Torremolinos Travel Guide: Things to do in Torremolinos
In the province of Malaga, between the village of Benalmadena and the neighbourhood of Guadalmar, Torremolinos is located, which is one of the most visited tourist centres in Europe. It is located approximately 8 kilometres away from the Malaga Airport and it forms part of Costa del Sol, which is what we call the region that borders the Malaga coast.
Days are generally sunny and hot. The beaches of Torremolinos extend over 9 kilometres and the warm waters of the Mediterranean Sea reach them. The geographical factors alone make it an interesting place but that is not all.
During the 30’s and 40’s of the last century the tremendous potential this area had as a tourist destination was discovered. At that time the first hotels in Torremolinos were built. Major infrastructure such as restaurants, bars, clubs, Apartments Costa del Sol and other attractions were also developed. By the 50’s it had acquired international fame and was frequented by important celebrities such as Marlon Brando, Frank Sinatra, Orson Welles, Ava Gardner, Grace Kelly, amongst others.
Up to today Torremolinos remains a preference for the many people who visit every year. It is mainly national and foreign tourist from the Netherlands, Ireland, Germany and Great Britain. The semester between spring and summer is the time of the year when there is a larger influx of tourists. There are visitors who rent or buy an apartment in Torremolinos in order to stay for longer periods, some even move here. And now you can ask things to do in Torremolinos. ¡Let´s go!
In this tourist area amusement and pleasure are guaranteed. If you are planning your next holiday you might be wondering what to visit in Torremolinos. Let’s start with the most obvious options. It is natural to spend most of the day sunbathing, playing in the sand, swimming in the sea and practicing water sports on the beaches of Torremolinos. Whenever you get hungry or peckish, you are sure to find a beach bar nearby, where you can enjoy a cocktail or fresh sea food.
If you want to know what the village was like 60 years ago, pay a visit to the charming Calle San Miguel. Its houses, small local shops and old style cafeterias are a reminder for the older locals of what this small fishing town looked like before the tourist boom.
In the afternoon you may want to visit Fuengirola, located 20 minutes away. This town has the longest promenade in Spain. Take a stroll along the promenade with your loved ones whilst you breathe in the sea breeze, take photographs of the coast, the sky and the sea whilst the sun sets in the background and be a witness to how the sun disappears on the horizon.
Things to do in Torremolinos: Mediterranean Food
The fun and good life are not over when the night falls. The area near to the sea is full of restaurants. There are options for all tastes and all types. If you fancy some fish and sea food, do not forget to try the anchovies, fried fish, clams and the local style cod. We recommend a visit to the neighbourhood of La Carihuela, where you will find the highest number of restaurants in Costa del Sol.
As well as the traditional sea food, these dishes are also common in Malaga: ajoblanco (cold garlic soup), porra antequerana (cold tomato soup), berza (warm stew), sopas perotas (fried potatos and vegetables), and migas (dish made with breadcrumbs). And for pudding we must not forget los borrachuelos (pastry), gachas (similar to porridge) and bienmesabe (made with almonds and egg). Ask for these culinary delights. Of course the menus also include traditional dishes from other parts of Spain and the world. Satisfaction is guaranteed.
Thing to do in Torremolinos: Nightlife
Bars and clubs are another type of establishment that you can visit. They are renowned for their exquisite drinks, tasty tapas and good music. If you want to dance the night away with your partner you can visit one of the many clubs and discos.
The destination has two attractions which all members of the family can enjoy together. One of them is El Ranchito, a horse riding club which offers various horse shows, such as Ritmo a Caballo and AndalusianNight, the latter is only available from May to October. In this club lessons are also available for people of all ages. Children from 6 years old can learn to ride individually or in a group. And if you know how to ride, how about going for a ride? This is also an option at the club.
Water park Aqualand is another must. The many games offer guaranteed fun for you and your family. Do not worry about the safety of your children. This water park has exclusive areas for children. Do you like excitement? Aqualand houses the biggest water slide in Europe. Dare to go on this ride and slide down more than 20 metres. Without a doubt, an exclusive attraction for thrill seekers.
Things to do in Torremolinos: The weather
In addition to the excellent geography and tourist infrastructure, the weather in Torremolinos is very favorable. It has a very pleasant climate. The average temperature does not exceed 20ºC. The sky is clear about 325 days a year. This explains why this town receives so many visitors each day of the year.
Things to do in Torremolinos: Hotels and Apartments
There are many hotels in Torremolinos, each one different to the next. You should not have any trouble finding accommodation which suits all your needs. There are simple and economical rooms, ideal for those who are looking for somewhere to sleep and wish to spend most of the day outside. If you are planning a longer stay in the city, Apartments Torremolinos are a more convenient option. Make sure they are furnished and that they are near to the sea.
We look forward to receiving you in Torremolinos. In this gem of Costa del Sol and its surroundings you will find everything you need to make your holiday unforgettable.