Lying on Spain’s well-known Costa del Sol between Torremolinos and Fuengirola, Benalmadena is a popular resort handily situated just 15km from Malaga airport, against a stunning mountain backdrop.
If you thought this part of Spain was all about high-rise tourist developments, think again. Stricter planning regulations and a focus on quality tourism has led to projects such as the tastefully developed local marina, with hundreds of boats of all sizes. The area has become the focal point for the resort’s lively social scene.
Benalmadena works hard to keep its 8km of glorious coastline in pristine condition, and boasts a whopping 8km of gorgeous beaches, from inviting small, rocky coves to larger sandy stretches. You can rent sunloungers and shades all the way along the sea front.
It’s possible to walk along a flat promenade to Torremolinos, taking in some Moorish watchtowers and perhaps a bar or café stop en route. You can also ride a mountain top cable car, or visit Benalmadena Pueblo, an old Spanish village with whitewashed houses on narrow cobbled streets.
From fish and chips to traditional tapas, every food taste is catered for on cheap Benalmadena holidays. There’s also a great range of accommodation, from self-catering apartments to hotels, from high end to affordable.
There’s plenty to do on cheap holidays to Benalmadena, from Tivoli World amusement park to a local sealife centre with Europe’s largest shark collection to golfing to a Malaga city tour.