The Benalmadena 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) condominium complex. Don't expect to find many people here when there's daylight, but after 22.00 the crowds appear. Next door to the shopping portion which surrounds the harbor, there is a complex containing Benalmádena's nightclubs.
The language in Benalmadena Costa is Spanish. Of course, do expect English, French and German being widely used in the Costa Del Sol solely for tourist reasons.
The main airport that serves the Costa Del Sol, Malaga Airport (AGP), is the closest airport to enter Benalmadena Costa. To the Torremolinos-Benalmadena border should only take around 15-20 minutes from a coach transfer. The main airlines to go to this airport are: .Thomas Cook .Thomson .Jet2 .EasyJet .Ryanair
There is a local bus service, the Orange buses, which costs €1.1 per person per journey operating within the town limits. It runs up to Benalmadena Pueblo via Arroyo de la Miel starting from both ends of the coastal road. Times are posted on the Orange Bus Stops. The Portillo buses, green and cream, run along to coast from Malaga right down to Estapona and from Benalmadena to Malaga or Fuengirola costs €1.2 per person. Taxis cost €5.5 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.
Sea World Benalmadena - The most southerly of the European Sea Worlds, and is a great place to go to, although it costs a lot.
The Marina - The probably best place to go to is the "Marina." With lots of beautiful ships and a promenade of shops and games, this is unmissable.
Tivoli World - Tivoli World is yet another Spanish theme park, with great rides, including familiar drops, roller coasters and kids rides too. Prices vary at around €20 per person.
Local cuisine is available, but mostly, tourist food is consumed.
Benalmadena is crime-free for tourists, even during the night! Nothing wrong should happen, but there are pickpockets around, usually around the Torremolinos area, The Marina and the residencies.
You can take an excursion to Gibraltar, but you will need your passport and/or visa. Gibraltar is a British Overseas Territory, so UK laws apply.