The town of Torremolinos was once a well-known fishing village that later developed into a popular tourist destination following the expansion of tourism in the 1950s. Located around 10 kilometres away from Malaga, along its western coast, the town stretches across a land area of over 20 square kilometres and is home to a population of over 60,000 inhabitants. The population comprises a large number of British expatriates and the town itself is particularly popular amongst British tourists and young travellers for the entertainment options that are available in the town. Numbers of tourist flock to the town, especially during the summer season, which is the peak period for tourism.
The history of Torremolinos dates back as far to the Neolithic Age - 150,000 years ago - when the first traces of human life were discovered by archaeologists. The name Torremolinos is derived from two words - "Torre" which means "tower" and "Molino" which means mill. Historians believe that large numbers of water mills covered the town area and hence its name. The remains of one such water mill - Molino de Inca - can still be witnessed in the city.
Torremolinos offers several tourist attractions and places-of-interest including several museums, monuments and prominent landmarks. The most popular attractions in the town are La Carihuela (the fishermen's quarters), La Carihuela beach, the crocodile park, the Torre de Pimentel and Casa de los Navaja. Activities such as windsurfing, kitesurfing, water skiing and boat trips are also popular in the town.
The Málaga–Costa del Sol Airport - also commonly referred to as the Málaga Aiport in short - is the main airport serving the area of Torremolinos and the province of Málaga. It is a major airport in the country and is the fourth busiest airport in Spain - serving several airlines and millions of passengers every year. It also has flights to over 60 countries around the world and daily links to over twenty cities within Spain.
A couple of Halal restaurants in Torremolinos are available for Muslim travellers. Two of the Halal restaurants in Torremolinos include the El Tapeo and Tele Shawarma Pizza. El Tapeo offers a full Halal menu of Middle Eastern fare while Tele Shawarma Pizza offers Turkish cuisine as well as a variety of delicious Halal Pizzas, Shawarmas, Burgers, Panini's and Patatas Asadas.
Al Momin Mosque is the main mosque in Torremolinos and is located at Calle Hoyo, Edir El Congreso. The mosque holds daily prayers and is visited by the Muslim community living in Torremolinos for worship and other services. It is also possible to visit more mosques in the neighbouring cities in Malaga.