Torremolinos is situated on Spain's south coast in the ever-popular Costa del Sol. The resort has attracted mass tourism since the late 50s and its success looks set to continue.
Data obtained from Malaga weather station, 5 km to north-north-east-west
Torremolinos is one of the Costa del Sol's oldest resorts and stands as one of the reasons why the Costa del Sol rose to prominence as a tourist venture. It sits to the west of the city of Malaga, which roughly marks the centre point of the 161km Costa del Sol coastline. Torremolinos is based in the province of Malaga, which is in the Andalucía region of Spain.
The central Playa La Carihuela in Torremolinos is 9 km long, although many visitors also enjoy the short walk to Montemar Beach. La Carihuela itself is full of bars and shops and represents the more historic side of Torremolinos, which was formerly a close-knit fishing community. Tapas restaurants are popular in this area of town.
The Calle San Miguel part of town is equally good for those seeking tourist amenities and carrying on further down towards the seafront is El Bajondillo where you will find plenty of market stalls and a pleasant part of the beach. Some more knowledgeable tourists follow the promenade along to El Calvario for a quieter side of Torremolinos life.
Like many of the Spanish coastal destinations, there is an aqua park in-keeping with the resort's family friendly vibe. Diving is very popular and there are plenty of organised dives in the warm Mediterranean waters. Snorkelling, surfing and the inevitable banana boats also feature.
Sun seekers love Torremolinos as it has hot summers and mild winters; the Mijas mountain range sits immediately behind the resort and provides some shelter from the wind. Temperatures often tipple over 30 °C in the peak summer months.
Torremolinos has many diverse characteristics and attracts visitors for its beaches and hotels as well as its vibrant nightlife.
Last updated: 6 February 2015
Spain has three main climate zones with the south and east coasts characterised by a Mediterranean climate, the vast inland areas of the central plateau experience a continental climate while the north and northwest regions are classified as an oceanic climate.