Costa del Sol of Spain boasts a number of resort towns, and one of its most famous, is a town called Torremolinos. The town was in fact the first one to be developed for tourism. Thus, it is not surprising that Torremolinos enjoys a high profile stature in the Spanish tourism industry.
Like most towns on the Costa del Sol, Torremolinos was once a fishing town until the 1950’s, when people started to take notice of its stunning beaches, picturesque landscape and all-year round idyllic weather. Today, the town is home to large resort complexes populated by the most luxurious hotels and vacation apartments. Around the structures, public gardens with a wide range of flowers and trees were established to add to the beauty.
Torremolinos is divided into two sections. The first one is the Torremolinos center and the second is the La Carihuela. The center boasts a more modern appeal while La Carihuela exudes a more Spanish vibe as it preserves a number of fishermen cottages and Spanish-style houses with patios.
People come to Costa del Sol to enjoy its beaches. The sandy beaches of Torremolinos are known for their cleanliness. They are also usually wider and longer than the others in the region. One of the most popular beaches in town is Playamar. This beach tends to be busy especially during summer, between July and August. But you can always find a space in other beaches if you long for some peace and seclusion.
When it Torremolinos, you should not miss a visit to Paseo Maritimo, a picturesque seafront promenade that goes along La Carihuela. The Playamar and Banalmadena Marina lie at each end of the Paseo. Walking is one of the simplest yet amazing activities around town. If you take a leisure stroll from the center to La Carihuela, you will be treated to the beautiful seascape views. Torremolinos is also home to a number of great seafront restaurants. Thus, a visit to the town is not only a fantastic beach experience but a culinary one as well. Make sure to taste some of the local favorites like the paella, barbecue sardines and fried fish.
For the adventurous souls, Torremolinos offers a range of thrilling water sports. While here, you can test your skills in paragliding, water-skiing and windsurfing to name a few. Inland, a number of tourists go rough and tough in various horseback riding and mountain biking activities. To the delight of visiting families, there is an aqua park which features swimming pools, artificial waves and water slides. The Sea Life Aquarium in Benalmadena also makes an interesting stop especially for children. To compliment your beach experience, sharpen your golfing prowess in one of the many world-class courses in the town’s vicinity.
Indeed the town has the infrastructure and the amenities to cater not only to the younger crowd but also to families and older tourists. Even in winter months, Torremolinos still enjoys mild weather. This is the perfect time to get good deals on accommodation and tours.
You can reach Torremolinos via public transport. There is a regular train service that goes to and from Malaga and Fuengirola. In addition, an efficient bus system serves Costa del Sol.