How long does this walk take and can it be done along a coastal path?
Yes you can walk it along the coast you go past the marina takes about 40mins plenty of eating/drinking places on route you will have quite a steep climb up into Torre at the end but i think you will find it worth it and you pass a nice cake shop.
Have a nice time
The beaches are super and I agree with Shirley, La Cirrahuela is another jewel - so laid back and very quaint.
Last time we stayed at the Tropicana Hotel - fabulous position but would not rush to recommend it.
They have a beach bar (which I would recommend) where anyone can dine and sometimes it seems like everyone does!
It is very popular - mainly for the position and the staff! If I can be of any assistance, please ask.
Depending where you are staying in Benalmadena, you can either walk by the side of the road or walk on Benalmadena promenade to the end, and then climb up the few steps and cross over the back of Benalmadena Marina to join the promenade again.
Technically, when you have walked a few hundred yards past the marina and the hotel Aloha Puerto, you are in Torremolinos.
From here you just keep walking and walking and walking....this takes you through area's known as Montemar and La Carihuela.
At the end of La Carihuela beach, the promenade takes you around a land point that juts out, know by me as the "rock" and this seperates the beaches.
Once you have walked around the rock, you will see the vast beach of Torremolinos, as far as the eye can see....keep walking.!
The town centre is set high behind the promenade and there are several ways to get up into the town level....steps, a lift and a different road route.
The promenade carries on passed Torremolinos town centre, so you need to ask the route or climb the steps ( hundreds of them) otherwise you could end up walking passed the town centre, passed Playamar and nearly at the airport.
The length of time walking depends on where you are staying in Benalmadena and how far you're away from the Marina and how fast you walk.
I think it will take longer than 40 mins, I personally couldn't do it in 40 mins, it takes us 20/25 mins to walk from the hotel Pez Espada which is more or less situated at the end of Montemar/beginning of La Carihuela and this is taking a short cut through the streets of La Carihuela to walk by the side of the N340 and into Torremolinos at town level.... we don't walk slow, we don't power walk either, just average.
Sometimes we just walk to Torre, have drink and a nosey around, walk down the steps to the promenade and back.
We once walked from Playamar ( sol principito apartments) to Paloma park in Benalmadena, now that was a killer in the heat.
We got as far as the Marina on the way back and I said "sod this for a game of soldiers" and got a taxi.
Roll on 5 weeks from today ...I'll test it out
It will make a change from the Balearics and Alicante and we are looking forward to it.
Stayed at the Las Palomas hotel on Torremolinos in 1969,is it still there
Yes, it's still there at the end of La Carihuela beach, just a few streets back from the promenade and on top of the hill, next to the N340.
One day we were walking the coastal route and then we saw a sign saying Torremolinos.
Another night when it was a lot cooler we just walked on the streets and again were in Torremolinos before we knew it, both lovely walks and if you walk along by the beach plenty of places to stop off.
We are going to Torremolinos for the first time tomoorow for a 3 day break. So looking through this forum to get a feel for the place.
This walk sounds lovely (I mentioned it to hubby who said - I am going for a 3 day rest not hiking !! -)
Anyway when I get my own way I will try the walk - we are staying in a hotel on avda De Sorolla (Greigo Mar) I imagine the promenade is nearby ??
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