The main city of Axarquia, Velez-Malaga is situated four kilometers inland from Torre del Mar. Many visitors have never been there even though there is so much to see and discover.
There are buses going there from both Caleta de Velez and from Torre del Mar. A bit problematic just that the buses stop going pretty early in the evening. We have bicycles so we usually ride to Velez. It is uphills to there but easy to get home.
Velez-Malaga has an old city worth spinning around