Torremolinos has underpinned its tourism leadership status on the Costa del Sol by becoming the favourite choice for holidaymakers during the month of June.
Following an outstanding month in May - exceeding tourism figures of June, July and September 2018 - Torremolinos received 117,909 tourists and 543,279 overnight stays in June, representing an increase of 12.32 per cent in the number of tourists received in the same month of last year (105,588).
The official data is based on a survey of hotel occupation carried out by the National Institute of Statistics (INE). The recently revamped destination strengthens its grip on top place in the ranking of Costa tourist hotspots, receiving more visitors than Marbella (86,339), Benalmádena (60,185), Fuengirola (54,599) and Estepona (54,057).
The survey shows that Torremolinos received 31.6 per cent of the total visitors that chose the Western Costa del Sol for their vacations in June.
The town's hotel occupancy rate was also higher than Malaga city: Torremolinos hotels boasted an occupancy rate of 82.47 per cent (rising to 87.65 at weekends), while Malaga reached 69.91 per cent, which rose to 77.56 per cent at weekends.
The survey showed that over 36 per cent of the tourists visiting Torremolinos were Spanish, while 54.2 per cent came from countries within the EU.
More than 75,000 foreign tourists visited the town in June; visitors from the UK made up more than 30 per cent of the total (24,947), followed by the French (7, 156) and the Irish (5,653).