With a resident population of around 30,000 inhabitants Benalmadena is conveniently located just 19kms from Malaga airport in the province of Andalucia. Like many coastal towns in Spain, Benalmadena is collection of zones that have merged together as the population has increased; the (inland) old town, its port/marina, and the residential-commercial zone that join the two together.
Benalmadena Pueblo (the older part of town) sits perched on the mountainside. Here you will find old typical whitewashed Andalucian houses and narrow, steep winding streets. A magnificent fairytale style castle built in honour of Columbus (Castillo de Colomares) can also be found here overlooking the surrounding territory; and though it is hard to see what function it would have had, its intricate architecture makes it well worth a visit. The village is also home to some small museums and a collection of art and crafts shops.
The Arroyo de la Miel district of Benalmadena houses the majority of the populace. It is made up of residential zones and commercial/retail outlets. Also to be found here is a sports complex, a bi-lingual library, and the popular Tivoli World theme park.
Benalmadena Tourist Information
Benalmadena Costa is the area most visited by tourists. This part of town is closest to Torremolinos. It boasts over 9 kilometers of sandy beaches, and a world class marina with over 1000 berths. Also to be found here are 200,000m² gardens looking out to the Mediterranean, a casino and highly rated golf course. On the nearby Feria ground a market is held in the evenings. A wide collection of hotels can be found here, in addition to a multitude of rental apartments and villas.
Benalmadena Tourist Office
Tel +34 952 442494