From the UK, the best way to get to the Costa Del Sol is by plane. For Torremolinos and the surrounding towns, you'll need to fly into Malaga Airport (airport code AGP). Most airlines do regular flights from various UK airports. It's a popular destination, so you'll find that there are flights almost every day. The cheapest option is to look for a low-cost flight from the likes of Ryanair, Jet2.com and Easyjet.
*From The Airport*
There is a train that runs from Malaga airport straight into Torremolinos and Benalmadena for a couple of Euros per person. Most of the hotels are along the seafront and the train stops further inland at the centre of the towns, so for ease, you might want to consider a taxi. Taxis cost around 25 Euros and there is a rank right outside arrivals. The system is very easy to use - you just head to the front of the line of waiting taxis and hey presto!
Sunbathing is the obvious option and probably the first thing you think of when you head to the South of Spain. All of the hotels along the front have private grounds with an abundance of sunbeds. Most of them charge a nominal fee for the day (around 2 Euros). If you want to head down to the beach, again there are plenty of sunbeds (with sun umbrellas to provide shade). These sunbeds are mostly operated by the beachside bars and are a little more costly (around 4 Euros per day), although they do come with a rather comfy mattress!
In the summer months, the sea is adorned with all manner of water based inflatables and the like, including Banana Boats, dinghies, pedaloes and jet skis. A few minutes walk along the water's edge will have you arriving at one of the many stands that offer these activities. The prices aren't too bad really (3 Euros for the banana boat, around 10 for an hour on a pedalo).
The promenade is awash with shops selling everything from souvenirs to leather goods and from shoes to sweets. It makes for a pleasant afternoon or evening to wander along dipping in the occasional shop to peruse the wares. Hardcore shoppers should head into Torremolinos centre where you'll find yet more souvenir shops alongside the more familiar names of Zara and the like.
Being a town that relies heavily (if not entirely) on tourism, there is no shortage of places to eat. Whether you want home from home cooking or to sample the local food, a long leisurely dinner or simply fast food, you'll find it all here. Be sure to sample the fresh seafood that is cooked to perfection. Wander through Puerto Marina in Benalmadena for food from around the world in a very scenic setting. For a laid back approach, head to one of the beachside cafes that offer fresh food all day, with a sea view.
Again, whatever you want is catered for here: Irish bars, sports bar, Spanish tavernas and even an ice bar! Along the harbour you can find a number of modern but cosy bars that do glasses of beer for just one euro.
Whatever you want, this area has it all and you can be as active or lazy as you like. Enjoy your stay!