Benalmadena is situated near Malaga on the mediterranean costline of Costa del Sol in Andalusia, Southern Spain. It is located between the towns of Torremolinos (to the east) and Fuengirola (to the west). To the north you will find Alhaurín de la Torre, Mijas Pueblo and to the south the 'Mar de Alboran' which is more commonly known as the Mediterranean Sea.
Benalmadena is divided in different districts, Benalmádena Costa, on the coast; the Puerto Deportivo of Benalmádena, Arroyo de la Miel and 'Benalmádena Pueblo'. There are approximately 60.000 habitants living over 30 square kilometres. The highest peak is the 'Cerro del Moro' with at almost 1000m, and from here you can enjoy wonderful views across the Costa del Sol, Benalmadena and to the coast of North Africa and Gibraltar.
Tourism has been the most important economical stimulus in Benalmadena since the 20th century, mainly because of its Marina (Puerto Marina) which offers space for 1100 yachts up to 35m in length and 5m in depth.
Puerto Marina is also one of the most important in the world, where leisure, sports and accommodation are excellently combined and as a result, the marina has been awarded numerous prizes as well as the blue flag of the European Union, which has been granted to the Marina every year since 1987. Puerto Marina is a synonym for entertainment, attractions, sports, leisure, lovely walks and numerous offers and activities.
The climate of Benalmadena is basically that which has made the Costa del Sol the thriving holiday destination it is today, with over 300 days of sunshine per year. This makes Benalmadena very attractive to Spanish and foreign visitors who like to spend their holidays on the Mediterranean coast. This climate is also perfect for outdoor activities in the surrounding area such as hiking in the mountain range of Monte Calamorro, amidst the stunning nature and wildlife in the area.
Benalmadena also enjoys superb travel connections, which makes the town incredibly easy to reach. The international airport in Malaga is only 20 minutes drive from the town.
Enjoy your break on the Costa del Sol in Benalmadena!
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