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Hotels in Benalmadena

Benalmádena is a favourite holiday destination in the metropolitan area of Málaga. As part of the ‘sun coast', Benalmádena has a warm Mediterranean climate with dry, hot summers and plenty of activity to satisfy just about any appetite.

Located about 12km west of the city of Málaga, in the heart of the Costa del Sol, Benalmádena hotels cater to a large number of tourists each year. This isn't surprising with its beautiful beaches, waterfront activities and leisure facilities such as a casino, amusement park and two aquariums.

History

Historically the Benalmádena region has been occupied and settled by many cultures dating back to the Bronze Age. Two Almenara towers on the coastline date back to the 15th century. It was originally built to guard the coast and population from the frequent incursions of Barbary pirates in the days following the reconquest of the region by Henry IV of Castile.

Sports

Golfers flock to this part of Spain, and with over 50 golf courses to choose from, it is easy to understand why. Other popular pastimes in the area include horse riding, hiking and, of course, numerous water sports.

Sights and attractions

The biggest and most popular attraction for families in the Benalmádena area is Tivoli World. With over 40 different rides, a huge concert arena, lots of restaurants and gift shops, there is something for everybody.

Also popular with families is the wonderful Selwo Marina park. Divided into four sections, it comprises the Antilles (dolphinarium), the Hollow (exotic birds), Ke island (penguinarium) and Amazon (fish, reptiles and amphibians).

Colomares Castle was built as a homage to Christopher Columbus and only completed in 1994. It offers views of four different architectural styles, Byzantium, Roman, Gothic and Mudejar. Also sited here is the smallest church in the world, dedicated to St Elizabeth of Hungary, which features in the Guinness Book of Records.

Perhaps one of the centrepieces of Benalmádena, and something that should not be missed, is the world class Arabian style Puerto Marina. The marina has over 1000 moorings as well as many restaurants, bars, discothèques and shops. It is a prime attraction both during the day, and also after dark.

Dining

Benalmádena is a popular destination when it comes to good food and there are many cuisines available.

Restaurant La Cala is located in an unbeatable situation with spectacular views over the Mediterranean. It specialises in traditional fish and seafood dishes, but also serves excellent pasta and meat dishes.

Spanish tapas and traditional homemade food is available at Toro in the marina, but for those with a real sweet tooth, the Gelateria di Porto Marina should be visited for what could arguably be the best ice cream in Spain.

Whether you're looking for a delightful climate or an exciting fun-packed adventure, Benalmádena has it all.

Frequently asked questions about Hotels in Benalmadena

Which hotels are the most popular ones to stay at in Benalmadena?

Select Benal Beach, Best Triton and Holiday World Riwo Hotel are some of the popular hotels in Benalmadena.

What is the cheapest price for a hotel in Benalmadena?

The cheapest price for a double room in Benalmadena is £32, offered by Sol y Miel Hostal.

What are the best hotels in Benalmadena near the center?

The best hotels near the center of Benalmadena are APARTAMENTOS MS PEPITA, Hotel Palmasol and Hotel Alay - Adults Only.

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