Torremolinos, Spain Vacations

Our Opinion of Torremolinos

Hanging from the southern tip of Europe and facing Africa, Andalusia cultivates a strong personality inherited through centuries of travels, conquests and brilliant civilizations. The sunny Andalusian coastline follows the Mediterranean Sea over some 300km, from Gibraltar to Almería, at the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains. The rich cultural and natural landscape offers flamenco, bull-fighting, unbridled ferias, arid mountains dotted with small villages and the beaches of the Costa del Sol. A veritable tourist Mecca since the 1970s thanks to its mild winters and festive summer nights combined with clean sandy beaches and wide choice of hotels, restaurants and entertainment.

Home to some of the oldest civilizations in the Mediterranean, Torremolinos is today one of the Costa del Sol's prime destinations. The excellent coastline, combined with the pleasant climate, makes this Andalusian town a year round attraction. Bajondillo, Carihuela, Los Álamos or Playamar are a just a few of the magnificent beaches to enjoy swimming and soaking up the sun.
In the historic part of town stands the parish church of Nuestra Señora del Carmen, while another fine example of architecture includes the Casa de los Navaja, built in the 19th century. But the greatest symbol of its heritage is the Torre de Pimentel or Torre de los Molinos, a defensive construction and which gives the city its name. Meanwhile, in the area known as Cortijo del Tajo major archaeological sites have been uncovered corresponding to the Neolithic age, as well as the pre-Roman and Roman periods.

Things to know about Torremolinos, Spain Vacations

Dining & Nightlife
Cuisine in Torremolinos is chiefly seafood, with its most emblematic dish being "pescaíto" frito (fried fish). Fresh fish bars can be found in the main tourist and shopping area. The Cuesta del Tajo, at the end of San Miguel, leads down a steep flight of steps through the old fishing district of El Bajondillo. This is a popular, picturesque area lined with restaurants and market-style kiosks, selling souvenirs. The La Carihuela area to the west is known for its excellent seafood restaurants and chiringuitos (beach bars).
There is an unparalleled variety of entertainment, activities and nightlife available in Torremolinos. At the height of summer, the resort has a great appeal for the younger set, with a reputation for its hectic nightlife.
Packed with tantalising shops, thronging with people of every nationality and located right at the heart of the town is the pedestrian only Calle San Miguel, the main artery of the town. This smartly paved pedestrian street is lined with boutiques and shops with a great variety of goods on offer, attracting a constant flow of people.
Flying time from:
Approximately 13 hours.
Montreal: Approximately 12 hours.
Calgary: Approximately 16 hours.
Vancouver: Approximately 17 hours.

Languages: Spanish although English is widely spoken by people in the hotel and tourist industry.
Currency: Euros.
Climate: Typical Mediterranean with hot, dry summers and mild winters.
Electricity: 220V 50 Hz.

A passport is mandatory for Canadian Citizens, although no visa is required. For other countries, please check the Spain Tourist Board to get a complete list and other details.

Spain Tourist Board website -

Spanish Tourist Office
2 Bloor Street West, Suite 3402
Toronto, Ontario
M4W 3E2
Tel: (416) 961-3131 / (416) 961-4079
Fax: (416) 961-1992

Andalucia Tourist Board website - makes every effort to ensure that information on this page is current, however, all information on this page is subject to change without notice.