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has been one of the best known beach resorts on the Costa del Sol for years.
Tourists flock here every year for its wonderful sandy beaches, restaurants
and famous nightlife. Torremolinos has been popular since the late
50's and early 60's, especially amongst the rich and famous, including
John Lennon and Frank Sinatra. These days, it is more of a "package
holiday" destination but still retains its attraction.
is 12 kms from Malaga city and the international airport. The town
has a railway station, where it is possible to catch the Renfe train which
runs between Malaga city and Fuengirola, giving easy access to the other
resorts in the area. There are also numerous buses, both local and
long-distance, giving more transport options. Close by resorts are
Benalmadena, Fuengirola and Marbella - great for days out during your stay.
of the town look a little seedy, but give it a chance, as the authorities
are making major changes, improving the beachfront, planting palm trees
and flower beds and generally prettying up the town. If you explore,
you will find the traditional narrow streets of Torremolinos, with their
many little shops, restaurants and bars are still very attractive and enjoyable
beaches are just gorgeous. Torremolinos's coast covers more than
6 kms and is divided into six beaches: Los Alamos, Playamar, Bajondillo,
Carihuela, Montemar and Del Saltillo.
of steps known as Cuesta del Tajo takes you through El Bajondillo down
to the beach - quite a walk down, and if you get tired from your
day on the sand, there is an elevator to take you up to the main town again
(at a cost of 50c per person). There is a long seafront promenade
which runs past the old fishing village of La Carihuela all the way to
the neighbouring resort of Benalmadena. La Carihuela has retained much
of its original character and is famous for its great seafood restaurants.
of the beachfront has many palm trees growing in the sand - reminding the
author strongly of the TV series "Lost"!
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the beaches and the town itself, there are several nearby attractions,
including the Crocodile Park. The park is home to the biggest crocodile
in Europe, known as Big Daddy - around 4.5 metres long and weighing over
500 kgs! The park includes guided tours of the crocodile enclosures,
a petting zoo, cafeteria and a souvenir shop.
Water Park is another major family attraction with exciting rides, including
the Kamikaze, one of the highest water slides in Europe.
for the young crowd, Torremolinos offers several nightclubs where you can
dance the night away and one even has a swimming pool to cool down when
things get a bit too hot. There is also more traditional entertainment
on offer in the town, including regular flamenco dance shows, and of course,
many restaurants and bars.
is definitely worth a visit on your trip to Spain!
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