Ultimate Torremolinos Tourist Guide: BEST Things to Do & See

Torremolinos is one of the most popular and good value for money tourist destinations on the Costa del Sol.

The resort is less than fifteen minutes away by car from Malaga Airport and Gibraltar Airport approximately a ninety minute drive away provides a further gateway to the Costa del Sol and Torremolinos.

Getting To Torremolinos

Getting from Malaga International Airport to Torremolinos is a breeze especially if you are not interested in renting a car.

There are regular bus and train services between the resort and the airport costing as little as €1.55 one way. Torremolinos is the closest major tourist resort to Malaga International Airport.


Torremolinos beaches are well equipped and cleaned daily and the best beaches include La Carihuela, Bajondillo Beach, Montemar, Los Alamos, Saltillo Beach and the Costa Lago Beach.

Torremolinos hamacasGolf

Because of the great climate the Costa del Sol enjoys, golf is something to do all year round and there are an abundance of golf courses in the area. Golf courses closest to Torremolinos includes the Golf Torrequebrada and Benalmadena Golf.

Accommodation (Hotels)

Accommodation can be booked in hotels, villas and apartments many of which are within easy walking distance to the beaches.

Torremolinos attracts large numbers of tourists annually especially families with children on a budget. Popular hotel complexes to choose from if contemplating a vacation in Torremolinos include the Hotel Luna Blanca, Hotel Don Paquito, Hotel Isabel and the Hotel Cabello.

Many families with children prefer apartments to hotel rooms because of the extra space and the added bonus of having a lounge and kitchenette at their disposal. Favoured apartment complexes in Torremolinos that have received good reviews include the Apartamentos Bajondillo, Torre de la Roca and the Playa Miguel Beach Club.

Playa Miguel Beach Club

The Playa Miguel Beach Club is worth a visit if you want to experience the beach club culture of the Costa del Sol but don’t want to spend large amounts of money such as Nikki Beach and the Ocean Club Marbella. For more information on the Playa Miguel Beach Club you can look at https://www.playamiguel.es.

Playa Miguel, Torremolinos

Playa Miguel, Torremolinos – Photo by Hans Olav Lien, Wikimedia Commons

Recommended Restaurants

Places to eat out at in Torremolinos which have been recommended by the Trip Advisor include Kate’s Cottage, Café Fresco, the Spanish Garden, La Cacerola, Kathmundu Nepali Restaurant, El Sabor, El Gato Lounge, The Carvery, Bistro Europa, Restaurante La Escarela and the Tudor Rose.


Torremolinos has a reputation when it comes to its nightlife and what with the ability to be able to walk next door to the neighbouring resort of Benalmadena nightlife enthusiasts are spoilt for choice, nevertheless nights to dance away can be spent at the Passion Discoteca, Palladium, Fun Beach, Alvarete, Pipers, Voltage, Eugenio’s Disco and Piano Bar and the El Gato Lounge.

For an authentic flamenco experience you can head out to the Taberna Pepe Lopez which attracts a truly international audience.

Popular Torremolinos tourist bars include Shenanigans Irish Bar, Tiki, Lombok Natural Beach Bar, Moliere Playa, La Cervetzateca, Matahambre and the Bar Amsterdam.

Gay Torremolinos

Torremolinos is also gay friendly resort with many gay bars and discos with a good selection of locales located in the La Nogalera.

The Parthenon is open every day of the year and the El Gato Lounge with its large terrace is located in front of the also gay beach of Beirola beach which also goes by the name of the El Gato Beach.

Further gay nightlife spots include Boomerang, Esquina Renes Bar, La Palmera, Passion and Morbos.

Torremolinos is very popular with British tourists, is a large tourist resort with many high rise buildings and also a large expat population.

The best way to see what Torremolinos is like to look at is to have a look at a webcam and then at the same time you can see what fantastic weather the resort enjoys.

