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Benalmadena

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8 things to do in Benalmadena

Benalmadena, Spain is more than just long stretches of beautiful beaches—from restaurants and nightlife to family fun and attractions, this Costa del Sol city is buzzing with character. Be sure to catch these highlights.

  • Castillo Monumento Colomares

    1. Castillo Monumento Colomares

    This classic, fairy tale castle was built in the 80s and offers a great view. It’s pure whimsy with a fountain and tower at every turn.

  • Tivoli World

    2. Tivoli World

    Perfect for the little ones, this amusement park wonderland is packed with rides and entertainment for the whole family.

  • Benalmádena Stupa

    3. Benalmádena Stupa

    A stupa is a Buddhist meditation monument and Benalmadena is home to the largest in all of Europe. Without a doubt, a once in a lifetime experience.

  • Sea Life Benalmádena

    4. Sea Life Benalmádena

    Walk through the deep ocean in the glass tunnel and watch the otters tease each other. This aquarium is quaint, clean, and houses a friendly and educated staff.

  • Museo de Arte Precolombino Felipe Orlando

    5. Museo de Arte Precolombino Felipe Orlando

    This tiny museum is jam packed with the third largest Pre-Columbian collection in Spain. Architecture buffs will enjoy the modern exterior, too.

  • Jardin de Las Aguilas

    6. Jardin de Las Aguilas

    One breathtaking trip in a cable car up the mountainside and you’ll arrive at the “Garden of Eagles,” a live birds of prey show. It’s free, but check ahead for the schedule.

  • Parque De La Paloma

    7. Parque De La Paloma

    Pack a picnic or buy some ice cream in this scenic park filled with peacocks, rabbits, and other critters wandering about.

  • Snorkeling

    8. Snorkeling

    Get an eyeful of the underwater sea life by booking ahead of time with one of the various snorkeling and scuba diving crews in Benalmadena.

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Planning Your Visit

  • Hang out at the Benalmadena Harbor

    Spend a lot of time at the marina to get a real sense of the people and energy of the city. There’s plenty more to do than admire the boats— it’s surrounding architecture is a fascinating blend of Arabic and Gaudi influence. Check out the shopping or enjoy a glass of wine while watching the sun set over the sea.

  • Rent A Car

    Costa del Sol day trips! The best thing you can do in southern Spain is hit the road and see which beach it leads to next. Benalmadena or Torremolinos isn’t a decision you have to make.

Good to know

  • Language
    Spanish
  • Currency
    Euro (€)
  • Time Zone
    UTC (+01:00)
  • Country Code
    +34
  • Best time to visit
    There's really no bad time to visit, it just depends on how warm you want the weather to be. In September, the temperature is warm, but not unforgiving, rainfall is low, and the water at the beaches is still warm after the hot summer months.

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What people are saying about Benalmadena

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 2,898 reviews

Perfect on Time collection from Benalmadena. Katy is a knowledgeable guide and Huan a super driver. I shall book again in future trip.

Boat very clean, staff friendly plenty of dolphins trip did not disappoint

Excellent trip, spectacular walk and great communication from provider.

Brilliant see plenty of Dolphins and smooth trip and excellent staff

We had a great time, Rhonda it's a beautiful town. Highly recommend!