Excellent Cuisine And Affluent Marina
Benalmadena holidays will take you to the heart of the sunny Costa del Sol coastline on mainland Spain, nestling between Torremolinos and Fuengirola. With just a 20 minute transfer time from Malaga airport, this is an ideal family destination. Summer temperatures often hit 30° and the wide sandy beaches are a magnet for sun seekers and water sport enthusiasts alike.
Accommodation ranges from all inclusive luxury to excellent value for money self catering apartments. Eating out is a delight with a wide range of menus available. International cuisine will include the traditional Tapas Bars, Chinese and Indian restaurants, with many seafood restaurants along the seafront offering barbeques and fish cooked fresh from the sea. There are also plenty of bars serving food with a la carte menus or good old fashioned British pub grub on offer, there are even value for money menus offering two for one and meal deals for kids.
Nightlife in Benalmadena is also very varied, from clubs and discos for those who like to party until dawn to family friendly bars with sports channels, pool tables and karaoke. Benalmadena holidays could see you relaxing in the affluent Marina, watching the world go by while sipping a cold beer or wine at one of the many bars and cafes mingling amongst the multi million pound yachts, and designer shops.
The promenade stretches into the distance, lined with small shops, bars and restaurants, edging the golden sands that seem to go on forever. Beaches that are dotted with sun beds and umbrellas, boardwalks that stop your feet from burning in the hot sun, showers scattered along the beach to cool you down and clean off the sand; while the lifeguards keep a watchful eye on all that is going on.
Quick Benalmadena Tips
The currency used in Benalmadena is the Euro
UK passport holders do not need a visa to travel to Spain
The time difference from the UK to Spain is GMT +1
Flight times from the UK to the mainland of Spain take between 2 and 2½ hours, depending on which part you are visiting.
Paella is the national dish of Spain, Flavours and cooking vary from region to region but if you're a seafood lover it really hits the spot
Transfers between Malaga airport and Benalmadena take approximately 30 minutes
Dolphins And Sealions, Parrots And Penguins
Tired of relaxing on the beach? Then head indoors to cool down in the Sealife Aquarium, a wonderful display of over 5000 species of exotic marine life and home to the largest collection of sharks in Europe. A trip to Selwo Marina Dolphinarium is a must while on holidays in Benalmadena, watch the Dolphin and Sea Lion shows, then sit in the outdoor theatre to watch birds of prey amaze you and the cheeky colourful parrots entertain you. Then leave the hot sun and wander into the authentic igloo, home to many species of penguin, watch them as they are fed and learn a little of where they come from. Arroya de la Miel lays just further back from the beach and is the main residential area but also has a great choice of bars and restaurants. This is also where you'll find the exciting Tivoli World; a theme park that only opens on an evening and has fantastic Wild West and Flamenco shows with rides and amusements for all ages. Just nearby you can catch a cable car up Calamorro Mountain, although not for the feint hearted once you are up there the views are absolutely breathtaking. On a clear day you can see as far as Gibraltar and the coast of Africa.
Parque de Paloma offers a relaxing break from the beach in a purpose built park with manmade lake and small animals and birds wandering freely around. If walking around the resort is a little energetic then catch the train on wheels that takes you on a circular route from the park to the marina. The rail links along the Costa del Sol are very frequent and reliable; you can easily visit nearby Torremolinos and Fuengirola or for a taste of culture, take a trip into Malaga and visit the Picasso Museum.
Day trips are also available to Gibraltar and Tangiers on the North coast of Africa. Benalmadena Pueblo is the original village and worth a visit to see an authentic Spanish town almost hidden amongst the high rise tourist industry. Benalmadena is a typical bustling Spanish tourist area with that little bit of a difference, with the vibrant marina and family friendly beaches, tourist attractions and natural beauty, yet somewhere you can still enjoy the traditional Spanish feel, so book your holidays to Benalmadena at Latedeals.co.uk today and see exactly what we mean for yourself.
Top Places to Visit
Benalmadena Puerto Marina
With moorings for over a thousand boats 'Puerto Marina' is one of the Costa del Sol's busiest centres by day and night. The marina has a beautiful beach area, and has continually been awarded the European Blue Flag for its excellent service and clean waters. The busy port with its many shops, and vast array of restaurants and bars is a great place for a spot of lunch or dinner. For the energetic, the nightlife carries on in sophisticated bars and clubs.
Has more than 40 attractions to suit all ages with a Ferris wheel, roller coaster, bumper cars, freefall and much more a great family day out.
Benalmadena has almost 10 kilometers of beach to chose from. From the quiet cove, to the family focused beaches with plenty of activities. The beaches are a mixture of man-made, golden sand and shingle, all are well maintained and clean.
Benalmadena is a thriving resort which boasts a multitude of fabulous night clubs, discos and late night bars. Most of the larger are more raucous clubs are situated in the aptly named 24-hour Square on the coast road, and the rest are in the award- winning Marina itself.