The strategic coastal location of Torremolinos, made it a place of settlement for ancient civilizations: Phoenicians, Greeks, Romans and Arabs.
The first mention of the town appears in 1498, year of parcelling. Reference is made to a marvellous spot known as the Molinos de la Torre (the mills of the Tower, powered by water from the abundant springs in whose environs the Catholic Kings and their vast troops encamped during the siege of Málaga; territory that in present day belongs to the municipality of Alhaurín de la Torre.
Nowadays it is one of the Costa del Sol's most famous resorts. As well as boasting the most extensive range of hotels on the coast, Torremolinos has geared its infrastructure to attracting congress-related tourism.Proof of this is the Torremolinos Congress and Exhibition Centre, the first on the Costa del Sol. Torremolino's climate is exceptional all year around, making it the ideal place to enjoy long days on the beach and fun nights out to suit all tastes.The Romera de San Miguel open-air festival, at the end of September, is considered to be one of the best in Andalusia. The approach to Torremolinos is quite easy via a 30 min ride on the electric train from Malaga -and at just 10minutes driving from the international Malaga airport. There are half a dozen beaches and stops.