Take me to: Benalmadena Hotels
Benalmadena Costa, as the name suggest is the 10km coastal strip of Benalmadena municipal district. Benalmadena Costa runs along the sea front between Torremolinos and Fuengirola.
Benalmadena Costa is synonymous with Benalmadena in the eyes of most tourists. Read below a simple overview of Benalmadena Costa, and check our Benalmadena section which has more detailed info.
Arroyo de la Miel and Benalmadena Pueblo are two distint 'villages' or districts of Benelmadena.
Benalmaden Costa Overview
Overlooking the sea, separating Arroyo de la Miel with Benalmadena Costa are the beautiful gardens of La Paloma Park which covers over 200,000 square meters with a central lake where you can see many different types of birds, which are well cared for in these very beautiful surroundings. Inside the park is the Benalmadena Auditorium where many events are run throughout the year, including the Summer Music, Theatre and Dance Festival, which runs from the middle to the end of July. The Park also houses the Benalmadena Library, as well little bars, where you can rest and enjoy the relaxed atmosphere.
When the sea front is buzzing and you feel like a quiet walk, this is the place to come. Next to the park is the Ferria Ground, where the annual town fair is held in the month of August. This is also where the weekly flea market takes place every Friday morning. Right beside the park is Selwo Marina, where you can see dolphins, penguins and exotic bird life, making a great day out for the family.
Down on the sea front is where the majority of the large hotels, aparthotels and timeshare apartments are located. Although the majority of the many thousand of tourists to this area tend to book a package holiday, it is popular to rent an apartment. There are also many shops, bars and restaurants, as well as the Museo de Arte (Museum of Art).
The main attraction and nucleus of night life is to be found in the huge award winning Benalmeda Marina, which also hosts many important sailing and sea sport events. Sea life Aquarium in Benalmadena Marina is a worthwhile visit for the whole family.