The Costa del Sol’s most vibrant resort, Benalmadena is located on the Southern coast of Spain. Benalmadena is a blue flag beach haven, and you’ll find over 300 days of sunshine each year. Sunseekers will rejoice once arriving here as they hit the sands and dive into the surf. The lively resort has a bustling nightlife that never disappoints. If you want an all-night party, you’ll find it. But the resort also offers peace and quiet. Benalmadena is young at heart and will make any traveller feel the same way.
The beaches of Benalmadena are the must-see attraction and much of life is centred around them. Sunbathing and soaking in the Mediterranean are the order of the day. And the crystal clear waters of the Mediterranean are the perfect cure for your late nights out.
The beaches are great, but this resort is much more than that. Benalmadena’s thriving bars buzz with life each night. Tapas bar hopping is a favourite pastime in Benalmadena, and you’ll fit right in as you go place to place sampling delicious morsels of Spanish foods.
The Costa del Sol’s mild weather attracts visitors throughout the year. Pack your shorts, flip flops and sun cream for summertime as you stroll the promenade. During the coldest months, Benalmadena is a comfortable 11 degrees. It may not be time to break out the beach shorts, but it is still a great time to relax in the Spanish sun.
If you can pull yourself away from the beach, a visit to La Paloma Park is a perfect day out. Take to the clouds when you take a ride on the Benalmadena cable car. Once you reach the top of Mount Calamorro, you will be able to view the gorgeous coastline below.
Stunning, lively and kilometres of great sand and surf are all at your doorstep with an easyJet holidays trip to Benalmadena.
Benalmadena Costa is the resort’s main draw. You’ll find many of the resorts hotels and apartment blocks in Benalmadena Costa. It is one of the three main parts of the resort. Get your beachwear ready when you head to Benalmadena Costa, so you can enjoy the sun, sand and surf.
Arroyo de la Miel
Arroyo de la Miel is the centre of shopping in Benalmadena. Once you finish finding the newest clothing, you can take the cable car to the top of Mount Calamorro. The area is all about families and the apartments in Arroyo de la Miel are typically rented by families. There is also no shortage of Spanish and international restaurants to dine at, so everyone in the family is well-catered for.
Benalmadena Pueblo is classic Spain. The narrow cobbled streets and whitewashed Spanish houses are picture-perfect. It’s quaint, quiet and quite different than other Spanish resorts. The laidback atmosphere is ideal for anyone looking for a relaxing Spanish getaway.
The promenade turns an ordinary Spanish day into a magical Mediterranean night. Stretching from Benalmadena to Torremolinos, you are connected to both resorts. Find great restaurants or buzzing bars as you cruise the promenade.
Benalmadena cable car
The Benalmadena cable car takes visitors to the top of Mount Calamorro. The panoramic views are to die for. After catching your breath, the mountain provides non-stop adrenaline through its hiking and cycling routes.
Carvajal is a family favourite; it is also one of Europe's best Blue Flag beaches. Get there early, because when it heats up, you’ll want a front row seat to the sea. There are plenty of beach bars to stroll to and a variety of great beach activities. Grab your sunglasses, suncream and a sun-lounger, and enjoy a day at Carvajal Beach.
La Paloma park
La Paloma Park is a green oasis in the centre of Benalmadena Costa. The man-made park was built in the 1990s and is a favourite hangout for locals and tourists alike. Families will love the park as it offers children a chance to stretch their legs during their holiday.
Food and drink in Benalmadena...
Seafood and rice dishes dominate the menus of restaurants in Benalmadena. Seafood is a favourite of the region, but the resorts offer a variety of foods to accompany these dishes.
One of the Costa del Sol’s favourites is pescaito frito. The catch of the day is typically fried up and served that night. You will be able to find this regional favourite at nearly all Spanish restaurants on the Costa del Sol. Whether it is paella or tapas that you want, Benalmadena has it.
Authentic Spanish food or international flavours are all available in Benalmadena. The resort has plenty of great mouth-watering choices. Seafood restaurants are plentiful and all serve sensational Spanish wine.
If you are looking for Spanish tapas, Benalmadena has plenty of great options. Tapas bar hop from one to the next all night long. Many of the traditional Spanish bars will offer free tapas when you have a drink. So, get ready for a cold Spanish lager and delicious tapas treat.
Holidays to Benalmadena offer great beaches, activities and sights, and are suitable for people of all ages. With flexible easyJet holidays, you can save even more by booking your flight and hotel room together.
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