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Torremolinos - Costa del Sol - Andalucia - Spain

Back in the 1950's it was no more than a tiny fishing village, now Torremolinos is perhaps the most famous of the resorts west of Málaga. Torremolinos has been intensely developed for tourism and has become the ultimate package holiday destination, with hundreds of thousands of visitors arriving all year round.

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Located in southern Spain, Torremolinos is on the coastline known as the Costa del Sol (Sunshine Coast) and is within the region of Andalucia.

Torremolinos has a resident population of around 55,000 (2006) and an area of about 20 km2, it has a large British expat community.

The name of the town derives from the old watchtower (14th century) which still gazes down on Bajondillo beach (torre = tower, molinos = mill), the tower once protected a number of water-fed flour mills that were prevalent in the area. The mills fell into disuse after 1930 when the natural spring water was re-directed to the nearby town of Málaga.

The tourism boom of the 1960's saw Torremolinos undergo a huge amount of development, turning it into something of a concrete jungle. This did not however prevent it from becoming an immensely popular holiday resort with plenty to offer tourists of all tastes. It has become particularly popular for holding a number of winter time sporting events including the Torremolinos Open Darts Tournament (very popular with British darts players) and a number of green bowls events, together with the aforementioned golf, in the summer time it is a popular area for various watersports including water-skiing, windsurfing and paragliding, there are also pedalo boats available for the youngsters .

There is plenty to see and do in and around Torremolinos and there is a huge range of shops, bars, restaurants, pubs, discoteques and nightclubs. Finding accommodation in Torremolinos should not be a problem either as there is a great range of hotels, together with plenty of privately owned apartments, houses and villas that are available for rent. (to book a Torremolinos hotel, use the search box on the right).

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Torremolinos is renowned for its fine sandy beaches of which there are a number, these include Playa de Bajondillo, Playamar, Los Alamos, La Carihuela and Montemar. The promenade (Paseo Maritimo) stretches from Playamar in the east to La Carihuela in the west offering some pleasant walking and lovely view especially towards the old fishing village of La Carihuela, which is renowned for its excellent seafood restaurants and is a pleasant place to try out one of the many local seafood dishes.

Torremolinos is trying desperately to throw off its 'concrete jungle' image and various projects are under way to create green areas within the town in the form of parks and gardens, plus a huge tree-planting operation has been undertaken introducing many new species to the area..

Torremolinos is well placed for visiting the entire Costa del Sol region and within easy reach are the coastal towns of Marbella, Malaga, Fuengirola, Mijas, Benalmadena, and Estepona, it is also handy for visiting the British colony of Gibraltar (certainly worth a visit if you have not been before), further inland the historical cities of Granada, Seville and Córdoba will be of great interest.

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Torremolinos airport driving distances: Malaga airport to Torremolinos is a driving distance of 10 kilometres (6 miles), Gibraltar airport to Torremolinos is a driving distance of 91 kilometres (57 miles), Granada airport to Torremolinos is a driving distance of 125 kilometres (78 miles), Jerez airport to Torremolinos is a driving distance of 220 kilometres (137 miles).

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