Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Torremolinos - Costa del Sol Travel Guide

Brilliant fun, fantastic food, nightlife and shopping.

Year round sunshine and immaculate beaches.

•Torremolinos is simply a great sunshine resort for British holidaymakers all year round.

•Top Torremelinos Tip:If you haven't visited before or haven't been recently, you probably won't know just how good it's got. So think again.

•Why should I take a holiday in Torremolinos? Like the rest of the Costa, it enjoys long summers and mild winters so it is a perfect all year round destination.

•Torremolinos is perfect for singles, couples, silver surfers and families.

•It's just 3-4 hours from UK airports with transfer times of approx 40 minutes by taxi.

•Our cheap flights to Torremolinos and our great hotels in Torremolinos offer incredible value compared to many other sunshine destinations. Plus, it really does have something for everyone.

•It is incredibly clean, with street sweepers starting at dawn, and has immaculate beaches, great restaurants and fabulous shopping and nightlife. Plus lots of green spaces and it is easily explored on foot.

•It is perfectly placed for exploring the surrounding area with fantastic train and bus connections to all the nearby resorts on the Costa del Sol plus Gibraltar.

•What are the beaches like in Torremelinos? Our customer's favourite beaches along the 7km coastline are Carihela beach and La Colina. But there are also Playamar and Los Alamos, Montemar and El Saltillo.

•Nightlife in Torremolinos? In a word, cracking! If you can't find a club or bar or pub that is your type here, then you're just not trying. There is everything here from quiet tapas bars, charming fish restaurants, beach bars, karaoke, family friendly pubs, Irish bars, discos ,chillout bars to the stylish marina in nearby Benalmadena.

•Torremolinos is a great place to explore on foot. The main promenade, Calle San Miguel, is a pedestrianised haven of boutiques and shops, cafes and bars. The seafront promenade, Paseo Maritimo, runs from Playamar in the east past La Carihuela and on to the Benalmadena Marina.

•Eating Out in Torremelinos? There is a huge range of local and international cuisine, catering well for the British palate.

•Best restaurants in Torremelinos? According to our customers' top tips, you will be spoilt for choice, but the best value restaurant is China City, and the best restaurant for a special evening out is 'The Spanish Garden'. Tell us what you think when you get back.

•Attractions: Tivoli World & the Selwo Marine Dolphinarium (home to Europe's biggest shark collection), the Waterpark, Crocodile Park, shopping on San Miguel Street, traditional La Carihuela with its charming fish restaurants.

•Popular excursions are to the various other resorts on the Costa including Benalmadena, Marbella, and Puerto Banus; plus the caves of Nerja, Seville, Gibraltar and the Picasso museum in Malaga.

•Experience traditional Spain Visit the local tapas bars or the surrounding villages such as La Carihela which has simple houses covered in bougainvillea where the locals sit outside playing dominoes and drinking anis in the sunshine. Or visit nearby Mijas. Cuesta del Tajo, at the end of Calle San Miguel (the main promenade), has steep steps leading down to the old fishing district of El Bajondillo which has restaurants and souvenirs kiosks leading down to the beach.

•Top Secret Torremolinos! El Calvario is a quiet area with tiny streets with bars. It is a bit of secret with independent travellers but if you want to explore the quieter side of Torremolinos it is just north of the main road through the town.

•Green Torremolinos: Torremolinos undoubtedly has lots of modern buildings but it also has a very green and verdant side. There are many public gardens with an incredible range of trees, over one thousand species in fact, ranging from magnolias to banana trees. Plus lots of colourful roses and azaleas. There are even three forests just on the outskirts with freshwater springs and barbecue facilities.

•Festivals in Torremolinos Like the rest of Andalucia, there are lots of festivals in Torremolinos and you really want to be here when they are on. There are festivals throughout the year with the town's patron saint festival at the end of September.

•Holidays to Torremolinos: We have an excellent choice of holidays in Torremolinos.

•Hotels in Torremolinos: We have excellent hotels in Torremolinos, all with our lowest prices guaranteed.

•Cheap Flights to Torremolinos: We have cheap flights to Torremolinos.

The flight takes just over 2 hours 30 minutes from UK airports.

•Car hire in Torremolinos: There's so much to explore, you would be wise to hire a car. We can offer great deals on car hire in Torremolinos so check us out when completing your holiday booking.

•Transfers to your hotel in Torremolinos: We can book your transfers from the airport to your hotel in Torremolinos. We can also book UK airport car parks online, plus travel insurance and currency exchange for your holiday.

•Torremolinos Hotel Reviews: Written exclusively by genuine customers who have booked and stayed in the hotel.

Did you know? An important annual event in Torremolinos is the Spanish Ballroom Dancing Championships which takes place in October. Mr and Mrs Banderas (parents of the charming Antonio) won a couple of years ago.

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