Guide to your Torremolinos holidays
Things to do in Torremolinos
Torremolinos has a unique gift of making its guests feel instantly at home from the moment they step off the plane. With its warm, balmy air greeting you like a welcome hug and the familiar yet exciting view of the beach - you’ll know you’re on holiday in Torremolinos.
Of course, the coast of Torremolinos is its biggest selling point - expect gently sloping shores, mostly calm waves and plenty of activities going on to make it more than just a sunbathing stint. The coast in itself is a day out, just the way a Spanish getaway should be!
But there’s so much more to Torremolinos than this. Dotted with excellent theme parks and attractions - this is a great place to stay if you’re looking for a few day trips with your holiday companions. The kids in particular will love Aqualand and Selwo Marina, both great choices for a family day well spent.
If you’re feeling peckish, you’ll find familiar dishes in the main parts of Torremolinos and along the coast. But if you’re looking for some of the best plates in the Costa del Sol, a trip to Malaga or El Bajondillo is well worth your time.Expect the sweet yet simple flavours of fresh seafood and all of the gorgeously rich spices that make Spanish cuisine a staple around the world.
Just a 15 minute drive from Malaga Airport, Torremolinos is in the ideal spot for those who just can’t wait to get to their holiday destination! With so many unmissable towns so close by, a hire care is great for ultimate exploration of the Costa del Sol. However, the local bus service - Portillo, offers good links to all of the main resorts and at a reasonable price.
Playa de la Carihuela
At an impressive 40 metres long, Playa de la Carihuela is the largest beach in Torremolinos. A popular choice for holidaymakers, this beach is well-equipped for a fun day out. From calm waters, to swathes of soft sand, and a bustling promenade lined with restaurants, bars and shops to cater to visitors’ every whim.
Playa el Bajondillo
Similar in its offering to Playa de la Carihuela, Playa El Bajondillo is an excellent alternative if you fancy a slight change of scenery. Equally as popular for its water sports offering, beach facilities, restaurants and bars, this is a great choice for those looking for a little more than just quiet sunbathing.
Playamar Beach is a favourite with those staying in the beachfront resorts, and for good reason. Its sandy bay lends itself perfectly for simply laying down a towel and doing nothing. Cool off in the swimming area or grab a bite to eat in the nearby hub of restaurants.
Fried fish day
Any excuse for a party, this Torremolinos event celebrates local produce. Fried fish day is held on the first Thursday of every June. Wander around the La Carihuela fishing district and you’ll be able to sample plenty of fried morsels, as the local restaurants hand them out for free!
Held in August, this festival is as old as Torremolinos itself (almost). It’s a true celebration of flamenco dancing, with dancing and live music overtaking the town.
If you’re in Torremolinos in early August, head down the road to Malaga and get stuck in to the Malaga Fair. It’s an incredible festival, with the entire town decked out in lights, a huge funfair, live music and of course, plenty of street food and dancing!
As Spain’s most popular water park chain, Aqualand doesn’t do fun by halves. Let the little ones splash around in the shallow Kidzworld, complete with fun slides and water features, or chill with your pals in the bubbling Jacuzzi. Anaconda, Kamikaze, Boomerang - the names say it all when it comes to the adrenaline-pumping rides on offer in Aqualand. The question is, are you brave enough?
Tivoli World Benalmadena
With over 300 rides and attractions, Tivoli World is more than just a day out. With rollercoasters and water rides galore - there’s plenty here to keep everyone busy. Or for something a little different, flamenco shows are a regular favourite here! Not forgetting the wild west shows, circus acts and theatre performances!
Parque La Bateria
Within walking distance from Torremolinos Beach lies Parque La Bateria - the perfect spot for a change of scenery (as gorgeous as the coast is!). Complete with winding walkways, immaculate gardens and a serene boating lake, this is a fantastic spot for an afternoon stroll with a picnic.
Puerto Marina, Benalmadena
Benalmadena’s marina is a bit of a must when you’re in the area. This award-winning hotspot is lined with great shops, restaurants and bars all looking out over the ocean. There’s even a Sealife Centre and wakeboarding school here too. Treat yourself to a scoop of gelato and have a wander around and enjoy the view.
Mariposario Butterfly Park, Benalmadena
As Europe’s largest butterfly park, Mariposario offers visitors the chance to walk among thousands of butterflies! There’s also a variety of birds and reptiles to be spotted here too. A fantastic way to explore the natural wonders of the world!