On the Costa del Sol in southern Spain, Torremolinos is a classic fun in the sun resort and a firm favourite with families, friends and couples. Holidaymakers flock here to take advantage of long sunny days (no less than 325 days a year) and to kick back on beautiful beaches. In the evening hit the lively bars and clubs or stroll around the pretty marina lined with excellent seafood restaurants. Torremolinos holidays has something for everyone.
Hot temperatures hitting the low 30s in summer, and comfortably mild weather in winter.
2 hours 40 minutes
Malaga Airport (AGP), around 9km from Torremolinos
Once a quiet fishing village, Torremolinos has been a popular holiday destination since the 1960s. It is now a classic "fun in the sun" resort that attracts sun seekers of all ages throughout the year. Most people flock to the sandy beaches of El Bajondillo and La Carihuela during the day and spend the evening checking out the lively bars and clubs at the Nogalera Plaza, or strolling around the pretty marina lined with top seafood restaurants.
Six beaches run along Torremolinos' 9km stretch of coastline: Los Alamos, Playamar, El Bajondillo, La Carihuela, Montemar and El Saltillo. The most popular beaches are El Bajondillo and La Carihuela and they often get crowded in the peak summer months of July and August. The beaches to the east of the resort are quieter and more low key. The ancient fishing village of La Carihuela is pretty to stroll around and you'll often see old men playing dominoes there. El Saltillo is known for its excellent seafood restaurants and beach bars. The beachfront walkway connects to the neighbouring resort of Benalmadena so it's easy to walk from one resort to the next.
Aqualand Torremolinos is the largest water park on the Costa del Sol. It features slides of all sizes, river rapids, a tropical lagoon and a mini golf course. Head to the Torremolinos Crocodile Park to get up close to these aquatic reptiles and learn all about them through talks, live demonstrations and feeding sessions. Tivoli World in neighbouring Benalmadena features classic fairground rides, roller coasters, and an outdoor theatre, all set in tropical gardens dotted with plazas. La Bateria Park is perfect for kids of all ages with its boating lake, cycle tracks, footpaths and children's playground.
There are plenty of lively bars and clubs to choose from in Torremolinos. After a day in the sunshine, kick back with a cold drink in one of the many bars that line the Calle San Miguel. The street cuts through the centre of town and through an area known as La Nogalera, which is also lively after dark. Many of the beach bars stay open late and provide live music and sunset views. The Palladium Club is one of the town's most popular spots and features a swimming pool, lasers and three different dance floors. It regularly attracts top name DJs. You'll also find plenty of traditional bars and venues that host flamenco nights for a more authentic slice of Spain. For an alternative evening, consider a trip to Marbella, around a 30 minute drive from Torremolinos. The resort is known for its glamorous nightlife, top notch restaurants and bustling beach clubs.
Families: Torremolinos offers clean sandy beaches for family friendly bathing. For something a little more active, visit Aqualand Torremolinos, the largest water park on the Costa del Sol.
Beach Lovers: The Torremolinos coastline stretches for around 7km and is split into six beaches. The beaches are all linked by a walkway and the further east you walk, the quieter they become.
Party people: Torremolinos has a lively nightlife scene. Most of the clubs are located on Calle San Miguel, which runs through the centre of town. The Marina is also a popular evening spot for its top notch bars and restaurants.
Language: Spanish is the official language but English is widely spoken throughout the resort.
Local Time: One hour ahead of GMT/UK time.
Fly To: Malaga International Airport, around 9km from Torremolinos.
Flight Time from the UK: Approximately 2 hours and 40 minutes from London.
Tourist Information: Further tourist information on Torremolinos can be found at http://www.visitcostadelsol.com/towns-and-villages/torremolinos-p10061.
Visa and Health: Before you travel to Torremolinos with Airtours visit https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/spain for help and advice on visa requirements and health considerations for your holiday to Torremolinos.
Temperature: Around 30°C in summer and 12°C in winter.
Best time to visit Torremolinos: Torremolinos has a typical Mediterranean climate with four distinct seasons. Peak summer temperatures (July and August) can reach 30°C and temperatures rarely drop below double figures, even in the middle of winter. The region enjoys around 325 days of sunshine per year. Spring is a popular time for golfers for its mild sunny days.
By Train: A train service connects the city of Malaga and the airport to several resorts along the Costa del Sol including Torremolinos.
By Taxi: Taxis are easy to find in Torremolinos and are cheap. Always ask for the price first to prevent drivers from overcharging you. Most drivers speak English.
By Boat: Regular boat trips are available from Torremolinos.
By Hire Car: Hire cars can be booked in advance or when you arrive.
By Bus: The Costa del Sol's buses are a cheap and efficient way to travel throughout the region. There's a direct bus service from Malaga Airport to Torremolinos.
For family fun: September's San Miguel Fair is a family friendly event that celebrates the town's patron saint. The five day event features fairground attractions, music events, dancing, food and lots of fun.
For dance fans: One of the region's biggest flamenco festivals takes place every August in Torremolinos. The event attracts well known dancers to perform in open air venues throughout the resort.
For something traditional: St John's Day is celebrated on 24 June each year in Torremolinos with huge bonfires, fireworks and all night beach parties. Restaurants typically offer a St John's Day feast to provide fuel for all that partying.
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