The ancient history of Torremolinos.
First, the Phoenicians, Romans and Arabs passed along Torremolinos.
In the area there were 19 mills, in such a way that it gave rise to the name of Torremolinos.
Basically, municipality has 7 kilometers of coastline.
Essentially where the vast majority of hotels, restaurants and beach bars are located.
Torremolinos, a legendary place.
But there is also a place for legends.
Such as the one about Sir George Lagworthy, called Don Jorge by the locals.
At first, he arrived, like so many others, to spend the holidays, back in the late 19th century.
But later he decides to stay and live.
Together with his wife, he bought the Hacienda Santa Clara.
This place happened to become a refuge for all his compatriots.
After the death of his wife , he turned his home into a shelter for those most in need.
From then on he devoted himself with such fervor to them that he was ruined.
For this reason, he won the affection of his neighbors.
Although he ended his days poor, he never lacked the help of his new friends.
How is Torremolinos.
First of all, in Torremolinos we find 4 different parts:
First: the historical center.
Second: the Paseo Maritimo.
Third: The fishermen’s neighborhoods.
Fourth: The beaches.
1- Torremolinos Center.
The center of Torremolinos is a lively place 365 days a year.
Obviously, its streets, full of shops and restaurants,
Of course, their gastronomy is one of its strong points.
Also with a very varied offer that ranges from tapas,.
Truly, the best fried fish or seafood, with restaurants for all tastes.
The center also has a wide range of outdoor cultural events and an interesting nightlife.
There are many prominent corners in the center of Torremolinos,.
But one stands out above all: Calle San Miguel.
Basically the great commercial axis of the city.
You can find almost everything: It is the true heart of the city,.
Which also beats along roads such as Cauce, Casablanca or Avenida Palma de Mallorca.
2- The Paseo Marítimo.
The Paseo Marítimo is a long walk with greenery.
perfect for walking, skating or cycling along the bike path.
Also to do yoga in its grass oases.in the shade of palm trees,.
enjoying a wine in one of its many terraces…
while you watch the sunset.
or simply sitting down to listen to the relaxing sound of the waves…
and feeling like a lucky person.
3- The fishermen’s neighborhoods.
If you want to know the true idiosyncrasy of Torremolinos.
Truly, La Carihuela is the ideal place.
Essentially, an old fishing district located in the west area, southwest of the municipality.
The inhabitants of La Carihuela originally subsisted on the fruits of the sea.
However, the tourist development from the 50s also opened new possibilities.
Mainly with restaurants and beach bars where residents and tourists could taste the fishermen’s catches.
Today the area has been modernized, but maintains much of its original essence.
With traditional shops and narrow streets that recall the old Andalusian urbanism.
Immediately, a walk that you can spice up thanks to the largest gastronomic offer in the city.
In which the quality of its fried fish stands out.
After, there are also emblematic establishments to admire the so-called ‘relaxation architecture’:
the Miami, Tropicana or Pez Espada hotels,.
too the emblematic Aladdin bazaar, a building shaped like a ship.
Especially, Do not forget to enjoy its beach, La Carihuela.
Which is known worldwide for his family atmosphere.
4- The most charismatic beaches of Torremolinos.
Without a doubt they are:
The history of the Carihuela Beach dates back to the 1950s.
when many Hollywood actors and princes such as those from Denmark or Monaco stayed in the hotels on this beach.
It currently has a multitude of restaurants specializing in fish and a family atmosphere.
is, along with La Carihuela, the most frequented, since it has the best access to the city center.
This is a cove that offers multiple possibilities.
Such as playing beach volleyball, windsurfing or relaxing under an umbrella.
It also has a wide range of hotels and restaurants, both local and international cuisine.
As well as a multitude of services.
Basically, stands out for its nightlife.
Moreover on its promenade there are some reference places on the Costa del Sol.
Indisputably it has great services,
Likewise, its promenade is very crowded by skaters and cyclists.
One of the most lively coastal areas of the Costa del Sol.
thanks to its huge range of chill out pubs and nightlife.
With a youthful atmosphere, fine golden sand and moderate waves, meters wide.
Essentially, a semi-urban beach with wide spaces and modern beach bars and beach clubs,
For this same reason, it is ideal for practicing water sports.
Such as kitesurfing, windsurfing and riding jet skis.
In the same way it is easily accessible, you can get there on foot.
Family activities near Torremolinos.
Aqualand is the largest leisure water park on the Costa del Sol.
It is open in July and August.
For example, you can observe various species of crocodiles and alligators.