The original package holiday resort
Torremolinos is located 7km west of Málaga airport and was the first Costa del Sol resort to be developed back in the early sixties which was little more than a sleepy village, still today the town reflects its heritage with several of the original fresh fish bars located right in the shopping centre, incongruously flanked by exclusive boutiques and gift shops. In general, however, the wave of tourists who descended on the town in the fifties and sixties changed the face of Torremolinos for ever.
Torremolinos on the Costa del Sol has miles of beautiful sand but be sure to wear footwear in the summer as it can be very hot
Over the years, Torremolinos on the Costa del Sol has evolved as an attractive and appealing resort, noted for its clean sandy beaches, wide choice of hotels and restaurants and unparalleled variety of entertainment, activities and nightlife available. At the height of summer, the resort has a great appeal for the younger set, with a reputation for its hectic nightlife. Out of season, however, it takes on a different character. Now practically a suburb of Málaga, the atmosphere is much more Spanish, especially at weekends, with an air of friendliness and welcome.
Most of the hotels in Torremolinos on the Costa del Sol have marvelous pools and an beautiful gardens.
The beaches in Torremolinos and indeed all of the Costa del Sol are beautiful, kept scrupulously clean all year round and are heaven for the sun-bathers.
Torremolinos on the Costa del Sol is really three places in one, with the main town in the middle, on the Malaga side, the modern Bajondillo and Playamar areas an on the other side the older La Carihuela.
This town was at the heart of the tourist boom back in the 1980's and it did get a reputation as a noisy and rowdy resort, much as can be seen today with some of the Mediterranean islands.
Things have changed, however, in recent years and now the area has something to offer for everyone. Like our other two featured towns, there is a promenade which is a continuation of the one in Benalmadena. In this area, however, the promenade is distinguished by its many beach bars, known locally as chiringuitos. Many of these are really good fish restaurants and there are a few notable music bars among them. You can walk along the paseo at almost any time of the day or night and find something to eat or drink.
The town center features the famous shopping street of Calle San Miguel, which winds down from the main street, almost to the sea front. Along this street and its many side streets, you will find numerous little shops selling almost everything. A great place to visit...