Benalmadena

Benalmadena has such a lot to offer both visitors & residents © Michelle Chaplow
Benalmadena has such a lot to offer both visitors and residents © Michelle Chaplow

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Overview of Benalmadena

The town of Benalmádena covers an area of almost 30 kilometres and extends from the Sierra de Mijas down to the coastline of the Mediterranean.

Situated between the towns of Torremolinos and Fuengirola, Benalmádena is just 19 kilometres from Málaga Airport and is connected to all of the coast's major resorts by the local train and bus services.

Rich in attractive beaches, gardens, theme parks and a stunning marina, Benalmádena is one of the most popular tourist resorts on the Costa del Sol.

The population (61,000 according to the INE census of 2010) is concentrated in three main centres: Benalmádena Pueblo, Arroyo de la Miel and Benalmádena Costa.

Located close to Malaga city, Benalmadena is one of the Costa de Sol's most popular seaside resorts, with lots of great restaurants, extensive beaches and an enviable climate. Benalmadena is a… More →

Benalmadena is a coastal resort on the popular Costa del Sol with great accessibility from Malaga Airport (19km) and a short drive from popular destinations like Marbella, Torremolinos and… More →

Hotels in the seaside resort of Benaldamena on the Costa del Sol make the most of their superb locations, with many rooms offering fantastic sea views. Hotels as equipped for holidays with outdoor… More →

Like neighbouring Torremolinos (to the east) and Fuengirola (to the west), the appeal of Benalmádena as a holiday destination is pretty straightforward: in addition to year-round sunshine and a… More →

See below a selection of excellent group excursions from Costa del Sol with Viator, perfect opportunities to see the major attractions in Andalucia without the hassle of having to organise it… More →

Benalmádena Costa is one of the most cosmopolitan areas on the coast and famed for an abundance of British bars and restaurants. The heart of the resort is the extensively equipped Puerto Marina… More →

There is no bus station in Benalmadena, however there is a main bus stop called Benalmar/Puerto Marina that has a ticket kiosk and serves the regional routes.The bus stop is located next to 24-… More →

Situated just west of Malaga and Torremolinos, Benalmadena is a thriving resort which boasts a multitude of fabulous night clubs, discos and late night bars. Most of the larger are more raucous… More →

Benalmadena Costa also has almost 10 kilometers of beach to chose from. From the quiet cove, to the family focused beaches with plenty of activities. The beaches are a mixture of man-made, golden… More →

Some visitors to Benalmadena want to do nothing but kick back, soak up the sun and forget the pressures of everyday life. And who can blame them? But if you're after animal adventures, high-octane… More →

 

 

Benalmadena comprises three very distinct areas:

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… More →

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… More →

Benalmádena Pueblo is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Malaga. The town, which has retained the ambience of a sleepy white Andalusian village, is 280 meters above sea level. The old… More →

Benalmádena Pueblo

(The old village)

Benalmádena Pueblo is the old town, an attractive sleepywhite village perched in the mountains with panoramic views of the coast. More>

Arroyo de la Miel

Arroyo de la Miel is at the heart of Benalmádena, between the Pueblo and the Costa. This area is popular with tourists because it offers the postcard image of Spain with all the facilities of the 21st century. More>

Benalmádena Costa

Benalmádena Costa,which is where most of the town's hotels and nightlife is found, has almost 10 kilometres of beautiful beaches, from secluded coves and nudist areas, to the family focused beaches with plenty of activities. More>

 

There is fun for all the family in Benalmadena port. © Michelle Chaplow
There is fun for all the family in Benalmadena port.

 

With the huge number of resident and visiting foreign Tourists to Benalmadena and the Costa del Sol in general, the variety of types of restaurants is enormous. There are many English, Scottish and Irish pubs, most of which have live big screen sporting events. You have the choice of all nationality restaurants, including, Chinese, Italian, Dutch, Lebanese, etc. There are also plenty opportunities to try out the local dishes and the best place to go is along the beach or to the Marina and visit a "Chiringuito" Beach Bar) where fresh fish dishes are served up with a wonderful chilled wine or a refreshing glass of sangria. For information on the Tourist Office visit our Benalmadena Costa page. More >.

Getting around Benalmadena

Just like most other reasonably sized towns Benalmadena has a bus service that connects it to other places along the Costa del Sol and directly to Malaga. The Malaga to Fuengirola railway has a train station in the Arroyo de la Miel district of Benalmadena. Car hire is well worth the money for the flexibiliy to visit locations..

 

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