When you tell people that your holiday destination is Torremolinos, you tend to get one of two reactions. Either ‘oh, isn’t that high rise, fish and chips and British bars?’ or ‘we love it there too!’. At a risk of letting everyone into the secret, I have to tell you that Torremolinos is very authentically Spanish and a fabulous place to spend a week out of season. This is why I recommend it:
I just love these little guys. My holiday starts as soon as I see a flock of them flitting from tree to tree chatting to one another. Their presence is controversial as they are not an indigenous species, but they are very cute!
If you like to spend an afternoon eating and drinking with a sea view, then you won’t go far wrong in a chiringuito, or beach restaurant. There are dozens to choose from, all with a huge selection of fish dishes.
Over the years we’ve stayed in every class of hotel, from the charming one star Cabello, to the elegant four star Riu Nautilus (don’t think there are any five stars). Last month we stayed at the newly refurbished Sol House which has a bit of an Ibiza vibe going on. There’s something to suit all budgets. We usually book our flights and hotel separately through Alpha Rooms as it saves money and gives us more choice of flight times.
The beach is huge, well kept and clean. Still lots of traditional fishing boats knocking about.
These very kind people let me try out my Spanish when shopping and don’t smirk when I get it wrong – they are happy to chat to help improve your conversational Spanish skills too.
It’s not called the Costa Del Sol for nothing! We go out of season March, April, October, November and it’s usually 20 degrees plus and sunny.
So many shops, so little time! I always come back with unusual pieces of jewellery.
Best fresh fish you can get anywhere at a reasonable cost. This whole fresh turbot cost e25 for both of us. Less than a tenner each.
Anyone else been to Torremolinos? I’d love to know what you thought!