"Beautiful architecture, landscapes and excellent weather make the area a sight to behold"
Benalmadena is located on the very southern coast of Spain, where it’s warm and sunny throughout much of the year. It’s a pretty town, located in Andalucia and can be found on the pretty Costa del Sol, which translates as coast of the sun. It’s a very popular tourist destination, and it’s easy to see why. Beautiful architecture, landscapes and excellent weather make the area a sight to behold. The Benalmadena Cable Car is an exciting way to see all that’s around and on the ground. The journey takes about a quarter of an hour and climbs up to the summit of the Calamorro Mountain, which is a whopping 800 meters above sea level. Got your camera? Take some snaps and you’ll have some superb memories to look back on. At just €13 per person you don’t need to break the bank either.
For those with their feet firmly on the ground, the area has many leisure facilities such as a casino, two aquariums, and an amusement park just waiting to be explored. Experience the Tivoli World amusement park, which has a wide variety of rides and places to eat. Admission is straightforward and kids under a meter in height get free entry. For only €15 you can buy a Supertivolino wristband which lets you experience an unlimited amount of rides during the day, ideal for thrill seekers.
Whatever you choose to do Benalmadena holidays are packed full of activities and attractions, ideal for couples, families, groups and solos.
Places to visit in Benalmadena
There are lots of gift shops, cafés, and supermarkets to make your stay in town as enjoyable as possible. Take a look at the Benalmadena Puerto Marina, which features lots of bars, shops, and even an old steamboat that has been converted into a nightclub. After spending a few hours here, you can hire a boat trip along the Marina. This is the ideal way to completely relax.
Find peace, prosperity and harmony by visiting the Benalmadena Stupa, which is the largest Buddhist monument of its kind in Europe. Or make your way to the Parque de la Paloma, which is a strong favourite with locals and tourists and was voted by TripAdvisor in 2014 as being one of the top 25 parks in Europe. For couples this is a great place for a romantic walk, while those travelling with children will enjoy interacting with the animals onsite. Rabbits, emus, donkeys, peacocks and more call this their home, and some of the animals are free to roam the park, which gives you a chance to get up close and personal. There are even wild hamsters to be found!
Things to see in Benalmadena
If you’re keen to see more of nature, visit the Butterfly Park opposite the Buddhist temple, or head to Crocodile Park, which has over 300 crocodiles. You’ll even get the chance to hold a baby one! Full guided tours take place three times daily, and make sure you keep a look out for ‘Big Daddy’, the four-meter long crocodile.
Benalmadena holidays offer a blend of traditional Spanish architecture and coastal marinas. Take a look at fascinating whitewashed buildings in the pretty nearby villages, or check out the coast. Benalmadena Costa has over 10km of beach stretching out, and a family favourite is the Carvajal Beach. Plus there are plenty more beaches to choose from, including Malapesquera, Santa Ana, and Arroyo.
Whether you’re surprising the family with a secret vacation or just treating yourself, Benalmadena holidays are a firm favourite. Let loveholidays.com help you to find the ideal place to stay, and you’ll soon be off on the adventure of a lifetime.