Holidays to Benalmadena are all about choice. This upmarket resort is bursting at the seams with a variety of beaches, tonnes of children’s attractions, and an old town and marina to explore.
The Costa del Sol is a firm holiday favourite with British sun-seekers, promising great year-round weather and miles of pristine golden coast. Take a Cruise & Stay break in Benalmadena and you’ll be delighted with the variety of attractions on offer.
A slice of coastal Spain
Located just 10 minutes south of Torremolinos, Benalmadena is a lively resort area with enough choice to suit all kinds of cruise-goers, including families and couples. Benalmadena sits on a 20-kilometre stretch of beaches, so you’re sure to find the perfect spot for relaxation. Meanwhile, further inland, you can shop and dine the day away in the elegant Arroyo de la Miel area.
A historic centre
Wander around the old town, Benalmadena Pueblo, where you’ll be charmed by the narrow streets and whitewashed buildings. The town is the perfect place to combine your beach break with a spot of historic sightseeing. Places of interest include Colomares Castle, the church of Santa Domingo, and the Buddhist temple Benalmadena Stupo, to name but a few.
Family friendly days out
Benalmadena offers plenty of opportunities for action-packed days before or after a cruise trip. Arroyo de la Miel is home to Tivoli World, an amusement park that’ll delight the kids with everything from rollercoasters to magic shows. If you have a head for heights, take the cable car to the top of Monte Calamorro, 800 metres above sea level, for incredible views of the coast and Sierra Nevada Mountains. At Puerto Marina, the resort’s thriving port, pay a visit to Sea Life to learn about aquatic species from all over the planet.
If you fancy venturing beyond the resort during your stay, Malaga is just a 30-minute drive from Benalmadena, with ample public transport links available, too. The city is Picasso’s birthplace and along the 'mile of art', you will find a range of spectacular galleries, including the Picasso Museum and the Centre for Contemporary Art. If you want to soak up history and enjoy Malaga’s architecture, make sure you visit Malaga Cathedral or one of the two Medieval fortresses, Alcazaba and Gibralfaro.