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Playa La Carihuela

Torremolinos, Costa del Sol

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Summary of the Beach Inspectors
Playa La Carihuela is a town beach in the Andalusian tourist stronghold Torremolinos. The beach is superbly equipped and leaves nothing to be desired. There are showers, public toilets, lifeguards, two children's playgrounds for the kids to chase about on and a whole range of chiringuitos, Spanish beach bars and restaurants for the grown-ups. Sports enthusiasts can explore the water on a jet ski while quieter types may prefer to stroll along the boulevard checking out the beach vendors' wares.

Playa La Carihuela - town beach with ample facilities for kids of all ages

The sandy beach of Playa la Carihuela is just over a kilometre long and is one of the town beaches at the Andalusian tourist stronghold, Torremolinos. Incidentally, the final 150 metre stretch of the beach belongs to the neighbouring town of Benalmádena and is called Playa de la Fuente de la Salud. The beach is bordered at both ends by breakwaters of large stones. The sand is grey, which is typical for this part of the Costa del Sol.

A promenade runs parallel to the beach, and here you will find restaurants to suit everyone's budget plus numerous shops selling beachwear and beach equipment. On the beach itself there is a further large selection of chiringuitos, restaurants and beach bars. In the evenings some of these metamorphose into trendy cocktail bars where you can burn the candle at both ends.

As might be expected of a town beach, Playa La Carihuela is very well equipped. The showers are surrounded by an oasis of plants and palms, and there are also public toilets. In summer lifeguards take care of your safety; they will ensure that no mishap befalls you despite the currents, which can sometimes be dangerous. What's more, in places the beach is wheelchair accessible, with its own access points for mobility-impaired visitors. The icing on the cake comes in the form of two children's playgrounds, where the kids can really let off steam. It's hardly surprising that this beach is a firm favourite with families.

Those of you who are a bit more active will be in clover here, as there are two water sports operators from whom you can rent jet skis on which to speed across the water. If you don't fancy taking the helm yourself, you can sit back on a sofa boat or a banana boat and let someone else tow you across the water. But watch out: neither of these is in any way relaxing - they're actually really strenuous! But the trade-off is a whole lot of fun.

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Playa La Carihuela is suitable for
Every beach is unique. Apart from how the beach looks and its surroundings it is mainly the people and the amenities here which give the beach its character.
Relaxation: 7/10 points
Place 13 of 85
Here you can simply relax and enjoy the pleasures of life.
Family: 10/10 points
Place 8 of 85
Fun, games and entertainment - a paradise for families!
Water sports: 1/10 points
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No wind and no waves here mean that this is definitely the wrong place for water-sports enthusiasts.
Party: 3/10 points
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You will not find much partying or any good party locations at this beach.

Atmosphere at the beach
6/10
Ease
6/10
Beauty
4/10
Romance
5/10
Exclusivity
4/10
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Age and nations
We from Beach-Inspector were actually at the beach for you and have spoken personally with the locals to get the complete picture.
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Also available:
Banana boat, Jetski, Paddleboat
Restaurants, Bars & Water sport providers
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Balu Beach

Offer: Drinks

Price level: Local standard

Exclusivity: Normal

Clientel: Normal

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Tropicana Hotel & Beach Club

Offer: Food, Sun-loungers, Drinks, Music

Price level: Upscale

Exclusivity: Normal

Clientel: Normal

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Jimmy Beach

Offer: Food, Sun-loungers, Drinks, Snacks

Price level: Local standard

Exclusivity: Normal

Clientel: Normal

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Escuela Judy

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  • Balu Beach
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    Offer: Drinks

    Price level: Local standard

    Exclusivity: Normal

    Clientel: Normal

  • Tropicana Hotel & Beach Club
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    Offer: Food, Sun-loungers, Drinks, Music

    Price level: Upscale

    Exclusivity: Normal

    Clientel: Normal

  • Jimmy Beach
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    Offer: Food, Sun-loungers, Drinks, Snacks

    Price level: Local standard

    Exclusivity: Normal

    Clientel: Normal

  • Escuela Judy
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Location of the beach
geo coordinates: 36.614867, -4.499949
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  • Jellyfish
  • Currents
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