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One of the most sought-after holiday destinations on the Costa del Sol, Torremolinos getaways have been thrilling Spanish and foreign visitors since the 1950s. Just seven kilometres west of Malaga airport and fringed by a nine kilometre stretch of golden sand, Torremolinos is the epitome of a sunny beach holiday.

Once a humble fishing village at the foot of the Mijas Mountains, the resort offers visitors the perfect escape from your typical beach holiday abroad. A holiday in Torremolinos provides the best of sun swept beaches, rugged natural landscapes, history and cultural events.

Day trips to the city of Malaga are perfect for holidaymakers to bask in the culture of the region. From the educational museums to the gorgeous Moorish castle that overlooks the city, there is plenty to see and do along the Mediterranean coast.

A holiday in this vibrant part of Spain gives you the chance to experience the best in beach getaways. Why not make Torremolinos your destination in 2017?

Most popular hotels in Torremolinos

Marconfort Beach Club Hotel
Marconfort Beach Club Hotel
Marconfort Beach Club Hotel

Torremolinos, Costa del Sol

from €326 pp
Roc Costa Park
Roc Costa Park
Roc Costa Park

Torremolinos, Costa del Sol

from €279 pp
Royal Costa Hotel
Royal Costa Hotel
Royal Costa Hotel

Torremolinos, Costa del Sol

from €275 pp
Marconfort Griego Hotel
Marconfort Griego Hotel
Marconfort Griego Hotel

Torremolinos, Costa del Sol

from €310 pp
Gran Hotel Blue Sea Cervantes
Gran Hotel Blue Sea Cervantes
Gran Hotel Blue Sea Cervantes

Torremolinos, Costa del Sol

from €268 pp
Puente Real
Puente Real
Puente Real

Torremolinos, Costa del Sol

from €309 pp
Hotel Ritual Torremolinos
Hotel Ritual Torremolinos
Hotel Ritual Torremolinos

Torremolinos, Costa del Sol

from €260 pp
Hotel Arcos de Montemar
Hotel Arcos de Montemar
Hotel Arcos de Montemar

Torremolinos, Costa del Sol

from €243 pp

At a glance

  • Currency: Euro
  • Language: Spanish
  • Time Zone: GMT +1
  • Average flight time: 3h 0m

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Top Attractions

Top Attractions

Families on a holiday in Torremolinos will be spoiled for choice with things to do. The Tivoli World theme park is a must, with 36 rides to test your adrenaline on, daily dance performances and a host of children's events.

Aqualand Water Park is bound to go down well too, as it boasts the biggest water slide in Europe. There is no better way to cool off in the hot summer sun of Spain than to splash in the pools of the water park. The town is also home to a crocodile park, where you can learn everything you ever wanted to know about crocs, and you can watch them being fed from up close.

With Torremolinos so close to Malaga, it is easy to head to the city for a day trip. The cathedral in the Old Town dominates the skyline and is a must-see. Fans of art will enjoy the Pablo Picasso Foundation Birthplace Museum, which is also located in the Old Town. The museum houses some of the famous painter’s best works of art.

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Wine and Dine

Wine and Dine

If you are heading to the Costa del Sol, it is a must to eat like a local. Once you dive into the delights of Mediterranean Spanish cuisine, you will never want to eat anything else. The food of Torremolinos are the perfect dishes to refresh you from a day in the hot Spanish sun, splashing about in the ocean.

One of the most refreshing and hydrating dishes you can eat is gazpacho. The tomato soup is served cold, and it is ideal when the temperatures soar. Fried fish is another local favourite, and most restaurants in Torremolinos will serve up seafood caught just hours before cooking. Lightly coated in flour, chefs fry a variety of tasty fish in olive oil before serving it up with a glass of white wine or a cold lager.

If you love seafood then you will love the gambas al pil-pil, or prawns in spicy sauce. These giant prawns are coated in a garlic, chilli and paprika salsa. Of course, there are Spanish dining staples like tapas and paella just waiting for you on your Torremolinos holidays. So, what are you waiting for?

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For Families

For Families

The four beaches in Torremolinos are the perfect areas to begin any day on holiday. Swimming, windsurfing, and other activities are available for the family to participate in when seaside. For families seeking fun elsewhere, Torremolinos can provide it. Aqualand Water Park is a great day out of slippery slides. Molino de Inca Botanical Gardens is a calm and relaxing spot to stroll through during the hot afternoons. The gardens are home to around 100 types of palms trees, and its lush greenery is an oasis in the warm summer months.

