Benalmadena Costa is one of the rapidly growing holiday areas of Costa del Sol, with a total of 9 km of fine sandy beach. One of the landmarks of the city is the awarded marina Puerto Marina with oriental inspired luxury apartments, numerous shops and restaurants and room for more than 1000 pleasure crafts. Benalmadena Costa is also known for its Torrequebrada Casino.
In the hills north of the marina is Tivoli World, the oldest and largest entertainment establishment on the Costa del Sol, which is Andalusia's version of Tivoli in Copenhagen. More information is available on
By the entry of Tivoli World, a aerial cableway begins, which in 12 minutes goes 2646 metres to the mountain top of Calamorro (769 metres), from which you have an amazing view of the coastal area.
3 km. from the apartment is Benalmadena Pueblo, where the Andalusian atmosphere has been maintained in the old village. The view of the coast and of Fuengirola is marvellous.
Fuengirola, 7 km. from Benalmadena, has developed from being a quiet fishing village to being one of the most preferred holiday sites of Europe. From the outdoor beach bars along the 5 km long beach front Paseo Maritimo, which is the longest on Costa del Sol, food and drinks are served almost around the clock. Fuengirola has a total of 7 km. of beach.
Fuengirola's old quarter is widely preserved around the church. Behind the city park, Parque de España, is the city's bullring. Every Tuesday is a market which is the largest on Costa del Sol.
35 km. from Benalmadena is Marbella, which is one of the most exclusive holiday sites of Europe. In the old town is peace, quiet and charm as in no other holiday cities on the Costa del Sol, and along the popular beaches, you can stroll on the beach front Paseo Maritimo, which takes you to the large marina. A few kilometres west of Marbella is Marbella's "Golden Mile" with luxury hotels and expensive restaurants.
Do not miss the Marina in Puerto Banus where you will find nice cars and yachts.
Have a swim in the Mediterranean in the morning and some cool skiing in Sierra Nevada in the afternoon! Approx. 2 hours drive from Benalmadena, near Granada, is Europe's fifth largest (3392 metres) and most southern ski resort with snow guarantee from December to May. Skiing equipment can be rented and there are good possibilities of afterskiing.
The skiing area with related facilities (restaurants, etc.) is so good that, each year, the World Cup is held here. The areas offer a total of 76 km of pistes, allocated into 67 descents (primarily red).
A one-day lift card is available at approx. € 25 – 35. Rent of equipment for one day is approx. € 25.
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Approx. 1½ hour driving from Benalmadena is Gibraltar, which is the most popular excursion site in Southern Spain. In everyday language, Gibraltar is named "the Rock". The 4.5 km. limestone rock reaches a height of 425 metres. The Strait of Gibraltar is only approx. 10 km. wide on this spot. If you feel like relaxing on the beach, the best sand beaches are on the east side of the rock. Remember to bring your passports!