Benalmadena Holidays

Introducing the captivating town of Benalmádena; a hidden Andalusian gem nestled on the sun-drenched Costa del Sol. With its diverse offering of sensational beaches, unique cultural attractions and delicious Andalusian cuisine, holidays in Benalmádena leave one longing for more.

The town's versatility and captivating beauty make for an indulgent escapade that both suits the adrenaline junkie and the relaxation seeker. From the sun-kissed sand to the soaring peaks of the Sierra de Mijas, and the boundaries of a rich historical heritage, you're about to discover why Benalmádena is the ideal destination for your next holiday.

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Things to See and Do

Benalmádena is a treasure box bursting with enriching and entertaining opportunities, catering to every taste. Come, let's explore the magic it holds.

Sea Life Benalmádena

Indulge in the surreal underwater realm at Sea Life Benalmádena. Here, you can meet the colourful marine life of the Mediterranean face-to-face, and enjoy the thrill of shark feeding encounters.

Mariposario de Benalmádena-Butterfly Park

Immerse yourself in a symphony of colours and life at Mariposario de Benalmádena-Butterfly Park. This tropical paradise is teeming with over 1,500 exotic butterflies fluttering amidst lush vegetation.

Benalmádena Cable Car

Ascend to new heights aboard the Benalmádena Cable Car, offering stunning panoramic views of the Costa del Sol.

Colomares Castle

Gaze in astonishment at the Colomares Castle, a monument dedicated to Christopher Columbus and his voyage to the New World. Its blend of architectural styles is a sight to behold.

Benalmádena Stupa

Finally, find tranquillity at the largest Buddhist stupa in Europe, the Benalmádena Stupa, soaring 33 metres high with sweeping views of the Mediterranean.

Food and Drink

Andalusian culinary mastery is undoubtedly on display in Benalmádena! Expect a tantalising journey through the flavours and aromas of the region.

Sample the Local Tapas

A visit to Andalusia wouldn't be complete without sampling tapas, the quintessential Spanish appetiser. Traditional favourites like gambas al ajillo (garlic prawns) and ensaladilla rusa (Russian salad) are a must-try.

Indulge in Traditional Churros

The traditional churros, deep-fried dough pastries often served with thick hot chocolate, are an indulgent breakfast delicacy you can't miss.

Taste Seaside Cuisine - Espetos de Sardinas

Experience the town's refreshing cuisine unique to the seaside, including espetos de sardinas, traditionally skewered and grilled sardines, a staple that locals and tourists alike flock for.

Try the Local Malaga Dessert Wine

For the wine connoisseurs, a local Malaga dessert wine is the perfect accompaniment. Made from Pedro Ximénez and Moscatel grapes, it's a sweet and delectable indulgence.

Savour the Spanish Flan

Finish off with a serving of Spanish flan, a delightful creamy dessert caramelized to perfection.

Destination Essentials

The captivating allure of Benalmádena can be enjoyed year-round, courtesy of its exceptional Mediterranean climate.

The months from June to August see sun-lovers flock to the sandy shores, with warm waters perfect for a delightful swim. Averages of 32°C by day and 23°C by night make for an ideal beach holiday.

The cooler months, from November through March, offer an average mild temperature of 19°C, making it excellent for outdoor exploration without the summer crowds.

Remember, in Benalmádena, every vista is a postcard and every moment is a lifetime memory, regardless of when you choose to visit. Combining contemporary charm with rich historical significance, this Andalusian treasure is waiting to welcome you!


From vast sandy stretches to secluded natural coves, the stunning beaches of Benalmádena are an essential stop on your holiday journey.

Fuente Salud Beach

First up is the vibrant Fuente Salud Beach, a Blue Flag awardee with excellent amenities, inviting fine sands and perfect waves for water sports.

Playa Las Viborillas

Savour the tranquillity at Playa Las Viborillas, a small, hidden beach known among scuba enthusiasts for its rich underwater biodiversity.

Playa de Santa Ana

Discover the bustling energy of Playa de Santa Ana, a vibrant stretch of sand peppered with beachfront restaurants serving exceptional seafood dishes.

Bil Bil Beach

Immerse in the family-friendly environment of the Bil Bil Beach, with its Moorish-style castle adding a distinctive Andalusian charm.

Carvajal Beach

Finally, relish in the peacefulness of the Carvajal Beach, a serene spot perfect for a quiet, seaside sunset picnic.

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