LGBT Costa del Sol
Yes Spain is famous for the LGBT scene in Madrid, Barcelona and Sitges, but Torremolinos offers near year-round sunshine with some of the best party beaches and clubs that the Mediterranean coast has to offer.
If you are a visitor then Torremolinos should be on your list of places to visit. Word has it that the world's first package holidays stated here, albeit by coach from London's Victoria Coach Station and then swiftly picked up by Dan Air, perhaps the original no-frills carrier. The town is undergoing a bit of a make over at the moment, although the shabby retro look has an appeal all of its own. The main gay scene is based around La Nogalera which is a sort of shopping area under some 1960s tower blocks which are back in fashion big time!
Like most nightlife in Spain things don't really get going until late by northern European standards. Saying that some bars will open early from 6 so you can people watch and take in the sights. The Pueblo Blanco is adjacent to La Nogalera and you will find a range of really great restaurants and a few bars too. One of our favourites is Boomerang.
If you are feeling hungry then head over to the best place that serves crepes on the Costa del Sol...Creperia Bahia
The beaches at Torremolinos offer something for everyone, there are the popular 'serviced' beaches that run along the main strip, and around the corner, where the cats (feline) all hang out, there is a stretch of much more relaxed beach. Much of the town is actually perched on a hill and you will find a series of hidden stairs or lifts (elevators) that save you the trudge. Head over to Boxer to pick up those essential items for beach, club, and fun.
The main gay beaches are all grouped towards the end of the main stretch of beach. Just look for the El Gato Lounge, or for that matter just follow the cats...
You will find lots of great places to visit and shop in TheLista.
Enjoy your stay.
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