One of the Costa del Sol’s original resort towns, Torremolinos lies between Benalmádena and the city of Málaga. The nearest resort to the international airport, it occupies a stretch of coastline marked by broad, sandy beaches.
Torremolinos developed in the 1950s and 60s and is one of the earliest resort towns on the Costa del Sol. It is known for its long, sandy beaches fronted by large family hotels. Many of these are situated on the broad boulevard that runs through the heart of Torremolinos and parallel to the sea. However, in addition to hotels and apartment blocks this bustling coastal town also has a typical Andalusian core that is full of lively restaurants, cafés, tapas bars and shops, adding local charm to a classic summer tourism atmosphere.
Torremolinos appeals to a wide range of nationalities, with Spanish and Northern European tourists prominent. Many have been coming here for years, and recent refurbishments and public works have earned the resort town a new generation of followers keen to enjoy a classic summer holiday by the seaside. Shops, cafés, tapas bars and beachside fun are what continue to draw large numbers, along with value for money and a bustling atmosphere.
Best known for its holiday apartments, often with great sea views and a central location near the beach, Torremolinos also has peaceful residential areas tucked away behind the main avenues. Here you will find well-priced smaller villas many of which could offer a good renovation or modernisation project with good rental potential.