torremolinos: October Weather Averages
|Sunshine Hours||10 hrs|
|Chance of Sunny Day||47 %|
|Rainfall days||9 days|
|Chance of Rain||25 %|
|Chance of Cloudy Day||7 %|
|Chance of Windy Day||12 %|
Averages for torremolinos in October
October marks the beginning of autumn in Torremolinos. The weather finally cools down from the excessive heat of the summer as the temperatures begin to dip. However, it remains mild and warm in the area at this time of year, although the temperatures do drop a little more in the evening.
October is also the beginning of the wet season in Torremolinos and when it rains it tends to pour. However, if you do have rain during your holiday, don’t worry too much as it tends to dry up quickly.
The average daily temperature in Torremolinos in October can reach an average high of 22°C, dropping to an average minimum temperature of 14°C.
On average, Torremolinos sees an average of 7 hours of sunshine per day throughout this month. There is an average daily rain fall of 60 mm over 9 days expected in the resort. The average temperature of the sea in this month is 20°C.
Streets are decorated for Fiestas of San Pedro de Alcantara.
Things to do
Ritmo a Caballo is a traditional Hispanic horse performance park where tourists can enjoy a unique form of entertainment. Trained riders and impressive horses perform perfectly choreographed dances that showcase some of the most amazing horsemanship skills in Spain. Tourists visiting the park are treated to a traditional meal and an insight into the unique culture that gave rise to this acclaimed horse event.
The city is the birthplace of Pablo Picasso and is also known as a hub for the fine arts. The local cuisine is fantastic and Torremolinos is known for its top quality street bites as well as for its iconic “chiringuitos”, the restaurants on the beach.
Torrequebrada is an impressive 18 hole, 72 par golf course with interestingly sloped trails and facilities that make golfing here accessible to newbies as well as seasoned players. The course is beautiful and immersed in Torremolinos’ natural beauty, plus it offers special discount prices during off season months and for new players
Sierra de Torremolinos is the impressive mountain that towers over the Mediterranean landscape of Torremolinos and presents numerous ideal opportunities for hiking that is both challenging and accessible to hiking novices. There are a number of trails one can follow up and down the Sierra, ranging from easy to challenging; offering something for hikers of all skill levels and endurance.
Torremolinos, birth place of Pablo Picasso.
Where to eat & drink
Lanjaron is a traditional Spanish restaurant that has been in business since well before Torremolinos became a popular tourist Mecca. Authentic and unadulterated, the food here succeeds in conveying the full gamut of the Hispanic culinary culture in every dish. Fine, traditional Spanish dining doesn’t get any better than this.
La Lonja is a low-key Spanish eatery specialising in fried fish and other seafood delicacies. The prices here are spectacularly low, the portions are huge and all dishes are prepared with the freshest seafood ingredients freshly caught that very same day. The menu is relatively limited but everything on it is bound to tantalise your taste buds.
Restaurant Florin has become incredibly popular among tourists visiting Torremolinos. Florin serves a different menu each day, inspired from cuisines around the world. The menu includes numerous vegan and vegetarian dishes, as well as other specialised dishes, catering to diners of all tastes.
The Meson Galego Antoxo is a Latin American restaurant in the heart of Torremolinos and a favourite eating spot with locals and tourists alike. The Antoxo focuses on top quality and on organising unique gastronomic events in the spirit of the Slow Food movement.
Gourmands and wine connoisseurs seeking to explore the rich wine tradition of southern Spain should visit Granvinos, one of the two best wine bars in Torremolinos. Granvinos has a huge cellar that houses many rare and fine wines. The prices are decent for the quality of wine that is on offer and the selection of wines is virtually unsurpassed throughout Torremolinos.
The Carvery serves delicious carveries and is perhaps the best place to eat hearty hog roasts and other traditional dishes from back home. The Carvery boasts an extensive selection of beers and ales, catering to homesick Brits as well as to tourists and locals seeking to sample traditional tasty British dishes.
The Fig & Olive is a classy, family-friendly gastro pub. The atmosphere of a traditional pub is merged with modern style and aesthetics to create a unique and popular pub in the centre of Torremolinos. The Fig & Olive serves hearty English breakfast in the morning and a great selection of drinks in the afternoon.
Fine traditional Spanish dining at Lanjaron.
Where to stay
Located just 100 meters from the beach and 500 meters from La Carihuela, the famous promenade, Hotel Don Paquito is a fantastic budget accommodation choice. The hotel is at walking distance from numerous big tourist attractions and popular nightlife venues. Great rates, great service.
Family run and full of traditional charm, Hotel Cabello is a small, budget priced hotel located just 10 minutes from the airport and only 5 minutes away from Benalmádena Marina and Torremolinos commercial centre. The hotel is surrounded by a quiet pedestrian area and is at walking distance from the popular coast of La Carihuela.
Located on the promenade of Torremolinos, Hotel Los Jazmines Torremolinos is a cosy family friendly resort for people who love to spend long hours splashing in the Mediterranean big blue. The resort offers bungalows as well as regular hotel rooms to cater to every type of family. The Los Jazmines offers numerous leisure activities for kids and adults, just one fact that has earned it TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence.
Marconfort Beach Club Hotel is one of the most highly rated resorts near Torremolinos. Famous for its impressive view over the Mediterranean and its luxurious services, this is the resort of choice for classy tourists who aren’t shy of spending a bit extra to guarantee something special.
October events in torremolinos
Spanish Ballroom Dancing Championships
8th October 2015 to 12th October 2015
Another ballroom dancing event takes place in October - the Spanish Ballroom Dancing Championships. Held at the Congress Palace in Torremolinos, it is different from the earlier event that takes place in February that is international in scope. The Spanish Ballroom Dancing is all Spanish! It was said that the parents of Spanish movie actor Antonio Banderas had once won the championships and are regular patrons.
Dia de la Hispanidad / National Day Festival
12th October 2015
Also known as the Fiesta Nacional de Espana, October 12th is a national public holiday all over Spain. It commemorates Christopher Columbus when he first set foot in the Americas in 1492. The Costa del Sol towns of Torremolinos, Marbella and Malaga also observe the occasion as businesses, commerce, government offices, and banks close down for the day. Public transport runs on a reduced schedule as well. The main event is held in Madrid where a military parade is attended by the Spanish royals and government officials. For tourists, a few places where to eat may be open, more as the evening gets late.
Torremolinos International Fantastic Film Festival
30th October 2015 to 8th November 2015
The Festival Cine Fantastico is the annual showcase of short and feature films that takes place over 10 days by the public. To be held at the Palacio de Congresos in Torremolinos, the entries will be screened for the competition. These films are re-created short versions of famous blockbuster movies (like Alien), made by aspiring and well known Spanish film-makers. Other genres will be featured as well - like adventure, horror, suspense, comedy, or may belong to documentaries, fiction, or animation categories. Rules for the entries are quite strict. The event is organized by the Cultural Association Cinefans and with the support of volunteers and sponsors. The type and titles of films for the festival are yet to be announced.
31st October 2015
Halloween is dress-up time once again in the usual cheery and liberal atmosphere of Torremolinos. A profusion of discos, clubs and bars in town will outdo each other in offering their spookiest themes for Halloween. Even resorts and beach clubs will be decorating their venues in keeping with the event. There will be contests and games around scary themes.