Patroc Torremolinos Gay Guide 2020

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Accommodation Tips

Hotel Ritual Torremolinos
Gay Hotel. ***, from 50 €
Big gay hotel, very well located. The gay beach, most gay pubs and clubs and the train station are within walking distance.
Air-conditioned rooms with balcony, many with sea view.
The hotel has a restaurant, a pool area, a spa and wellness area and a rooftop terrace with bar and infinity pool.
Friendly and helpful staff. Raving guest reviews.

If you plan to further travel the south of Andalucia you might want to check out also their relaxation-oriented sister hotel Ritual El Palmar between Vejer de la Frontera and Cadiz.
@ Calle Brasil 2
Torremolinos 29620
Bajondillo Beach Cozy Inns
Guesthouse, gay-friendly. From 50 €
Modern rooms in minimalist design, only few steps away both to the beach and to the shops, restaurants and gay nightlife in the town center.
With bar and a roof terrace with sun loungers.
Friendly, helpful staff. Excellent guest reviews.
Adults only.
@ Pasaje del Bajondillo 13
Torremolinos 29620
Essence Hotel Boutique by Don Paquito
Hotel. ****, from 55 €
With air-conditioned rooms, sun terrace, outdoor swimming pool and turkish bath. Very close to the seaside promenade.
@ Avenida del Lido
Torremolinos 29620
 Doña Lola Beach
Apartments, gay-friendly. From 35 €
2 apartments with air conditioning, kitchen and private bathroom.
Situated between the beach and the center of Torremolinos.
@ Calle Cuesta del Tajo 28
Torremolinos 29620

Beaches

Playa de El Bajondillo
Gay beach
Also known as Gato Beach or Eden Beach.

Gay-friendly places here are Eden Beach Club (resto-bar and beach loungers), Paraíso Beach (beach loungers) and El Gato Lounge (restaurant-bar).

It can be reached from various directions: from the south via Playa de La Carihuela and from the north and from the centre of Torremolinos on the seafront Paseo Marítimo and the (public) staircase (between Calle Danza Invisible and hotel Costa del Sol). Right next to the gay beach there is also a "private" staircase which can be used by, amongst others, guests of the gay hotel Ritual.
@ Paseo Maritimo
Torremolinos 29620

Playa Guadalmar
Quiet beach between Torremolinos and Malaga.
Mixed clientele.
Clothing optional.
@ Torremolinos–Malaga
Torremolinos

Playa de Benalnatura
Small nudist beach south of Torremolinos.
With beach bar and mixed clientele.
@ Benalmádena, Av. del Sol
Torremolinos 29630

Cafes

Caffè Venice
Small gay-friendly cafe bar, with big terrace towards the plaza.
@ Plaza de la Nogalera, l. 308
Torremolinos 29620

Eden Beach Club
Gay beach club at Playa de El Bajondillo.
With beach loungers (hamacas) as well as a big lounge bar and restaurant.
@ Paseo Maritimo
Torremolinos 29620

El Gato Lounge
Gay-friendly restaurant and bar with terrace at the beach front of Playa de El Bajondillo.
@ Paseo Marítimo 1
Torremolinos 29620

Restaurants

Casero
Thursday-Sunday 20:00 – 23:30
Small restaurant at the Pueblo Blanco.
Mediterranean cuisine and modern Tapas creations, incl. vegetarian and vegan food.
Reservation recommended.
Excellent guest reviews.
@ Calle Skal 4
Torremolinos 29620

Eden Beach Club
Gay beach club at Playa de El Bajondillo.
With beach loungers (hamacas) as well as a big lounge bar and restaurant.
@ Paseo Maritimo
Torremolinos 29620

El Gato Lounge
Gay-friendly restaurant and bar with terrace at the beach front of Playa de El Bajondillo.
@ Paseo Marítimo 1
Torremolinos 29620

Bars & Pubs

Important note: Due to the COVID-19 epidemic, some places might be closed or opening hours may have changed. Please check the websites and Facebook pages of the respective venues for the latest information.

Aqua Terraza
Spacious, stylish gay bar, one of the most-visited ones in Torremolinos.
With several music video screens, terrace and a large glass front.
Mixed ages.
@ La Nogalera
Torremolinos 29620

Ávalon
Reclosed
Gay bar for bears and friends.
@ Calle Danza Invisible 8
Torremolinos 29620

Bacchus
Torremolinos' bears bar.
@ La Nogalera
Torremolinos 29620

Boomerang
Mixed clientele.
@ Pueblo Blanco
Torremolinos 29620

Caffè Venice
Small gay-friendly cafe bar, with big terrace towards the plaza.
@ Plaza de la Nogalera, l. 308
Torremolinos 29620

Cesar's
Small corner bar with a touch of rustic ambience and an outdoor terrace.
Middle-aged and mature guys, bears, muscle bears and other tribes.
@ La Nogalera, l. 509
Torremolinos 29620

Codigo
With outside terrace.
@ La Nogalera, l. 525
Torremolinos 29620

Colibrí Copas
Reopened May 2020; daily 20:00 – 24:00/01:00
New gay-friendly bar.
@ La Nogalera, l. 522
Torremolinos 29620

Eden Beach Club
Gay beach club at Playa de El Bajondillo.
With beach loungers (hamacas) as well as a big lounge bar and restaurant.
@ Paseo Maritimo
Torremolinos 29620

