Benalmadena

It doesn’t matter whether you’re looking for some simple rest and relaxation or a pure adrenaline rush, you can be sure that Benalmadena can provide it. In fact, when it comes to this incredible resort the only thing you’ll find limiting is the time. Find yourself whisked through Gibraltar or Malaga Airport and on route to your resort as soon as you land by arranging your Benalmadena transfers with hoppa now.

The best way to kick start your Costa del Sol holiday in this incredible resort is to turn back the hands of time and release your inner child. Tivoli World is a closely located amusement park that comes packed to the hilt with some of the most thrilling rides in Spain. After experiencing the thrills and spills of Tivoli World, slow things down by taking a stroll down Benalmadena promenade to the resort’s stunning golden sandy beach and start soaking up the sun.

Benalmadena lures millions of visitors year after year to its award winning beaches and trendy marina, snuggled on Spain’s sunny Costa Blanca. On top of that you can enjoy endless golden sands and shingle stretches if you don’t fancy getting the sand between your toes. Check out the array of water sports and play areas on offer beside the azure waters, or sit at the beach bars and admire the stunning views. Rest assured you will never be too far from fantastic alfresco dining in this part of Spain.

Benalmadena is one of the most prominent and popular resorts on the Costa del Sol. The town is most famous for boasting the largest amount of amusement parks in Spain and here you’ll find a host of fun filled theme parks perfect for the whole family. Parts of the town have retained their rustic charm over the years and you can go exploring during your stay; away from the action packed tourists district you’ll discover the quaint pueblo quarter. The narrow winding streets, picturesque plazas and whitewashed houses of this district have remained unchanged for centuries.

There is a wide array of leisure activities for holidaymakers in Benalmadena to enjoy. A trip on the sky high cable car from the seafront promenade will take you to Tivoli World. Kids of all ages will love to spend hours playing on the bumper cars, log flumes and big wheels of this popular park and it also hosts some great shows and family friendly entertainment, as well as a bustling Sunday market.

Reserve your transfers from Malaga Airport to Benalmadena with hoppa today, and just relax, safe in the knowledge that you will enjoy a smooth, stress free and value for money start to your trip. Away from the beach, take a cable car into the mountains, have fun at Paloma Park, or visit the Butterfly Farm and Aquarium. There really is something for everyone!

Overview

Benalmádena is a sprawling purpose-built resort that boomed to meet the increasing demand of mass tourism, but it hasn't lost its charm. Benalmádena has a number of unique and interesting attractions including several castles, a lively marina and plenty of family-friendly parks. The old pueblo is where you'll find authentic Spanish tapas bars and picturesque cobbled streets, and the modern section of town is flooded with typical holiday pubs, international restaurants and plenty of fish and chip shops. The nightlife here is exceptional, with a host of buzzing bars and clubs that carry on until dawn.

Key Facts

  • Currency: Euro
    Language: Spanish, English
    Approximate flight from the UK: 3.5 hours
    Time zone: CET (UTC+1)

Great For

Yachting: The marina's reputation attracts boat owners from all over the globe to dock at its award-winning facilities. What better way to spend a summer holiday than sail your way to this vibrant resort where you can have the very best of land and sea.
Families: Benalmádena's combination of kid-friendly attractions and budget-friendly hotels and self-catering apartments make it an extremely popular choice for families. The kids will love the water-park, zoo and marine life park close by and parents will love the price tag.
Best time to visit: High Season: June-September

Benalmádena Stupa

The colossal Benalmadena Stupa is the largest Buddhist stupa in the Western world and is beautiful yet unexpected addition to this seaside resort. Visitors interested in Buddhism or just looking for a peaceful retreat will enjoy the serenity of the stupa.
Address: 29639, Benalmádena, Spain

Benalmádena Puerto Marina

As a two-time winner of the 'Best Marinas in the World', this impressive marina exceeds expectations. The marina is the starting point for boat excursions and there are dozens of fantastic bars, restaurants and shops to explore and enjoy. Visitors that stick around after dark will find that the marina is a hub of exciting nightlife.
Address:
Darsena de Levante, s/n, Benalmadena, Spain

Castillo de Colomares

This intricate little castle resembles something out of a fairy-tale and is an architectural tribute to Christopher Columbus and his discovery of America. Educational tours are available for visitors interested in the great explorer's life.
Address:
Crta. Costa del Sol, finca La Carraca s/n., 29639 Benalmádena Pueblo, Benalmadena, Spain
Open:
Every day except Sundays, schedule changes with seasons.
Cost:
Adults 2 Euros, Children and Pensioners 1.50 Euros

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