Torremolinos is one of the Costa del Sol's most famous resorts. As well as boasting the most extensive range of hotels on the coast, Torremolinos has geared its infrastructure to attracting congress-related tourism. Proof of this is the Torremolinos Congress and Exhibition Centre, the first on the Costa del Sol.
Torremolinos' climate is exceptional all year round, making it the ideal place to enjoy long days on the beach and fun nights out to suit all tastes. The Romeria de San Miguel open-air festival, at the end of September, is considered to be one of the best in Andalucia.
Torremolinos has thankfully long outgrown its Monty Python spam and chips image and, over recent years, 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.
More than one thousand species of trees have been planted in the town, ranging from the exotic magnolia and banana tree to vibrantly colourful beds of roses and azaleas.
On the outskirts of the town there are three forests with freshwater springs and barbecue facilities and highly recommended for those seeking a little reprieve from the bucket and spade scenario on the coast.
At the same time, if it's family fun you want, Torremolinos is hard to beat with seasonal seasports including windsurfing, paragliding, water-skiing and pedal boats. If this sounds all just too energetic however, then of course there is the sunlounger alternative or plenty of places where you can while away the hours sitting in picturesque surrounds, sipping a glass of sangria and simply watching the world go by.
The old La Carihuela fishermans quarter still exists and many of the streets have been pedestrianised making for a very pleasant walk. Many of the original cottages still exist and not all have been turned into bars or shops. Many seem to have stood still in time. Wander around the area early one morning before the tourists wake up to see a different world
Useful information for Torremolinos
Plaza de Blas Infante, 1
Tel:+ 34 952 371 909
+ 34 952 379 400
+ 34 952 382 419
+ 34 952 381 422 or 092
Emergencies (24 hours): + 34 952 383 838
Appointments: + 34 952 374 703/952 374 578
Information: + 34 952 387 720
Casa de la Cultura:
Pedro Antonio Saenz, s/n.
Tel: + 34 952 370 585
+ 34 952 048 804 / 952 048 844
+ 34 952 384 518
Places of interest in Torremolinos
The Flamenco festival:
(August) Town Hall Torremolinos Plaza Blas Infante, 1
Tel: 952 379 400
- Baile retro: February/March
- Carnivals: February
- Verdiales: February
- Tourism Day: First thursday in September
- Cruces de mayo: May
- Feria de San Juan de Monterma: June
- Veladilla de San Juan: June
- Romeria: September
- Feria de San Miguel: September
- Romeria de San Miguel: September
- Festival flamenco: July / August
- Feria del Carmen: July
- Dia del pescaito: First Thursday in October