Discover our local Gay Torremolinos Guide and insiders’ recommendations, for best gay bars, clubs, restaurants, beaches, shopping …
Torremolinos is a famous city resort at the southernmost edge of Europe and the Iberian Peninsula. It offers an exceptionally mild and sunny climate in winter, and summers that often turn incredibly hot.
The City center is compact, and getting around is easy as most of the sights are contained in a small area. You can easily explore walking by your own or with a friendly local to show you around.
For sure, you will not come to Torremolinos for the quality of its architecture, as the city turned from a fishermen village to an international beach resort in the 60’s and 70’s.
Huge resorts were built just in a few years to accommodate thousands of north-European tourists craving for sun.
However, you are in Spain, so even ugly blocks can look good on sunny days and after some shots of Tequila.
The city quickly became one of the first gay destinations in Europe, as the general atmosphere was pretty liberal even during Franco’s time.
In the nineties, Torremolinos was no longer a popular destination, but things have been changing in the last few years, many gay venues being completely refurbished in a more modern way.
Gay area in Torremolinos
Although you can’t compare it with the over trendy (and expensive) Mykonos or Ibiza, but you can have a great time here, especially at Eden beach and turning around La Nogalera area at night, with its dozens of gay venues and vivid gay crowds.
The city’s gay bars are famous for their drag queen shows, and even if you don’t speak Spanish and don’t get everything, you will laugh and have a great time for sure.
Torremolinos Gay pride and Madbear week are the two main events during the summer.
Though Torremolinos is a heated escape for gay people from all Andalusia, the weekends can be busy all year round.
Gay beach in Torremolinos
Eden Beach is the place we would hightly recommend to spend a great holiday.
Torremolinos is also the ideal place to reach other fascinating Andalucia cities such as Cordoba, and its beautiful Cathedral, or Granada and its fantastic Alhambra. And of course the nearby Malaga or Alicante.
Going North, by speed train (pretty expensive but very convenient) you can join in just a few hours Madrid, Valencia, Zaragoza, Girona, Barcelona and of course Sitges, to make sure you did the full Gay tour of Spain 😉