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Benalmadena Map - Benalmadena Costa Map - Benalmadena Pueblo Map - Arroyo del Miel Map

This Benalmadena Map shows the location of popular Attractions, places of interest & travel locations. Click the name in the right column below to highlight the location on the map.

 

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Benalmadena - Tourist information & resort guide

 

A young couple on the top of Calamoro Mountain with Benamadena Marina near the girls shoulder, and Toromolinos on the extreme left. The mountain top is accessable by cable car

A young couple on the top of Calamoro Mountain located in , with Benalmadena Marina near the girls shoulder, and Torremolinos on the extreme left. A cable car runs to nearly the top of the mountain, from near the railway station in Benalmadena Pueblo.`

Description of Benalmadena

Benalmadena has developed into a large resort of 27 square kilometres consisting of 3 areas - Benalmadena Pueblo, Benalmadena Costa & Arroyo del Miel

 

Benalmadena Costa


 

 

Benalmadena Costa. the coastal strip with 9 km of beaches and cove including the Nudist Beach Benal Natura and has a fabulous new marina & harbour.

 

Benalmadena Pueblo


 

 

The area located inland from the western coastal strip of Benalmadena Costa.The original urban centre a retaining much of it's old Andalusian village structure with flowers in window boxes, pots on the ground, in & in pots in wall brackets. Being located in the hills behind the coast there are some amazing views, especially from the church. There is also a very peculiar castle, Castillo de Colomares, a short walk from the village centre.

 

Arroyo del Miel


 

 

Arroyo del Miel. The area located inland from the eastern coastal strip of Benalmadena Costa. This area is the location of businesses, the main majority of the local population and some very popular attractions- the Teleferico Cable Car & Tivoli World. It is also the location of the Underground Railway station

The resort is rather hilly especially cardiac hill, Avenida de Teleferico.

Location of Benalmadena

  • Benalmadena is located 17km west of Malaga and Malaga airport, the gateway to the Costa del Sol, which is a few kilometres closer
  • Also immediately to the east and joining Benalmadena is Torremolinos the main resort on the Costa del Sol

Transfer time Airport - Benalmadena

Approximate package holiday coach transfer time 1 hour

Benalmadena Attractions

Bil Bil Castle   Benalmadena Marina   Casino   Paloma park   Promenade walk to Torremolinos  Selwo Marina Dolphin park   Windmill roundabout

Bil Bil Castle (Castillo Bil-Bil)

Benalmadena Bil Bil castle (Castillo Bil Bil )

Benalmadena Bil Bil castle (Castillo Bil Bil )

Benalmadena Bil Bil castle

Benalmadena Bil Bil castle

Located on the sea front to the West of the Marina, Bil Bil castle is both a land mark and attraction. The red rust coloured painted building is in an arabic style not over interesting in it's self but the place does usually have an interesting exhibition, event or concert etc organised by the Town Hall at the venue.

 

 

Ibn Al Baytar Spanish Botanist & Chemist Statue

Ibn Al Baytar Spanish Botanist & Chemist 1197 To 1248
Statue at Bil Bil castle Benalmadena.

 

See Bil Bil Castle location on our Benalmadena Map

Benalmadena Marina

Benalmadena Marina

Benalmadena Marina

 

Virtually every body who visits Benalmadena comments on how fabulous the maria is, many say one of the finest in the world. It is good for sightseeing, shopping, restaurants and nightlife.

See Benalmadena Marina location on our Benalmadena Map

 

Paloma park - Free

  • Beautiful park with very tame birds everywhere and cactus garden
  • You can feed the ducks, swans & fish
  • Located in the centre of Benalmadena
  • On the other side is the Selwo Marina Dolphin park with daily shows

Avenida Federico Garcia Loco, Benalmadena Costa, Malaga. About 200 metres up the hill from the Windmill roundabout on the sea front Avenida Machado

 

Benalmadena La Paloma Park

Benalmadena La Paloma Park

 

Benalmadena La Paloma Park Ducks

Benalmadena La Paloma Park Ducks

 

