La Cariehuela is a very pleasant vicinity handy for pleasant walks along a 7 km stretch of promenade but just far enough away from the hustle and bustle of Torremolinos. It is situated on the west side of Torremolinos towards Benalmadena with the advantage of having numerous restaurants and bars, these can be Spanish, German or English.  The beaches here are very good quality and seem to be safe for younger children. Hotels are located near to the promenade so if you fancy a meal away from your hotel this is very good  and handy for choice.  The main bus route is also within walking distance so you can travel east to Torremolinos and Malaga or travel west to Marbella or Puerto Banus.One found that getting a transfer from the airport was more convenient and quite cost effective, rather than a train from the airport to Torremolinos and then a taxi to the Hotel. Also it was better to get a bus to Torremolinos and then train to Malaga if you wanted to go further afield. This locality would suit the more discerning of  mature people who wanted to be away from the noise.