Located in the province of Andalucia, Torremolinos is just 8 kilometres from Malaga airport and 12 kilometres from Malaga itself. This former sleepy fishing village is credited with being the first package tour holiday destination in Spain. It all started in the 50’s and 60’s, which saw a multitude of hotel complexes, restaurants and bars open. The town was transformed into a family resort; its visitors channelled through the ever expanding Malaga airport. Torremolinos soon became a household name around the world, and prospered accordingly.
However as the years passed its image became tainted; gathering a reputation for being a party destination frequented by rowdy types. Consequently the resort received bad press which led to a decline in popularity, and eventually losing out to its neighbours Benalmadena and Fuengirola.