Sol Principito Apartments

Paseo Colorado, 26, Playa de Playamar Beach, Torremolinos, 29620, Spain

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Torremolinos' Best Kept Secret

by LoriPori about Sol Principito (Hotel\Apartment)

Hans and I absolutely loved the SOL PRINCIPITO. The hotel staff were friendly, always smiling and very helpful when we needed some information. The hotel was always buzzing with activity as there was so much to do there. The service was impeccable. The complex consisted of 170 apartments, where we were and the main hotel. There was 2 outdoor swimming pools and an indoor heated pool, 2 coffee shops, disco, T.V. room, card room,tennis court and entertainment lounge where there was nightly entertainment. Our cozy little apartment consisted of a balcony overlooking one of the two outdoor swimming pools, kitchenette , refrigerator, 2 electric burners , microwave and all the utensils needed to make your own meals. It had a double bed and the closets had plenty of space to put your things. Also there was a small eating and sitting area with T.V.

Supermarket - cheaper food - big selection.

by Regina1965 about Mercadona supermarket.

Mercadona supermarket is where I do most of my shopping while in Torremolinos. It has got a wide selection of food and drink at a reasonable price. One of the supermarkets is off Avda de Benyamina, in the vicinity of Playa de Playamar and Hotel Principito Sol in between the big blocks of flats, looking like pillars. I would love to live in one of these blocks of flats one day :D

There are three other Mercadona supermarkets up in the city center, one right next to Calle San Miguel, just turn right as you come to the end of CSM and on your right hand side is Centro Entreplazas with a big Mercadona supermarket in the basement. The third one is a little further up in the city center. The fourth one is harder to find as it is hidden away up in the residential area, opposite the police station and City Hall.

Opening hours are Monday-Saturday from 9:15-21:15 and they don't close for siesta. Sundays is closed though. Food and drink and everything sold at supermarkets - at a much better price than in the stores by the beach or at the hotel. I would say that this is the cheapest supermarket chain in Torremolinos.

Sol Principito hotel - more pictures.

by Regina1965

"Principito Sol."

The theme in the garden is The Flintstones, a lovely theme for children.

"Principito Sol."

Yes, and some adults love The Flintstones as well :D

"Principito Sol."

The lovely fountains in the lobby.

"Principito Sol"

The luxurious lobby.

"Principito Sol."

One of the Internet locations with vending machines in the shopping arcade.

"Principito Sol."

There is a shopping arcade in the hotel, connecting the two hotels, with a jeweller, a salon, and lovely shops with clothes and toys among many other things. Did I mention that I love this hotel? :D

"Principito Sol."

The lobby.

"Principito Sol."

The luxurious rest room in the lobby. Everything there is spotless.

FABULOUS SPAIN

by LoriPori

"Our Spanish adventure begins"

We spent three glorious weeks in SPAIN ( January 31 to February 21, 2004 ). We stayed in an apartment in Torremolinos which was right across the street from the Playamar Beach. While in Spain we visited many wonderful cities and towns such as Malaga, Granada,Frigiliana, Marbella, Mijas and even went on an adventure to Tangiers, Morocco. So sit back and relax and I will take you on our Spanish adventure.

I have also included some places we visited during our trip to Spain March 12 to March 27, 2001
During that vacation, we visited Ronda, Fuengirola, Estepona, Ojen, Coin, Nerja, Puerto Banus and Mijas.

Trips to Spain:
Feb. 5, 6 and 7, 1996
Torremolinos
Hotel Palomas

March 12 to 27, 2001
Calahonda
Club Campanario Apartments

Jan. 31 to Feb. 21, 2004
Torremolinos
Sol Principito Apartments

Jan. 9 to Feb. 8, 2006
Torremolinos
Sol Principito Apartments

May, 2006
Marbella - Euromeet
Apartamentos Princess Playa

Jan. 22 to Feb. 11, 2008
Torremolinos
Apartamentos Bajondillo

Jan. 27, to Feb. 18, 2009
Torremolinos
Apartamentos Bajondillo

Feb. 3 to 24, 2010
Torremolinos
Apartamentos Bajondillo

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"SPAIN -- BATHED BY THE MEDITERRANEAN SEA"

Spain is situated in southwestern Europe. It occupies a great portion of the Iberian Peninsula and is bathed by the Mediterranean Sea, the Atlantic Ocean and the Cantabrian Sea. Its territory also includes the Balearic Islands in the Mediterranean Sea, the Canary Islands in the Atlantic Ocean near the African Coast and the cities of Ceuta and Melilla across the Mediterranean on Morocco's coast.

