Benalmádena is one of the municipalities of the province of Malaga in Andalusia, located on the Costa del Sol, among 2 other important cities, such as Mijas and Torremolinos. Today it is considered as one of the most important tourist destinations on the Costa del Sol, as a result of the large number of places for leisure, among them the Tivoli World amusement park, two aquariums, very good beaches, a casino, Own port which is one of the most important in Andalucia, a cable car and an excellent gastronomic offer, so you will also find a wide range of properties for sale in Benalmádena.
Puerto Marina Benalmádena
This marina, which is one of the most important in the area, is not only one of the main tourist sites in the area, but also one of the main poles in the municipality’s economy. Its inauguration dates back to 1982 and nowadays it has a total of 1108 berth points.
Inside the port we will be able to meet with the Maritime Nautical Club of the city, as well as with recognized commercial facilities where you can make a couple of purchases or just enjoy a drink and a delicious aperitif, you will also encounter the Aquarium Sea Life Benalmádena , Another of the most important tourist sites in the city.
Its architecture is very original, which has allowed it to obtain important recognitions worldwide, such as “Best Marina in the World” in 2 opportunities. This place is also the protagonist every year of the Nautical Week Costa del Sol, it is a sailing competition in which several races are held and which is an important part both for the Spanish Championship of Cruises and for the Championship of Andalucia.
This site is also the second among the top 10 things to do in Benalmadena according to TripAdvisor, and according to its own users is a beautiful and good place to visit as it has a large number of souvenir shops for Gifts, as well as restaurants (some of them with high prices) and a lovely ice cream shop: the house of Italian gelatto in which you can taste ice cream of excellent quality. During high season nights (summer) a lot of people visit this place.
Restaurants near Puerto Marina Benalmádena
- Metro Ristorante Italiano
- Ristorante Pizzeria Bella Vista
- Cinnamon Club Benalmadena
- American Brasserie Jacks
- Porto Bello
- The Steakhouse
- Seafood tavern pepi and juan
- Toro Puerto Marina
- Argentina Parasail Angus Puerto Marina
- Wok Direct
- Gelateria Di Porto Marina
Near this place you can find very attractive real estate offers of apartments and villas overlooking the marina and the sea.
Parque de la Paloma: the ideal place for a 100% family day
According to the list that we mentioned above of TripAdvisor in which is made a count of the main sites to visit in Benalmádena, it is precisely the Park of the Paloma the place that appears in the first place, is located in Avenida Federico García Lorca , 13, Arroyo de la Miel, Arroyo de la Miel, Benalmádena, 29631, Malaga, right next to the Dolphin and Selwo Marine Penguin.
TripAdvisor has listed it in its list of the 25 most beautiful parks in Europe, which also features other incredible sites such as Parc Guell in Barcelona, El Retiro in Madrid or Hyde Park in London. Its inauguration dates back to 1995. It has a total of 200,000 square meters and also has its own artificial lake. It is a perfect place for family enjoyment, as it has a large number of paved roads, recreation areas, places to clean, as well as catering companies surrounded by lush gardens and established areas to rest.
The entrance to the place is totally free, has a total of 5 entrances, which give you access to a great variety of green areas, as well as their paths are the most suitable for long walks, sports and of course enjoy nature. While it also has playgrounds, it also has a mini zoo and a Cactus park.
This place counts without doubt with everything you need to enjoy a totally enjoyable day, either with your family or with your friends. Inside the place, that is, in the park as such you will be able to live a close experience with the fauna, since there are a large number of peacocks, ducks, hens, swans, rabbits and turtles available. While with regard to flora, you can come across a wide variety of tree species, both deciduous and evergreen, among which we can highlight the eucalyptus, palm trees, cypresses, and of course the vast expanses of gardens.
Inside the place you can find a cafeteria where you can get some snacks or have a drink, it is also important to clarify that if you have a pet you can enter with it. The park is open all year round, however the schedule during the winter is from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., while during the summer it is from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Its beaches: one of the most important tourist sites
The Costa del Sol is one of the areas with the highest number of local tourists, especially international tourists, who are attracted by the more than 300 days of sunshine in the area and of course its beaches. Which when speaking of Benalmádena we can not leave aside its coast which is about 20 kilometers, in which expands a total of 17 beaches, all can be easily accessed through a promenade that is The one that crosses from one end to another the municipality and in which you can also find important restaurants and tourist establishments.
Playa Carvajal, Playa Arroyo de La Miel and Playa de Benalnatura are 3 of the most popular in the area. The first one (Carvajal), is one of the most popular of the coast, due to the tranquility that it offers to its visitors, nevertheless between July and August it counts on a great occupation, you can park in the promenade and arrive until the Beach, has a wide promenade and is very close to the most popular of Fuengirola, another important point is that you can reach it by public transport.