Benalmadena La Paloma Park lake

Benalmadena La Paloma Park lake

 

Benalmadena La Paloma Park Swan

Benalmadena La Paloma Park Swan

 

See Paloma park location on our Benalmadena Map

Promenade walk to Torremolinos

  • From the Benalmadena marina to the headland between Torremolinos Playa de la Carihuela and Playa del bajondillo takes around 30 minutes to walk
  • Add another 10 minutes to reach either the steps below the watch tower (or lift) to the top of the cliff to the touristy Calle San Miguel the main pedestrian only street in Torremolinos

Sealife Centre - Benalmadena Marina

Benalmadena Sealife Centre

Benalmadena Sealife Centre

 

Located at the North West corner of Benalmadena Marina

 

Book Sea Life Centre in Benalmadena Entrance


 

 

 

 

 

See Sealife location on our Benalmadena Map

Selwo Marina Dolphin park

Dolphins at Selwo Marina Dolphin park, Benalmadena.

Dolphins at Selwo Marina Dolphin park, Benalmadena. Photo by Photography_Gal

 

  • Selwo Marina Dolphin park with daily shows
  • See the dolphins, penguins sea lions and other birds and animals
  • A combined ticket for Selwo Marina, Selwo Aventura (Wild-life Adventure Park in Estepona and the Teleferico, the Cable Car , is available at a saving of 40%.

 

Book Selwo Marina Dolphin Auariun & Show Entrance


 

 

See Selwo Marina Dolphin park location on our Benalmadena Map

Watchtowers (Torre)

Benalmadena Tower (Torre)

Benalmadena Watch Tower (Torre) with a Tourist Mini Train in front

There are 3 old watch towers in Benalmadena built as lookout towers for pirate attacks

 

Bermeja Tower (Torre Bermeja)


 

 

Located at Avenida del Alay near Sealife Aquarium at the Marina & built by the Spanish in the 15th century

See Bermeja Tower location on our Benalmadena Map

 

Muelle Tower (Torre Muelle)


 

 

Located at Torremuelle on top of a small steep hill 50 metres from the sea front and built by the Spanish in the 15th century

See Muelle Tower location on our Benalmadena Map

 

Quebrada Tower (Torre Quebrada)


 

 

Located at Torrequebrada on top of a small hill 100 metres from the sea front & although surrounded by apartments & hotels there is public access. Again built in the 15th century.

See Quebrada Tower location on our Benalmadena Map

Windmill roundabout

Benalmadena Windmill Sculpture

Benalmadena Windmill Sculpture

 

An interesting roundabout to have a look at, especially if you have children. Located on the main sea front road between the Marina & Bil Bil Castle. The windmill is a steel frame structure with about 100 large children's style of windmills on its many arms.

See Windmill roundabout location on our Benalmadena Map

 

Arroyo de la Miel Attractions

Teleferico Cable car ride to the mountain top   Tivoli World Theme Park

Teleferico Cable car ride up Calamoro mountain

The easy way of getting near the top of Calamoro Mountain with it's spectacular views over Benalmaderna

  • Take your camera for the spectacular views overlooking Benalmadena from the viewing platforms on top of the 800 metre high Mount Calamorro
  • The top cable car station has a cafeteria with a sun terrace with amazing views.
  • Opportunity to see an excellent Birds of prey Falcon show
  • Located at Arroyo del Miel, near to the rail stationand Tivoli World

How to get to the Cable car or Tivoli World Theme Park

 

Book Cable Car Ride in Benalmadena


 

 

See Cable car location on our Benalmadena Map

 

Tivoli World Theme Park - Arroyo del Miel

Roundabout outside Tivoli World in Arroyo de la Miel area of Benalmadena

Roundabout outside Tivoli World in Arroyo de la Miel area of Benalmadena

A show , garden & amusement park with over 30 rides for young & old

See Tivoli World Theme Park location on our Benalmadena Map

 

Valley of The Eagles

Located near the top Cable Car station is a fabulous demonstration show of birds of prey and there flying skills.

