One of the most popular areas on the Costa del Sol, Arroyo de la Miel – meaning ‘stream of honey’ - has a fascinating history as an old paper mill town. A 15 minute walk from the coast, Arroyo is backed by a stunning mountain range. Very popular with expats, the town is on the main Málaga-Fuengirola line with trains leaving in both directions just before the hour and the half-hour. Many visitors come on shopping trips from far afield especially for the Friday market and Wednesday boot fair. Next to the railway station are two of the Costa’s most popular attractions – the famous Tivoli World amusement park (952 57 70 16) and the Cable Car (902 19 04 82) where you can see falcon displays 750 metres above the sea at the bird sanctuary. Some of the best views of the coast stretching from Gibraltar to Morocco on extremely clear days can be had from atop the Calamorro mountains. Stop for a cold beer and a tapa under the palm trees in Plaza de España, the town’s oldest square and walk off your lunch surrounded by peacocks and rabbits in pretty Paloma Park. The main street, Avenida de la Constitucíon is bursting with lively bars, ice cream parlours and cafes offering local seafood such as prawns and crab and English meals.