Torremolinos on the Costa del Sol is Spain’s Beach Capital
Helen Page introduces you to Torremolinos on Spain’s Costa del Sol, an area on the southern coast, just to the east of Gibraltar. With 160 kilometres of Mediterranean coastline, the Costa del Sol is one of Spain’s most popular holiday destinations.
“Well hello again. Here we are in Torremolinos. As you can see on the right here there are lots of beach huts that you can rent. The beach itself is huge, it’s a long, long stretch. All along you see deck chairs that you can hire. Unfortunately, the sun has gone down for us so it might look a bit dark at the moment.
But what else can you do here if you don’t like the sun? There’s a place nearby that’s really interesting – it’s called Mijas. It’s up in the hills near the coast. Mijas is famous for its white houses and it was a silver town. There’s supposed to be lots of silver up there, but we didn’t see any.
What else can you do in Torremolinos? Well, there are lots of restaurants, and lots of bars. and it’s not as seedy as it used to be years ago. There are lots of nice hotels like the one we’re staying in, which is a huge place right on the beach and quite posh. But as the sun’s going, I’ll be walking off into the sunset – so I’ll see you later. Bye!”