Birds include falcons, eagles, owls and vultures

See Birds of Prey show location on our Benalmadena Map

Benalmadena Pueblo Attractions

Bull Ring   Santo Dominica Church   Muro Gardens

Bull Ring - Bullfights - Benalmadena Pueblo

  • Bullfights are on Sundays
  • Plaza de Toros de Benalmadena - Free hotel bus service

Plaza de Toros de Benalmadena, Avenida Arroyo Hondo, Benalmadena Pueblo

See Bull Ring location on our Benalmadena Map

Santo Dominica Church (Iglesia de Santo Dominica) Benalmadena Pueblo

The Church is located in the highest point of Benalmadena Pueblo town in a district called Mijas and gardens are located on the hillside slopes below the church.

There is a lift to the hilltop

Muro Gardens (jardines de Muro) in Benalmadena Pueblo

The gardens are located on the steep south western slope beneath the Santo Dominica Church. A small stream cascades over the rock face and a couple of pools of water are at the base.

From the viewing walkway (Mirador), behind the church, spectacular views are available from this high vantage point. On clear days the Atlas Mountains of Morroco in North Africa can be seen. There is a couple of drinking fountains and also a lift on the northern slope from the roadway below to the viewing area.

Benalmadena Beaches

Benalmadena Torre Bermeja Beach

Benalmadena Torre Bermeja Beach

 

Benalmadena Playa Bil Bil

Benalmadena Playa Bil Bil

 

Benalmadena Malapesquera Beach

Benalmadena Malapesquera Beach

 

Benalmadena Beach at Torrequebrada

Benalmadena Beach at Torrequebrada

 

The long narrow, and now great beaches of Benalmadena are backed by a smart promenade.

The original beaches of sand, shell & shingle have been magnificently improved by bringing in multi lorry loads of grey sand , these improved man made beaches are protected by rocky outcrops

The better beaches are towards the east side of the town

 

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Benalmadena Nightlife, Bars & Clubs Guide, Shows

Our Benalmadena Nightlife, Bars & Clubs Guide page has great information on some of the populat bars, clubs, shows & tthe casino in Benalmadena includinf information on the nightlife areas of:

More Information Benalmadena Bars & Clubs

Benalmadena Shopping

Benalmadena Souvenir Shop

Benalmadena Souvenir Shop

 

Benalmadena Citywalk Fashion Shop

Benalmadena Citywalk Fashion Shop

 

Whether it is great chic boutiques , tourist style souvenir shops or daily holiday essentials try the Marina

Puerto Marina Shopping Centre Banks, bars, restaurants, shops, supermarkets

Benalmadena Restaurants

There is plenty of choice for all eating tastes, whether it be Spanish, British or international cuisine that you are looking for. From fast food outlets to gourmet cooking  - take your choice.

When in Spain you must try a Spanish Tapas bar. ideal for a quick snack or choose a few dishes for a meal

For many Brit's something and chips in a British Pub may suit you down to the ground, but when you have such a variety of food be a little adventurous occasionally

The harbour & marina area have some excellent restaurants for you to enjoy a good meal and view the activity in the marina.

 

Benalmadena Casabianca Cafe

Benalmadena Casabianca Cafe

 

Benalmadena La Torre Cafeteria

Benalmadena La Torre Cafeteria

 

Benalmadena Kaleido Restaurant

Benalmadena Kaleido Restaurant

 

Benalmadena Jacks Bar

Benalmadena Jacks Bar

 

Penny Lane Bar & Bistro

  • English home cooked food
  • Pool table

Penny Lane Bar Bistro, Avenida Palmeras Local 18, Conjunto Benalmar, Benalmadena Costa, Malaga Tel 34 952 56 14 15

 

Restaurante Zacarias

  • Seafood, Fish & Spanish restaurant

Restaurante Zacarias, Ctra. Capitania,Benalmadena Marina - Puerto Deportivo de Benalmadena, Malaga. Tel 34 952 56 67 94

 

The Wok

Brilliant Chines restaurant

Near the police station

 

 

Pasa Doble

On the sea front

 