The beaches are also one of the areas where most investors, especially international investors decide to buy an apartment in Benalmadena, as they have incredible views to the sea and just steps from the beach.
For its part Playa Arroyo de La Miel, stands out for being always clean and very well cared for, which makes it one of the most visited, according to the opinion of the tourists the water is great and the sand is very well kept .
Finally we can mention that Benalnatura Beach is also one of the most recognized, however it has an important particularity, is that it is nudist, is also one of the smallest, has a very quiet environment and is even in agreement with The opinion of tourists one of the best nudist beaches in Spain. It is a very cool place and has armchairs, bathrooms, showers and all the necessary services for an excellent day in the sun. It is not allowed to take photos on the spot.
The cable car of Benalmádena and summit of Calamorro
Ranked by TripAdvisror as the fourth best place in Benalmadena to visit, we can say that this cable car is a cable car that is responsible for uniting the center of the urban core of Arroyo de la Miel with the summit of Mount Calamorro, which is located at 771 meters above sea level. From there you will be able to observe the coast, as well as all the splendor of the Mediterranean, while if you have a bit of luck and you climb on a clear day, you will be able to see the Rock of Gibraltar and the African summits of the Atlas.
After reaching the summit of Mount Calamorro you can take excursions, as well as have the opportunity to have a drink in the cafeteria, buy some souvenir in the various shops and even enjoy the spectacle of birds of prey. If you buy tickets online, you will only have to pay 11.90 euros for adults and 9.50 euros for children.
Tivoli World: a charming amusement park
This is just another place that you can not miss in Benalmadena, it is perfect to spend a fun and enjoyable time with the little ones of the house, there is much to walk around and despite having already been working for a couple of years (since 1973 ) Always surprises its visitors, in addition one of the main benefits that it offers is that its offer is not only concentrated in attractions of mechanical type, but also in any type of spectacle, such as concerts, humor and dances, in the site you will be able to find Renowned restaurants where you can taste the best of the gastronomy of the area, as well as exhibitions and theme parks.
In addition to the typical mechanical attractions, one of the most important areas is the 60 meter free fall tower, as well as the techno jump, the fabulous little train, the crash boats and the popular Passage of Terror. The park is open on Saturday and Sunday from 12:00 to 19:00. The general price of admission to the park per person is € 7.95, while children who measure less than one meter and adults over 65 can enter for free.
The Selwo Marine Dolphinarium and Penguin
It is a popular and well-known fauna park that is located in the district of Benalmádena Costa, in the middle of the Costa del Sol, just next to the Park of the Paloma and very close to the promenade, as well as the beach of Santa Ana , The Hindu Temple and the Castle of El-Bil-Bil.
It has an area of 1.67 hectares, where you can find a large swimming pool that is destined for the show with the dolphins, as well as the ice penguin, which are the only ones in Andalusia. But there are also some sea lions, small crocodiles, exotic birds, squirrel monkeys, six-banded armadillos, giraffes, Asian elephants, arctic wolves, lions, bats, swans, Hippos and even snakes.
As for ticket prices, we can highlight that in the case of adults (11 to 65 years) the price is 19.50 euros at the box office and 15.90 online, while children from 3 to 10 years pay 14, 95 euros at the box office and 13.50 online.
Golf courses of excellent quality
Now, the Costa del Sol is also known as the Costa del Golf, so we can not leave aside this type of sports when it comes to highlighting the main places of interest in Benalmadena, that is why you can visit:
Benalmádena Golf: it is cataloged as the best pitch & putt on the Costa del Sol, has a total of nine holes designed in detail, is located in a unique enclave and has excellent views, is one of the favorite places to play this sport And also to practice the short game. It is located in the Carretera de Benalmádena s / n 29690 – Benalmádena (Málaga). It is open all year round and operates the following rates:
Adults: 9 holes: € 18, unlimited: € 24
Children (up to 14 years): 9 holes: 10 €, unlimited: 14 €
Bil Bil Golf: it is a sports and social club, located in the residential area of Benalmádena Golf, which offers a wide variety of leisure and sports services. Not only the owners of this urbanization will have access to play, but also users outside the complex, which is located in Avenida Cibeles, S / N Residencial Benalmádena Golf 29639 BENALMÁDENA.
It is also the only Pitch and Putt 18 holes in Andalusia, which also handles the following rates:
Green fee: € 17 (all year round)
Green fee for children: € 9 (all year)
Golf Torrequebrada: its opening dates from 1976, and was designed by José “Pepe” Gancedo. It is located in the Urbanization Torrequebrada, Golf Club Building – 29630 Benalmádena, has its own restaurant whose menu is approximately 15 euros.
Benalmadena is undoubtedly one of the most attractive cities on the Costa del Sol, as it not only has dozens of places dedicated to leisure and entertainment, but also being one of the favorite tourist destinations in the area, Real estate investments are of high ranking.
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