Tourist Information Office

Torremolinos Tourist Office Address:
Calle Delfines 1, 29620 Torremolinos (Malaga)
Telephone Number: +34 952 372 956
Email Address: turismo@ayto-torremolinos.org

Torremolinos Tourist Office Address:
Plaza de las Comunidades s/n 29620, Torremolinos (Malaga)
Telephone Number: +34 952 371 909
Email Address: turismo@ayto-torremolinos.org

Torremolinos Tourist Office Address:
Plaza Blas Infante 1, 29620, Torremolinos (Malaga)
Telephone Number: +34 952 379 512
Email Address: turismo@ayto-torremolinos.org

Torremolinos Tourist Office Address:
Plaza de la Independencia s/n, 29620, Torremolinos (Malaga)
Telephone Number: +34 952 374 231
Email Address: turismo@ayto-torremolinos.org
Website: https://turismotorremolinos.es/en/

Paseo Maritimo de Torremolinos

Paseo Maritimo de Torremolinos – Photo by Manuel Flores, Wikimedia Commons

Moving to Torremolinos

If you are thinking of moving to Torremolinos, then you must read our expat interview with Jessica Bush of IVI Real Estate below:

Jessica, what would you say would be the advantages to living in Torremolinos compared to other Costa del Sol towns?

Torremolinos has a privileged location on the map with a very good access from Malaga International Airport, has six kilometers of beaches, with a weather that lets you enjoy them most of the year. For this reason, there are many visitors from around the world who decided to stay and live in Torremolinos. Today it´s a cosmopolitan city with a very full range of national and international groups, being, at the same time town, city, cultural center, sports village, beach and golf.

Would the area not suit certain types of people, i.e. are there any possible downsides?

I think Torremolinos doesn´t exclude anybody to be able to enjoy this lovely place.

Monumento al Turista, Torremolinos

Monumento al Turista – Photo by Lilange, Wikimedia Commons

What proportion of the local population are Spanish?

The foreign population registered in Torremolinos is 26% of about 70,000. Up to 130 nationalities live in this county, of which 75% comes from countries of the European Union, so the 74% of the local population are Spanish.

What are your favourite things to do in the area?

The good thing about this city is that there is always something to do, from concerts to regattas, and of course I love to have a nice walk on the promenade and just sit down in any “chiringuito” and relax.

Can you give us some insider tips to the best bars or restaurants?

Casa Juan Los Mellizos, Antoxu, Caliu, Frutos, La viña de Ale, Chiringuito Los Leones…

Are there many facilities such as doctors and dentists, shops etc?

Of course, it has many health care centers, and in town center you can find the most famous street replete with shops, restaurants, bars, banks…

Are there smaller villages nearby that you might also recommend?

All the villages in the area have something special…and it´s very easy to move around by bus or train…but I´ll give you some names: Mijas, Ronda, Júzcar (the Smurfs Village), Nerja…

Are there smaller villages nearby that you might also recommend?

Sunny View, International College and British College

Coming onto buying property, what is the market like now in terms of prices going up, or down or staying the same?

The prices have remained during this last year with the lowest prices in years. They are slowly, starting to rise.

Is this a good time to buy and are there any repossessions or very cheap properties still available to buy?

It’s the best time to buy, prices are definitely not going to drop any more.

How much are the typical property prices in Torremolinos for apartments, villas etc?

There are no typical prices, it all depends in the area, kind of apartment or villa, if it´s refurbished or not…there are so many different areas with different prices.

Jessica, thank you so much for taking the time to help our readers with your experiences in Spain. If you want to contact her, you can find her details below.

IVI Real EstateIVI Real Estate

Calle Salvador Allende 41
Torremolinos 29620
Tel. +34 952 381 627
Email: info@ivirealestate.com
Website: www.ivirealestate.com



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  1. El Gato Lounge, a popular beach terrace is now open 7 days a week, all year around. Free tapas with your beer or wine.

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