Benalmadena Transport

Railway station    Buses    Sightseeing Bus    Tourist Mini Train   Nearest Airport   Benalmadena Official Tourist Information Office   Package Holidays tour operators to Benalmadena

Benalmadena Railway station - Train Station

Benalmadena Arroyo de la Miel Station Entrance

Benalmadena Arroyo de la Miel Station Entrance

 

Benalmadena Rail Station Arroyo

Benalmadena Rail Station Arroyo

 

Benalmadena Rail Station Escalators

Benalmadena Rail Station Escalators

 

The Benalmadena rail station is located at Arroyo del Miel fairly near to the cable car and Tivoli amusement park the around 2 kilometres inland from the Benalmadena sea front by Bil Bil Castle

See Train Station location on our Benalmadena Map

 

Benalmadena Buses

Benalmadena Bus Stop Central Outside Tourist Information Office

Benalmadena Bus Stop Central  Outside Tourist Information Office inland from the Marina Puerto

 

There is a network of buses that run along the coast and to inland towns

The bus stop is located in Av de Alay 200-300 metres inland from the marina & outside the Official Tourist Information Office

Benalmadena has both local routes and inter town routes the most important local route for tourists is the one from the Marina to the railway station and Tivoli World. There are also 2 more local routes

Local Line 1 Puerto Marina - Arroyo Station - Tivoli World

Bus stops at:-

Puerto Marina - Parking Puerto Marina - C. C. Benalmar -  Hotel Triton
Av. Antonio Machado - Parque de la Paloma - Jupiter Apartments - Ave. Gamonal
Arroyo de la Miel Station - Tivoli World - Rot. Av Cuba

The most important inter town route is the Coastal Route connecting the coastal towns with bus services to

Benalmadena Pueblo, Mijas, Fuengirola, Malaga, Torremolinos, Estepona, Jerez and La Linea.

 

Destinations from Benalmadena

Algeciras

Benalmádena Costa

Benalmádena Pueblo

Churriana

Estepona

Fuengirola

Granada

La Línea

Marbella

Mijas

Málaga

Plaza mayor

Ronda

Torremolinos

 

See Bus Station location on our Benalmadena Map

 

Benalmadena Open Top Sightseeing Bus

Benalmadena Tourist Bus, behind the palm trees

Benalmadena Tourist Bus, behind the palm trees

 

  • This is a Hop on, Hop off service with open top sightseeing buses
  • Tickets last 24 hours, buses every 30 min's through the day
  • Ear phones provided for a commentary in 8 languages
  • Adult price around €13
  • Stops at Plaza Solymar, Hotel Riviera, Ruinas Benalroma, Selwo Marina Auditorio, Parque de la Paloma
  • 10% reduction if you show a ticket from a ticket from a previous trip on one of there buses throughout the world

 

Book Benalmadena Hop-On-Hop-Off Tour


 

 

Benalmadena Tourist Mini Train

This tourist train runs through the streets passing most of the popular attractions in Benalmadena

Nearest Airport to Benalmadena

Malaga Airport

 

Public Transport between Benalmadena & Malaga Airport


 

 

Malaga Airport Transfers

This is the method that we recommend unless you are within walking distance, with suitcases, to the train station. And transfer passengers between Airport & Resort Hotel or Apartment complex.

You can easily book your Airport transfers online in advance

Malaga Airport Transfers Information

 

Taxis

Very convenient but the most expensive

 

Benalmadena Rail Station RENFE Train

Benalmadena Rail Station RENFE Train

Train

The Malaga Train stops at Malaga airport and can be caught at Benalmadena Rail Station at Arroyo de la Meil

Trains every 30 minutes

Bus

There is no direct bus service you would have to change buses in Torremolinos

Benalmadena Official Tourist Information Office

Benalmadena Official Tourist Office

Benalmadena Official Tourist Office

 

The official Benalmadena Tourist Information Office is located on Avda. Antonio Machado, the main road from Torremolinos 150 metres inland from Benalmadena Marina

 

 

 

 

 

 

See Benalmadena Tourist Information Office location on our Benalmadena Map

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