Torremolinos is the largest holiday resort on the Spanish Costa del Sol. It is situated at the Mediterranean Sea and is only seven kilometres from Málaga airport, the largest in Andalusia, from where you can easily reach Torremolinos by car or by train.
Apart from the being a great beach holiday destination, Torremolinos also has the advantage of being not far from the large town of Málaga. To the south Torremolinos merges with Benalmádena which is also a very popular resort with further long stretches of beach and a similar large offering of accommodation, restaurants, bars and leisure activities.
Torremolinos was the first place on the Costa del Sol which in the 1950s and 1960s was developed to become a tourist paradise. Before that it was a small fishing village and still today you can see traces of this, such as the fishing huts near the beaches of El Bajondillo and La Carihuela, as well as the fish shops in the centre.
Unfortunately, though, construction works were carried out without much architectural consideration or concern for planning rules and in many places the emphasis was on buildings being high, squashed together and cheaply constructed. Torremolinos is definitely not a beautiful town, but here you have a large choice of hotels and holiday apartments. Some of the accommodation is very reasonably priced, which is appreciated not only by families, but also by couples and singles who come here for relaxation and partying. Torremolinos is also a popular holiday destination for the gay community.
The centre of Torremolinos is the pedestrian area of Calle San Miguel with its numerous small shops and cafés, where you can go shopping during the day and have a stroll in the evening. Another nice place to go for a walk is the spacious park of Parque La Bateria which has an artificial lake in the centre. There are lots of leisure activities in and around Torremolinos, such as the aqua park of “Aqualand”. As for water-sports, wind surfing is ideal here, but there are also many other activities on offer to ensure that you can have plenty of fun on the water.
However, the main reason to spend a day or indeed your entire holiday here is the large beach of Torremolinos, which actually consists of several beaches which merge into one another. The beach area stretches over seven kilometres from Málaga airport to Puerto Marina, the lovely marina of Benalmádena, the neighbouring town of Torremolinos. Even when it gets busy here there is always plenty of room to settle down on the fine, grey-brown sand between the chiringuitos (beach restaurants and beach bars) which as well as food and drink offer sun-loungers for hire. During the day the atmosphere is relaxed here, but in the evenings and at night the beaches and the surrounding area turn into a hotspot for party-goers and in many bars the parties continue until sunrise.
"Packed with amenities, but packed with visitors too!"
"Sporty town beach for kids of all ages"
"Town beach with a significant party ingredient"
"The rainbow flag flies here"
"Just the place, if you like a lively atmosphere"
"Heaven for chiringuito fans"
"Spacious, fun and comfortable"
"Relaxed nude bathing by a golf club"