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We have 71 reviews of our apartments in Benalmádena.

3 bedroom Benalmádena holiday penthouse rental with swimming pool
September 2019

Very little communication from the Interhome. Property needs updating especially balcony furniture. Little or no appliance operating instructions, and no maps or tourist information leaflets. Would have helped if more access keys were provided.

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Renter: Graeme
Graeme Family from Elgin, United Kingdom
2 bedroom apartment rental in Benalmádena, Costa del Sol, with shared pool
June 2019

This is a fabulous apartment, with everything you could need for a holiday. The apartment was spotlessly clean and we were met on time by our host. The whole complex was clean and very tidy and the pool area could not be faulted, toilets and changing rooms right next to the pools. The gates are secure so only those living or staying there can access the place. Our view over the gold course and routing was stunning and made a glass of wine on the balcony each evening all the more enjoyable. The walk to the beach is down a fairly steep road but the small coves along the front are worth the walk back and each has its own bar, restaurant and toilets there. The area is pretty quite but a taxi into town and to the Marina is a few euros and its nice to be away from the hustle and bustle during the day. The taxi rank is just around the corner and getting a taxi was easy. We would definatley book this apartment again and our hosts were great at giving us any information we emailed for. Thanks for a great holiday.

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Renter: Lynn
Lynn Family from Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
2 bedroom apartment in Benalmádena, Costa del Sol
February 2019

Property had a beautiful view . It was quiet with only the sound of waves to help relax us. The kitchen was well equipped. Pier was quick to respond to our needs. The property is well located and a short walk to restaurants and grocery stores.

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Renter: John
John Couple from Almonte, Ontario, Canada
2 bedroom apartment with swimming pool in Benalmádena, Costa del Sol
September 2018

Cozy holiday home with good views. Spacious balcony where the sun shines all day. Next to the pool. Close to no shops or other services. I recommend using a taxi or rental car.

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Renter: Jussi P.
Jussi P.
3 bedroom Benalmádena holiday penthouse rental with swimming pool
July 2018

The apartment is very well located to visit MALAGA and its surroundings. The beach and the supermarket next door are perfect for a stay with children. The pools are very nice, with a small pool for the little ones and the presence of a lifeguard. Small flat for the little greenery where to put the towel around the pool and the lack of chairs that requires to lie on the tile hard enough. The apartment is large, very well equipped, and the large terrace is very nice. Nevertheless, the view from the terrace is average because the sea view is a bit spoiled by the tall buildings. The essential element of the apartment, in addition to its location, is undoubtedly the underground parking space because it is very difficult to park nearby.

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Renter: Johanna C.
Johanna C.
2 bedroom apartment rental in Benalmádena, Costa del Sol
June 2018

Overall all went very well the apartment was in line with the advert well located only flat general cleaning of the apartment which was quite clean overall but not sparkling (dust dust on the couch, hair in the bathroom) which was not very bad but for the rate and the 4 stars we expected a little better.

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Renter: Hamel

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Travel guide

A quick overview of Benalmádena

Benalmadena is a popular tourist town in Spain’s Costa del Sol between Torremolinos and Fuengirola, on the southern coast. Benalmadena Costa, the focal point of this area, is the seafront residential neighbourhood stretching all the way to the striking Puerto Marina - one of the most beautiful modern marinas in the world. With plenty of neighbouring resorts and cities, Benalmadena is an ideal base to explore the surrounding region. Discover landscaped gardens, historic monuments and excellent restaurants where you can enjoy traditional Spanish as well as international cuisine.

Key holiday info

  • Benalmadena is approx. 30 minutes from Malaga airport which is less than a 3-hour direct flight from the UK and mainland Europe.
  • June to September may see sizzling daytime temperatures of up to 36°C, while the average temperature in winter is 21°C.
  • The average sea temperature in summer is 21°C.
  • Benalmadena has several golf courses. The nearest is the 18-hole Torrequebrada Golf, one of the finest in the Costa del Sol.
  • There are 4 Blue Flag beaches in and around Benalmadena: Santa Ana, Fuente de la Salud, Carvajal and Boliches.

How to get to Benalmádena

A direct flight from the UK or mainland Europe to the nearest airport, Malaga, takes about 3 hours, and Benalmadena is just 20 minutes from Malaga airport. To get to your accommodation, you might first want to check if the owner or agent of the property organises transportation from the airport, before considering other options. On the other hand, there are always taxis outside the airport, and fares to Benalmadena are usually between 20 and 30 Euros. You can also call an UBER in Benalmadena, but it’s far from the UBER service in the UK. Buses are also a good option, you can catch a bus from Malaga to Fuengirola, and Benalmadena is on the way. Trains from Malaga have two lines - C1 and C2. C1 line goes south from Malaga and can get you to Benalmadena in about 20 minutes, it’s quite cheap as well.

Where to stay in Benalmádena

Benalmadena Pueblo, a couple of minutes from the coastline, is a traditional Andalusian whitewashed village with cobbled streets dotted with cosy cafes and tapas bars where you can enjoy fine dining and awe-inspiring views of the coast and Mediterranean. Torremuelle is peaceful with few quiet restaurants and a lovely beach; and so is Carvajal, though the main beach is one of the most beautiful in Benalmadena. For a livelier holiday, stay in the town of Benalmadena - there are wonderful beaches, great shops and restaurants and activities for kids.

