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Benalmádena is a large town on the Spanish Costa del Sol. It consists of three parts; Benalmádena Pueblo, Arroyo de la Miel and Benalmádena Costa. The most worth visiting of these is Benalmádena Costa with its long stretch of sunny beaches, a lively nightlife and excellent cuisine.

It is located approximately 15 km south west of Malaga and merges with Torremolinos lies just north east of it along the coast.


The Benalmadena [17] coast (Spanish: Benalmàdena Costa) is the southernmost portion of Benalmádena, this is the strip along the Mediterranean Sea. There are many hotels, bars, and of course beaches, and the Puerto Marina is here. The Puerto Marina is an open-air shopping mall, marina, and on-the-water (literally) apartment complex. Next door to the shopping portion, which surrounds the harbor, there is a complex containing Benalmádena's nightclubs.

Get in[edit]

By plane[edit]

The closest airport is Malaga, AGP, which is along the coast between Torremolinos and Malaga and takes just 20 minutes by train, taxi or hire car. You can get a taxi from outside terminal 3 where there is a taxi rank. A taxi from Malaga Airport to Benalmadena town centre is around €25 [18]

By train[edit]

Benalmadena can be reached by the frequent, (every 20 minutes), inexpensive, and comfortable air conditioned trains which run along the coast from Malaga to Fuengirola, with a station at Malaga Airport. The station at Benalmadena is in Arroyo de la Miel, with taxis and buses to take you to all parts of the town.

Train Timetable [19]

By car[edit]

By bus[edit]

Benalmadena is integrated in Malaga Metropolitan Transport Consortium. The following bus routes:

Route Service Timetable Map
Málaga-Benalmádena Costa Timetable Map
Málaga-Mijas Timetable Map
Málaga-Benalmádena Costa (Directo) Timetable Map
Benalmádena-Teatinos (october-june) Timetable Map
Torremolinos-Fuengirola Timetable Map
Torremolinos-Benalmádena-Mijas Timetable Map
Churriana-Torremolinos-Benalmádena Costa Timetable Map
Carola-Torremolinos Timetable Map
Torremolinos-Patronato Timetable Map
Benalmádena-Torremolinos Timetable Map
Málaga-Marbella Timetable Map

By boat[edit]

By taxi[edit]

You can get to Benalmadena by taxi with Autosol Malaga airport transfers. Autosol offers chauffeur driven cars for Malaga airport transfers, weddings, stag/hen nights, day trips, business trips for Benalmadena and main destinations in Andalucia.

Get around[edit]

The Portillo buses, green and cream, run along the coast from Benalmadena to Estepona, La Linea, Algeciras, Malaga, Fuengirola and inland to Benalmadena Pueblo, and Mijas. Taxis cost appprox €6 per trip within the town limits during the week and €8 on Sundays; they can take up to 4 people. This place is hilly with several roads having the Cardiac Hill nickname so buses and taxis can be a valuable health aid.

See[edit][add listing]

Looking seawards out of the inner part of the marina in Benalmadena, July 2007.
  • Benalmadema Marina -The inner part is surrounded by shops, cafes, bars and apartments and is nice to walk around.

Do[edit][add listing]

  • Boat trips. Some of these include dolphin watching.
  • Cable car to top of mountain. An excellent trip. You can get there on the Sightseeing Tour Bus which tours the town on a one hour round trip and you can get on and off at any place. Get off at Tivoli World for the cable car trip to the top and then if you're up for it, a short steep walk to the peak of the mountain where the views are beautiful. The Birds of Prey exhibition on the mountain is inclusive with the cable car price (13 euro) and is a fascinating show with eagles, vultures and owls showing off their skills.
  • Segway tours, Puerto Deportivo de Benalmadena, +34 686 221 256, [1]. 10am till 7pm. 35€.  edit


The best boat trip, takes place daily from 10-00am, out to sea looking for wild dolphins. Costa Party Catamarans operate luxury sailing catamarans and their english speaking crews are fabulous. take a look at the website [http:/].

Benalmádena by Bike[edit]


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Drink[edit][add listing]

The harpenny bridge is a great bar to watch football , as you guessed it is a irish pub and they do amazing variety of whiskeys and spirits , they also are one of the only bars around allowed to sell black vodka.

Also Monkey Business, (in front of Hotel Riviera). A great place for drinks and fun. The food is great and bar staff are Irish so there's always great craic.

  • Picassos Show Bar, Plaza de Ibensa, local 14, Benalmadena Costa (Beneath Eduardo’s Restaurant.), 605 663 335. Picasso’s will be serving drinks and there will be a free nightly raffle. Drinks are exceptionally low priced for this type of luxury venue.  edit

Sleep[edit][add listing]


  • Hostal Solymiel, Avda. Blas Infante, 14 29631, Arroyo de la Miel Málaga 29631, Arroyo de la Miel Málaga, Teléfono: +34 952 441 114, [3].  edit
  • Apartamentos Don Gustavo, Avda. Antonio Machado, 60 Benalmádena Costa, 29630 Malaga, España Benalmádena Costa, 29630 Malaga, España, .;(+34) 971 128 106, [4].  edit


  • Best Tritón, Avda. Antonio Machado 29 29630, Benalmádena Benalmádena, (+34) 952 443 240, [11].  edit
  • Best Benalmádena, Avda. del Sol, s/n - Ctra. Cádiz Km 220 29630, Benalmádena Benalmádena, (+34) 952 445 088, [12].  edit
  • Best Siroco, C/ Carril del Siroco, s/n 29630, Benalmádena Benalmádena, (+34) 952 443 040, [13].  edit
  • Apartments Flatotel Costa del Sol, [14].  edit
  • Hotel Las Arenas, Av de Antonio Machado, 122 29630 Benalmádena Costa Málaga 29630 Benalmádena Costa Málaga, Tel: +34 952 44 36 44, [15].  edit


  • Vincci Aleysa, Av. Antonio Machado, 57 29630. Benalmádena, Malaga Benalmádena, (+34) 952 566 566, [16].  edit


Stay safe[edit]

  • Xanit Hospital which is a privately run hospital is located in Benalmadena should the need arise.


Get out[edit]

Tours are available from almost everywhere in Benalmádena and lots go to Malaga,Marbella,Ronda,Estepona,Algeciras,Cadiz,Sevilla and Gibraltar (UK).

Be aware that if you decide to go to Gibraltar, you will need a passport or ID to get in. Some countries may require visas, although uncommon.

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