Benalmadena is the second closest major resort to Malaga Airport and is neighbour to Torremolinos. This is a very popular town for British tourists and has three areas to it. Firstly, set in the hills there is Benalmadena pueblo which still has the authenticity of a traditional Spanish village with its narrow streets and traditional Spanish houses. Then nearer the coast there is Arroyo de la Miel, a small , modern area packed with shops, restaurants, bars and also hosts Tivoli World, one of the best theme/entertainment parks on the coast which also has a huge cable car that travels up to the mountains and boasts the most amazing panoramic views. Finally there is Benalmadena Costa comprising of 9km’s of beach and a promenade.
Arguably the central piece of Benalmadena Costa is the marina which in the past has been voted the best in the world and has over 1000 moorings. Day or night this area is a hive of activity with a new shopping centre. Over 200 bars, shops and restaurants plus a diving school and the very well known Sea Life Centre (watch out Puerto Banus!).
In the centre of town, there is the famous 24 hour square with its late bars and early morning discos which is very popular with the youngsters. To the western end of Benalmadena on the way to Fuengirola is the 5 star Torrequebrada Hotel which incorporates the resort’s only casino and a spectacular cabaret show. Benalmadena is similar to Torremolinos as regards its popularity with tourists and is also very popular with people looking to move to Spain. Its ease of access to the holiday market, great beaches, major tourist attractions and enviable climate all help to explain why Benalmadena is fast becoming one of Spain's premier holiday destinations.