Torremolinos is one of Spain’s top tourist resorts and the epitome of Package tourism to the west of Malaga. It was one of the first places in the country to open itself to tourism in the early 60s and consists of rows of high-rise apartment and hotel blocks, although the area to the west has residential streets of townhouses and villas.

The town has recently undergone a major facelift and improvements include the extension of the seafront to Los Alamos in the east.

The urbanisations of El Pinillo and Montemar are to the west of the centre; La Carihuela, Pueblo Blanco and El Bajondillo are in the centre and Playa mar, El Pinar and Los Alamos are to the east. La Carihuela has retained much is its traditional fishing village character and has many narrow streets