Eden Copas
Reopened; Friday-Sunday from 21:00
Stylish bar, with outside terrace and small stage for drag shows etc.
At the weekend usually very well visited.
@ La Nogalera, l. 114
Torremolinos 29620

EGO
New LGBT-friendly bar, since September 2019.
@ La Nogalera, l. 502
Torremolinos 29620

El Gato Lounge
Gay-friendly restaurant and bar with terrace at the beach front of Playa de El Bajondillo.
@ Paseo Marítimo 1
Torremolinos 29620

Hakuna Matata
Reopened
New friendly gay bar in the center of Torremolinos.
With Happy Hour and at the weekend with drag show.
@ Calle la Nogalera
Torremolinos 29620

Lío
Drag show bar.
@ Nogalera
Torremolinos 29620

Men's Bar
Reopened; daily 21:30 – 01:00
Big music video bar.
Busiest after 23:30. Rather mature clientele.
In the basement with small dark cruising area.
@ La Nogalera, l. 713-714
Torremolinos 29620

Parthenon
Disco-bar with music videos.
Charts and Pop, both international and Spanish.
Mixed ages.
@ La Nogalera, l. 713-716
Torremolinos 29620

Ritual Copas
Reclosed
Big modern music bar with terrace and small dancefloor.
Music: Pop and Commercial.
Very popular at the weekend. Rather young and middle-aged clientele.
@ La Nogalera, l. 203
Torremolinos 29620

Vida
@ La Nogalera, l. 523
Torremolinos 29620

Clubs & Parties

See also our overview of upcoming Irregular Parties and Events in Torremolinos.

Important note: Due to the COVID-19 epidemic, some places might be closed or opening hours may have changed. Please check the websites and Facebook pages of the respective venues for the latest information.

Aqua Club
Dance club with big cruising areas.
Music: House and Commercial remixes.
Mixed ages and tribes. Shirts-off-friendly.
Admission: 10-15 €, incl. 1 drink
@ La Nogalera
Torremolinos 29620

Aqua Emporio
Music: Pop and Charts.
Admission: 10-15 €, incl. 1 drink
@ La Nogalera
Torremolinos 29620

Centuryon
Big dance club for gays and friends.
Commercial remixes and mainstream Techno.
Gets busy usually quite late (after the nearby bars have closed).
Admission: from 10 €, incl. 1 drink
@ Calle Casablanca 15
Torremolinos 29620

Ritual Copas
Reclosed
Big modern music bar with terrace and small dancefloor.
Music: Pop and Commercial.
Very popular at the weekend. Rather young and middle-aged clientele.
@ La Nogalera, l. 203
Torremolinos 29620

Cruising & Fetish

Important note: Due to the COVID-19 epidemic, some places might be closed or opening hours may have changed. Please check the websites and Facebook pages of the respective venues for the latest information.

Alcatraz Men's Club
Fetish-friendly cruise club in the center of Torremolinos.
@ Plaza de Andalucía/Pasaje de Pizarro
Torremolinos 29620

Aqua Club
Dance club with big cruising areas.
Music: House and Commercial remixes.
Mixed ages and tribes. Shirts-off-friendly.
Admission: 10-15 €, incl. 1 drink
@ La Nogalera
Torremolinos 29620

Cuero (ex Qüero)
Small simple gay cruise bar. Bears-friendly and fetish-friendly.
Rather mature clientele.
@ Calle la Nogalera 21
Torremolinos 29620

Exxxtreme
Reopened October 2020; Monday-Saturday 19:00 – 24:00; Sunday 16:00 – 24:00
Small gay bar, with dark cruising labyrinth.
Mixed ages.
Admission: 10-12 €, incl. 1-3 drinks
@ Calle Casablanca 15
Torremolinos 29620

Men's Bar
Reopened; daily 21:30 – 01:00
Big music video bar.
Busiest after 23:30. Rather mature clientele.
In the basement with small dark cruising area.
@ La Nogalera, l. 713-714
Torremolinos 29620

Querell
Gay cruising club. A bit out of the way, but well-appointed and imaginatively equipped.
@ Avenida Carlota Alessandri 146
Torremolinos 29620

Saunas

Important note: Due to the COVID-19 epidemic, some places might be closed or opening hours may have changed. Please check the websites and Facebook pages of the respective venues for the latest information.

Apolo Sauna
Reopened June 2020; daily 15:00 – 23:00
Gay sauna approx. 2 km south of the centre of Torremolinos.
Usually very busy on Sunday afternoon/evening, with both tourists and locals from the area around Torremolinos. Mixed ages.

Admission: 9-14 €
@ Avenida Carlota Alessandri 105
Torremolinos 29620

Shops

Boxer
Tuesday-Saturday 11:00 – 14:00 and 17:00 – 20:30, Sunday 16:00 – 20:00
Fetish clothing, accessories and toys.

Seasonal opening hours (and extended opening hours during Torremolinos Gay Pride).
@ Calle Danza Invisible 7
Torremolinos 29620

DEEP by Ritual
Monday-Saturday 10:00 – 14:00 and 17:00 – 21:00
Small shop in the Hotel Ritual.
T-shirts, beachwear, underwear and more.
@ Calle Brasil 2
Torremolinos 29620