The pioneer of early tourism on the Costa del Sol in the 1960’s, Torremolinos has evolved into one of the most vibrant holiday destinations in southern Spain.
Quality hotels, chic bars and stylish restaurants mingle with more informal cafés and fast food joints along the sea front promenade. The main town of Torremolinos is bustling with activity, and for shopaholics, there are hundreds of places to buy souvenirs, sports goods, shoes and clothing.
Shopping in Torremolinos
Located in the middle of town is the Calle San Miguel, the main artery of the town. This smartly paved street is lined with boutiques and shops with a great variety of goods on offer, attracting a constant flow of people. 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 kiosks, selling souvenirs. The beach of El Bajondillo is situated at the bottom of here.
The beaches of Bajondillo, Los Alamos and Playamar are long and sandy and offer sunbeds and parasols for hire, plus water sports.
Away from the beach, Torremolinos is also famous for its beautiful parks and gardens. The town is surrounded by wooded areas with natural springs and barbecue facilities. These parks offer some reprieve from the hectic summer schedule on the coast, and are within easy driving distance of the town centre.
Torremolinos properties for sale include townhouses, apartments and villas on the beach.
Festivals and fiestas in Torremolinos
A host of free music and dance festivals run throughout the summer months in Torremolinos, and details can be found from any tourist information office. Annual events include the Day of the Tourist, the Folk Dancing Competition, Holy Week, the Crosses of May and the amazing Romeria de San Miguel in September, when a colourful display of caravans, flamenco dancers, singers and musicians wind their way up to the forest behind the town for a night of barbecuing and dancing.
Torremolinos also hosts the fabulous Tourist Day (Dia del Turista) celebrations every September. Colourful processions and street parades take place in afternoon and evening, where many of the locals wear traditional dress. Music and dancing continues on the beaches of Bajondillo, Playamar and La Carihuela, where visitors flock from far and wide to join in the fun.
Torremolinos properties for sale are situated in the town and further inland.
Family fun in Torremolinos
Aqualand is the largest water park on the Costa del Sol, and is located only 10 minutes from the centre of Torremolinos. All the top attractions are situated here, including the boomerang ride, which is a new addition, and is said to be terrifying. The park also comprises tranquil green areas, swimming pools and an 18-hole mini golf course.
Close to this is the Crocodile Park, where experts give guided tours and live demonstrations with the reptiles. The crocs can be viewed safely from only two metres away, and visitors can learn all about the strange origins and characteristics of the world´s most revered reptile.
Properties for sale in Torremolinos
Properties for sale in Torremolinos are popular with ex-pats who want to buy holiday homes in southern Spain which offer excellent rental potential.Back to blog