In recent years, Torremolinos has developed into a popular tourist destination, known for its wide variety of restaurants and accommodation, entertainment and the white sandy beaches. However, despite this expansion into the tourism sector, Torremolinos has not forgotten its routes, and remains a place with much culture. Locations such as the Old Quarter are an exciting break from the more touristic spots.
Some of the highlights of Torremolinos are the great beaches, such as La Carihuela and Bajondillo, where you can relax and soak up the sun with a great view of the MediterraneanSea. These beaches are located near some bars and restaurants if you wish to grab a bite to eat and enjoy the view. On top of this, the town takes great pride in the seafront promenade, which stretches for several kilometres along the coast, providing a beautiful walk where you can enjoy the sea air.
The world famous Spanish tapas is a point of pride in Torremolinos, with so many gorgeous restaurants to choose from. The ease of access to these places makes it easy to spread your meal throughout several restaurants as you walk around the town and enjoy some delicious Spanish wine.
The town´s proximity to the sea provides a number of opportunities for water sports, such as windsurfing and scuba diving, which are both very popular attractions. However, the alternative of spending the day on a sun lounger is just as appealing.
The best way to get around Torremolinos would be to hire a car. This enables you to broaden your itinerary, by exploring the stunning Costa del Sol beyond Torremolinos. For example, Malaga is just a short drive away, which can make for an interesting and different day out.
The gay scene of Torremolinos is based in the open air shopping area of La Nogalera, where there are a number of gay clubs and bars. Torremolinos is a very open and welcoming destination, with plenty of venues and accommodation that proudly present themselves as gay friendly.