Torremolinos is located within a stone’s throw from Malaga airport, this has been an influencing factor in its popularity among those in search of permanent homes or holiday homes on the Costa del Sol.
Torremolinos is also known as the gay capital of the Costa del Sol, it is a sprawling tourist resort more commonly associated with cheap package holidays and dodgy places from the 1970’s. In the 21st century, nothing could be further from the truth.
Torremolinos is a modern resort/ town with a wide range of hotels and attractions for the whole family including the famous Crocodile Park (Parque de los Cocodrilos).
It is a little known fact that Torremolinos has a rich history dating back thousands of years, there have been numerous artefacts and human bones found which are said to date back to Neolithic times.
Torremolinos has plenty to offer for those wishing to visit the area, not only is it conveniently located for easy access to the airport, it is also a great point from where which you can discover and visit other points within the Costa del Sol, it is easily accessible by car either on the coastal road or the N340, the first thing you will greet you is the statue at the entrance, the monument to the tourist (Monuemento al Turista).
You may wish to use public transport such as buses or by train. The train will take you towards Plaza Mayor and Malaga or towards Benalmadena and Fuengirola on the other direction.
On the outskirts of Torremolinos, sandwiched between Malaga and Alhaurin de La Torre you will find the complex Plaza Mayor. This is a complex comprising of shops, restaurants of many different nationalities, a multi-screen cinema showing films in Spanish and some in English as well as a number of fast-food restaurants, bars and arcade games places.
There is plenty of free parking, however, due to its popularity, you will find that they are taken up very quickly. In recent years Plaza Mayor has expanded and so have its number of visitors, it’s a great location to chill out and do some people watching while enjoying the atmosphere as well as the surroundings.
A few hundred yards from Plaza Mayor and towards Alhaurin de La Torre, you will find the relatively newly built Ikea as well as a small retail park with a number of famous stores.
If you haven’t been to Torremolinos for a number of years, it’s worth a visit, you may well be pleasantly surprised by the number of changes in recent years.