Benalmadena, Costa del Sol, Spain

Benalmadena is a popular holiday destination for British holidaymakers, it has rapidly grown over the last two decades to offer an abundance of restaurants, bars and entertainment venues with a fun and lively atmosphere.

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It is always lively and offers many bars, restaurants and clubs. This resort is suitable for all visitors requiring a lively resort. Benalmadena is only 15 km from Malaga airport.

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Benalmadena Hotels (?)

Las Arenas Hotel Photograph of Las Arenas Hotel
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Offering comfortable budget-friendly accommodation in the heart of Benalmadena, the Las Arenas hotel is a great choice with families and couples alike....

4.6 / 5 from 80 reviews

Holiday Hydros Boutique Hotel Photograph of Holiday Hydros Boutique Hotel
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This exclusive, 4 star boutique hotel offers guests a welcoming atmosphere with lots to do on and off site. The complex is great for those looking for a chilled holiday or wanting to explore the area...

4.7 / 5 from 3 reviews

Los Patos Park Hotel Photograph of Los Patos Park Hotel
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With an on-site waterpark and a great location in the south of Spain, Los Patos Park is the perfect pick for a fun-filled family holiday....

4.5 / 5 from 113 reviews

La Fonda Apartments Photograph of La Fonda Apartments
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La Fonda Apartments offer self-catering accommodation suiting independent holidaymakers. They are located in the village of La Sierra de los Castillejos, approx 350 metres above sea level, with all of...

4.5 / 5 from 4 reviews

Jardines de Gamonal Apartments Photograph of Jardines de Gamonal Apartments
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Self catering apartments for 2-6, centrally located and ideal for the surrounding area and attractions....

5 / 5 from 1 reviews

Palia La Roca Hotel Photograph of Palia La Roca Hotel
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This hotel's on-site leisure facilities make this an ideal choice for couples, families and friends alike; with plenty of shops, restaurants and bars all within walking distance....

4.3 / 5 from 32 reviews

Casinomar Apartments Photograph of Casinomar Apartments
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Modern and well equipped one and two bedroom apartments offering a relaxed environment with plenty to do in the surrounding area....

4 / 5 from 2 reviews

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This small charming hotel offers a chance to soak up some of the lovely charm of this lovely little town. A chance to sit back and relax....

5 / 5 from 2 reviews

Enjoying a prime beachfront position, the Palladium Hotel Costa del Sol is a great choice for those looking to enjoy a laid-back beach break on the Costa del Sol....

4.2 / 5 from 40 reviews

Medplaya Riviera Hotel Photograph of Medplaya Riviera Hotel
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This elegant and comfortable hotel offers guests comfortable accommodation in a perfect location for a relaxing holiday....

5 / 5 from 3 reviews

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A simple apartment complex offering a convenient base close to the beach and close to a variety of shops and restaurants....

3 / 5 from 2 reviews

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Select Benal Beach offers a self catering, beach front location close to the local amenities. ...

4.4 / 5 from 16 reviews

Benalmadena Reviews

Holiday Date:1st Nov 2017
Accommodation:Sunset Beach Club Hotel
Room:1 Bedroom Inner Apt
Board:Bed & Breakfast
(4 suns)

Beautiful marina with lovely bars, restaurants and shops and lovely walk into Torremolinos along the beach.

Holiday Date:25th Oct 2017
Accommodation:Palladium Hotel Costa del Sol - All Inclusive
Board:Bed & Breakfast
(5 suns)

Good beach and great places to eat and drink nearby, lots of amenities and golf courses.

Holiday Date:16th Oct 2017
Accommodation:Sunny Beach Aparthotel
Board:Self Catering
(5 suns)

Great place, good sea views, great for walking.

Holiday Date:24th Sep 2017
Accommodation:Medplaya Bali Hotel
Board:Half Board
(4 suns)

I have been to Benalmadena many times and I believe there is plenty to do and easy to get around to other resorts which are close by. Use the local buses and you will get a great deal. eg Bus 120 to Frengerola will cost you 1.45 euros. On your return you must play for your ticket at the bus station . ok on the buses at any other stop.

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Please note: the comments above are the subjective opinions of customers and not of Ltd


The long sandy beaches are a big attraction and can get very busy, the main beach, Malapesquera Beach offers sun loungers and parasols for hire plus a selection of water sports including jet skis and sailing. Behind the beach is a long promenade filled with bars, cafes and restaurants. For a more secluded spot to relax away from the crows head to Tajo de la Soga beach.

Things to do

The resort has so much to offer visitors, water sports, golf, karting, quad biking plus so much more, there really is something for everyone here. The largest theme park on the Costa del Sol, Tivoli World is situated in Benalmadena and is a fantastic day out for all the family with many thrilling rides and entertainment.

Out and about

Benalmadena has a wide variety of restaurants catering for all tastes and budgets, whether you're looking for a quiet intimate dinner along the marina or a just a quick bite to eat with the family in the town, there's something suitable for everyone here. The night-life is fairly lively with lots of bars, clubs and casinos open til the early hours.

Nearby attractions

A great way to view the resort is by cable car, travelling up to 800m above sea level the cable cars offer a stunning way to see the resort and surrounding area. Once at the top you can visit the bird sanctuary or take a donkey ride to explore the area.

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