Experience a lively honeymoon holiday or romantic getaway in Torremolinos – Spain’s oldest, largest, noisiest and brashest resort.
The Costa del Sol’s most boisterous resort offers more than 6km of beaches. A long promenade links all the beaches, with a choice of restaurants and chiringuitos (beach bars).
Top beaches in Torremolinos include…
Conveniently located close to one of the town's commercial centres, Playamar is one of Torremolinos' most popular beaches, with fine golden sand and clean waters.
Facilities on this 900m-long beach include sun beds, umbrellas, showers, a children’s playground, ramps for people with disabilities, lifeguards, regular police patrols and water sports such as sailing and windsurfing.
This popular, 1km-long golden-sand beach is located in front of the town centre and offers a good choice of beachfront.
Facilities include sun beds, umbrellas, beach volleyball, showers, ramps for people with disabilities, lifeguards, regular police patrols and water sports such as sailing and scuba diving.
Escape the more crowded Playa El Bajondillo for this 2km-long stretch of soft golden sand that links Torremolinos to nearby Benalmádena.
Pick a spot to sunbathe, go swimming and watch old men play dominos and boules. Facilities include sun beds, umbrellas, showers, ramps for people with disabilities, lifeguards, regular police patrols and water sports such as beach volleyball, sailing and fishing.
Playa La Carihuela features excellent local chiringuitos as well as nearby hotels and restaurants.
Choose from 9km of sand and shingle beaches offering a range of facilities and water sports, all just a short stroll from shops, hotels, bars and restaurants.
Benalmádena is just 9km west of Torremolinos and is often considered a suburb of that resort town.
The best beaches in Benalmádena, include…
Although just 500m long, this popular off-white sand beach faces a wide blue bay and is fringed by restaurants, beach bars and high-rise hotels.
Lined with parasols and sun beds for hire, the beach offers facilities such as showers, toilets, ramps for people with disabilities, volleyball nets, lifeguards and regular police patrols.
Pick your own spot to sunbathe on this 1.6km-long off-white sand beach lined with colourful parasols.
Facilities include parasols, sun beds, a children's park, toilets, showers, ramps for people with disabilities, lifeguards and regular police patrols. Water sports include windsurfing, sailing and fishing.
This small, off-white sand beach is only 150m long and nestles between vegetation-covered cliffs and a turquoise sea.
Facilities include sun beds, umbrellas and a restaurant that sits at one end of the beach.
Unwind on this 600m-long beach offering a range of facilities including a children's playground, a football pitch, volleyball nets, toilets and showers, ramps for people with disabilities, lifeguards and regular police patrols.
Sun beds and umbrellas are available for hire. Water sports available here include windsurfing, sailing and fishing.
Relax on this small golden-sand beach located near the Torrequebrada Hotel.
Surrounded by low rocky outcrops, this is a good spot for snorkelling.
Facilities include sun beds and umbrellas, toilets, showers and water sports such as windsurfing, diving and fishing.
Both Torremolinos and nearby Benalmádena are renowned for good budget accommodation, a lively beach scene and a vibrant and inexpensive nightlife that attracts a mainly young blue-collar crowd.
To escape the mania of downtown Torremolinos, try staying at the Hotel Tropicana & Beach Club: this 4-star hotel sits right on the beach and boasts its own beach club at the far end of the La Carihuela coastal strip and is surrounded by bars and restaurants. Or try the character-filled Residencia Miami, situated close to the beach.
The best time to visit Torremolinos for a beach holiday is during summer, from June to mid-September.
For walking and hiking, the best time is spring, during April and May, so avoiding the summer heat; and the beginning of autumn, from mid-September to mid-October, although you may experience some rainfall.
Torremolinos has a Mediterranean climate, with hot, sunny summers and mild, rainy winters.
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Torremolinos is located around 15km (9mi) west of Malaga on the Costa del Sol, which stretches for more than 150km (93mi) along the south coast of Spain.
The most convenient route to Torremolinos is by air to Málaga Airport (AGP), officially Málaga–Costa del Sol Airport, located 8km (5mi) southwest of Málaga city centre, and around 7km (4.3mi) northeast of Torremolinos.
From the airport, a frequent train service operates to Torremolinos, taking just 11 minutes, every 30 minutes. There's also a bus service that links all the towns along the Costa del Sol. Taxis and hire cars are also available.
Malaga also has a frequent daily train service from Madrid (via Córdoba) as well as to and from Barcelona, Valencia and Seville. A bus service links the Costa del Sol with Granada.
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Latest update: Torremolinos honeymoon: 9 August, 2022