Situated between Torremolinos and Fuengirola and approximately 12 kilometres from the city of Malaga, Benalmadena is more popular as the tourist destination for thousands of visitors every year. With its fantastic hotels, restaurants, bars and of course its fantastic beaches who could not fail to love this coastal resort.
It’s certainly worth delving a little deeper when visiting this resort as you may be pleasantly surprised with what you find. Just a short drive from the main coastal area inland rising about 200 metres above sea level is the original village (Benalmadena pueblo) here you find the more typical Spanish style with narrow streets and older town houses mixed alongside more modern buildings.
Back along the coast you find the Benalmadena marina which attracts vast crowds of visitors daily and here you can spend your time eating at the port side restaurants, shopping or simply taking in the sights of the vast array of yachts and boats that are moored here. Daily fishing trips and sightseeing tours leave from here regularly and many are very reasonably priced.
Another area of Benalmadena that is very popular is the village area of Arroyo de la Miel (river of honey) this was originally a separate village but with growth this has become part of Benalmadena. This is now the main area of residence and over recent years many new developments have been added. Some of the main attractions can be found here the most famous being Tivoli world amusement park, this is a mix of real traditional rides plus a few more modern being added every year. Another great attraction is the Teleferico or cable car as we know it, this take you up to the top of the Calamorro Mountain. At over 750metres at the summit the views are breath taking. From here you can see the mountains of the Sierra Nevada, Gibraltar and on the clearest days the Moroccan coastline.
Some smaller and less well known areas make up Benalmadena and these are also worth taking in if you get the chance, Torremuelle and Torrequebrada both have fantastic appeal with some fantastic urbanisations located in these areas.
Other local area information
Benalmadena useful numbers
Town Hall ayuntamiento Tel: 952 579 800
Fire Brigade "Bomberos" Tel: 952 563 429
Water Board "Emabesa" Tel: 952 577 070
Police (local) Tel: 952 448 844.
Police Emergency: 091
Emergency Co-Ordination Centre: 112
Tourist information: Tel: 952 442 494
Malaga Picasso airport: Tel: 952 048 804
Taxi service: Tel:952 441 545
Renfe train station information: Tel:952 360 202
Fire Brigade (Arroyo de la Miel): Tel: 952 562 655
Fire Brigade Emergency: 080
Arroyo de la Miel Health Centre: Tel: 952 440 404 or 952 443 545
Local Health Clinic Benalmadena Pueblo Tel: 952 449 167
Hospital Clinico Universitario: Tel: 952 390 400
Hospital Costa del Sol: Tel: 952 649 400