A bit late my post but after all my help I received before I left I only felt it right to write a review. Well this was my second time in Spain and we stayed at the Hotel Kristal ( I have left a review on TA ) about the stay there which I must stress was very nice I was a bit worried after such negative reviews about the hotel but we loved it and could not fault it one bit it was cheap as chips, but very clean and the food was nice it was not 5 star food but for the price we could not fault it it made me laugh people grumbling because they wanted a full English fry up ….
Getting to torre is so easy and cheap it cost us just over 1 euro each on the train and could not be easier
Torre it self was nice loved La Carihuela it was so lovely and we walked down there quite a lot the square that is hidden behind the main strech near the school is nice for a cheap beer 2 euros a pint and you get to sit on the main square and people watch. Our fave places were a lovely café / bar just at the top of the stairs in torre. As you walk down to the beach its opp the lovely fish tappas on the corner and a shop that as lots of paintings outside once you hit the stairs its right opposite you I have forgot what its called but again 2 euros and lovely staff it’s a hidden gem the views are amazing and you just sit and dream away you also get a massive helping of popcorn too with your drink which after a few drinks gets too much. At the bottom of the stairs at the bottom of the main street just as you get to the sea on your right hand side is a place called EL Derado …. its up a flight of steps …. Its family run and the food is amazing we had tapas lots of times and it was so cheap we paid 1 euro for some of the tapas and they were devine a defo must Spanish run great staff and cheap I really miss El derado and would of gone there every night which we nearly did ohh and 2 euros a pint
1 euro pint beers can be found in Benalmadena there are lots of bars on the main road where the bus goes and proper pint glasses we had a meal at one of the places …. 2 home cooked meals and 2 pints was 7 euros for both great value
We also went to Gibralter for a day trip … Did not enjoy I found Gibralter very run down very expensive and the best bit was the rock and driving up to it and leaving the place sorry but that’s my opinion and the opinion of quite a lot of people that have been.
Mijas was lovely even thou 4.75 euro for a beer was not my idea of fun and we had a tapas there which was so expensive
Would I go to torre again YES I would it was a cheap break away and we had a lovely time very touristy and british in parts but we knew this but loved our stay
X Michelle Leeds