Located 7km west of Malaga, Torremolinos was the first Costa del Sol resort to be developed back in the early 1960's.
The resort received some bad press a few years ago, which has led the local authorities improving the beach cleaning and make an effort to keep the all night partying under control.
Mixing the old & the new
The town of Torremolinos reflects its heritage with several of the original fresh fish bars located right in the shopping centre, harmoniously flanked by exclusive boutiques and gift shops.
Over the years, Torremolinos 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.
At the height of summer, Torremolinos has a great appeal for all ages, with a reputation for its hectic nightlife. Out of season, however, it takes on a different character. Now practically a suburb of Malaga, the atmosphere is much more Spanish, especially at weekends, with an air of friendliness and welcome.
The beach area shows another side to Torremolinos. With hotels, apartments, bars and restaurants, this area is packed during the summer. To the left, the Playa de Bajondillo gives way to the beaches of Playamar and Los Alamos. To the right, beyond the Castillo de Santa Clara, lie the beach areas of La Carihuela and Montemar.