Have you thought about Arroyo de la Miel? 

Whilst on my way back from the excellent private hospital in Benalmadena on the Costa Del Sol I passed through Arroyo de la Miel. Driving through the busy streets with a real Spanish feel,  I thought it deserved a mention for those of you thinking about moving to Spain in 2024. 

Arroyo de la Miel is located east of Fuengirola, west of Torremolinos and is a little inland from Benalamadena Costa and is served by Malaga airport. It’s always difficult to give an objective overview of place in a few paragraphs. 

Things to Do in Arroyo de la Miel

Arroyo de la Miel is situated a short walk from the beach, although you’d might consider getting a bus back up the hill after a relaxing day at the beach bar. Arroyo also has train station where you can go direct to the airport and Malaga and Fuengirola to the west. Like everywhere in Spain there is an excellent bus service. 

I think Arroyo has a real Spanish village feel, along the busy streets there are many independent shops and bars as well supermarkets and if you fancy a more expat experience you can walk to Bonanza square. I’d say there are expats in Arroyo but not as many of some of the neighbouring places.  Of course go and see Torremolinos, Benalmadena Costa, Fuengirola and Mijas and see what’s for you. 

There is parking but I personally have zero tolerance when it comes to trying to find a place, Arroyo is somewhere where you can live without a car and never miss having one. There are plenty of places where you can hire one or you can use one or the peer to peer apps. 

It’s well worth a visit. Of course as I always say go and see it in winter and summer, just to be sure. 

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