When booking your stay at our hotel, located at just a few metres from Carihuela Beach, one of the most charming areas of Torremolinos, you will live an unforgettable holiday experience. The Hotel Royal Al Andalus **** has everything you need to make it so: all the comforts, quality services and facilities you need as well as a spectacular location near the sea.
The idylic location of this hotel will without a doubt, make you fall in love. The area of La Carihuela preserves its original fishing village atmosphere, but with a modern touch that attracts the attention of travellers from all over the world. Throughout its narrow streets one can find numerous restaurants, bars and leisure and entertainment venues, as well as the emblematic Andalusian atmosphere, the true soul of Torremolinos.
La Carihuela Beach is a reference point in Malaga as it stretches along 2 kilometres of dark sand due to its volcanic origin.
It has ideal conditions for bathers due to its calm, clean and crystalline waters, and a wide variety of services, such as the possibility of renting parasols and sun loungers, access for people with reduced mobility, lifeguards, children's areas, toilets, showers, and water sports equipment to hire, among others. The 16th of July, the festivity of the Virgen del Carmen patron saint of the municipality, is one of the most special days at the beach of La Carihuela, as various recreational activities are held around the procession and embarcation of the Virgin.
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Experience Torremolinos intensely
The municipality of Torremolinos can be divided into several areas which are all worth visiting: the historic centre, the Paseo Marítimo and the upper town, including Los Pinares.
The streets of the historic centre of Torremolinos are vibrant and full of life. There are countless shops and restaurants, and it is highly recommended to take a gastronomic route through some of them. Gastronomy is one of its strong points, with an offer that ranges from tapas, fried fish and seafood to the most avant-garde cuisine. The centre also has a wide range of cultural events and a lively nightlife for those who want to keep the fun going until the early hours of the morning.
The pedestrian Street of Calle San Miguel is the real commercial heart of the city, and one of the most visited, as are the streets Cauce, Casablanca and Avenida Palma de Mallorca, not forgetting the squares of Costa del Sol, Andalucía and Nogalera. The latter is very popular thanks to its great atmosphere, especially at night, and for its offer focused on the LGBTI public.
The symbol of Torremolinos is the famous Pimentel tower, 12 metres high, made of bricks and built in the 14th century, as a watchtower to defend the city from attacks from the sea.
Torremolinos has a pleasant and busy promenade, surrounded by numerous shops, bars, restaurants and beach clubs, which links the two ends of the municipality: from Saltillo Beach to Los Álamos Beach, in the Eastern most part.
It is perfect for strolling, cycling or rollerblading along the spectacular beaches of the area, such as La Carihuela, Bajondillo, Playamar or Los Álamos. You can't miss a stop in between your favourite activity, to enjoy a tapa of fried fish and a glass of wine while you watch the sunset and feel the gentle sea breeze...
In the upper part of the town, the neighbourhoods of Montemar and El Calvario are worth mentioning. The former is just above La Carihuela, and its attractions include the Ermita de Montemar hermitage, the nearby Los Pinares and the Parque de La Batería. El Calvario is one of the most popular neighbourhoods in Torremolinos. It is characterised by a labyrinth of narrow streets, between white houses surrounded by Magnolias and orange trees. On Thursdays there is a very popular street market and it is an area with typical shops and bars.
Los Pinares is a forest dominated by oak and carob trees and these make up the real green lungs of the city. It is the ideal place to connect individually with the silence and stillness of the surroundings, but also to spend fun moments with friends or family, as there are areas with tables and barbecues. They can be used free of charge, but there are some considerations to be taken into account (no fires between 1st June and 15th October, no camping gas or similar, and if more than 25 people are to gather there, permission must be requested from the Environment Office, among other rules).
In this area of Los Pinares is the San Miguel Hermitage, which hosts the annual Romería de Torremolinos pilgrimage and from where the Camino del Agua hiking route starts. There are also other unmissable visits nearby: the Los Manantiales - Molino de Inca Botanical Gardens, and a well-known water park, very popular among families with children.