‘Torrie’ is quite a touristy town but being there in the low season, it was a lot more pleasant and still quite warm (though it did rain the whole of the first day I was there, I stayed inside to read…). There are lots of attractions, mainly centred around the two main beaches, Playa Bajondillo and Playa La Carihuela, as well as the main shopping and entertainment street Calle San Miguel.
What to do:
Play mini-golf at Playa Bajondillo
Take a ferry from Benalmadena to Fuengirola or vice versa – the cost is €9 one way with Costasol Cruceros
Explore the beaches and shops of both Fuengirola and Benalmadena
Visit Mijas high up in the hills looking down onto the coast
Go to the aquarium in the Benalmadena port area
Visit Selwo Marina and Delfinarium – there are sea lion, dolphin and exotic bird shows as well as penguins, squirrel monkeys and reptiles. Entrance is €18 and is well worth it
Stroll through La Paloma Park in Benalmadena
Get your feet in a fish tank for some exfoliation!
Further afield: Marbella and Málaga are very close and are also worth exploring.
Where to stay: The Joy Beach Hostel is the only hostel I could find but is very good. The staff are great and it is located really close to the beach.
Getting around: Many places are walkable but there is a new rail system between the main coastal towns that also connects to Málaga airport.