Torremolinos, One of the best beach spots on the Costa in Spain

Torremolinos, In Málaga, Spain

Torremolinos, In Málaga, Spain

Torremolinos is one of the tourist places in the Costa del Sol in Spain. The history of Torremolinos is very interesting. The name Torremolinos is coming from Torre (Tower) and Molinos (Mill). This was because in the past there were a lot of watermills. One of the watermills still exists and now serves as a restaurant.

If you come by plane you flight on Malaga airport. Torremolinos is only 15 minutes drive from the Airport. You can also go by train what is a very good connection from the Airport to Torremolinos. In Torremolinos and area there are many things to do and to see. One of the biggest attractions from Torremolinos is the beach with cozy bars and fine restaurants.In the area are various theme and amusement parks for children but also for adults. There are golf courses, a botanical garden, cinemas and a great choice of restaurants and bars.

In Torremolinos is also Castle Bil-Bil this castle looks like an Arab building. The building is surrounded by benches and a fountain. Inside there is a marble floor with nice decoration. Next to Castle Bil-Bil there is a Starbucks. Everybody knows Starbucks and know that you can get the most best coffee in the world.

Torremolinos,Puerto Marina, in Málaga, Spain

Torremolinos,Puerto Marina, in Málaga, Spain

Of course the weather in Torremolinos is very nice, it is a Mediterranean climate.There is not much rain in Torremolinos and especially not in the period from May till September when the tourists come visit the Costa del Sol. 

And with this nice weather you can go to Aqualand. It is a water adventure with seven spectacular slides that provide many hours of fun gliding. The slides ranging from fast steep slides to which you recorded on a tape to bottom. There is even the possibility to meet and maybe even swim with sea lions. 

In Torremolinos you have many hotels where you can stay for a good vacation. You can also rent an apartment or another property. We know a lot of hotels but what we can tell you is that Marconfort Beach Club hotel, Hotel sol principe and Hotel Isabel are very good.

There are also very nice restaurants and bars you can visit in Torremolinos. If you want you can go to the other places in the Costa del Sol. You can visit Malaga, Fuengirola, Benalmadena, Estepona and Marbella. If you looking for rich and famous people you really have to go to Puerto Banus, this is southwest of Marbella. There are a lot of expensive shopping malls, restaurants and bars around the marina.

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Marbella, in Málaga, Spain : History,places and advice

Marbella, Málaga, Spain

Marbella, in Málaga, Spain

What to say about Marbella?

Marbellas motto is -A Way of Life- and, certainly, this luxurious resort town seems to have it all and is rising as a preferred location with the rich and famous, as well as more ordinary folk who are willing to pay just a little bit extra for southern Spain’s paradise. Marbella has a more popular side as well, which can be best appreciated by going into the old part of town.

Be sure to explore the surrounding narrow streets where homes and shops create the atmosphere of a small village, rather than a cosmopolitan town. There are numerous excellent restaurants to choose from, ranging from those specialising in pricey exclusive food, or a backstreet Spanish bar where the Serrano ham is gently cured by tobacco smoke and the tapas are both tasty and filling. I prefer the latter.

Some history : Unbelievably Marbella is a very very old town, with its roman, arab, and christian history, ruins and landmarks. Too much to talk about here, and we will do that on our Landmarks and Interesting Places Section. Nevertheless her we have some : ” Archaeological excavations have been made around Marbella. Its believed that the first settlement on the present site was Phoenicians. However, no remains have been found of any significant settlement, although some artefacts have been unearthed in different parts of the municipality.

The existence of a Roman centre is suggested by three capitals embedded in one section of the Moorish castle walls, the reused materials of a building from earlier times. Discoveries at the School Street testify to Roman occupation as well. There are ruins of other Roman settlements along the Rio Verde and Guadalmina, the Roman baths at Guadalmina, and the ruins of a Roman villa and the early basilica at Vega del Mar. At this time, the city was called Salduba

For more history (i must admit i love roman and prehistoric times), check out the Wikipedia, which is very complete in this case :

After World War II, Marbella was a small jasmine-lined village with only 900 inhabitants. Ricardo Soriano moved to Marbella and popularised it among his rich and famous friends. His nephew, Prince Alfonso of Hohenlohe, acquired Finca Santa Margarita, which would become the Marbella Club, an international resort of movie stars, business executives and the nobility. Both these resorts would be frequented by members of European aristocratic families transforming Marbella into a destination for the international jet set.

In our section of “what to do” we will focus at the Night Life and Fiestas of Marbella.

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Nicest place on the beach is Fuengirola with beautiful weather and hotels.

Fuengirola, in Málaga, Spain

Fuengirola, in Málaga, Spain

Fuengirola is a seaside place on the Costa del Sol in the province of Malaga in the south of Spain. It’s an important tourist place with 8 km beach. Its exceptional Paseo Marítimo (seafront promenade) opens on to the sea like an enormous balcony, with extensive hotel facilities comprising some 12.000 beds.

Fuengirola has a Mediterranean climate which makes delicious hot summers. During the hottest days of the year it can be more than 40 degrees Celsius. But these are extreme exceptions. There is not much rain in Fuengirola especially not in the period from May till September when the tourists visit the Costa del Sol.

A lot of people go on a holiday in Fuengirola. Of course they want nice weather now you have it if you be here. But there also very nice tapas restaurants and we know everybody wants to eat tapas if they’re in Spain.

To travel in Fuengirola is very easy you can do everything by bus. If you want from Fuengirola to another seaside place like Torremolinos or maybe to Malaga you can also travel by train. And never mind you can also travel by taxi or hire a car.

Fuengirola has all the amenities and comforts you need but in a beautiful Mediterranean setting. Whether you love shopping, if you are looking for hairdresser, or you want to buy a quality, professional hair products, everything is at hand and usually within walking distance or just a short bus or train ride away.

If you want to see something instead of lying on the beach you have to see this important landmark. This is the Castillo de San Isidro, situated on a hill on the west side of the city. This castle dates from the tenth century by the Moor Abdar-Rahman III.
The castle is hardly restored so it is making a little wilted. But it is really worth it.

One of the special things from Fuengirola is the market which is every Tuesday.
This is El Mercadillo, one of the largest outdoor markets on the coast. This is a very famous place for tourists.
One of the popular festivals in Fuengirola is Feria de los Pueblos. This is a festival that takes place at the fairground. There are about 30 eateries who all present a different country. You can learn about the traditions of every country in the field of folklore, dance and gastronomy.

Of course there are a lot of hotels which you can choose for a vacation. The hotels we’re recommended are: Florida Spa hotel, Hotel Gardenia park, IPV Beatriz palace hotel & spa and at least Hotel Myramar.
But don’t forget the restaurants where you can eat. There are a lot of restaurants in Fuengirola with different kind of food like Spanish, English, Italian, Asian and a lot more. We will recommend you to eat by a typical Spanish restaurant if you like you can eat different kind of Tapas.

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