Torremolinos has grown in just a few decades from a small Spanish fishing village to a city of 70,000 people, a growth driven by tourism and the movement of people from cooler parts of Europe, attracted largely by the wonderful southern Spanish climate. It is now regarded as the most important resort on the Costa del Sol and as you can imagine there is an awful lot to do here. If you choose to make a new life in Torremolinos the best advice would be is to determine what it is that you enjoy doing culturally, whether it is golf, nightlife or just strolling along the beach and finding a spot for lunch. Whatever it is there will be something to suit you here. The famous beaches are sandy, wide and white, as you would expect getting busy in the peak summer months. However, the weather means they can be enjoyed all year round and many locals prefer them in the spring and autumn when the sea is still usually warm enough to bathe. To offset its high rise image, the town council have for several years been undergoing projects to build more green areas and there are some surprisingly nice parks here now. Just a few minutes’ drive outside of the city you are suddenly in rural Spain, with forests, water and nature parks. Malaga airport is only 15 minutes’ drive away and there are good bus links to cities such as Marbella and Malaga.
The Costa del Sol in the south of Spain is one of the most popular destination for British travellers to Spain as well as for those starting out a new life over there. It has grown from a few small coastal villages to having some of the most important towns and cities in the country including Malaga, Estepona, Torremolinos, Marbella and Nerja. Due to large presence of foreigners the gastronomy in the region covers almost every type of food from around the world. However, if you want to eat like a local you can and much of the food, such as breaded anchovies, has a strong Arabic influence. There are a number of excellent seafood restaurants in the region, many of them on the beach not far from where your dinner was freshly caught. Due to the climate and the choice of dozens of courses for players of all levels, the Costa del Sol has been described as a golfer’s paradise. People moving to Spain also like the region due to its wonderful climate, with over 300 days of sunshine a year and average temperatures that range between 17 degrees centigrade in the middle of winter to around 30 degrees in August.
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