Arroyo de la Miel
The picturesque town of Arroyo de la Miel is one of the three districts that make up the town of Benalmádena. Situated between Benalmádena Pueblo and Benalmádena Costa, this lively town is full of winding backs streets and pretty plazas that adhere to the old village way of life. It is one of the most popular destinations for tourists and also has a large British expat community.
The town offers every type of bar and restaurant imaginable and visitors can enjoy traditional Andalusian tapas, avant-garde cuisine and high-street coffee houses, especially in the pedestrianized Calle Blas Infante.
One of the most popular tourist destinations is the secluded Plaza de España, a delightfully tranquil square that is entered through the 18th century Portal de San Carlos, which bears the coat of arms of the town's founder, Felix Solesio.
The municipality's population boom began in the 1950s with the birth and development of mass tourism on the Costa del Sol. More >
The cable car is a fifteen minute trip from Benalmádena to the peak of Mount Calamorro. More >
The town offers every type of cuisine imaginable, traditional Andalusian tapas, typical regional recipes and bustling cafés. More >
Tivoli World is the largest family entertainment theme park on the Costa del Sol. More >
Once the nucleus of Arroyo de la Miel, Plaza España is a delightful small square tucked away off the main pedestrianized area. More >
La Paloma Park has become the town’s official green space and is an ideal natural enclave for enjoying contact with nature. More >
Visit the Dolphinarium and see the dolphins, sea lions and penguins in similar conditions to their native Antarctica. More >
Along with an impressive collection of 800 Barbie dolls, the museum, notable for its bright pink façade. More >
THINGS TO SEE
Tivoli World, one of the most popular theme parks in Andalucía, and the only real ice rink on the Costa del Sol. Those looking for a more relaxing time will enjoy the splendid view. More>
La Paloma Park
La Paloma Park, where visitors can wander through tropical gardens while admiring the numerous forms of wildlife that live on and around the man-made lake. Popular with the younger generation, and equally with grown-ups, La Paloma Park also houses the Dolphinarium, which offers daily dolphin shows and a chance to meet the sea lions and penguins. More>
TRANSPORTThe Renfe train station, situated in Avenida de la Estacion, connects Arroyo de la Miel with Fuengirola, Torremolinos, the airport and Malaga city centre. The local Portillo buses connect the town to Mijas, Benalmádena Pueblo, Benalmádena Costa and Torremolinos.