Torremolinos Tourism

Torremolinos is a municipality located west of the city of Málaga on the Costa del Sol of the Mediterranean. It has around 70,000 residents and is the sixth largest city of the province of Málaga.

Torremolinos and its surrounding areas have shown proof of human settlement that go as far back as 10,000 BC. The actual town itself was founded by the Romans which back then had around 2000 inhabitants. During the War of Spanish Succession, the town was plundered, burnt and absolutely decimated. Its population was dwindled to a mere 106 people. The town was rebuilt during the 19th century and consequently became a poor fishing village. That was before the 1950s, when it was developed as a major tourist destination.

Its many beaches, beach restaurants and bars that serve as a perfect coastal haven for tourists who want to relax, unwind and sunbathe. The city is also well-known for its thriving nightlife, especially the bars and nightclubs that cater to the LGBT community and the population’s general indifference to sexual orientation—an appealing factor that brings in a large number of LGBT tourists to the city. Its beautiful waters also make for a great scuba diving and snorkeling experience – get the local travel guides to take you into the water. Head on over to this beautiful coastal paradise and holiday your blues away. 

Essential travel information and Torremolinos tips for your visit

  • The best month to swim in the sea is August, when the average sea temperature is around 28 °C.
  • Do not forget to carry a generous amount of sunblock.
  • Know the pollution level of Torremolinos before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 20.83 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 20.45 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 34.09 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 22.92 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 43.18 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 13.33 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 27.08 (Low)
  • How safe is Torremolinos for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Torremolinos.

    • Burglary and Theft 36.4 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 38.84 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 34.38 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 50.88 (Moderate)
    • Car Stealing 32.89 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 46.05 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 34.21 (Low)
    • Drug offense 42.86 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 69.74 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 57.89 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 35.09 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 29.39 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 44.3 (Moderate)
  • Quality of Life Index of Torremolinos is 183.46 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 61.41 (High)
    • Climate Index 96.98 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 25.22 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 25.93 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 49.53 (Low)
    • Health Care Index 75.09 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 8.27 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 83.47 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Torremolinos

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.07 USD
    • International Movie per seat 8.99 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 29.14 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 61.35 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 64.57 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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