The beautiful beach resort of Benalmádena lies on the southern coastline of Spain. This super tourist hot spot is well known for it’s sandy beaches and Puerto Marina (Marina Port). The Marina houses the Sea Life Aquarium and vast array of moored yachts.
The Beautiful Benalmádena, Costa del Sol
Benalmádena lies on the coast of the popular Costa del Sol in the region of Andalucia. The town of Torremolinos sits to the north of here with Fuengirola to the south. Benalmádena covers an area of around 27.5 km’s and has a population of some 65,000 people.
Like most of southern Spain, Benalmádena spent over half a millennium under Moorish rule. During this time, there was significant redevelopment of this town. Many constructions such as the Moorish Castle can still be seen and visited today.
The amazing weather here in Benalmádena is fantastic all year round. The climate here yields an average yearly temperature of 19 Celsius.
This coastal area has around 10 km of sandy beaches to enjoy during your visit. The Marina lies on this strip of coastline also. Puerto Marina (picture above) boasts the popular Sea Life Aquarium and floating hotels. Here there are luxury yachts of the rich and famous and some excellent places to shop and enjoy fine dining.
Benalmádena Pueblo lies inland away from the busier coastal areas and is well worth a visit. Arroyo de la Miel connects the old village to the coastal areas and beaches. There is also a train station at Arroyo that allows travel to Malaga. You can also reach many of the other resorts along the coastline by train.
Tivoli World Theme Park
Located in Arroyo de la Miel, Tivoli World Theme Park is one of the top attractions for the whole family. Here you will find over 300 rides, attractions, shops and enjoyable things to do. The outdoor theatre has a capacity for 3000 people alone. Often hosted here are an assortment of musical events and shows such as Flamenco.
For refreshments, there are over 30 bars and restaurants dotted around Tivoli. The different themed areas host a variety of shows and entertainment. Tickets are available for as little as 7,95 €. Check here for timetables and ticket prices on the Tivoli website.