The province of Málaga, is located between Granada and Cádiz, in the south of the Iberian Peninsula, on the Mediterranean coast, is comprised within the Autonomous Community of Andalucia.
The Costa del Sol is well-kwon for its beaches and has been considered an international tourist destination since the early fifties of the past century. Nowadays, the modern infrastructures and an incomparable climate put the province of Málaga in the first place on the Spanish Peninsula in terms of numbers of visitors.
Moreover La Costa del Sol offers a wide selection to practise all kind of sports and a cultural offer where every corner has an unquestionable historical and artistic value. In any village or town from La Costa del Sol you can find archaeological groups, monuments, churches, etc., as well as a variety of thematic museums. The cultural offer is completed with concerts, theatres, fairs, etc.
And for the nightlife, discos, cinemas, pubs, bars, “chiringuitos”… there is not an occasion to get bored.
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.
Oficial time: UTC +2 in summer / UTC +1 in winter.
• Language: Spanish i.
• Currency: Euro (EUR).
• Population, Málaga: 800.000 habitants aproximately
• Electricity, voltage: 220V
• Main credit cards are well accepted.