About the Costa del Sol
Playamar is the area of Torremolinos where Dreamtime Properties Estate Agents is located, just off the main road leading to the beach. It is also only a ten minute walk into the centre of Torremolinos and the same to 2 main line train stations.
Playamar has become a very popular place to live due to its excellent location. There is a variety of of spanish tapas bars and cafes and various British and Irish bars in Playamar, Also there are a numerous restaurants such as chinese, steak houses, pizzerias, Vietnamese and Thai as well as the trademark fresh fish places. Over the recent years Torremolinos has changed, the once busy nightlife of central Torremolinos is now located in the beach areas from Playamar to Los Alamos and the border of Malaga, here you will find numerous modern 'chill out' all day music bars, open to the early hours, these include Jammin, Lombok, Mana and Moliere Playa. Many of the tradicional churinguitos in that area on the beach have changed to trendy music bars where you can enjoy the sun with a cocktail and is especially popular in the high season.
More nightlife is found in Benalmadena which is only 5 to 10 mins in a taxi. The Benalmadena Marina is just 45 minutes stroll along the promenade which stretches from Los Alamos-Playamar-Bajondillo-La Carihuela-Montemar. Along this route you can eat in the seafront restaurants called 'chringuitos' which specialise in fresh fish and some have also modern music bars on the beach.
Also Playamar is situated within easy access to the main motorway and is only a short distance (6km) to Malaga Airport. The expansion of the area from Benyamina to Playamar and Los Alamos has made the area increasingly popular with many new developments taking shape but still the area is not over-built with many places to walk and enjoy this area of Torremolinos.
Torremolinos is the biggest of the resorts and probably the most famous. Located 7km west of Malaga airport it was the first resort to be developed back in the early sixties when it was little more than a fishing village. Today the town reflects its heritage with several fish bars located in the centre and on the beach (called Chiringuitos). The centre is dominated by the famous pedestrian area of Calle San Miguel with its boutiques and various shops. At the end of San Miguel a steep flight of steps leads down to El Bajondillo which is a picturesque area full of restaurants and souvenir shops. At the bottom is the beach of El Bajondillo. The 9km of beach starts from the east, from the outskirts of Malaga near Los Alamos to Playamar beach along to the west to La Carihuela and on to Benalmadena Marina.
During the tourist season different nationalities flock to Torremolinos for the hot summer sun where you can while away the hours on a sunlounger or sit in the picturesque surroundings, sipping a glass of sangria and simply watch the world go by.
Benalmadena is a further 5kms along the coast from Torremolinos. It is divided into three different towns. The first is Benalmadena Pueblo (village), which is located nearer the mountains. It is a typical Andalucian village with a number of amentities including museums, a castle, bars, restaurants and shops.
Benalmadena Costa is the second town and is where most of the population live and has hundreds of bars and restaurants and is where the majority of the businesses are located. This town has developed into a very busy tourist area and is very popular. It has an array of attractions such as its own casino, nightclubs, beautiful beaches and the stunning Marina.
Arroyo de la miel is the third town and lies between the two. It has many shops and bars and is also the location for the Tivoli World theme park.