In the Western Costa del Sol region its principal urban centre is 50 metres above sea level and is 12 kilometres from the city of Málaga and 5 from the Pablo Ruiz Picasso International Airport.Among the foothills of the Mijas mountain range, lies the territory of Torremolinos, formerly a district of Málaga and a separate municipality since 1988. There are four well-differentiated population centres: El Calvario, El Bajondillo, La Carihuela and the network of streets that make up the most traditional district of the city. The Arabs, took advantage of the stream that had its headwaters in the area of Los Manantiales and built numerous mills all along this stream. In about 1300, in the middle of the Nazarite time, begun construction of a defensive tower at the end of the Calle San Miguel to prevent, invasions from the sea. The name of the city Torremonilos (“Tower-Mills”) alludes to the tower and the mills.
El Bajondillo Beach
In the municipality of Torremolinos and at a few metres from the hotel Roc Flamingo ***, El Bajondillo, Los Alamos and Playamar together form a very long beach of 1.100 metres and 40metres wide, this is abruptly interrupted by an enormous rock that serves as foundation for apartments buildings.The beach has an access for disabled, deck chairs and beach umbrellas hire, beach bar open all year round, showers, peddle boats, lifeguard, litter bins, parking, promenade, beach volleyball, cleaning service, public telephone, security surveillance and children area.
Culture in Torremolinos
Moreover than sun and beach, Torremolinos offers the visitor other services related with congress, culture and sport tourism. In its Exhibition and Congress Centre there take place institutional, bussines and social events. Among the most outstanding monuments from this locality there are, the parish San Miguel Arcángel, neoclassic style; the parish Nuestra Señora del Carmen, located in la Carihuela quarter; la Casa de Los Navajas (the knife’s house), building from the 19th century following the Neo-Mudejar style; La Torre de Pimentel (Pimentel Tower) of Arab origin, symbol of the municipality, located at the end of the San Miguel street; and the Molino de Inca (the Inca Mill), the only one what still exist from all that were and gave the name to this municipality, next to it there is a magnificent botanical garden. In the holiday calendar the most popular dates are: the last September week, Feria de San Miguel (Fair of San Miguel, patron saint of Torremolinos); the week before the pilgrims camp next to the San Miguel hermitage, which can’t come close to holding all the people who want to hear the mass inside the church, and once religious ceremony concludes the party begins and lasts until dark.
Singing, dancing and good food are at the heart of this massively attended pilgrimage. In late September, San Miguel, which is held in the nearby pine groves of Los Manantiales. The locality also is a beehive of activity on the Día del Turista (Tourist’s Day) the first Thursday of September. On the first Thursday in October it celebrates the “Día del Pescaíto” (Pescaíto day), in which the local restaurants hand out servings of pescaíto to both tourists and residents of Torremolinos. Other cultural and festive events that take place in Torremolinos are the Retro Ball Contest, the Flamenco Festival, and the Verdiales Day.
Sports and activities in Torremolinos
Torrequebrada, is one of the most popular and visited Golf Courses, it is considered as one of the best in Spain. In Benalmádena-Costa located and at a few km from the Hotel Roc Lago Rojo **** and the Hotel Roc Flamingo ***. The players have the opportunity to demonstrate their skill in each hole, whatever their handicap is. With several lakes and bunkers in a strategic location. The wind is a natural element to take into account in Torremolinos
.Ctra. N-340. Km 220, s/n Urb. Torrequebrada
Diving Club located at a few km from the Hotel Roc Lago Rojo**** and the Hotel Roc Flamingo*** There are PADI and BSAC Courses available to get you started, from Open Water referral courses to Full Professional training. All courses are conducted using modern training facilities. With a professional approachment to all your diving needs, whether you are new to diving or fully qualified.
Calle Carmen Montes
Edificio Cortijillo Local 4
Tel : (+34) 600 506 526
Magic Palace Torremolinos
The Magic Palace, in Torremolinos, the only theatre in Europe exclusively dedicated to magic.Three magicians give their youth, talent and hope, the Magic Palace is a charming theatre where you can spend wonderful evenings way beyond your imagination.Located right in the center of Torremolinos between the Palacio de Congresos and Aqualand, near from the Hotel Roc Lago Rojo **** and the Hotel Roc Flamingo *** .
Calle Cuba 3
Tel.: 952 058 852
Families and children
Aqualand is the bigger waterpark from La Costa del Sol located at few km from the Hotel Roc Lago Rojo **** and from the Hotel Roc Flamingo ***. This is a fantastic place for all the family to spend a day having lots of fun with the best aquatic attractions. Also, this year the park offers a new attraction: the “Boomerang”. With green areas to relax and 18-hole mini golf course. Calle Cuba 10
Situated in Torremolinos, close to the waterpark Aqualand at few km from the Hotel Roc Lago Rojo **** and from the Hotel Roc Flamingo ***. In Crocodile Park you will be in front of prehistoric creatures that have miraculously survived 200 million years of evolution - carnivores which knew the dinosaurs and that use the same hunt techniques. At a distance of less than 2 metres, you can wonder at the gigantic crocodiles one of the most fascinating creatures of the world.
C/ Cuba, 14
Mini-Golf for all the family and at a few km from the Hotel Roc Lago Rojo **** and the Hotel Roc Flamingo ***.Paseo Maritimo Bajondillo
Benalmádena Cable Car
The cable car of Costa del Sol is locataed at about 13km from the Roc Hotel Lago Rojo **** and about 16km from the Hotel Roc Flamingo ***. It links Benalmádena and the summit of the Calamorro mountain, one of the highest enclave of the Málaga province, with 769 m high. From the summit we will have an exclusive panoramic view from La Costa del Sol, Sierra Nevada, Valle del Guadalhorce and in clear days also Gibraltar and the African coast.
Calle Arroyo de la Miel