You are welcome
, im glad to be of help.
I dont like either going for party every night hehe, sometimes is nice but there are many other things to do, I can understand it.
Well, I nice website where you can phone and they can tell you about which place is the best for you and according to what you are looking for is: http://www.malagaholidays.com
. Someone there will talk to you in english and depending exactly in what you are looking for, she can recommend you one place or another. ( I dont use to rent appartments here
so they would know better than me).
is very known because its beaches and bays, but there are many "blue flag" rated beaches in Malaga, which means clean sand and water. I live between Torremolinos and Benalmadena, and beaches are also nice but I must admit there is much tourism here, and in July or August even more tourists than local people.(Someone here is telling me that May is a very nice month to come to Malaga
I know if I were you that I would like Puerto Banus
(many shops and commercial areas, beaches and its own historical center
), but depends on each person; Nerja is in the opposite way to the East, closer to Granada. Ronda and those white villages are far and are like you said very town like, after reading your post I think you may like to visit but not to rent an apartment there.
In resume, Torremolinos, Marbella, Puerto Banus, Fuengirola, Benalmadena...are all nice options, not far from each other (if using a car), neither from city center