passageway that communicates, through it, with a network of narrow streets of marked Arabic layout.

In the nineties it was covered with exposed brick and forms part of the “Almanzor Route”.

The main Squares of Torrox: Constitution Square

This square in the centre of Torrox Pueblo is the nerve centre of the town. If you come to Torrox it is worthwhile to stop by the Plaza de la Constitución in the centre.  Its buildings end in striking Roman busts. The Casa de la Joya, the Town Hall and in the background the Church of Nuestra Señora de la Encarnación.

5 months ago Destinations

Activities for children in Nerja that your family can enjoy!

Nerja is a small town where you can do a multitude of activities with children. It is a few minutes from Malaga Airport where you can also rent a car.

List of Activities for Children in Nerja

Excursion to the river Chillar

First activity with the children that we propose is an excursion to the river Chillar:

Because it is a perfect place to disconnect in nature.

The route of the river Chillar located between the municipalities of Cómpeta, Frigiliana and Nerja. It is a route which runs 80% along the riverbed, ie, the route will cover most of the time up to the ankles.

It can be reached via the old coastal road, the N-340.

Of course, visiting Nerja’s famous caves with the children can be a fascinating experience. Because the caves are impressive, and are very close to the center. These caves were discovered by shepherds in 1955.

The Eagle Aqueduct

Near the entrance to the caves of Nerja we can see this huge construction. Also called “Bridge of the Eagle”.  This 40 meter high structure in 19th century Mudejar style to transport water to a nearby sugar factory.

Activities for Children in Nerja: Go to Verano Azul Park

Which is an obligatory tribute from the people of Nerja to the series.

This place includes the ‘false’ Dorada and a children’s park where each street of the park has the name of all the characters of the series.

The names of the characters are on plaques with feet on each street.

Activities for Children in Nerja: Enjoy the Beach

And without forgetting, that Nerja is a coastal town and has a lot of beaches with blue flag. Where to be able to spend a day of beach with the children who will enjoy it very much.

Finally just say that you can get to Nerja in a few minutes from Malaga Airport in your rented car.

5 months ago Destinations

The 5 Best Bars of Torremolinos to enjoy a drink and some tapas!

5 minutes from Malaga Airport in your rented car you can enjoy the gastronomy of Torremolinos in one of its 5 best bars. In this post we want to show you the 5 best bars of Torremolinos.

The first of the 5 Best Bars of Torremolinos is: La Pepa

La Pepa is a good place to go for a beer or wine accompanied by a good tapa. And more with the good weather that always does in Torremolinos

Also thanks to the waiters and the atmosphere you feel at home. It also has to be said that its price is economic and affordable.

Marinella

We can find this fantastic restaurant/ tapas bar in Torremolinos. If you pass through Torremolinos don’t forget to pass through Bar la Marinella.

Also worth mentioning are the prawns which are also served in fantastic portions of delicious garlic and delicious crispy bread.

To drink nothing better than sangria as well. In addition to the good presentation of the tapas and a very friendly service.

It can be found between the main streets of Torremolinos.

Sportman´s Bar

It is a small and relaxed bar to sit and watch any type of sport, rugby, football, etc..

In addition the owners are very kind. The food is incredible and the drinks are always cold and cheap. We also recommend it for its magnificent atmosphere.

Bar-Cocktail Teteria Albanta

A beautiful place to have a drink. Its mojitos are exquisite. It also stands out for its pleasant and cozy atmosphere and good music.

The staff is always very attentive and friendly. Suitable for all ages.

The last of the 5 Best Bars of Torremolinos: Parsons Green Bar

This is a lovely bar in Torremolinos. The owner is great and really knows exactly what he’s doing. It’s a cocktail bar. Whichever one you choose, you won’t make a mistake.

The food is very good. Although the kitchen is small they serve fast. Also every cocktail is delicious. Finally say that you use fresh fruit juice to make them really refreshing in the heat.

Remember that Torremolinos is right next to Malaga International Airport so you can get here with your rented car in a few minutes.

5 months ago Destinations

The Squares of Torrox that you and your family can enjoy!

First of all, Torrox Pueblo, must be differentiated from Torrox Costa, is located in southern Spain on the Eastern Costa del Sol. There are several squares of Torrox that you must visit.

Just 44 km from Malaga airport and less than 10 km from Nerja and its famous cave. Access is quick and easy via the Mediterranean Motorway in the direction of Motril – Almeria if you are coming from the Western Costa del Sol or Malaga.

The village is 145 metres above sea level.

In Torrox Pueblo, traditions and craftsmanship are well touchable. Because you can buy handicrafts using forge, wood, esparto grass and cane.

Of course you can also enjoy a dish of its varied cuisine: migas, gazpacho, potatoes to the poor, roscos, arropía, as well as wine from the land.

But in addition to other historical and natural attractions of Torrox that we have already seen in other post. Here are two places worth visiting that may go unnoticed, they are the most famous squares of Torrox:

Square The Gate of Torrox

We find it at the confluence of the streets “Alta” and “Baja”. It is a place that the people from Torrox call “Puerta del Sol”.

It is a passageway that communicates, through it, with a network of narrow streets of marked Arabic layout.

Also in the nineties the Town Hall decided to cover with exposed brick and forms part of the “Almanzor Route”.

Other of the Famous squares of Torrox  is The Constitution Square

Finally, this square in the centre of Torrox Pueblo is the nerve centre of the town. If you come to Torrox it is worthwhile to stop by the Plaza de la Constitución in the centre.

Its buildings end in striking Roman busts. The Casa de la Joya, the Town Hall and in the background the Church of Nuestra Señora de la Encarnación.

This city can give you amazing possibilities and by renting a car with Bahia Sexi you will be always to discover more beautiful sightseeing spots like this ones.

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