12 kms from Malaga city and part of the bay with a coastline of about 7 kms, Torremolinos is located in the heart of the Costa del Sol Torremolinos offers visitors almost twelve months of the year, the possibility of enjoying the warm, clear waters of the Mediterranean. With the best facilities, medical care, comfort, fun and leisure. Calle San Miguel is definitely the heart of Torremolinos.
Walking through it we can easily become affected by the cosmopolitan and unique atmosphere that has become so well known. There are all kinds of establishments visited by a constant flow of people throughout the year. It is definitely a great showcase for Torremolinos.
Torremolinos hosts annual music festivals which are now a reference at a national and international level. Examples include The Freedom Festival and Rocking ' Race Jamboree. The Prince of Asturias Municipal Auditorium is one of the largest in Andalusia. It is prepared with sound and lighting equipment for all types of music concerts, ballet, theatre, as well as all kinds of popular and cultural events.
The main tourist attractions are the beaches of Torremolinos. The municipality has nearly 7 miles of coastline and its main beaches are Los Alamos, Playamar El Bajondillo, La Carihuela, Montemar and El Saltillo.
They are urban beaches accessible from the promenade. They are generally dark sand with moderate waves and have a high level of occupancy during the summer months. The most popular beaches are La Carihuela and El Bajondillo, located close to the city center. The first is over a kilometer long and 40 meters wide. La Carihuela has approximately the same width and is about 2 kilometers long. This beach is located in the old fishing district of the same name, with well known fried fish restaurants.
Torremolinos has a wide range of leisure activities . Cinemas , theme parks, water parks, museums are just some of the possibilities offered in and near Torremolinos, all without, of course, counting the beaches, the most valuable assets of this location.
Take a stroll through Plaza Mayor, one of the largest shopping malls and leisure complexes on the Costa del Sol. Lots of shops , 16 restaurants offering traditional and fast food, 19 cinemas and an Imax projecting in 2D and 3D.
Aqualand Aquapark, Torremolinos is the largest water park on the Costa del Sol , this theme park is good value especialy if you get a discount card found in most establishment in Torremolinos.
Crocodile Park, 15 minutes walk from the center of Torremolinos with over 300 crocodiles from all over the world and daily guided tours : :www.cocodrilospark.com/
Selwo Marina, located in the town of Arroyo de la miel , has the only Dolphinarium and Penguinarium in Andalusia. The visitor moves between different scenarios of South America, the warm Caribbean to the icy Antarctic, to learn about its wildlife and more exotic birds.
Selwo Adventure is a great wildlife park country. Over 2,000 animals from around the planet live in semi freedom, in conditions similar to their natural habitat. Visitors can observe wildlife up close, living in habitats designed and perfectly adapted to the needs of each species.
The Underwater Sea Life Park is an amazing interactive aquarium , unique on the Costa del Sol , an entertaining and educational place where many coastal species are on show, from starfish to sharks . There are otters , stingrays , seahorses, turtles, octopus , etc. . www.visitsealife.com/benalmadena
Fuengirola is an excelent bioparc. A new model of zoo based on respect for nature and the preservation of their species, a model that has become a benchmark for europe. www.bioparcfuengirola.es
If you like culture you can visit several museums and attractions in Malaga, such as the Picasso Museum, the Alcazaba and the Carmen Thyssen Museum
Molino de Inca Botanical Gardens . The largest green areas of the city are - The Inca Botanical Garden and Battery Park . The first is where the original sources of the springs are located and you can find more than 150 palm trees of 50 different types , as well as about 300 trees of 60 different species and 400 shrubs.
Next to the botanical garden is the Pinar de Manantiales , an extensive forest considered the lungs of the city , where the springs that give it its name flow. It is equipped with barbecues and tables for public use
The Battery Park has a boating lake and a viewpoint tower overlooking the coast. It is located on land that antiaircraft batteries were used during the Civil War and contains several guns and an area of passages and bunkers from those times.
Andalusia is the quintessential paradise Golf in Spain, between the provinces of Cadiz and Malaga there are 94 Golf Courses, and on the Costa del Sol, in particular the province of Málaga, is the highest concentration Golf Courses in Andalusia. For more information, please visit the following pages
For shopping in Torremolinos go to the Calle San Miguel.
In the Plaza Costa del Sol and especially in Calle San Miguel you will find all kinds of shops where you can buy with ease as it is a pedestrian street.
It is the most important commercial area of the entire population and one of the busiest because it is begins in the Plaza Costa del Sol and ends at the Bajondillo beach, one of the most important beaches. It has all kinds of shops, souvenir shops, jewelry stores, fashion, music, shoe shops and even a store where Spanish guitars are manufactured.