Beaches in Benalmádena

Benalmadena’s fine dark sand beaches are really something special and each has its own distinct charm. Whichever one you prefer, Benalmadena beaches allow you to enjoy the extensive stretch of coastline in your own special way. La Viborilla beach is arguably the most beautiful and a real slice of paradise with its tiny coves, surrounded by a small forest and dotted with palm trees and pretty straw beach umbrellas. Benalmadena’s beaches are mainly centred around Puerto Marina. They vary from wide, sandy beaches perfect for families, to rocky coves that are best suited for serious swimmers. Undoubtedly, Benalmadena is home to some of the finest beaches on the Costa del Sol. Carvajal, Santa Ana, Fuente de la Salud and Boliches are the most famous and are awarded Blue Flag status for their beautiful fine sands, aquamarine waters, high standard of cleanliness and excellent facilities. The beaches are easily accessible by foot or car, with tranquil waters suitable for families with small children. For a change of scenery, Benalmadena Costa towards Torremuelle is where you'll find quieter, more secluded spots.

Golf courses in Benalmádena

Benalmadena has several golf courses. The nearest is the 18-hole Torrequebrada Golf, one of the finest in the Costa del Sol with greens and fairways which are very well-kept. This is definitely a hidden gem, with very few golfers actually playing on it. It’s an 18 hole course with a luxurious clubhouse and an excellent bar. Another magnificent course is Benalmádena Golf. This 9 hole course is also hardly ever crowded; it’s very well kept, and the restaurant is top notch.

Things to do in Benalmádena

Benalmadena Pueblo is home to the magnificent Coromanes Castle, in the town’s centre - a monument dedicated to the life of Cristopher Columbus. Another cultural gem well worth a visit is the Benalmádena Stupa, the largest Buddhist temple of the Western World! Stroll down the famous Puerto Marina with its luxury yachts, or sample the delicious gastronomy at the upscale restaurants and bars. At sundown, watch the world go by at the impressive marina, awarded 'Best Marina in the World' several times.

Activities for kids in Benalmádena

In the centre of Benalmadena Costa lies Paloma Park, an urban green oasis with beautiful landscaped gardens. For families, Selwo Marina marine park with its exotic wildlife is the perfect place to keep the kids entertained. Puerto Marina is the beating heart of Benalmadena, hosting a wide range of activities, including boat rides, fishing and dolphin-watching trips. Enjoy the rides at Tivoli World, the park that puts Benalmadena on the map. You can pre-purchase tickets online and save up to 21 percent on ticket price. Sea Life Benalmádena is located in the Puerto Marina and though it’s rather small, there’s so much to see. The staff is attentive, and the tours informative and educational.

Getting around Benalmádena

The easiest way to get around Benalmadena is by taxi. Getting from Benalmadena to Fuengirola costs between 15 and 20 Euros. Travelling by bus is also an option. The bus network connects Benalmadena to the local three districts - Benalmádena Pueblo, Arroyo de la Miel and Benalmádena Costa. However, the best way to travel around Benalmadena is by train. It’s inexpensive, the C1 line connects all resorts between Malaga to Fuengirola and there is a train every 15 to 20 minutes. But whether you choose bus or train, make sure to pick up the timetables first.

Where to eat in Benalmádena

Benalmadena offers some superb places to eat. Between low-priced snack bars or fast foods and luxurious highly-acclaimed restaurants, it’s up to you to make your pick. Puerto Marina is the town’s window to the sea and it’s brimming with fantastic places to eat. El Mero is a great choice for a romantic evening and Agrentinian beef is delicious at the Angus restaurant, but we’ll have to go with Tex Mex Gringo's. The food is delicious, portions substantial and service excellent. There is also a great choice of restaurants in Benalmádena Pueblo, and the couple that stand out are La Perla and Chino Hong Kong.

Nightlife in Benalmádena

Puerto Marina is where the nightlife is hottest, just look at the options here. Along the N-340 alone there is a lovely selection of bars, like Molly Malone’s Bar and Monica’s Corner. And if you head toward the marina, Kaleido Puerto Marina is the most popular bar there. It is a bit pricier but offers great cocktails and service, and it’s superbly located. For a peaceful night out, Benalmadena Pueblo proves to be quite a choice. There is a bunch of easy-going bars absorbed in a soothing atmosphere, like Bull Bar and Bar Cazalla.

Shopping in Benalmádena

The main street market, Mercadillo Arroyo De La Miel, on the car park by Tivoli World opens on Friday at around 9 o'clock and almost everything’s for sale - from clothes, fresh produce, trinkets to flowers and spices. Another street market that opens on Wednesday is the one next to Paloma Park. For an even larger street market that opens on Tuesdays, head to Fuengirola. There are also a couple of shopping malls in Benalmadena, but the best one is Puerto Marina Shopping. Apart from shops selling everything and anything, there are also few restaurants with great chow in the mall.

Did you know...

  • Benalmadena enjoys more than 3,000 hours of sunshine a year.
  • Benalmadena Butterfly Park, 20 minutes from the old town's centre, is the biggest in Europe.
  • The Puerto Marina in the centre of Benalmadena Costa has won 'Best Marina in the World' award several times!
  • Bil Bil Castle in Benalmadena Costa, hosts concerts as well as art exhibitions and is an exquisite example of Arabian architecture.
  • Marvel at the wildlife swimming above you in the underwater tunnels of Sea Life Benalmádena aquarium, in the heart of Puerto Marina.
  • Kids will love Arroyo de la Miel in Benalmadena, home to the famous amusement and theme park Tivoli World.
  • Take a 10-minute cable car trip up Calamorro mountain, boasting amazing views of Benalmadena from the peak.

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8 Reasons To Holiday In Beautiful Benalmádena

3 March 2020 Posted in Spain, Top Lists

Benalmádena is a town in Andalusia, Southern Spain - 12km from Malaga on the Costa del Sol. This small area attracts a huge amount of tourists all year round with its balmy average temperature of 19 degrees celsius. From nature parks and beaches to Buddhist temples, we give you the top things to do in Benalmádena.