Situated on the Costa del Sol in Spain and split into 3 districts, Benalmadena is a great mixture of old and new, providing a destination that is popular with families all year round.
It has a number of attractions that bring a diverse group of tourists to its doors annually, including families and partygoers. The town’s relaxed atmosphere makes it a perfect destination to get away from the rush of everyday life.
With long stretches of beaches, beautiful weather and an animated nightlife, to name just a few of its luring features, it is no surprise that this resort is becoming more popular amongst sun-seekers and holidaymakers, with a number of cheap Benalmadena holidays available.
The old town of Pueblo, just one of the districts here in Benalmadena, has retained the quaint charm of the town as it was many years ago. In contrast to this, Arroyo de la Miel is an animated commercial centre which attracts many people to its shops and restaurants every day.
All this activity is surrounded by beautiful beaches and craggy tree-covered mountains, meaning there’s plenty of countryside to discover in this beautiful resort of Benalmadena.
Throughout the summer, the weather in Benalmadena peaks in the high twenties, with particularly hot days pushing the 30°C barrier. Visitors seeking the sun can enjoy cheap Benalmadena holidays, as the town boasts around 300 sunny days per year, spanning more than 11 hours each day.
Weather in the winter months can be compared to a warm spring back in the UK. It is still sunny and temperatures are cooler than the summer, making Benalmadena a perfect place to catch the winter sun and escape the chills of the British winter.
Benalmadena is blessed with 9km of beaches to explore along the sweeping coastline so one of the main attractions of this coastal town is, perhaps unsurprisingly, the beach. Many tourists will wish to soak up the sun on the town’s beautiful beaches, which have their own lifeguard facilities during the summer seasons, with Carvajal beach being a family favourite. Those who love long walks on the sand will also come across tranquil coves that are perfect to take in the views of the coast.
A popular pastime in this area is dolphin watching, with several companies offering tourists boat trips in search of them. Regular expeditions take place on luxury catamarans fronted by English speaking crews.
Away from the coastline, there is the Benalmadena Butterfly Park. This is a family-friendly activity and gives its visitors the chance to see more than 1,500 butterflies from locations all over the world.
There are many restaurants and cafes in Benalmadena, meaning that there will be something for every palate. Most of these restaurants offer international cuisine to give tourists a taste from home, but also offer Spanish and Mediterranean dishes for those who are more adventurous, with The Oasis Restaurant being a prime example of this. Some restaurants, such as The Atrium also offer a more spacious setting, offering something different to the usual Spanish tendency to cram as many people in as possible.
In a town as vibrant as this, it’s no shock that the nightlife is lively, and there are several bars and clubs that are very popular with holidaymakers. The majority of the larger nightclubs, such as Mangos and Molly Malones are located in the aptly named 24-hour square, with venues in this area open until the early hours of the morning.