Benalmádena is a small city in the province of Málaga located on the Costa del Sol .
The city is divided into three urban nuclei. El Pueblo , which is up on the top of the mountain and is considered one of the most beautiful Andalusian villages in Spain . Its central square with houses and restaurants in the middle of streets with typical Andalusian architecture makes this town really worth knowing. Next to the church square you can enjoy incredible views of the Costa del Sol.
The visit is worth it, simply to take a walk through its streets, to have lunch or dinner in one of its excellent restaurants, but, if you wish, you can also visit some interesting sites such as the Mariposário (for a fee) and the Buddhist temple.
The view of the Mediterranean Sea has attracted countless tourists and even foreigners from Nordic countries who chose the town to live.
Below we detail our 01 day excursions that you can do with Departure from Benalmádena, Málaga and other points from the Costa del Sol
Alhambra of Granada
Ronda and White Towns
Mijas, Marbella and Puerto Banus
But there is another festival, the night of San Juan, when fireworks are burned followed by a fair at the fairgrounds next to Parque de la Paloma.
If we leave the town and go down towards the coast. ROUTE MAP A-B
We will arrive at the second part of the town: Arroyo de la miel. Next to the commuter train station is this little part of town with bars and shops.
There is also the cable car that from the creek will take you to the highest peak! A stunning landscape and highly recommended (for a fee).
In summer and at night they usually do many activities such as stargazing , flamenco presentation and birds of prey.
Trying the typical is the best. In summer, sardine skewers are the gourmet dish on the Costa del Sol, accompanied by a beer or a summer red wine is the ideal meal. But there are countless restaurants and bars on the Paseo Marítimo or Puerto Marina that will allow you to enjoy good local cuisine during all months of the year.
With some coves, nudist and family beaches, Benaladema is a holiday destination for everyone. Chiringuitos (beach restaurants), sand, calm sea and hammocks to relax. The beaches have infrastructure for people with reduced mobility, sports activities, activities for children, etc.
There are castles in Benalmadena, one is the Castillo de Colomares, which is in the area of the town, and another is the Castillo de Bil Bil, at the foot of the beach and where there are some exhibitions and the tourist office of the town.
During the Spring / Summer months, the city has a wide range of free activities such as summer cinema, live music, presentations and exhibitions.
The Benalmadena Events Calendar is usually available on the Town Hall website.
Arriving in Benalmádena Costa you can visit the Parque de las Palomas, the Castillo de bil bil and the Selwo Marina animal park, the latter with a fee.
Not to mention the Puerto Marina, a port with luxury apartments built with land reclaimed from the sea and that at night is a nightlife center with bars and discos but also houses the best restaurants in the area such as the famous Los Mellizos chain (they have 6 restaurants scattered throughout the Costa del Sol) The Angus brasserie and some Italian, Mexican and Japanese restaurants.
In the same Puerto Marina you can book boat trips to appreciate the coast, dolphin watching and ferries that take you to Fuengirola.
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