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Destination guide

Discover Málaga with Benalmádena holiday lets

Benalmádena is a lively resort on Spain's Costa del Sol, a sun-drenched strip known for golden beaches, turquoise water and lively nightlife. It's anchored by a sparkling marina and filled with upscale restaurants, bars and boutiques. Planning a getaway to the Mediterranean? From luxe oceanfront apartments to spacious family-sized villas, holiday rentals in Benalmádena make it easy to escape to the Costa del Sol.

History

Historic attractions near your Benalmádena holiday let

Before the Costa del Sol lured droves of sunseekers, it was inhabited by the Celtiberians, Romans, Byzantines and Moors. Discover the region's ancient past at Museo Benalmádena, which showcases local archaeological finds as well as ancient Mexican and South American artefacts. If you prefer sunbathing over museum-hopping, spend the day basking on the deck of your Benalmádena villa rental.

Things to do

Top attractions near your Benalmádena holiday rental

Benalmádena's Buddhist Stupa, rising 33 metres high and commanding sweeping views of the coast, is the largest in Europe. Peer inside to admire intricate devotional paintings and bask in the presence of a monument celebrating peace, prosperity and harmony. After a day of sightseeing, enjoy sundowner drinks on the deck of your Benalmádena holiday rentals apartment.

Activities

Sightseeing in and around Benalmadena

Are you hoping to discover attractions to visit during your stay? Venture out of your holiday home and experience everything that makes Benalmadena a fun spot to go on holiday. Here are some of the top attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Benalmadena Golf (0.9 mi / 1.5 km)
  • Torrequebrada Golf Club (1.3 mi / 2.1 km)
  • Tivoli World (1.9 mi / 3 km)
  • Benalmadena Cable Car (1.9 mi / 3.1 km)
  • Selwo Marina (2.2 mi / 3.6 km)
  • Sea-Life (3.2 mi / 5.2 km)
Weather

Seasonal weather averages in Benalmadena

If you're hoping to enjoy some warm-weather activities on your holiday, August, July, September and June are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 30°F.

Natural features

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Benalmadena

Whether you're an active traveller or just want to appreciate the scenery, Benalmadena is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. These are some of the area's most eye-catching features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Butterfly Park of Benalmadena (0.6 mi / 1 km)
  • Viborilla Beach (1.4 mi / 2.3 km)
  • Playa de Benalnatura (1.5 mi / 2.4 km)
  • Las Yucas Beach (1.6 mi / 2.6 km)
  • Carvajal Beach (2.1 mi / 3.3 km)
  • Paloma Park (2.3 mi / 3.7 km)
Beaches

Bask on Mediterranean beaches with Benalmádena holiday lets

Benalmádena treats sunseekers to an upbeat beach scene, with hotspots like Playa Carvajal, strung with sun loungers, parasols and barefoot beach bars. For a quieter scene, head to Playa Tajo de la Soga, a secluded stretch of sand accessed by a steep stone staircase. Want to get rid of those tan lines? Shun your swimsuit at naturist-friendly Benalnatura, or enjoy a private sunbathing session by the pool of your Benalmádena villa rental.

How to get there

Transport to and around Benalmadena

The nearest airport is in Malaga (AGP), located 7.2 mi (11.5 km) from the city centre.

How to get around

Getting around Benalmádena from your villa rental

Benalmádena is easy to get around on foot, with most of the action centred around Puerto Marina. You can stroll to a handful of different beaches on Costa Benalmádena or get around using urban buses, trains and taxis. The trip to the neighbouring resort of Torremolinos takes around 10 minutes. Rental cars are a great option for families and offer the freedom to explore the Costa del Sol at your own pace.

Food & drink 

Bite into ocean-fresh seafood in Benalmádena

Beat the heat with a bowl of gazpacho, a cold tomato-based soup made with raw blended vegetables. Fried fish, also known as "pescaito frito", is a staple on most Benalmádena menus. Save your appetite for sea bass, grouper, sardines and prawns, hauled in from the Mediterranean Sea. Pair your meal with a glass of local Andalusian wine. Holiday rentals in Benalmádena's glitzy marina offer easy access to chic waterfront cafes, restaurants and cocktail bars.

Essential info

Essential info for your Benalmádena holiday rental stay

  • Stock up on euros at local ATMs throughout Benalmádena
  • Service charges are usually included in restaurant bills, though a little extra is always appreciated for good service
  • Pack a hat and plenty of sunscreen, as Costa del Sol temperatures can climb well into the 30s during the summer
  • Visit in the shoulder seasons to beat the crowds, unlock savings and enjoy a laid-back atmosphere
  • Benalmádena holiday rentals cater to every occasion, whether you're planning a luxury getaway or a budget beach break
Family friendly

Family fun with Benalmádena villa rentals

Benalmádena has earned its place on the family-friendly circuit, with a bevy of multigenerational fun on offer. Kids will love Tivoli World, a colourful theme park filled with roller coasters, Ferris wheels and arcade games. Just out of town, the kaleidoscopic Mariposario de Benalmádena is alive with around 1,500 butterflies, all housed in a lush tropical greenhouse. With spacious living areas and well-equipped kitchens, Benalmádena holiday homes provide a dream setting for family getaways to the Costa del Sol.

How many holiday rentals are available around Benalmádena?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 5,735 holiday lettings around Benalmádena. From 5 villas to 5 flats & apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

Can I rent Villas in Benalmádena?

Yes, of course. Vrbo UK offers 5 Villas in Benalmádena. Our other popular types of Benalmádena holiday rentals include:

  • Flats: 5 self catering accommodations
  • Houses: 5 self catering accommodations
  • Bungalows: 5 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Chalets and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Benalmádena?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 5 holiday homes with pool available in Benalmádena. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.