Torremolinos - 'Torry' to its intimates - is not exactly where you come when you want to get away from it all. This is the Costa del Sol in all its high-rise, concrete-block, package-tour glory. And if you're wanting some hectic nightlife and a beach crawling with people-watching opportunities, Torry delivers.
Some claim that Torremolinos has outgrown the excesses of the 1970s to become a new contender on the Costa del Sol. It's not really true. Come here for the cocktails and the kicking back, but don't expect a cultural treat. Take a stroll down Torremolinos' most famous street, Calle San Miguel, filled with shops and restaurants with a lively atmosphere, and end your walk with stairs that lead down to a fantastic beach.
Torremolinos is just west of Málaga. You can get a flight to Málaga airport and then a train to Torry.