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Torremolinos is the first major town west of Málaga airport and it was Andalucia’s first real tourist destination. The resort became synonymous as being one of the first areas in all of Europe where people went to holiday almost exclusively to enjoy the sun, sand and sea.
Since this groundbreaking period of time in the 1950’s, the town has lost its original aura of being a quiet fishing village to become an internationally renowned, large-scale tourist resort.
However, the long, clean, sandy beaches and the traditional fresh fish restaurants have certainly served as catalysts for such rapid and successful expansion of Torremolinos, which is now visited by hundreds of thousands of people every year, making one of Spain’s most popular seaside resorts.
It may be said that Torremolinos has lost much of its charm over the years, largely due to the impact of the heavy development of apartments and hotels. However, the local authority has worked to address the issue by arresting development, preserving large green areas, parks and free spaces in and around this coastal city. Main road and rail routes to the resort are now generously abundant with plants, shrubs and trees to add a natural and pleasant façade to the urban developments.
Through such enormous expansion, Torremolinos has had to surrender the partial exclusivity that it enjoyed in the sixties and seventies, but it remains a perfect choice of destination for people who want a holiday with sun and warmth at an affordable price. The municipality has evolved to include popular attractions, which appeal to people of all ages including numerous specialist attractions and water parks such as Crocodile Park, which is home to over 300 crocodiles, and Aqualand, claimed to be the largest water park on the Costa del Sol.
Visitors to Torremolinos can be confident of enjoying a memorable stay. The extraordinary range of international restaurants, bars and music venues is exciting and seemingly endless.