Torremolinos is a popular seaside resort on the Costa del Sol in southern Spain, but it is more than just a series of gorgeous beaches and the blue Mediterranean Sea. The town offers several attractions to suit everyone, including a fun water park, a chance to visit crocodiles, beautiful gardens and pretty streets. There is also some fascinating architecture to visit in the historic center of Torremolinos.
Along the way, enjoy some of the best traditional Mediterranean food on offer in the restaurants, tapas bars, and beach chiringuitos. Enjoy all the shopping on offer in Calle San Miguel and its narrow and pretty side streets. The following are just a few of the fun and interesting things to do in Torremolinos.
1. Torremolinos Beaches and The Cuesta Del Tajo
Torremolinos offers a beautiful range of beaches to choose from, offering a variety of different services. For those who enjoy water sports, El Saltillo is your beach all year around, or Playamar, where volleyball and windsurfing are popular. Those who love to see and be seen will appreciate the gorgeous La Carihuela Beach. To enjoy lunch or dinner at the beach surrounded by chill out music, head to Los Alamos, where there is a range of chiringuitos (beach restaurants) to choose from.
If you wish to just lie on the sand in the sun, head to El Bajondillo. When accessing the beach and its promenade from the town center, those with energy can walk down the many steps of the famous Cuesta del Tajo. When tired after a day in the sun, two lifts are available to take you back up to the town.
Torremolinos Beaches and The Cuesta Del Tajo
Address: Torremolinos (Malaga) Spain
Website: Torremolinos beaches (in Spanish)
2. The Crocodile Park Torremolinos and "Big Daddy"
If you have always dreamed of holding a baby crocodile or seeing the biggest croc in all of Europe, the Crocodile Park in Torremolinos is a great place to visit. Get your photo taken holding the baby croc before heading off to visit “Big Daddy” (in English), or “Paco” (in Spanish), the really huge crocodile. Visit all the other crocodiles in an up close and personal way while watching interesting demonstrations and learning more about these fascinating reptiles.
The Crocodile Park Torremolinos and "Big Daddy"
Address: C/ Cuba, 14, 29620 Torremolinos, Málaga
Website: Crocodile Park
3. Aqualand Torremolinos
Just a short walk from Crododile World, Aqualand Torremolinos offers fun for the whole family with a wide range of water experiences. Adrenaline junkies can enjoy spirals, a twister and a super slalom, while the youngsters can have fun in the specially designed Kidzworld with its kid sized fun and where a lifesaver will keep a careful eye on them. There’s even a “surf beach” for family fun, as well as a bubble pool for adults to just relax and chill out.
Address: C/ Cuba, nº 10, 29620 Torremolinos
Website: Aqualand Torremolinos
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4. Botanical Garden "Molino de Inca"
The Botanical Garden “Molino de Inca” is a beautiful and green space to spend some quality, relaxing time with its unique Japanese Garden, consisting of hills and ponds. The garden has two streams and several waterfalls, as well as the “Chitai,” or pond of clean waters. There is a beautiful wooded area with several species of trees and shrubs and an area with beautifully crafted topiary bushes (“karikomis”).
Botanical Garden "Molino de Inca"
Address: Camino de los Pinares, s/n, 29620 Torremolinos, Málaga
5. Plaza de la Nogalera
Plaza de la Nogalera is the hub of Torremolinos and the town’s main square. Surrounded by shops, restaurants, and bars, this is where all the popular fiestas and celebrations of the town are held. Stroll past the attractive fountains and statues or relax on a bench, indulging in a little people watching.
Plaza de la Nogalera
Address: Plaza de la Nogalera, Torremolinos (Málaga)
Website: Plaza de la Nogalera (in Spanish)
6. Calle San Miguel
One of the most famous streets of the Old Town of Torremolinos, Calle San Miguel is a great place to stroll. With its many fashion and jewelry shops, souvenir shops and cafés, the street is entirely pedestrianized and takes you to a small plaza where the Iglesia de San Miguel (Church of San Miguel) stands.
Calle San Miguel
Address: Calle San Miguel, 29620 Torremolinos (Málaga)
Website: Calle San Miguel (in Spanish)
7. Casa de los Navajas
This beautiful palace was built almost a century ago in the Moorish style and stands on Playamar Beach in Torremolinos. The building’s design is known as neo-Mudejar and has been declared a historical point of interest in the town. Visit the beautifully decorated rooms or take a stroll up to one of the towers for amazing views over the coastline.
Casa de los Navajas
Address: Casa de los Navajas, 29620 Torremolinos, Málaga
Website: Casa de los Navajas
8. Church of San Miguel
This beautiful church is dedicated to the patron saint of Torremolinos, San Miguel. The building has beautiful stained-glass windows and a very ornate altar. When visiting the church, please bear in mind that it is a working church and you should wait until Mass is over before exploring. The church is located in the square at the end of Calle San Miguel, mentioned above.
Church of San Miguel
Address: Plaza San Miguel, 1, 29620 Torremolinos, (Málaga)
Website: Church of San Miguel (in Spanish)
There are destinations that are perfect for a visit in any time of the year and Torremolinos is one of those. Rain or shine, enjoy your visit to Torremolinos and everything that is on offer on the beautiful Costa del Sol in Andalusia, southern Spain.
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