Families can spend a day in nearby Malaga, and experience the vibrancy, culture and history of the great city. One of the must-see venues of Malaga is the Alcazaba de Malaga. This Moorish Castle is situated on a hillside overlooking the city. Inside the castle is the Museum of Malaga which contains two parts: the archaeology museum and the fine arts museum. Both are worth a few hours of your time.

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Action and Adventure

Action and Adventure

Bull fighting is a cultural tradition in Spain. Tour the Plaza de Toros and find out about the history of the region when it comes to bull fighting. Regardless if you stay to watch a bull fight, you will enjoy the tour of the gigantic bull ring.

The Mijas Mountains are the ideal spot to find extensive hiking trails around Torremolinos. Visitors regularly hike to the top of the mountains to look down over the Costa del Sol and the Mediterranean below. If you want to get to the bottom quickly, hop on a mountain bike and feel the gentle Spanish breeze blow through your hair.

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Life's a Beach

Life's a Beach

Torremolinos is considered the beach holiday capital of the Costa del Sol, and with seven kilometres of golden sand split into four unforgettable beaches, it is hard to argue with the claim. The beaches are well-maintained, and visitors can find facilities nearby for food and drink. On the beach there are plenty of places to lie down and catch some sun. Fancy a dip in the Mediterranean Sea? Then splash away. Holidaymakers can also hire jet skis, kayaks, boats and participate in other beach activities when soaking up the sun.

The most popular beach to descend on in Torremolinos is Playa El Bajondillo. The sandy shoreline gives way to the crystal blue waters of the Mediterranean, while it is backed by restaurants, bars and shops that suit everyone. Spend a day in the sun before watching the sun set at one of the great bars as you sip cocktails. The simple life of paradise is what makes Torremolinos the No. 1 holiday destination on the Costa del Sol.

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Nightlife

Nightlife

Torremolinos has a reputation as being the party destination of the Costa del Sol region. The first gay bar in Spain opened here in 1962, and the La Nogalera area now has a cluster of gay-friendly pubs and clubs mingled with family restaurants and traditional bars.

Whether you are looking for a quiet beer bar, late night disco or a loud, pulsating nightclub full of life, you will find it on a holiday in Torremolinos. Anyone looking for late-night fun can head to Fun Beach. This nightclub comes complete with a swimming pool to cool off guests when things get too hot on the dance floor.

If you fancy a dance, try Atrevete and learn a few spicy salsa moves. This large club has one of the best atmospheres of all the night spots in Torremolinos. For loud music, and a late night out, Voltage cannot be beaten. The venue plays earth shaking techno music that will have you moving to the beat all night long.

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For Couples

For Couples

Couples who fancy a day at the beach can indulge themselves by hiring a boat to cruise the Mediterranean Sea. Few things are more romantic than sailing through the waves as the sun sets over the Costa del Sol. If you fancy staying on the beach to watch the sun lower over the resort, do so at El Gato Lounge. Located right on the beach, it is a favourite for thirsty beachgoers.

Pedestrianised shopping street, Calle San Miguel, is shoulder to shoulder with designer outlets and boutiques. It runs from the town centre right down to the beach, with a series of winding steps at the end to make sure you work for your relaxation. If you don’t fancy shopping or buying designer clothes, you can sit and relax at one of the many restaurants and bars on the trendy street.

The Costa del Sol is home to some of southern Spain’s best golf courses. Sporty couples can hit the links to play a day of golf before hitting the town for a night out. If you are heading out for the evening, start off in La Carihuela. This old fishing district is now one of the trendiest spots in Torremolinos. Shop, eat and party all evening in this hipster hotspot.

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Culture

Culture

Torremolinos is full of cultural activities and together with Malaga, provide holidaymakers with a number of museums to learn more about the region’s past and people. Each year, Torremolinos hosts a variety of festivals that visitors can join in. From February’s vibrant Carnival to September’s festival to the city’s patron saint, you can find a wealth of music, dance and food being created.

In September, the Day of the Tourist festival is held, and the city hosts several free events; including a free paella meal. The resort is also home to the Spanish Ballroom Dancing Championships, which is a unique experience in its own right.

A holiday in Torremolinos isn’t your typical Costa del Sol getaway. The resort offers beaches and so much more, so make it your destination for 2017.

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