We recently visited Torremolinos, Spain for a 4-day break and had a really great time. Obviously as we were only there for 4 days – I can’t do a hugely comprehensive guide but I wanted to share all the fun things we did do and hopefully give you some ideas if you’re in the area!
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When to Go
We visited Torremolinos from 15th – 19th April. We got great weather the whole time we were there (20-23 degrees every day). For someone like me, whose skin hates the sun, this was a perfect bearable temperature.
Unfortunately as we visited so early in the year, the season hadn’t fully started yet. Bars weren’t open all that late and it was generally just very quiet. If we were to visit again, we would try to go in May or June when it would be a bit more lively. Saying that, we still managed to have a great time.
The upside to visiting Torremolinos in April is that flight and accommodation prices are a good bit cheaper. All five of us ended up paying around £120.00 each for return flights from Belfast to Malaga and 4 nights accommodation – which is pretty amazing.
Where to Stay
We stayed at the R&E Apartment in Torremolinos – it was the perfect location and within walking distance to the beach and the centre of town. As you can see from the link, the apartment was really modern and clean. Our host Ron met us at the apartment to check us in with a bottle of Cava! It was a really lovely personal touch and he made us feel very welcome. He even recommended good places to eat and visit while we were in the area.
If you want to book this apartment for your visit – enter the code “AMY30483” at the checkout on Booking.com – you can get a £15 reward which you can use towards your booking! Winner!
We couldn’t have picked a nicer place to stay and I would recommend this apartment to anyone visiting Torremolinos.
What to Do
Visit the Beach
The main beach in Torremolinos is so huge that it’s divided into smaller sections – each with restaurant facilities close by.
The section we went to was called Flamingo . We rented sunbeds which were a bargain at 5 euro each for the whole day. With that we also got a bottle of water each and a waiter service if we wanted cocktails etc throughout the day.
We went to a go-karting centre called Kart&Fun in Plaza Mayor one morning of our trip. Plaza Mayor is only a few train stops away so it only takes about 10 minutes to get to.
Go-karting was brilliant craic and it’s a great activity to do as a group.
On our second full day we went to Malaga for a day. We didn’t get up to anything in particular but it’s a beautiful city to walk around and take in the sights.
There are loads of shops, both local boutiques and high-street chains so your shopping possibilities are endless if that’s your kind of thing.
We ended up going to a beautiful tapas restaurant and sat outside people-watching for most of the day!
Where to Eat
The best meal we had in Torremolinos hands-down came from El Gato Lounge. We ordered the “Spanish platter” to share between two of us as a starter and you’ll see from the picture below that we got a lot more than we expected.
Fresh cherry tomatoes, garlic sauce, brie with mango dressing, brie with walnuts, chorizo, salami, cucumber and fresh bread. Needless to say, we cleared the plate.
As if that wasn’t enough food – we ordered 3 sharing-sized main courses (I know – pure greed). But once again, we cleared the plates so it’s not as though anything was wasted! We ordered chicken curry, patatas bravas (potato fries with a spicy sauce and sour cream) and some gyoza dumplings. These pictures unfortunately aren’t as clear due to the lighting in the restaurant!
Where to Drink
We got some great news while we were away – we got approved for our new home! So there was only one way to celebrate – cocktails! We went to an amazing cocktail bar right by the beach called Banana’s Beach Club.
As you can see the cocktails we had there were nothing short of incredible. On the left is Amy’s Mai Tai and mine was made with Blue Curacao, Rum and Pineapple juice. Unfortunately I can’t remember the exact name of it but it was the nicest one I’ve ever had.
Banana’s Beach Bar is also a really good people-watching spot, if you’re into that!
Have you ever been to Torremolinos? What did you get up to? Let me know in the comments section!
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