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.
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.