Put simply, Torremolinos is the heart and soul of the Costa del Sol. The largest resort on Spain’s sunshine coast, this is a holiday which offers at the very least, a healthy dose of sunshine, and at its best, a hearty serving of shopping, nightlife, good food, and plenty of fun.
You’ll be busy from the moment you step off your flight (that’s if you want to be, of course). A holiday to Torremolinos can deliver a buzzing nightlife that doesn’t die down until the early hours of the morning. Whether that means drinks and karaoke, a fantastic meal out, clubs, pubs, the cinema, a cocktail bar, or something else entirely. Then once you’ve recovered from the revealing, it’s time to get set and explore one of the many great places to visit during the day.
Splash fans will be in their element. From the Sea Life Aquarium, Aquapark waterpark, and Tivoli World theme park, to any one of Torremolinos’ six main beaches, there are plenty of activities which revolve around the water. That’s a list that’s sure to put a smile on both children and adults’ faces when the sun is up. And once the sun goes down? You’ll be enjoying the great nightlife all over again.
Fun fact: the Costa del Sol sees an average of 300 days of sun a year. So bring your sunglasses and beach towel, because no matter when you go on a Torremolinos holiday, you’ll be basking in sunshine. For a mix of relaxation and adventure, don’t forget to bring your hiking shoes. The beautiful weather makes Torremolinos an excellent choice for travellers seeking outdoors adventures.
Although the resort offers more than enough in terms of activities and entertainment to fill a fantastic two-week break, the option to explore another country is also there for the taking. The exotic Moroccan city of Tangiers, Gibraltar, the town of Ronda, and other areas in northern Morocco are all just a short boat ride away from Torremolinos.
But that’s just the tip of the Torremolinos iceberg! This holiday gem has so much to offer and easyJet holidays are fully prepped to take you there.
Bajondillo (Torremolinos beach)
The dark sand beach of Bajondillo is situated between La Carihuela and Playamar. San Miguel Street runs along the sands, parallel to the Mediterranean Sea. During the summer months, busy San Miguel brims with tourists enjoying the warm weather. Think al fresco cafes, ice cream parlours, and more shopping than you could ever fit into one afternoon. Enjoy a drink in the sun, hit the shops or just take a relaxing stroll, all in the heart of the historic quarter.
La Carihuela is a dark sand beach with a number of restaurants and bars scattered around it. These restaurants are a great way to sample traditional foods from the region, including the area's fried fish dishes or tapas. Of course, the beach offers an ideal spot place to work on your Mediterranean suntan, with the ocean on hand should you need to escape the heat!
Located next to Bajondillo Beach, Playamar is the watersport capital of the region. Windsurfing, sailing and diving are all on offer here, with lessons for beginners and rental options for pros. After that, take your pick from one of the kiosks selling food and drinks. The entire area is centred around the beach, so pull up a towel and tuck into a tasty treat, knowing that you’ve earned that extra ice cream after all that action in the water.
Take a look into the future at Bioparc Fuengirola; a revolutionary zoo. Visitors to the park can see animals living side-by-side in a habitat that is more natural than traditional zoos.
The famous Tivoli World is calling your name. It is the Costa del Sol's largest theme park and serves up hours of fun. Located in Arroyo de Miel, Tivoli World has over 20 rides, regular concerts, flamenco shows, plus plenty of restaurants and bars. Get lost amongst the rides or book yourself into a concert and sing the night away.
Los Alamos Beach
Get out the sun cream and grab your beach towel for Los Alamos; one of six sun-soaked beaches on offer in Torremolinos. Those visitors who know about it rate Los Alamos because of the small number of people who frequent the beach. Large crowds stay away due to the beach’s hidden location. Feel like a local in the know and enjoy the intimacy of your own private spot of sand.
Torremolinos' old town is a great spot during the late afternoon. After a morning well spent relaxing on the beach, discover the area’s history strolling through its narrow winding streets. Take a walk on Calle San Miguel to window shop or find a café and sit back with a cerveza after a tiring morning catching waves.
Costa del Sol cuisine
Combining fresh vegetables and seafood, the Costa del Sol's cuisine makes great use of the region's produce. Gazpacho is a favourite amongst locals, especially during summertime. Simply described, this is cold tomato soup and very refreshing. A great way to cool down after a morning in the sun. Fried fish is a staple on the Costa del Sol, while traditional tapas is another must-taste during your visit. Restaurant-hopping is basically a Spanish past time, allowing you to devour a couple of tapas with a beer or glass of sangria, before moving on to the next spot!
From Michelin-starred restaurants to simple local takeaways, Torremolinos is nothing if not varied when it comes to eating options. Beach restaurants are popular, and fill up with as the sun goes down with visitors piling off the beaches. Light lunches, salads and sandwiches can all be found at these chiringuitos. If you are looking for something even more authentic, head to one of the great seafood restaurants near the beach or the tapas bars in the old town.
With easyJet holidays, you can expect great value holidays with a brand you trust. Booking your flight and hotel at the same time can save you money, meaning extra to splurge when you’re away. The flexibility offered in flight and hotel combinations also ensures a less stressful booking experience.
Is Torremolinos not quite sealing the deal? Have a read of our other Costa del Sol destination guides for further inspiration and temptation!