2. La Carihuela
This is Torremolinos’ former fishing district, and even though most traces of the old industry are gone the neighbourhood hasn’t lost any of its charm.
Just in from the promenade there’s a small grid of quiet streets where bougainvillea climbs the walls of low-rise houses.
At the beachfront you’ve got a long walkway that connects with Benalmádena and has pretty much any sort of restaurant and bar you can conceive of.
Most establishments here are open-fronted, so you can gaze out at the moonlit Mediterranean over a plate of pescaíto frito.