Variety of beaches
There are six beaches in Torremolinos that run alongside a massive 7km long promenade filled with shops, bars and restaurants. This walkway runs through a neighbouring fishing village and towards the marina at Benalmadena.
Of the six beaches (Bajondillo, Los Alamos, La Carihuela, Montemar, Playamar and El Saltillo) there are varied atmospheres to enjoy. Some hotels and villas lead right out onto the sand while some beaches are accessible via walking across grassy patches and through the palm trees. These grassy sections are also popular places to lay down a towel and sunbathe.
Wherever you choose to lay you can be assured that there is always somewhere to eat and drink nearby with dozens of restaurants and beach bars based along the seafront.
Pick and choose from a large selection of daytime attractions and activities. Families have a good array of choices with minigolf courses, wildlife tours and animal shows to see. Two of the most popular attractions in Torremolinos are the Aqualand waterpark and the Crocodile Park just next door. The latter offers opportunities to learn more about the snappy creatures and even hold a baby crocodile.
There are several attractive areas around the built up town of Torremolinos but Battery Park is arguably the most visually stunning. It's a great place to spend the day with the family thanks to the wide open spaces, floral surroundings and the children's play park. You can also take a group out in a rowing boat for as little as €1.
As Torremolinos grew in popularity, the nightlife consistently upped the stakes and now there are more bars and clubs than you could possibly hope to visit in one trip. Many of the major clubs are found by the centre of San Miguel and in the area of La Nogalera. There is also a thriving LGBT scene that locals and tourists enjoy.
Many of the clubs like Voltage and Fun House open late and stay open until late in the morning. The Palladium offers an awesome experience that can't be replicated anywhere else. World famous DJs spin the decks while partyers swim in the pool or move on the dancefloor. All of this takes place during the opening hours of 3am till 9am.
If you're in search of an evening filled with family fun then there are plenty of quieter venues hosting entertaining performers. Head to The Chamber of Secrets dinner show where magicians and singers leave the audience mesmerised and impressed.
The Calle San Miguel is the hub of retail activity in Torremolinos with a street that is lined with dozens of shops as well as bars and restaurants. Between here and the Plaza de Andalucia the shops offer everything from clothes and jewellery stores to music shops and Majorcan pearls sellers.
On Thursday mornings there is a market held selling a wide range of handcrafted souvenirs as well as locally grown produce. This can be found at the town hall by Calle Horacio Lengo.
A mouth-watering selection
Families, couples, friends, business partners; whoever is enjoying a holiday in Torremolinos they will be spoilt for choice when it comes to dining in the resort. There are hundreds of eateries offering a wide range of international cuisine.
La Luna Blanca and Restaurante Juan are two Michelin Star venues to enjoy the finest of fine dining but there are also plenty of cheaper alternatives with food that claims to be equally as good.
In the centre of town by San Miguel and all along the promenade you'll find authentic Spanish restaurants, tapas bars, pizzerias, Chinese buffets, British pubs and so much more.
Bus and rail links
Torremolinos is just a ten minute drive from Malaga Airport so even a taxi shouldn't charge too much for the 7.5km trip.
The town is well connected to other resorts via bus and train services and it is easy to nip into Malaga city if you want to.
There are plenty of car rental companies available too if you don't want to rely on public transport.
Best time of year to visit
The Costa Del Sol region enjoys well over 300 days of sunshine a year and the weather stays consistently hot for the majority of the time. Temperatures regularly surpass 30C in July and August while the months from April to October will often sit above 20C.
There are way too many fiestas, parties, events and celebrations in Torremolinos to mention. During peak tourism seasons, the summer days and nights are buzzing with excitement and the clubs will occasionally have world famous DJs, musicians, performers and celebrities gracing the resort with their presence.
Location of Torremolinos
Average monthly temperature (°C) for Torremolinos