Top attractions 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.
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.
Perfect for the little ones, this amusement park wonderland is packed with rides and entertainment for the whole family.
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.
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.
This tiny museum is jam packed with the third largest Pre-Columbian collection in Spain. Architecture buffs will enjoy the modern exterior, too.
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.
Pack a picnic or buy some ice cream in this scenic park filled with peacocks, rabbits, and other critters wandering about.
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.
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.
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.
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- 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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**We were given the WRONG meeting time when we bought our tickets and we were also confirmed the wrong hour by email the day before.** Good value. You should bring a lunch as you will not be given time to buy something to eat and the tour may ends in the late afternoon . It is an easy walk without any major challenging part. It is really beautiful. Be ready to queue during the walk as so many people are visiting at the same time!
We (couple 32/30) took the "Caminito del rey" tour on the 1/12 and its was just was a lovely day (400 days of sun a year in andalusia ;) ). The hike was not too exhausting but still a little challenging, nature and countryside were beautful and transport from and back to Malaga city center was also nice. Totally recommended if you want to explore something special apart from the city and the beach.
Amazing tour, very well planned, beautifull view and trip. All the Money worth it! The guide did a wonderfull job and it was very relaxing and peaceful to walk around. Perfect trip can only recommend this! The guide was from ´Czech republic and as i remember his name was Alex but not sure. Huge thanks to him for making our tour a tour we will remember!
We sort of expected a local guide during the walk in the park, which unfortunately wasn't present. Still the tour guide took us past an unusual route before we entered the park, which was fun. Furthermore, he (probably) told most of the stuff in the bus but it's harder to concentrate without visuals.
We were met at the cruise terminal by a charming and friendly driver, Jose, who took us in his super comfy van to Granada, to meet our guide, Alberto. The site is spectacular and the guide was knowledgeable, fun, pleasant and very fluent in English. All in all an absolutely great tour! Thanks.