After a few years decline, it seems that Torremolinos on Spain's southerly Costa del Sol is firmly back on the gay destinations' map. Last week, I spent a few days checking out Amro Worldwide's variety of places to stay on the Costa and was pleasantly surprised to see so many boyz and girlz about.
Playa Poseidon, Torre's gay beach, was postively heaving with boyz and there was a really friendly atmosphere in the bar as Stephen bustled around keeping everyone happy with San Miguel and local tapas. Up in the La Nogalera shopping centre, the clubs were newly decorated, many of the bars had received a facelift and several new ones with pleasant terraces had opened, many offering early evening happy hours. Even Cosmo - the trendy boyz wear shop - seemed to have smartened up with new stock. Could this be the new Yumbo Centre for those fed-up with the long, often red-eye, flight down to Gran Canaria.
The Cervantes hotel's renovation are now complete and this 4 star hotel, just two minutes from La Nogalera and 10 minutes from Playa Poseidon, is welcoming many of our clients to a great value holiday. If you're on a budget, check out our 3 star Jardines de Parasol down on the beach.
Elsewhere on the Costa, it was Feria week in Malaga so it was wall to wall partying in both the Old Town and Calle Larios shopping street as well as the fun fair and casitas out on the feria ground. The roof-top pool around our Malaga Centro hotel was busy as was the Malagueta Beach with parties running through until dawn.
With the the temperature a very pleasant 30 degs C and plenty of not too strong sunshine, under three hours flying time from the UK with plenty of regional departures, our Costa del Sol holidays offer plenty of variety at prices starting at £320 per person for September departures for 4 star accommodation.