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Torremolinos Holidays

A buzzing Costa del Sol resort

The first of many Costa del Sol hotspots to spring up from a quiet fishing village, Torremolinos has grown from a sleepy town into the region’s largest resort. And it has all the amenities and excitement you’d expect, with buzzing nightlife and a seemingly endless array of restaurants and bars. Torremolinos holidays offer a chance to indulge while basking in glorious sunshine. With six main beaches, water and theme parks nearby and an average of 300 days of sunshine each year, it’s a fantastic place to enjoy the great outdoors in both summer and winter.

But holidays to Torremolinos aren’t just about eating, drinking, partying and sunbathing (though if that’s what you’re in town for, you’re all set). The surrounding landscape is full of pretty villages, making it a fantastic base from which to explore – and for adventures further afield, Morocco is only a short ferry ride away.

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Your Torremolinos questions, answered

Torremolinos’ dark-sand beaches are the result of local minerals (rather than anything unclean!). The waters are a sparkling bright blue, creating a uniquely scenic coastline.
It’s a very family-friendly place – kids will love the beach and theme parks, while parents will appreciate the convenience of having everything they need within arm’s reach.
Torremolinos is busiest between June and August when the combination of hot, dry weather, music festivals and beach parties bring in the crowds. You’ll find lower-priced Torremolinos holidays during the shoulder months. From April to May and September to October, you can enjoy warm sunny days at the beach and a quieter atmosphere. Easter is a fun time to visit as you can see traditional processions. In late September you can enjoy the San Miguel Fair, which brings fairgrounds and outdoor parties to the town.
Torremolinos sits in the middle of a long stretch of sandy coast, so you have plenty of choice. The beaches around Torremolinos have slightly darker than usual sands, thanks to the mineral content, and a clear, bright-blue, inviting sea. There are plenty of areas where it’s safe to swim, and water sports are very popular, including sailing, kayaking, and pedalo rides. The beaches around Torremolinos tend to have a lively atmosphere, especially in the summer, but there are smaller, quieter beaches hidden away.
With its plentiful local markets and pedestrian-friendly shopping streets, Torremolinos rewards shoppers who wander: you’ll discover great local souvenirs, such as authentic Spanish leather products.
Torremolinos used to have a reputation as a party town. While there are still plenty of bars and nightclubs if you like to stay up late, there’s a variety of things to do at night to suit different tastes. There are a few music festivals during the summer as well as live music venues that open most of the year playing everything from rock to traditional music. You can also enjoy the stylish cafes in the town square where, in the summer, you might catch cultural events like open-air theatre.
There’s a market in Torremolinos on Thursdays, which is held in the fairground just outside the town centre. It’s less than a 10-minute drive from the centre, and usually has over 200 stalls selling clothes, shoes, toys, leather goods, jewellery, and local food. It’s worth visiting the market simply for the atmosphere and to see some of the handcrafted items made locally. On Sundays, there’s a car boot sale in the same location. You can pick up second-hand bargains or buy a unique souvenir from your travels.
Torremolinos is an excellent place to try traditional Spanish and Andalusian cuisine. For light bites during the day, head to the beachfront chiringuitos, large huts that serve tapas dishes, seafood and salads. There are also plenty of Spanish restaurants where you can enjoy a feast of tapas, including local olives and Iberian ham or classics like paella. There’s also a wide range of international cuisine. You can discover restaurants serving Italian, Indian, British, French and many other types of food.
Torremolinos is a compact, walkable town, so you don’t need a car if you plan to stay local and enjoy the beaches. You can take buses to neighbouring towns as well as organised day trips further afield. But, for longer holidays in Torremolinos, it’s worth considering a car as it can take you to those hidden havens. You can drive along the coast for day trips to Malaga or Marbella or even head into the mountains for a day of hiking and exploring. A car isn’t essential but gives you a lot more freedom.

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