Just south of the notorious Malaga, in the middle of Costa Del Sol is the fabulous Torremolinos. In recent years it's been absolutely revamped! With new gay beaches, a great party scene and Europes largest gay hotel, Torremolinos draws in a crowd from all around the world. It's still very typically Spanish, with a quaint mix of restaurants, shopping, bars and clubs. La Nogalera hosts most of the gay venues but there's also some beachfront locations that just can't be missed!
EDEN is an absolutely incredible beachfront club, it's got it's own little patch of beach and is open from breakfast till late, so if you're a beach lover, you won't need to stroll far! Another really popular beach bar is El Gato Club. This one tends to get busier later in the day and it's only a 10-minute walk from La Nogalera.
For your evening in town Torremolinos has a little bit of everything, from bear bars like Bacchus, cabaret and drag bars like Contacto and lesbian bars like Boomerang. As for dancing the night away, you'll be looking for clubs like CENTURYON, AQUA and Parthenon.
lgbtq+ liberation in torremolinos
In the late 70s, Spain’s LGBTQ+ community rejoiced as homosexual activity was legalised across the country. All this meant was that they could no longer be sent down for going down after a night out – something they’d been doing since the beginning of time anyway!
Today, Spain is one of the most liberal countries in the world in terms of LGBTQ+ freedoms. In fact, according to a 2013 study by Pew Research Centre, a whopping 88% of Spanish citizens accept homosexuality as a part of the country's culture. Join us in raising a glass to Spain which came out on top (or so to speak) against the 38 other countries who were polled.