Benalmadena is a municipality in the province of Malaga consisting of three main areas: Benalmadena Pueblo, Benalmadena Costa and Arroyo de la Miel. The city of Malaga (and the nearest airport) is about 12 km to the west, and Marbella is 42 km to the east.
The area has grown rapidly in recent decades due to tourism and has become one of the Costa del Sol’s prime holiday spots. With a wide and varied array of activities, no visitor will be bored when visiting Benalmadena, a town which is more than just a resort.
Best Benalmadena is a four-star hotel located in an ideal position right on the seafront in the Costa del Sol. There are lots of activities for all the family in the area including beaches, a theme park, a funfair and a sea life centre, with the Port of Benalmadena only 3km away. There are regular buses from outside the hotel with direct routes to the port, which offers great nightlife at the bars, restaurants and nightclubs.
Offering freeactivities, Sunset Beach Club Hotel Apartments features 2 outdoor pools. It has 6 seasonal bars and restaurants, an on-site supermarket and free WiFi throughout. Apartments at the Sunset Beach Club have satellite TV, a terrace and a kitchen with oven, microwave and kettle. All are air conditioned and heated. A safe is available for an extra charge.
Benalmadena’s cuisine is wide and varies from restaurants offering typical Spanish dishes, with lots of seafood and rice, to anything and everything you could possibly wish for. Some more traditional bars will often give you a small amount of tapas for free with a caña ( beer). Benalmadena Costa is home to chiringuitos (seafood restaurants on the beach) where you can watch the fishing boats, which have often caught what you are eating.
Benalmadena Costa is home to the majority of the area’s attractions, most importantly the golden sandy beaches. There are many restaurants and bars that serve food from all over the world. The relaxed, friendly atmosphere all year round makes it a beloved destination for families. El Parque de la Paloma is a gorgeous and extensive park in the centre of Benalmadena Costa. There is a stunning array of both local and exotic plants, and there are many animals such as hens, rabbits and exotic birds walking freely around the park. It is beautifully landscaped with themed gardens and rocky waterfalls, which run down to a lake. Next to La Paloma Park you will find Selwo Marina, the sister to Selwo Adventure Park which is further down the coast. You can view dolphins, sea lions, crocodiles, exotic birds and snakes. A penguin habitation has been installed recently, giving a glimpse of the Antarctic in Andalucia.
Benalmadena enjoys a subtropical Mediterranean climate, with hot summers and warm winters. Cooling breezes from the sea make the summer heat manageable, temperatures are an average of 30 ºC in summer and 17 ºC in winter.