Torremolinos is a popular holiday resort situated 12 kilometres from Malaga and 5 km from Malaga airport-Costa del Sol. This once quiet fishing village emerged under a watchtower and some mills (hence the name Torre Molinos, Tower Mills) today is a large coastal city devoted entirely to sun and beach tourism.
Torremolinos´ infrastructure includes as well a new Congress and Exhibition centre, only 10 minutes from Málaga Airport, which due to modern and vanguardian installations, is the first on the Costa del Sol.
The Romeria de San Miguel open-air festival, at the end of September, is considered to be one of the best in Andalucia.
In fact, started the tourist boom in Torremolinos and although at first it seemed scandalous for quite a few locals to see Brigitte Bardot in a bikini on the beaches of the village, it eventually helped that this town has a particularly open and liberal mentality that has remained until today.
Torremolinos has more than 6 km of beaches on its coast and is the second Spanish town with a larger number of beds in hotels and the main tourist destination in Andalusia.
Curiously, it is a very homogeneous holiday destination which attracts to both families and youth. Torremolinos is also very popular among senior tourists to spend the winter months there and has a large gay scene.
Despite the huge urban development, Torremolinos has preserved the Mediterranean atmosphere in the streets of its most traditional neighbourhoods of El Calvario, El Bajondillo and La Carihuela; the fishermen’s districts where you should definitely sample the typical fried fish (pescaito frito) whose denomination of origin was created in La Carihuela in 1960.
If you are looking for a bustling beach resort with excellent infrastructure and and extensive leisure offer and very animated night-life, Torremolinos is your place of choice.
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