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Torremolinos Area Guide

“A lively working town with a great nightlife and beachfront attractions”

Torremolinos is situated between Malaga City and Benalmadena.There are 2 routes to get to Malaga Airport from Torremolinos by car. One being the N-340 which is 8.4km away or the MA-20 which is 10.8km away. Either way should take no more than 15 minutes to get to the airport.

Torremolinos train station is located just off Calle San Miguel underground the Plaza de la Nogalera and the trains are normally every half hour. They run east towards Malaga (airport en route) and west towards Fuengirola, Fuengirola being the last station to go to. If you want to go further west after Fuengirola then you´ll need to get the bus.

Torremolinos also has the main bus station which is to the east of the centre on Calle Hoya and is situated in a one-way street. If you´re looking to get to Malaga by bus then it would be advisable to go to the next street closer to the coast as some buses may bypass this main route. To go to other places outside of Torremolinos, the buses come along regularly and take you to places such as Benalmadena, Fuengirola and Marbella to name a few. There are other locations you can get to from the main bus station such as Granada, Seville and Cordoba and all information you can find in this main bus station with helpful assistance.

Some of the most recommended places to visit are the Windmill Tower (Torre del Molino), this was built around the year 1300 by the Arabs as a defence tower against the pirate attacks.

The Santa Clara Castle is another popular must see which was a fortress built to defend the coast after the Christian conquest and Calle San Miguel, translated San Miguel Street, is one of the most commercial streets in Europe and definitely popular amongst tourists.

And what would Torremolinos be without your traditional Andalucian horses? El Ranchito is the Equestrian centre and is the only horse show on the Costa del Sol which demonstrates dressage and much more. There is also a free bus service available and is shown every Wednesday at 17.45.

Torremolinos is a thriving holiday resort which offers 7-9km of beautiful golden beaches. You will find many water sports activities and play areas in the sea for children to enjoy, all safe-guarded.  It has a few key areas that are a must see and is extremely popular for the gay community, especially by night.

Torremolinos also offers a grand Aqualand, situated 10 minutes away from the centre on Calle Cuba (Cuba Street) and is open from May till October. 

Not too far from there is also the Crocodile Park, allocated next to the beautiful pine forest and has more than 200 crocodiles! Children must be accompanied by an adult and if you´re an adult then we´d recommend you accompany yourself with another adult too!

A good place to take your children is Parque de la Bateria, situated on Avenida del Carmelo. This is full with children´s activities and has a beautiful lake where you can enjoy a peaceful and tranquil boat ride. It has a fantastic view of the gorgeous coast too.

You have everything you need when it comes to local services in Torremolinos.

There are no international schools situated there however they do have great state schools and private schools. The nearest international school is in Malaga City Centre, around 17km away. There are normally long waiting lists to get into these schools so the earlier you enquire the better.

The main Hospitals are Marítimo de Torremolinos, situated on Calle del Sanatorio, Clínica Santa Elena which is a private hospital and situated in the Urbanización Los Alamos, C/Sardinero and there is also a public medical center called Centro Salud la Carihuela and is based on Calle Nerja.

Torremolinos Town Hall is in Plaza Blas Infante, 1 and open Monday – Friday, 10:00 – 13:30 and the Local Police Station, (Policía Local Torremolinos ), is situated on Calle Rafael Quintana Rosado. There is also Comisaría de Policia Nacional Torremolinos, (The National Police Station), on Calle Skal which you´ll need to know for obtaining your Residencia and NIE numbers.

Torremolinos has lots to offer when it comes to putting on your glad rags for a night on the town!

Along the picturesque promenades of Playamar and Los Alamos they supply not only daytime meals and hammocks but also a great selection of good music and cocktails by night too. You can either dance the night away or sit in a nice chilled ambience bar with good friends and locals.

The most popular selection of bars and clubs are:

Sala Batey - Old Palladium, Eugenio's · Disco piano bar, Atrevete, Voom Voom, Mana Playamar, Moliere Playa, Maracas Los Alamos to name a few and not forgetting the most popular gay bars and clubs which include Parthenon and Passion nightclubs, stipulated to be the featured places in the gay scene.

There are many places to go to suit everyone´s taste and a varied selection of restaurants to choose from, not only along the promenade but also around the town too.

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