About Benalmadena in Spain

Benalmadena is situated on the Costa del Sol in Spain, nesteled between the towns of Fuengirola and Torremolinos. Benalmadena has been a hugely popular location over the years attracts thousands of tourists all year round.

Over the years Benalmadena has grown significantly as a sencond-home destination and enjoys a real diversity of cultures.  Some may feel that the high-rise apartments dating back to the early tourist days seem to shout "package tourist" but this is not so.  Benalmadena is full of life with friendly residents from all walks of life all soaking up the great feel of the place.

The Areas of Benalmadena

Benalmadena is generally considered to be comprised of three main areas:

Benalmadena Costa

This encompasses the part of Benalmadena stretching along the sea front. This is the area that has seen the most development over recent years due to it's popularity and proximity to the sea.  It's also where you'll find the popular Port of Benalmadena.

Benalmadena Pueblo

Pueblo means "town" in Spanish and this area is the original origin of Benalmadena.  This is a typical Andalucian village a short drive up the mountain from the coast.  Benalmadena Pueblo enjoys some spectacular views from it's prime location.  The pueblo has become increasing popular with holiday home buyers over the last few years.

Arroyo de la Miel

In total contrast to Benalmadena Pueblo, Arroyo de la Miel is quite a modern town with it's own train station and also hosts some of the more popular attractions in the area, such as Tivoli World, TeleCabina and Selwo Marina.  Every time I've been to Arroyo de la Miel it's always been really busy.  It's a really lively place to be.

Things to do in Benalmadena

One thing's for cannot get bored in Benalmadena.  We've been living in Spain for over three years now and never get tired of popping into Benalmadena for the day, there's just so much to do there.

Benalmadena Marina

A visit to Benalmadena would not be complete without a visit to the popular Benalmadena marina, also known as "Puerto Benalmadena" or "Puerto de Benalmadena".  It's a thriving marina boasting some great bars and restaurants.  You can even jump on one of many boat rides that operate daily to go and see the dolphins out in the bay.

Tivoli World

Tivoli World which is based in Arrory de la Miel is a smaill amusement park hugely popular with local residents.  Apart from some great rides (which have been put in new recently) they have live shows in the evening and it's just great for the kids.  Not one to do in the summer though unless you go in the evening which is much better as there is a much better atmosphere there at night.

Selwo Marina

We went to Selwo Marina last summer and nearly died in the heat watching the dolphin show!  Don't let that put you off though, Selwo Marina is a great place to spend the day with the kids.  There are some superb animals and shows that make it a great day out for all the family.  Check opening times before you go!


The Telecabina in Benalmadena is one ride we still haven't tried.  It's a cable car that starts off in Arroyo de la Miel, just beside Tivoli World and takes you right up into the mountains.  It looks quite scary just looking at it from the road but I'm told it's worth.  Will have to try this one soon and report back!

Bars and Restaurants

When you're on holiday food and drink is an important part of it!  Benalmadena is not short of some excellent bars and restuarants ranging for the traditional sea food to the classic British breakfast!  It's all good and you'll be spoilt for choice.

Weather in Benalmadena

Based on the Costa del Sol what is there to say about the weather!  Glorious sunshine for most of the year although some would say that it gets a little too hot in the summer months.  The current weather forecast for the Benalmadena/ Malaga region is shown below:

Accommodation in Benalmadena

Hotels in Benalmadena

Being an established tourist resort there are an abundance of hotels in Benalmadena to choose from covering all price ranges and levels of quality.  Use our search facility to search through the dozens of available hotels in Benalmadena.

Apartments in Benalmadena

Over recent years Benalmadena has become hugely popular for holiday home buyers in Spain.  Most of these buyers/ owners rent their apartments out for holidays or long term rental.  Therefore, for those on a "DIY" holiday there is a large choice of apartments available for rental throughout the year.  Eye on Spain members have listed their own apartments for rental on the site.  Have a search through our many Benalmadena holiday rentals listed by our member or the Benalmadena long term rentals.

Villas in Benalmadena

For those putting their own holiday together and would like to upgrade to a villa style property then the choice is endless.  There is a well established villa rental market in Benalmadena and many of the local rental agents will be able to assist you in finding one that meets your requirements.

Benalmadena Map and Street Map

Once you get to Benalmadena you'll want to find your way around.  Thanks to Google here's detailed map of Benalmadena detailed down to the individual streets. Click the + - buttons to zoom in and out and drag the map around to move around Benalmadena!

Property for Sale in Benalmadena

Benalmadena has a huge number of properties available for sale, especially with the high amount of new developments in Benalmadena and the surrounding areas built over the past few years, with many more still in the build process. 

Eye on Spain members have listed their own properties for sale in Benalmadena privately on the Eye on Spain website.  This facility enables buyers to save the agents commission.  Take a look at property for sale in Benalmadena and property for sale in Benalmadena Costa for a wide choice of the best reduced property. You can also search other websites for Benalmadena property

Golf in Benalmadena

Torrequebrada Golf Course

The Torrequebrada golf course is one of the earliest golf courses on the Costa del Sol and it's popularity has only ever increased over the years.  A round of golf at Torrequebrada golf course would set you back around 75 Euros in peak season.

Some statistics of the golf course are:

Holes:  18
Par: 72
Length: 5,763m
Handicap: Compulsory
Slope: Not applicable
Male Handicap: 27
Female Handicap: 35

A new golf course is also being laid in the area of the Arenal Golf development.  More details to follow shortly.

Benalmadena Car Hire

Being the tourist haven that it is, Benalmadena has many car hire companies to choose from when booking your holiday car rental.  Check out the Eye on Spain facility for finding the cheapest car hire rates for Benalmadena car hire.

Benalmadena Videos

We've chosen a couple of our favourite videos of Benalmadena from YouTube to display here for you.  I'm sure you'll enjoy them too as they compliment the tourist information given in this page:

Benalmadea Beaches

(Hmm, not sure about the presenter here!)

Clubs in Benalmadena

(Hmmm, it's that presenter again!)

On a final note, Benalmadena is often misspelt as Benalmedina or Benalmadina.

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