Festival of San Miguel Archangel.
San Miguel Archangel is the patron saint of Torremolinos. There is a week long festival in September, celebrating San Miguel, with the biggest day being San Miguel's Day (Día de San Miguel) on the 29th of September. Every day for a week one could see natives in Torremolinos dressed up, livening up the streets of Torremolinos. I was there for the the last day of the festival when there was a big parade walking down Calle San Miguel. A lovely event and I recommend attending at least some of the events. Most of the events take place in the Los Manantiales pinewoods, with thousands upon thousands of people attending the festival.
MY FAVOURITE GROCERY STORE
Just a ten minute walk from our apartment, MERCADONA SUPERMERCADO has everything you need and at good prices. Actually the prices didn't go up too much from our visit two years ago.
Available: Baked goods, dairy products, canned goods, snacks, beverages (water, soda, beer, wine and liquor), very good fruit and vegetable section with most sold prepackaged, frozen foods, excellent selection of fresh fish, prepackaged meats, domestic and laundry products, paper products, etc.
I usually went every couple of days, so as not to have to carry too much.
Open 9:15 a.m. to 9:15 p.m. I found the prices comparable to what I pay here in Canada
MENU DEL DIA -
Also not far from our Bajondillo Apartments was the RESTAURANTE CHINO PROMO. They had a very good Menu Del Dia for 5.85 Euros plus IVA and we ate here three times. The third time the waitress gave us each a big hug - so cute!
Update: February, 2009
Hans and I again dined here and also brought Neal and Jean one night.
Spring Roll ( Rollo de Primavera ) or soup or Salad
Egg Fried Rice - Arroz Frito con Huevo
Chicken with Almonds - Pollo con Almendras
Sweet & Sour Chicken - Pollo Agridulce
Chop Suey with Chicken - Pollo con Verdura
Sweet & Sour Pork - Cerdo Agridulce
Beef with Curry Sauce - Ternera con Salsa de Curry
Chop Suey with Beef - Ternera con Verdura
Beef with Onion - Ternera con Cebolla
Dessert - Ice Cream or Caramel - Helado o Flan
or Coffee or Tea
Open every day 12:00 to 24.00
Update - Sunday, February 7, 2010
Hans and I ate here once again during our stay
We again had the "Menu Del Dia" which is still 5.85 Euros plus Iva
There are two long esplanades in Torremolinos which are known as Paseo Maritimo de Bajondillo and Paseo Maritimo Cariheula. These boardwalks take you pass many large hotels and some very good restaurants and bars known locally as chiringuitos.
Another naked man!
Walking a bit further I spotted this athletic looking sculpture on the beach. Quite a graceful pose! I'm afraid that I haven't been able to find out anything about this piece of art - Name and/or artist would be appreciated!
With the palm trees and blue sky, it didn't feel like it was the end of January! I should imagine that in the height of summer this is a popular part of the beach to relax, and is probably used a lot by the locals from La Carihuela.