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Torremolinos is one of the many tourist towns located on the shores of the Costa del Sol in southern Spain. Thanks to a truly marvellous climate and beaches which have come to define the entire region, Torremolinos and the surroundings areas have been popular with tourists for decades. With just under 70,000 permanent residents, this is the sixth-largest city in the province of Andalusia. However, these numbers will swell during the spring and summer as thousands more visitors flock here for the sun and the surf.
The majority of visitors will choose to fly here via Malaga Airport. This is one of the largest hubs in all of Spain and from here, you will be able to access countless areas up and down the coast. Thankfully, the main section of the airport is only 8.8 kilometres from Torremolinos and there are numerous transportation methods. Some of the airlines which are serviced here include (but are not limited to):
Transportation to and from the airport includes options such as rail, metro, bus and taxi.
The coastline of Torremolinos runs for more than seven kilometres and therefore, you can expect to encounter a wide variety of beaches here. The most central is known as Playa del Bajondillo. While this is certainly the most convenient, we should point out that it will be laden with tourists even during the off-season and the vendors here can be quite annoying. It could be wiser to take a look a bit further down the line. Examples here include Playa La Carihuela, Playamar Beach and Playa Los Alamos. The waters here are warm throughout the year and you will be pleased to learn that most hotels, restaurants and pubs are found only a few minutes away by foot. Refreshment is always close by!
This location is a great idea if you plan on travelling with the family. There are a number of famous attractions for both the young and old alike; many of these well known throughout Europe. It is worth having a closer look at Aqualand Torremolinos, Tivoli World, Selwo Marina and Sea Life Benalmadena. If you instead are interested in more tranquil settings, locations such as Bioparc Fuengirola is a great alternative. Let's also keep in mind that a short travel inland opens up the opportunity to visit many Roman ruins. If you have the time to rent a car for a few days, the nearby Sierra Nevada mountain range is a great location.
Like many other locations in southern Spain, the summer temperatures can feel like a pressure cooker. Those hoping to avoid the heat (and the countless tourists) should make it a point to arrive during the middle part of autumn or the early spring. This is also a great way to find cheaper tickets and a better variety of accommodations.