Wednesday, 27 October 2010
Benalmadena - Costa del Sol Travel Guide
A beautiful marina, blue flag beach, varied nightlife & top theme parks.
•Benalmadena is a great fun in the sun destination on the Costa del Sol. With superb beaches, a stunning marina and terrific nightlife for all ages. It is also a great spot for once in a lifetime experiences like dolphin watching, parasailing and mountain climbing.
•Benalmadena lies 15km south west of Malaga airport between Fuengirola and Torremolinos.
•Like the rest of the Costa del Sol, it enjoys long summers and mild winters and is the perfect place to escape Britain's winter chills.
•Benalmadena is a modern resort surrounded by the magnificent Sierra Mijas mountains whose splendid panoramas can be enjoyed on a cable car ride.
•What is the beach in Benalmadena like? There is 8km of long, lovely blue-flag man-made beach with lots of watersports, sun loungers, parasols and chiringuitos.
•Holidays in Benalmadena are perfect for singles, couples, silver surfers and families.
•Family holidays in Benalmadena. For kids of all ages, there is a fantastic range of theme parks and attractions. For children, there is a lovely safe beach, family friendly hotels and restaurants and lots of entertainment. Here are just a few comments from our happy families who have returned from family holidays in Benalmadena:
•"The area of Bonanza Square is great to eat and be entertained. The Bonaza Club and Monte Carlo are great for the children."
•"If you have kids (or are a big kid at heart) I thoroughly recommend the Magic Show at the Torrequebrada Hotel for approx £19 per head (although drinks pricey here compared to anywhere else but it is a 5* hotel!)
•"Excellent location for children - chair lift, park, local restaurants, marina - just too many to list."
•"Bouncing Betty-the fastest speed boat on the coast and only 15 euros(£10)Best £10 I've ever spent.Go to the marina- the boat seats 12 people and you are sure to get the ride of a lifetime!!!"
•Paloma Park is very popular with our holidaymakers and is great place to relax and enjoy the local wildlife.
•Fiestas in Benalmadena. Go for the festival of San Juan on the 23rd of June. All of Benalmadena will be there partying, plus, fireworks and BBQ's on the beach at midnight. It's the stuff of amazing holiday memories.
•Theme Parks and Attractions in Benalmadena. There's not a chance of being bored in Benalmadena. Make sure you check out Tivoli World, Fuengirola Zoo, Crocodile World and the Selwo Marine Dolphinarium home to Europe's biggest shark collection.
•Sightseeing in BenalmadenaYou can enjoy a wonderful day out dolphin watching on a fabulous catamaran.
•Visit nearby Gibraltar; check out the apes, the tax free shopping and the magical St David's cave.
•Fabulous Marbella has to be done particularly on the shopping and people-watching front.
•The caves of Nerja, the magnificent city of Seville and the Picasso museum in Malaga are all worth visiting.
•Eating out in Benalmadena There is a huge range of local and international cuisine, catering well for both the international and the British palate.
•The best restaurant in Benalmadena.There are so many great restaurants in Benalmadena, popular with our holidaymakers, that you will be truly spoilt for choice.
•Best place for breakfast in Benalmadena?The Jolly Pirates is highly recommended for their traditional fry-up, as is Shakespeare's.
•Local specialities including fresh fish of the day, grilled sardines, tapas and paella, can be enjoyed on the beach al fresco at one of the many beach side restaurants in Benalmadena.
•Best international restaurants in Benalmadena?There is no overall winner, but El Grecko (Greek), the Wok (Chinese) and the La Stampa (Argentinian steak house) and Pinnocio's (Italian) all get nominated by our happy holidaymakers. Let us know which you think is the best restaurant in Benalmadena when you get back.
•The best bar in Benalmadena. Unsurprisingly we do not have an overall winner, as there are too many wicked waterholes to choose from. But we can tell you that the Jolly Pirates, Bar 76 and the Cheshire Cat all seem very popular with our customers. Why not tell us which you think is the best bar in Benalmadena when you come home.
•Shopping in Benalmadena,The marina and the local square are home to some great shops, with all your favourite holiday souvenirs and luxury brands available here and in the neighbouring resorts of the Costa del Sol such as Malaga, Fuengirola, Mijas, Torremelinos and Marbella. And don't forget to check out the dates of the local markets in Benalmadena for some top bargain spotting.
•Nightlife in Benalmadena. If it isn't happening here, then it's probably not worth doing. There is something here for every age and taste.
•Marina Port & Solimar Plaza have buzzing nightlife with salsa, discos, casino and jazz clubs.
•And there are live music bars, cabaret shows such as Elfante and Yesteryears, bingo and karaoke.
•Holidays to Benalmadena:check out our cheap flights to Benalmadena and our lowest prices guaranteed accommodation and plan your fun in the sun holiday in Benalmadena.
•Hotels in Benalmadena: we have excellent hotels in Benalmadena, all with our lowest prices guaranteed.
•Cheap Flights to Benalmadena: we have the best cheap flights to Benalmadena. The journey takes just over 3 hours 30 minutes from UK airports.
•Car hire in Benalmadena: there's so much to explore along the Costa del Sol. And driving here is really easy, so why not hire a car and get the most out of your holiday in Benalmadena?
•Car hire We can offer great deals on car hire in Benalmadena so check us out when completing your holiday booking.
•Transfers to your hotel in Benalmadena: we can book your transfers from the airport to your hotel in Benalmadena. Transfer time is about 40 minutes by taxi. We can also book UK airport car parks online, plus travel insurance and currency exchange for your holiday.
•Benalmadena Hotel Reviews: written exclusively by genuine customers who have booked and stayed in the hotel.
Did you know? All along the promenade there are amazing mosaic patterns created by local artistes.
Posted by john at 09:29