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.
Part of the beachfront has many palm trees growing in the sand - reminding
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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.
conclusion, Torremolinos is definitely worth a visit on your trip to Spain!
the Author: Anne Sewell
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