There is a countless number of sun-kissed destinations to choose a holiday villa in Spain, but there is none quite like Benalmadena. For your next holiday to Spain go to the magnificent Costa del Sol and choose from the many holiday rentals on sites such as TripAdvisor and Airbnb available on Likibu: on offer are b&bs, holiday homes, villas with gardens and pools as well as modern apartments with sea view in Benalmádena. There is, therefore, something for everyone to have the most fun in the sun on your next holiday.
Find and book the perfect apartment or holiday home by the sea in Benalmádena
A gem on Spain's beautiful Costa del Sol, Benalmádena has lots to do in the way of fun, history, culture and education. It is the perfect place for friends, families and couples to soak up the Spanish sun and sunbathe on the beach. Benalmadena is indisputably a wonderful place to reserve holiday accommodation in the Costa del Sol| which is a hotspot among British travellers, so book a holiday home or holiday apartment in Benalmádena to explore the coasts vast splendour.
When to visit Benalmádena?
Summer in Spain is notoriously warm and definitely the busiest tourist season in Benalmádena. If you want to catch the sun, ride the waves and get a tan, this is definitely the time to visit to get the most out of Benalmádena. However, it's also the busiest and most expensive time to visit the Costa del Sol. For students or young people looking for cheap accommodation in Benalmádena, see if you can schedule your trip earlier in the summer, between May and early July, to avoid the busy and expensive school holiday period.
How to get there
Benalmádena is in Malaga, Spain, so the Malaga Airport is the best bet for getting there. Most major airports and airlines in Europe fly to Malaga or the relatively nearby Granada and Almeria Airports. From the airport, Benalmádena is about a 20 minute drive: you could either hire a car, if you're planning to travel around during your holiday, book a taxi in advance (probably around €30), or catch the train towards Fuengirola, which costs €3 and takes around 18 minutes to get into the town centre. Similarly, Benalmádena's close proximity to the city means it is a wonderful place to travel on a day trip if you are already staying a |holiday apartment in Malaga]| if you wish to escape the bustle of the city.
How to get around in Benalmádena
Enjoy exploring the entire Costa del Sol with the extensive bus system in Benalmádena and surrounding cities and towns. Benalmádena is part of Malaga's transport system, so you can use the local Travel Card on buses within Benalmádena as well as Malaga City and surrounding towns, making it easy to get around wherever you book a b&b or holiday rental apartment in Benalmádena. This is probably the easiest way to use the local public transport: top up your card with however much money you think you'll need and swipe it at the machine when you want to use a bus. Up to 15 people at a time can use one Travel Card, so it's perfect for families or groups of friends enjoying a holiday in Benalmádena.
Where to stay in Benalmádena
If you are looking for a relaxing break in Benalmádena, book a luxury holiday apartment in an all-inclusive resort on the coast. There are a few upmarket hotels and resorts on the beach in the town, which are close to the major attractions and allow for a relaxing holiday where you'll be waited on hand and foot.
Book a holiday apartment on Airbnb to make yourself feel right at home in Benalmádena. This is great for a cheap accommodation option, or just for families or groups of young people who would prefer to self-cater in a more homely environment. Book an apartment in the centre of town to be near restaurants, bars and shops as well as all of the obvious tourist attractions.
The Costa del Sol has options for everyone, so if you would rather centre your holiday in a bigger, busier city than Benalmádena, try the coast's major city Málaga. Close to the airport and full of things to do, Málaga is a vibrant city that's the perfect base for visiting Benalmádena and the rest of the Costa del Sol. Book a holiday villa with a pool in Malaga for a taste of luxury with all the freedom of an Airbnb.
What to do in Benalmádena
This famous amusement park is perfect for families or young people looking for a fun day out in Benalmádena. There are rollercoasters, a haunted house, carousels, log flumes and other rides. While you're here you can also catch traditional Spanish flamenco and folklore shows to get a taste of the local culture. The park is full of restaurants, gift shops and fast food kiosks, so everything you need for a stress-free and fun-filled day out is right here!
Located in the Puerto Marina area of Benalmádena, Sea Life is a huge aquarium with lots of fish, sharks and other sea creatures to see and learn about. This is a great activity for tourists of all ages: you can get out of the Spanish summer sun, learn something new and see some beautiful creatures.
This apparent castle is one of the most fascinating buildings in Benalmádena. It was built over seven years during the late 1980s and early 1990s by two local builders after being designed by an American doctor who wanted to honour Christopher Columbus. The architecture was influenced by the Byzantine, Romanesque, Gothic and Mudejar styles, which all had a significant influence on Spanish culture. The castle is huge and very beautiful: it should not be missed, especially if you're interested in history or Spanish culture.