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Gay Torremolinos

Torremolinos, Costa del Sol
Spain

Torremolinos, Spain.
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Torremolinos, Spain has evolved from a seedy ‘fish and chip’, cheap and cheerful seaside resort into an attractive and appealing resort noted for its clean sandy beaches, wide choice of hotels and restaurants and unparalleled variety of entertainment, activities and nightlife available. Located just a few miles west of Málaga airport, Torremolinos was the first Costa del Sol resort to be developed back in the early sixties when it was little more than a sleepy village. At the height of summer, the resort has a great appeal for the younger set, with a reputation for its frantic nightlife. Out of season, however, it takes on a different character. Now practically a suburb of Málaga, the atmosphere is much more Spanish, especially at weekends, with an air of friendliness and welcome.

Torremolinos has a wide range of gay and gay friendly hotels, inns, traditional guesthouses and hotels for the gay and lesbian traveler. If you're looking for no-frills, central accommodation there a number of hostals in Calle del Peligro which is just a short stroll from the Bajondillo beach. And in one of the liveliest areas around 24 hour square and Calle las Mercedes. Along the front of El Bajondillo beach are a number of three and four star hotels which have happily serviced the package holiday market for years.
Some have been recently refurbished and become more boutique in style, others, sadly, have not.

New, trendy bars, restaurants and clubs are opening. In recent years, the whole place has had a big face-lift and once again, Torromelinos has become a major gay holiday destination in Spain. The main gay area (La Nogalera), has rejuvenated thanks to gay businesses getting together to work on renovating and improving the whole area. This area of the Spanish ‘sunshine coast’ now attracts a very lively, young, fun-seeking European gay vacationer.

At the heart of the town is the pedestrian street Calle San Miguel, the main artery of the town. The Cuesta del Tajo, at the end of San Miguel, leads down a steep flight of steps through the old fishing district of El Bajondillo. This is a popular, picturesque area lined with restaurants and market-style kiosks, selling souvenirs. At the bottom is the beach of El Bajondillo.

The beach scene shows another side of Torremolinos. With massive hotels, apartment blocks, bars and restaurants, this area is seriously packed during the summer. This is not a destination for gay and lesbian travelers looking for peace and quiet. The seafront promenade, Paseo Maritimo, extends east to Playamar and west to La Carihuela, now continuing as far as Benalmádena Marina. The old fishing village of La Carihuela is full of picturesque simple houses and bougainvillea clad patios where old men play dominoes and drink anis. This is the area also known for its excellent seafood restaurants and chiringuitos (beach bars).

The area of El Calvario is less known to the average gay and lesbian tourist. Located to the north of the main road that cuts through Torremolinos, it offers a quieter area of small streets of bars, with an appeal to those who prefer to be away from the bustle of the centre.

So, if you’re a gay or lesbian traveler looking for a sun and fun summer vacation, Torremolinos on the Costa del Sol is the place to be. For gay and lesbian travelers seeking a quieter, more relaxed vacation, then visit Torremolinos in the off season, the sun still shines but the party crowd has left town.

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