"OUR LATEST TRIPS TO SPAIN"

We have just returned from our fourth trip to Spain. We stayed for four weeks this time, from January 9 to February 8, 2006. We again had an apartment at the Sol Principito in Torremolinos, as I feel comfortable there and know where everything is. It's also an excellent location for transportation and you can pretty well get anywhere from here. Plus it's a short 15 minute drive from the airport.
Again, we were very busy during this trip. The highlight was our day trip to Sevilla, one of the most beautiful cities I have ever seen. We took a bus tour there.
Among the other places we visited was Cartama, a sleepy little village. We went there with Hans' brother Wim, who drove from Portugal to visit us. We also went to Mijas with Wim and again later with our Hotel Gang.
Of course we had to go to Fuengirola for its flea market, the largest on the Costa del Sol.
And thanks to our good friends Carmen ( Carmela71 ) & Stace ( Beachdog ), we got to really see Malaga, Marbella, Antequera and El Torcal.

Update: January 27 to February 18, 2009
Hans and I just returned from yet another trip to Spain. We again stayed at Apartamentos Bajondillo. We really like it there and is now "our place" for our winter getaway.
This time was different though in that we did not go on any tours - just relaxed, went for daily walks, read four books - all in all very enjoyable.
We did get to see our friends, Carmen, Stace and Sandra (Sunday, Feb. 1), as Hans and I took the bus to Marbella and spent the afternoon with our dear friends.
We did do the walk to Benalmadena one sunny afternoon. Spent the whole time walking, snooping in shope, having an ice-cream sundae. The weather was so nice, a lot of the locals were out and about too. And as is our custom, we visited Mijas for the day.
A nice surprise was that Hans' sister Nel and hubby Jean came to Torremolinos for a week and stayed at Bajondillo too. We were able to get them a room 3 doors down from ours. It was sooo nice to be able to spend some time with them.

Update: February 3 to 24, 2010
Our eighth visit to Spain.
We mostly stayed and relaxed in Torremolinos. The weather this year was not the greatest - many days of pouring rain. But on the plus side, we made many more new friends at Bajondillo, as we particiapated more in the activities offered there. And spent many an evening in the lounge area, just sitting and chatting.
We again visited Carmen and Stace. We took the bus to Marbella. Spent the afternoon at a Flea Market in Manilva and then lunch and visit to the Andalucian white village of Casares.

Photos

Monument to Union of Torremolinos and StockportMonument to Union of Torremolinos and Stockport

'cartoon trees''cartoon trees'

Torre de  PimentelTorre de Pimentel

Chris Chris Sarah and GillyChris Chris Sarah and Gilly

Forum Posts

Torrmolinos to Gibralter

by jebeatty

We are looking to go to Gibralter for the day. What is the best way to get there, if we aren't going to drive?

Thanks for the help in advance?

Re: Torrmolinos to Gibralter

by Geoff_Wright

Hi,

There are any number of travel shops in the town that will book you on a coach trip to Gib. Usually you will leave before 6 am so that you have a full day of sightseeing. It was a while ago that we were there, but the fare was something like 55 -60 Euros. You'll have the option of going to see dolphins, or travelling up the rock to see the caverns and Apes. Well worth doing.

Geoff

Travel Tips for Torremolinos

Plaza de la Union Europea

by suvanki

From Plaza Andalucia, heading down Calle Marques de Salamanca, we came to the roundabout at the end of Plaza de la Union Europea, with its flagpoles (pic 2) on which the flags of the countries of the European Union were fluttering quite forlornly in the breeze, some were quite tattered, presumably having endured the elements during the winter.

We entered the Plaza at its eastern end, and noted some pale blue tiled seating areas - these have the crests of the countries of the European Union. I managed to miss the iconic 'Monument to Europe' that dominates the western end of the square. (Looking back at pic 1, it is just visible through the trees) I'd find it later during the weekend, on the way to the bus station.

However, I did spot a smaller sculpture (pic 3) - A smooth white marble shape (which I think was a fish) set on a rough white marble base. Running up the centre was a column of carved marble in hues of browns and greys, which I thought initially was a palm tree trunk, though looking again, i'm not so sure.

Does anyone know anything about this piece?
On the back is an inscription which dates it 1992 and the word Gambar?
Please let me know if you have any info about this sculpture

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