If you are spending a few days in Malaga you can not miss the nearby town of Torremolinos, whose only name has a mythical resonance in the world of tourism in Spain since the 60s, and that today is still one of the favorite vacation destinations from southern Europe.
Whether you are enjoying a few days of leisure with your family or friends or if you are on a business trip and have some time for yourself, there are many things to see in Torremolinos and that will make you spend an unforgettable day.
Very close to the capital and with very good communications, you can move to Torremolinos quickly and comfortably both by train and by bus, although, without a doubt, the best option is to rent a car with a driver, ideal for excursions, and that will allow you to choose the type of vehicle that best suits your needs, without worrying about anything.
You can also pre-book Taxi or Trasnfer to Malaga airport from 30 euros for 4 people with all expenses included with free cancellation
Located behind the Sierra de Mijas, in the heart of the Costa del Sol, this former fishing village was a small village in the 50s to which the Spanish tourist boom emerged in the known as “developmentalism”, in The following decade, it became a city full of hotels, restaurants and nightclubs, raising its population to more than 65,000 inhabitants.
Known for its cosmopolitan, permissive and liberal environment, Torremolinos attracted visitors of all kinds, from the jet set to intellectuals, hippies and artists, not forgetting a middle class traveling in its buoyant six hundred surprised with a country that suddenly left centuries behind late.
Things to do in Torremolinos
The first thing is to take a walk through this beautiful town of Malaga, enjoying the festive atmosphere that characterizes it and contemplating the beauty of its most emblematic points, such as the Pimentel Tower, the Hermitage of San Miguel or the House of Navajas.
With 7 kilometers of promenade and 6 beaches, you can take the opportunity to take a dip in the warm waters of the Mediterranean or take a few combined in one of its innumerable and exotic beach bars that are on the sands themselves.
You can choose between the lively Bajondillo beach, the most relaxing beaches of Playamar and Los Alamos or the incomparable beauty of La Carihuela, where you can have some fried fish watching the crystal clear waters of the sea.
If you are not a sand lover, do not worry, you can go cool off at Aqualand, just 10 minutes from downtown, where you will have fun in the countless water attractions it offers.
In that same area, full of beautiful pine forests, you can take advantage of a visit to the Molino de Inca Botanical Garden, an authentic tropical oasis and, if you have children, to the Crocodile Park, where more than 300 of these large reptiles will leave you speechless .
Where to eat in Torremolinos
Torremolinos lives by and for the hospitality industry, so its gastronomic offer would give for several encyclopedias.
We will recommend only 3, in different locations of the city, and that have a great reputation among own and foreign for their high quality:
Casa Paco: located in Playamar, it offers all kinds of meat, seafood and fish. Its glazed terrace facing the Mediterranean makes it ideal for any type of food with friends, family or customers.
Casa Juan, Los Mellizos: a classic that occupies the entire Plaza de La Carihuela and that has the added comfort of having a private parking, offers all kinds of Mediterranean cuisine, with exquisite rice dishes as star dishes: black rice, with lobster, paella of all kinds …
Mesón Galego Antoxo: in the same center, it is a restaurant of a great quality, a Galician pica in the Flanders of Torremolinos that will delight every lover of northern food. It is no accident that he received the Q for quality from the Institute of Tourism Quality.
How to get from Torremolinos to Málaga
Only 14 kilometers from the capital, Torremolinos can be considered almost as a district of Malaga because of its proximity and the facilities offered by transport, either in your private vehicle, rented or with a driver, by a comfortable highway, or by public transport, train or bus, with lines that pass every few minutes from the early morning until the end of the day. Not surprisingly, there are many “towers” that work in Malaga and move every day without any problem.
You have a lot to see in Torremolinos even if you only have one day to visit it. Do not hesitate to make a little escape.