The Natural Heritage Sites of Torremolinos

Torremolinos, located in the province of Malaga, is one of the main tourist destinations for sun and beach in Spain, and the most important in Andalusia.

It offers a liberal and cosmopolitan atmosphere inherited from the influx of foreigners and tourists during the 60s and 70s, which nowadays sets it apart from other towns on the Costa del Sol. In addition, Torremolinos is a hallmark when it comes to its natural heritage sites as are its beaches and green spaces, the places most frequented throughout the year.

The beaches of Torremolinos

Torremolinos has a coastline that stretches over 7 km with urban beaches, dark sand and moderate waves. They are heavily visited during the summer holidays. The main beaches are Los Alamos, El Bajondillo, Playamar, Carihuela, Montemar and El Saltillo. Regarding the beach, El Bajondillo is one of the most popular and is more than one kilometer long and 40 meters wide. La Carihuela is also frequented by tourists for its size and charming waters. It is located in the old fishing district that bears the same name, which is surrounded by restaurants whose staple dishes is based around fried fish.

Green spaces of Torremolinos

The main green spaces of Torremolinos are the Molino de Inca Botanical Garden and La Batería Park. The Botanical Garden covers an area of 4 hectares in which it houses more than 150 palm trees of 50 different species. It also contains 300 trees of 60 different species and 400 shrubs from various origins. In addition, this natural area brings together some types of ancient flora such as the Araucaria Excelsa, Ficus nitida, Rucalyptus Camaldulensis or  and acebuche of more than 1,000 years old  and a 40 meter tall American noval.

Inside the Botanical Garden is a fountain that acts as the spring of a river. Moreover, within this natural setting is the Pinar de los Manantiales, a forest with a large number of springs, equipped with tables and barbeques.

La Bateria Park covers an area of 74,000 square meters spread over uneven trails. In the center is an artificial lake of 9,000 square meters where you can sail a boat that can be rented in the park. Here you can find the Torre Viewpoint with a height of 14.7 meters and from which you can see the entire park.