Holidays in Torremolinos
One of the Costa del Sol’s original beach resorts, Torremolinos is a holiday favourite with its great choice of beaches and relaxed, Spanish charm. The resort is a stone’s throw from quality golf courses, an exciting water park and a beautiful marina. After dark, Torremolinos really heats up, with a buzzing bar scene and tapas restaurants.
May for slightly cooler temperatures.
Book a Thomas Cook holiday to Torremolinos for a choice of golden beaches, Aqualand’s thrilling water slides and the upbeat nightlife on the Calle San Miguel.
The Sol Principe Hotel is located in the popular resort of Torremolinos right in line with beautiful Playamar beach on the Costa del Sol in Spain. ...
What is included?
With a stay at Melia Costa Del Sol in Torremolinos, you'll be on the beach and minutes from San Miguel Archangel Parish, and close to Costa del Sol...
What is included?
Head down to Torremolinos’ sun-drenched seafront promenade to take your pick from seven golden beaches, starting with the lively La Carihuela and getting progressively smaller and quieter the further east you go. Stop for lunch at a local chiringuito or visit the marina for a boat trip along the coast. Spend a sunny afternoon on the green at Parador Malaga de Golf, or take the kids to enjoy the slides and water playgrounds at Aqualand. In the evenings, try out the local fare and Mediterranean specialties at a waterfront restaurant, or go into town for a lively evening at the bars.
Torremolinos’ coastline stretches through seven sandy beaches, linked by a sunny palm-lined promenade famous for its chiringuitos – beach cafe-bars. The main beach, La Carihuela, is popular for its central location, with sun beds and brightly-coloured beach umbrellas speckling the dark golden sand. La Carihuela has the best beach activities in Torremolinos, with pedal boats for hire and opportunities to try something new, like kite surfing. Wander east along the promenade and you’ll discover some quieter beaches, like the smaller Playa Los Alamos, a peaceful part of the coast that’s perfect for a relaxing day.
Torremolinos is the ideal base for exploring the coast, from relaxing yacht excursions out on the shimmering Mediterranean to exciting dolphin spotting cruises. If you prefer to stay on dry land, the resort is a favourite among golfers for its excellent local courses, including Parador Malaga de Golf, one of Andalucía’s first golf clubs. There are lots of things for kids to do in Torremolinos, with family-friendly attractions like Aqualand nearby. Just a 10 minute walk from the centre of the resort, this much-loved water park has a top choice of water slides, rapids and wave pools, plus mini slides and water playgrounds for little ones.
The thriving nightlife scene in Torremolinos has a little something for everyone, with drinking and dining hotspots on the waterfront and in the centre of town. The beach bars, known locally as chiringuitos, are a big part of the nightlife, where you can grab a snack or drinks in the evening and listen to live music. The resort has some excellent dining options, with lots of places to try Spanish cuisine and fresh seafood. If you’re up for a big night out, the best place in Torremolinos is Calle San Miguel, home to buzzing bars and pubs. For the serious clubbers, nightlife capital Benalmadena is a 15 minute cab ride away.
Families: Relax on kid-friendly beaches or take a stroll to Aqualand, and check out the fantastic slides and wave pool.
Night owls: Watch the sun set from the beach at a local chiringuito, then go for dinner and drinks on Calle San Miguel.
Beach lovers: Wander along the bustling promenade to pick from seven beautiful beaches, each with dark golden sand and top water sports.
Language: The language spoken in Torremolinos is Spanish
Currency: The currency used in Torremolinos is the Euro (€)
Local time: Torremolinos is 1 hour ahead of GMT/UK time
Fly to: Malaga Airport
Flight time from UK: Approximately 2.5 hours
Tourist Information: Further Torremolinos tourist information can be found at www.spain.info/en_GB/que-quieres/ciudades-pueblos/otros-destinos/torremolinos.html
Visa & Health: Before you travel, visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/spain for recommendations and advice on visas and health for your holiday to Torremolinos.
Temperature: 25-29°C in summer.
Best time to visit: May for slightly cooler temperatures.
Torremolinos’ summers are long and hot, with average daily temperatures in the mid 20s (°C). The hottest months are July and August, which often peak around 30°C. Spring is a popular time to visit, for sunny beach weather before the midsummer heat.
By bus: Torremolinos has an excellent bus service that runs approximately every 30 minutes throughout summer. The bus provides transport within the resort as well as out to nearby towns like Marbella.
By car: Hiring a car is useful for visitors keen to explore Andalucía and who want the freedom to travel in their own time. There are many international hire car companies in the area and at Malaga Airport.
By taxi: Torremolinos has plenty of taxis, with several taxi ranks in the resort centre. Taxis are a good option for short journeys, with many available for airport transfer at a fixed price.
Flamenco: Torremolinos’ Flamenco Festival has been running for over 20 years, and is one of the most popular of its kind in the region. Held in August, the festival features flamenco dancers and enthusiasts from all over Spain putting on shows in atmospheric venues across Torremolinos.
Feria: September sees the Feria of San Miguel come to town, the fair that celebrates Torremolinos’ patron saint. The event includes five days of fairground rides, activities, food and parties as well as the traditional pilgrimage, with a big procession through the streets.