Holiday rentals and apartments in Benalmadena
A sunny holiday in Benalmadena
Set along the dazzling shoreline of Spain’s Costa del Sol, Benalmadena is a beach town with a little something for every type of traveller. Known for its year-round sunny weather and mild winters, Benalmadena is a suitable holiday destination during any season. Families, couples, and groups of friends will find plenty of attractions to enjoy, including beaches, a castle, a scenic cable car, and an excellent selection of shops and restaurants.
Find your dream accommodation
If you want to experience a dreamy Mediterranean getaway, this is your chance. Spain-Holiday offers a wide range of holiday villas & apartments in Benalmadena. Opt for a luxury villa with a private swimming pool and a jacuzzi, all just a short walk from the beach. Or, stay in a cosy apartment with a sunny terrace and sea views. Numerous properties are pet-friendly and family-friendly. The vast majority of Benalmadena accommodations are near the sea, offering easy access to the many nearby beaches. With so many excellent accommodation options to choose from on Spain-Holiday, you’ll be sure to find the perfect one for your trip.
Holidays in Benalmadena:The area and getting around
Arriving in Benalmadena
The closest airport to Benalmadena is Malaga (AGP), which is a quick 15-minute drive away. Using a taxi or a rental car is the easiest way to travel from the airport into the town. To travel from Malaga to Benalmadena, you can also use the M-110 bus, which takes around 30 minutes.
Getting around the city
Walking is the most popular mode of transportation in Benalmadena, and the sunny, warm climate makes it an enjoyable way of getting around. However, you can also opt to use a taxi or the public bus system to get around the town.
Travelers and activities
Benalmadena for Couples
Want to soak up a memorable and romantic evening with your spouse in Benalmadena? Plan a date night to enjoy spectacular views and delicious seafood at Terra Restaurant. There’s not a better way to experience the romantic atmosphere of Spain’s Costa del Sol than with views of the Mediterranean and delicious freshly caught fish! If you aren’t hungry enough for a full meal, try Vinoteca Moncloa for delicious tapas and fantastic Spanish wines.
Benalmadena for Families
If you’ll be visiting Benalmadena with kids, you’ll find plenty of unique options to keep the whole family entertained and happy. Visit the Butterfly Park of Benalmadena to walk through gardens filled with colourful butterflies. Watch a dolphin show at Selwo Marina, and the eagle show at the Garden of Eagles. Sea Life Benalmadena is a pirate-themed aquarium with plenty of interactive activities for young children.
Top 5 travel tips in Benalmadena
1. Visit a unique castle-inspired monument with scenic views
Castillo de Colomares is a castle-shaped monument dedicated to the life of Christopher Columbus. The striking architecture of the building makes a spectacular backdrop for photos, and it is well-worth exploring!
2. Go for a peaceful walk in a green urban park
Parque de la Paloma has it all. Mountain views, a lake, wildlife, a cactus garden, and walking paths are just a few of the many offerings at this refreshing urban park.
3. Enjoy a bird's-eye view of Benalmadena from a cable car
Teleferico Benalmadena boasts some of the most spectacular views in the area, and it is not to be missed! The 15-minute-long cable car ride starts at sea level and then reaches the top of Mount Calamorro. There’s a café at the top with snacks and drinks. If you’re feeling adventurous, you can walk to the top via the many walking paths.
4. Visit Benalmadena’s charming “Old Village”
A 1.5-mile walk inland from the coast will lead you to a hidden gem: Benalmadena Pueblo. Translated to “the old village”, this charming part of the town boasts a particularly peaceful atmosphere, as well as colourful narrow streets, great eateries, and friendly locals.
5. Stroll along the soft sandy shoreline at Playa Arroyo de la Miel
This long stretch of dark sand beach is a must-visit for anyone coming to Benalmadena. Spend the day here swimming, sunbathing, picnicking, or strolling along the water’s edge.