Top attractions in Torremolinos
7 things to do 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.
1. La Parque Batería
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.
2. Tivoli World
Take a 15-minute train ride down to Benalmadena for Tivoli World, a magical family-friendly theme park with endless rides and entertainment.
3. Sea Life Benalmádena
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.
4. Church of San Miguel
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.
5. Casa de los Navajas
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.
6. Playa La Carihuela
Playa La Carihuela is one of the best beaches of Costa del Sol with plenty of locals offering delicious treats and drinks.
7. Crocodile Park
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.
Planning Your Visit
Try the Pescaito Frito
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.
Day Trips: Travel Along the Coast
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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- Best time to visit
- 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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What people are saying about Torremolinos
What an amazing time we had here! So many different animals and really up close! Was so impressed and the guide who took us through the lemurs was fab we were the only English people On the tour but she had no problem translating for us! 100% recommend any one who visits Fuengirola to check out this place
It was great. The guide was very kind and smart with a lot of knowledges! The trip was exciting and the views were amazing! For sure its one of the atractions that is a must there!
Was a lovely day. Easy to find way around with the map. Due to covid was not very busy, but that was a bones, although unfortunate for the bioparc
It was a really nice experience, the guide made a great job and let us enjoy of a free time to visit some places by ourselves.
Really interesting trip, definitely worth the money. Plenty to see, takes 1-2 hours.