Torremolinos has become one of the leading tourist destinations on the Costa del Sol recently. Torremolinos is located 7km west of Málaga airport and was the first Costa del Sol resort to be developed back in the early sixties when it was little more than a sleepy village. What is more, it is a city that achieves the perfect match of its local population with its tourists, as every year there are many who decide to settle there permanently to enjoy its many comforts and a lifestyle by the sea.
The Plaza de la Costa del Sol and Calle San Miguel are two places you have to see if you want to get to know Torremolinos. The square at the heart of the town is a cultural hotspot and is fully pedestrianised - you can see numerous exhibitions and performances there at street level. Calle San Miguel is an immense shop window where you can find all the souvenirs of Torremolinos you will want to take back with you.
A tour of the historical heritage of the town could start with the Pimental Tower or the Torre de los Molinos that gives the town its name. It was built by the Muslim Nazaries around 1300 as part of the defensive fortifications of the Kingdom of Granada and today is a listed building.
The Casa de las Navajas is another of the monuments that make Torremolinos a special place.
You can really enjoy yourself in style in Torremolinos. Among its most popular attractions is the leading water park on the Costa del Sol: Aqualand is one of the top tourist attractions especially for families and teens on account of its numerous rides that are constantly being renewed and upgraded. Adjacent to it is the Cocodrilos Park, where you see no fewer than 260 of these magnificent reptiles.
For those who want to explore the charms of Torremolinos nightlife, you can check out the beach bar chiringuitos in Los Alamos and Playa Mar or hit the bars and discos of La Nogalera, one of Europe's leading "gay friendly" tourism centres.
Another of the great attractions of Torremolinos is its gastronomy. Sardines on skewers, known as ""espetos"" charcoal grilled in the open air, and tasty deep-fried ""pescaito frito"" are two of the local specialties.
Over the years, Torremolinos has evolved as an attractive and appealing resort, noted for its clean sandy beaches, wide choice of hotels and restaurants and unparalleled variety of entertainment, activities and nightlife available.
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