Southern Spain is home to some of the most striking stretches of coastline in the entire country, so why not spend your next holiday in Benalmadena? This town can be found on the Costa del Sol. Home to a wide range of attractions and landmarks, Benalmadena is a seafront destination with something to offer the old and young. In fact, it has grown to become one of the most elite locations for holidaymakers over the years.
Positioned 12 kilometres west of Malaga, Benalmadena is divided into three separate areas – Arroyo de la Miel, Benalmadena Costa and Benalmadena Pueblo. With its subtropical Mediterranean climate, beaches, and close proximity to Tivoli World theme park, it’s not surprising that families and lovers of the ocean flock to this Spanish sanctuary throughout the seasons.
A 19-kilometre drive from the airport will bring you to the coast-hugging paradise, where you can visit aquariums, marinas, butterfly parks, and even a Thai temple. The sandy coves and beach clubs tend to attract the most attention, but with so much to do and see in this southern jewel of the Costa del Sol, you definitely won't get bored.
Your guide to Benalmadena holidays
Planning your trip to Benalmadena before you arrive will ensure you get the most out of your time in the Spanish resort. A wide range of attractions are located in the area, some of which are accessible by car and the others you can access on foot. One of the most well-known theme parks in Benalmadena is Tivoli World. If you’re lucky, you might visit on a date when Maria Isabel sings live.
The Selwo Marina and Sea Life Benalmadena will give you a unique insight into the underwater world and both are credited with high levels of conservation and best practise with aniimal care and protection, whereas the Buddhist temple Benalmádena Stupa will allow you a moment of peace and tranquility. Look out onto the Costa del Sol from Europe's largest stupa at this temple, which stands tall at 33 metres.
Benalmadena boasts 10 kilometres of shingle and sandy beaches, some of which are natural and others that are man-made. If you want to sunbathe just footsteps away from restaurants and shops, check out the facilities at Carvajal Beach. This beach has earned Blue Flag status, much like Malapesquera Beach, which is 50 metres wide and 700 metres long.
Visit this beach in July to commemorate the Virgen del Carmen Festival with the locals and tourists, or make your way to Arroyo de la Miel village. Positioned at the foot of this traditional community is Arroyo Beach. Some other beaches worth visiting for a paddle include Santa Ana Beach, Torremuelle Beach, Viborillas Beach, and perhaps the most peaceful beach of them all, Arroyo Hondo.
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