Being part of the Costa Del Sol, Torremolinos enjoys a lovely Mediterranean climate. The summer months are June, July, August and September with temperatures around 28-30C. Rain if any, is minimal. During the winter months the average temperature is around 17C with a minimum of around 8C. Rainfall during the other months of the year is usually minimal with it being not more than around 6 or 7 days for a single month – usually December and January.
Dia del Pescaito in La Carihuela.
"Dia del Pescaito" means Day of the sardine (or small fish) and this festival is all about fish! It takes place in Paseo Maritímo on La Carihuela on 11th of June and it is party, party, party. Mostly young people attend the festival and drink all day long and eat "pescaitos fritos" spit-roasted sardines, which are given to people for free, and other delicacy from the sea. Well, people of all generations attend but the loudest ones are always the drunk ones. There were big crowds and fun attending it, but later on in the evening the beaches were filled with drunk teenagers - so if you want to attend the festival with kids go there earlier in the day.
"Pescaitos fritos" or spit-roasted sardines are one of the trademarks of the Promenade (Paseo Marítimo) of Torremolinos, so they deserve a day of their own :D See my tip on that under things to do.
Traditional Spanish food.
Now this restaurant is a typical traditional Spanish restaurant, not a touristy restaurant. And seeing that we are talking about Torremolinos then such restaurants are rare to find and let along so close to the beach. And the tapas there were excellent and of great variety. The staff was friendly and the ambience was cozy. There were 2 large Plasma TVs in the restaurant, and seeing that it is a small restaurant then I found myself watching the TV again and again (maybe that was because we decided on not having a TV in the flat for 6 months ;) )
This being a Vinoteca of course they had a wide selection of vines as well.
The restaurant is off Calle de Salvador Allende, a bit hidden out of sight, maybe they have been able to keep it so traditional because of this. All kinds of tapas.
Hansi had a craving for something Dutch to eat, so we went to DE KLIKSPAAN where they have many Dutch dishes, such as sate', patat with mayonnaise, pannekoeken, loempia, broodjes and many others.
Hans had patat with mayonnaise - 2 Euros - and a glass of 7-Up
The great thing about eating here, is that it is on the promenade and you can enjoy your meal while watching the crowds walk by.
Mijas is a little village with lovely white houses. Its close to Fuengirola. If you want to pay it a visit take the regional train from Torremolinos to Fuengirola. Especially the little church is worthwhile visiting.