Torremolinos is a municipality on the Costa del Sol of the Mediterranean, immediately to the west of the city of Málaga, in the province of Málaga in the autonomous community of Andalusia in southern Spain. In 2013 it had 69,389 inhabitants. It is very popular with British and Irish tourists and has a large British expatriate population. Torremolinos has probably the most impressive sporting and leisure facilites of any town, regardless of size. In 1959 Pez Espada hotel was opened, the first luxury hotel along the coast. In the following years, new hotels, nightclubs and others tourist establishments changed the face of the town and its beaches. By the year 1965, Torremolinos had become consolidated as a major tourist destination.