Top attractions in Torremolinos
Poor fishing village turned international beach paradise, Torremolinos, Spain was one of the first tourism cities of southern Spain. Surprisingly, it has maintained much of its local charm and natural beauty, making it the perfect vacation spot.
Be sure not to miss this centrally located gem. Fountains, old cannons, maintained footpaths, even a boating lake, make La Parque Bateria a peaceful stop in the afternoon.
Take a 15-minute train ride down to Benalmadena for Tivoli World, a magical family-friendly theme park with endless rides and entertainment.
While you’re down in Benalmadena, stop by the aquarium. There’s a beautiful walk-through glass tunnel and live feeding shows with the dolphins and small sharks.
Climb to the top of the famous Torremolinos escalera (stairs) for this ornate Spanish church. Be sure to check out the various restaurants and cafes in the surrounding square.
This beautifully preserved historic house is one of the city’s best-kept secrets. It’s well worth the 2€ entrance to wander through this Torremolinos beach home and garden.
Playa La Carihuela is one of the best beaches of Costa del Sol with plenty of locals offering delicious treats and drinks.
You’ll probably never get another chance to see so many crocodiles in such an informative and fun environment. It’ll be worth it to check the feeding times before booking.
This fried baby fish is a local favorite. It’s all about seafood here—from fresh sardines cooked over charcoal to the traditional dish of sea bass baked in a block of salt.
The entire Costa del Sol region is a beachside paradise. Make it a true adventure and take a bus or rent a car to get to Benalmadena, Mijas, and Malaga. Even better: look into the various boat trips offered in the area.
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- Spring and summer are best for a visit, when the temperatures are warm, the days are longer, but there are fewer crowds. If you're planning to swim, visit in the early fall, when the water is still really warm.
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Ronda The guide on the coach name was José he speaks 7 languages and flaunt is all, he was very informative about each town we passed through. The journey to Ronda had spectacular views stopping off at a village called Setenil where we was treated as it was a festival, people in local dress, riders & horses and procession. After moving onto Ronda the same festival was in Ronda but with more People and evermore elaborated dress from men & lady’s our first stop was the bullring and going through the history of the bullfights and a walk around the bullring itself. Moving onto the winery where we had some wine tasting from white, Red to sweet sherry. We then see what everyone come to see the Ronda Bridge instead of following everyone else where you only get a limited view we went down to another view point and got great views and some super photos. After we had lunch in a cafeteria up one of the side streets avoiding the Main Street as prices are higher to tourist; a great day.
I took a day trip with Get Your Guide from Malaga to Gibraltar. And we had a very patient, excellent driver and fantastic storytelling local guide (Chris?), which I can highly recommend. He also had a focus on the safety relating to the monkeys. But I do also suggest some changes to the set-tup. We were a small group (8-10 total) of which 4 hadn't read / understood the trip guidance, and showed up without no passport/ID, which delayed us at the border. This could have been avoided, if the driver had checked ID/passport-situation before leaving Malaga. Shouldn't be necessary, but.. 2 from that specific group also had challenges committing to the guide's instructions and were constantly late. This meant that we had to cancel our planned trip to the old city in Gibraltar due to timing. I know it is not Get Your Guide's fault, but yet made me change my way for the next trip (Ronda) - I went on my own.
We were picked up on time and arrived at Caminito del Rey no problem. Once we got there however, we were given no instructions on where to go. The bus driver seemed confused as well. She finally walked us toward the 1.5km we needed to walk to get to the entrance. Once we got there it was another mass confusion with all different tour groups waiting to get in. We were then herded like cattle through the caminito del Rey hike as there were many groups waiting their turn since it had rained earlier. The hike was great, but more organization is needed to know where to go when you get there
We sort of expected a local guide during the walk in the park, which unfortunately wasn't present. Still the tour guide took us past an unusual route before we entered the park, which was fun. Furthermore, he (probably) told most of the stuff in the bus but it's harder to concentrate without visuals.
Not to be missed.Both places are a must see. The tour leader spoke different languages perfectly,very well informed about the history of all the places and showed and explained to us from the start till the end of our trip. I would suggest to keep constant control of belongings