Torremolinos

In the early 50’s Torremolinos became a place wealthy Americans passed through on their European tours. It was not an easy place to get to before Malaga airport opened its doors to international passengers in 1948. During this period the stars of the day would often visit Rita Hayworth, Ava Gardner and Grace Kelly to name a few.  In the 60’s the next generation of Hollywood stars arrived Dirk Bogarde, Frank Sinatra, Raquel Welsh. This was Torremolinos’s golden age. Then came the Package holidays and the Torremolinos   skyline changed. Hotel’s, bar’s and disco’s appeared everywhere. Torremolinos was one of the first towns in the Costa Del Sol to embrace the tourist trade and in some way’s led to its downfall. By the 70’s tourism started to effect other towns in the area. Package holidays started to get a bad name in the late 70’s and with the fuel crisis, new destinations opening up the Torremolinos golden age came to an end.

Today Torremolinos has spent millions of euro’s  on the town and tried to shed its past image of a cheap package holiday destination and clean up its act. Although it is a bit of a concrete jungle the beaches and promenade are prestige. The Malaga Fuengirola railway track runs right through the heart of the town making it easy to move about to other towns on the track. Torremolinos now has a lot to offer as a holiday resort. For more information about what to do & what to see in this great resort then have a look below.

 

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Situated on Calle Del Bajondillo just off the Torremolinos promenade the Casa De Los Navajas is a beautiful example of Moorish architecture. For more information and directions to the Casa click / tap the image or click / tap the button below for directions only.

Parque La Bateria is well designed park with amazing views, situated in Montemar so if travelling by train it is right next to Montemar train station. For more information and directions to the park click / tap the image or click / tap the button below for directions only.

Situated on Torremolinos's promamade Playa La Carihuela is the largest beach in Torremolinos and one of the best equipped in the area. For more information and directions to the park click / tap the image or click / tap the button below for directions only.

Beautifullly  laid out gardens on the outskirt's of Torremolinos. Close to the Crocodile park and Aqualand. For more information and directions to the Garden click / tap the image or click / tap the button below for directions only.

Calle San Miguel is situated in the heart of Torremolinos packed with shops and restaurants. For more information and directions to the street click / tap the image or click / tap the button below for directions only.

Plaza del Sol is also situated in the heart of Torremolinos but is more cafe bar's and restaurant's. For more information and directions to the Plaza click / tap the image or click / tap the button below for directions only.

Pinar de los Manantiales is situated next to Aqualand and the Crocodile park. It's a pine forest with seating and BBQ's dotted around all over the area. For more information and directions to the pine forest click / tap the image or click / tap the button below for directions only.

For more information and directions on outdoor markets at Torremolinos click / tap the image or click / tap the button below for directions only.

For more information and directions to the Tourist information centre click the Image or click / tap the button below for directions only.

Some of the best tours in and around Torremolinos including Aqualand & the crocodile park. For more information, prices & tickets click / tap the Image.

 

Some of the best day trips & tours from Torremolinos including Alhambra Palace, Seville & Gibraltar to name a few. Click / tap the image 

Pro's:

Close to the airport, easy to get around by car, bus or train. Cheap transfer's. Good resort for a family holiday. The Junta has and still is investing heavily in the resort. Benalmadena and Fuengirola close by load's to do great beaches, great nightlife.

 

Con's:

Torremolinos is still trying to shake off the cheap package reputation it got from the 80's and 90's. Other than that it's a great place for a holiday.

 

Synopsis:

This is a great place to holiday, all the Hollywood star's used to. Easy to get around the Costa del Sol it's a good all round resort.

 

 

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