What to see in Torremolinos: Entertainment, bars and nightlife
In the province of Malaga, between the village of Benalmadena and the neighbourhood of Guadalmar, Torremolinos is located, which is one of the most visited tourist centres in Europe. It is located approximately 8 kilometres away from the Malaga Airport and it forms part of Costa del Sol, which is what we call the region that borders the Malaga coast.
Days are generally sunny and hot. The beaches of Torremolinos extend over 9 kilometres and the warm waters of the Mediterranean Sea reach them. The geographical factors alone make it an interesting place but that is not all.
During the 30’s and 40’s of the last century the tremendous potential this area had as a tourist destination was discovered. At that time the first hotels in Torremolinos were built. Major infrastructure such as restaurants, bars, clubs, Apartments Costa del Sol and other attractions were also developed. By the 50’s it had acquired international fame and was frequented by important celebrities such as Marlon Brando, Frank Sinatra, Orson Welles, Ava Gardner, Grace Kelly, amongst others.
Up to today Torremolinos remains a preference for the many people who visit every year. It is mainly national and foreign tourist from the Netherlands, Ireland, Germany and Great Britain. The semester between spring and summer is the time of the year when there is a larger influx of tourists. There are visitors who rent or buy an apartment in Torremolinos in order to stay for longer periods, some even move here. And now you can ask things to do in Torremolinos. ¡Let´s go!
Things to do in Torremolinos
In this tourist area amusement and pleasure are guaranteed. If you are planning your next holiday you might be wondering what to visit in Torremolinos. Let’s start with the most obvious options. It is natural to spend most of the day sunbathing, playing in the sand, swimming in the sea and practicing water sports on the beaches of Torremolinos. Whenever you get hungry or peckish, you are sure to find a beach bar nearby, where you can enjoy a cocktail or fresh sea food.
If you want to know what the village was like 60 years ago, pay a visit to the charming Calle San Miguel. Its houses, small local shops and old style cafeterias are a reminder for the older locals of what this small fishing town looked like before the tourist boom.
In the afternoon you may want to visit Fuengirola, located 20 minutes away. This town has the longest promenade in Spain. Take a stroll along the promenade with your loved ones whilst you breathe in the sea breeze, take photographs of the coast, the sky and the sea whilst the sun sets in the background and be a witness to how the sun disappears on the horizon.