June – August
LCY → AGP
Freedom of movement
Taxi: 8 £GBP (15 min)
Bus: 0.7 £GBP (15 min)
Train: 1 £GBP (20 min)
Travel insurance is recommended
Torremolinos is an expert when it comes to offering holidays – 3.5 million visitors per year prove it. One of the most established and most loved holiday destinations on Spain’s Costa del Sol, its’ pedigree dates back to the early 1950s when it became hangout for the likes of Frank Sinatra and Grace Kelly. Fast forward to today and life here is still orientated around the beach, but there is also and electric nightlife and some great shopping on offer as well on holidays in Torremolinos.
The 9 kilometres of beach in Torremolinos is the star attraction. The main part, called Playa La Carihuela, is situated right in front of the town’s centre, and it is packed with sun-loungers, beach bars and jet-skiis for hire. It’s Blue Flag status means it is clean and safe. A 10 minute walk away is Montemar Beach and it features grassed areas for some respite from the hot sand.
The town centre is a tale of two halves. Come dark, Benalmadena, which links the centre to the picturesque marina – is party central. It is packed with British-style pubs, swanky cocktail bars and hip clubs where the music doesn’t stop until 6am. Back in the heart of town, it is about as Spanish as you can get with flamenco dancing and tapas bars.
Temperature: The temperature in summer in Torremolinos ranges from 25 degrees Celsius to 29 degrees Celsius.
Best time for holidays to Torremolinos: May to experience slightly cooler temperatures.
Summer in Torremolinos is hot and long, with average temperatures in the mid 20s degrees Celsius. July and August are the hottest months, with temperatures often peaking at about 30 degrees Celsius. The springtime is a popular time for Torremolinos holidays, with sunny beach-type weather before the heat of midsummer.
Relax on the family-friendly beaches or take a walk to Aqualand, and check out the wave pool and awesome slides.
Watch the sun go down from the beach from one of the small beach bars known locally as chiringuito, then go wining and dining on Calle San Miguel.
Along the promenade you have a choice of seven stunning beaches, each with golden sand and the full complement of watersports.
In addition you are located just a 20 minute drive away from Picasso’s birthplace Malaga. There is a mix of contemporary and historic to be found here, with churches, museums and a historic harbour all sited alongside modern shopping malls. For a day-trip, a two-hour drive over the Andalusian mountains will take you to Seville, Granada or Ronda on holidays to Torremolinos.
The coastline of Torremolinos encompasses seven white-sanded beaches, all linked by a promenade that is famous for the number of chiringuitos located there. The primary beach, La Carihuela, is most popular because of its central location, with umbrellas and sun-loungers stretching across its sands. This beach also offers the most activities in Torremolinos, such as pedal boats and kite surfing. Head east on the promenade and you will find some more peaceful beaches, like the smaller and very relaxed Playa Los Alamos.
For exploring the coast Torremolinos is the perfect base, from sailing on a yacht on the waters of the Mediterranean to dolphin spotting expeditions. On land, the resort is popular with golfers for its courses, including Parador Malaga de Golf. There’s plenty to keep the kids entertained on holidays in Torremolinos, with attractions like Aqualand just 10 minutes’ walk from the centre, this water park has a great choice of rapids, water slides and wave pools for all ages.
The nightline in Torremolinos offers something for everyone, with plenty of hot drinking and dining venues both in the centre and on the waterfront. The chiringuito beach bars form a crucial part of the nightlife scene and offer drinks and snacks often accompanied by live music. The resort has a multitude of excellent dining options with Spanish cuisine and seafood dominating. If you fancy a really big night on Torremolinos holidays head straight for Calle San Miguel, which is home to busy pubs and bars, while for clubbers, the majority are found in Benalmadena, 15 minutes away by taxi.