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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 5,830 holiday lettings around Benalmádena. From 692 villas to 3,985 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 a seaside property in Benalmádena?

Perhaps it's the spectacular ocean vistas, or maybe it's the opportunity to just bliss out from sunup to sundown. But there's just something about a beach holiday that calls to all of us. HomeAway has 1,946 beachside holiday rentals. Of course, that might not suit everyone. Luckily, HomeAway has a bunch of other options, including:

  • 1,924 beach holiday accommodation options.
  • 1,403 ocean-view holiday accommodation options.
  • 841 town holiday accommodation options.

Can I rent an apartment in Benalmádena?

If you want some space to spread out, kick back and maybe even cook up a storm, you're going to love climbing the stairs up to your very own apartment. HomeAway has 4,002 for you to choose from here. If you make your reservation soon, you could be spending as little as £17 per night. If that doesn't match your posse's style, we've got a range of different self-catering accommodation options to select from, such as:

  • Villa: 686 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £36 per night.
  • House: 590 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £39 per night.
  • Studio: 175 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £32 per night.

Can I stay in Benalmádena in a large group?

Holidays with your friends and loved ones can be stacks of fun, particularly when you're sleeping under the same roof in a fantastic new place! If you'll be visiting with a large group, HomeAway can help. Presently, apartment holiday rentals are preferred for large groups of travellers here, and we have 976 listed on our database. If you're hoping to travel with a large group, the rental properties that are suitable for you include:

  • Looking for rentals that can sleep 6 guests? We have 1,425 that will be ideal. The prices start from £17 per night.
  • If you've got 5 in your party, you'll be delighted to hear that there are 499 rental properties that are ideal. You can book one for as little as £42 a night.
  • Searching for holiday rentals catering to 8 guests? You'll be pleased to find out we have 411 that'll be perfect. You can grab one for as little as £43 per night.

Your whole squad will be more than satisfied when you arrange your Benalmádena travels with us!

Where are the cheapest holiday rentals in Benalmádena?

Those narrow hotel hallways are no place to spend those precious holiday moments! Explore our reasonably priced holiday rentals today and make sure everyone in your group has room to move. Las Chapas is a fantastic area to investigate if you want to keep your budget under control. HomeAway has 299 holiday rentals, and the average price is an agreeable £87 per night. Another 1,493 HomeAway holiday rentals are available in or around Centro Histórico. With an average price of £88 per night, you're sure to grab a deal worth telling your friends about.

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