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Benalmadena does not have a specific indigenous vocabulary, although there are many characteristic idioms, words, sayings and phrases much of which is used across Andalusia, and more specifically across the province of Malaga. Here are the most commonly used:

'Chavea': Small child
'Perita': Cool!
'Terral':Warm wind coming from the interior
'Tenis': Sports shoes
'Gorrilla': Person who helps you park your car in return for a small tip
'Merdellón': Rough looking person
'Ennortao': Silly
'Alobao': Silly
'Estar guarnío': To be tired
'Biznaga': Flower made with jazmine
'Cenachero': Traditional fish seller
'Canío': Friend / Mate
'Nube, sombra, mitad, corto...: Differenty types of coffee depending on the quantity of milk used.
'Pitufo': Small baguette
'Catalana': Bread with tomato / olive oil and ham
'Guarrito': Drill
'Espeto': Small baguette with sardines prepared on a small boat on the beach
'Moraga': Night party on the beach
'Pescaíto frito': Fried fish...a must-try when in Benalmadena!


  • Apartments at the MS Alay feature a private balcony with views over the sea or the outdoor swimming pool. They are situated opposite the marina and seafront promenade in Benalmádena.

    Desde 93 €

    93 €

  • Pueblo Evita is an Andalusian-style resort located a 5-minute walk from Benalmadena Beach. It offers bars, restaurants and apartments with private terraces.

    Desde 35 €

    35 €

  • Don Gustavo Apartments are set in Benalmadena Costa, just a short walk from the beach and the marina. These well-equipped apartments have an outdoor swimming pool, open in spring and summer.

    Desde 145 €

    145 €

  • Located 300 metres from Santa Ana Beach, Benal Beach has a gym, spa and 4 seasonal outdoor pools with slides. Each apartment has a balcony with sea or mountain views.

    Desde 104 €

    104 €

  • This hotel is located in a quiet part of Benalmádena, just 250 metres from the beach. It has its own water park and offers air-conditioned rooms with a private balcony.

    Desde 104 €

    104 €

  • Just 350 metres from the sea, Vista de Rey's studios overlook a small outdoor pool and are surrounded by gardens. Free Wi-Fi is available and there is a 24-hour reception.

    Desde 86 €

    86 €

  • Benalmádena Principe is around 200 metres from Benalmádena Beach, on the Costa del Sol. Each air-conditioned apartment features a plasma-screen TV, hydromassage shower and kitchen with washer-dryer and...

    Desde 114 €

    114 €

  • This pleasant, family-run hotel is located in the town centre, 2.5 km from the beaches of Benalmadena. It offers bright, air-conditioned rooms with free Wi-Fi and a sun terrace.

    Desde 65 €

    65 €

  • This basic hotel is in the tourist resort of Benalmádena, just 150 metres from Bil Bil Castle and the beach. Hotel Betania has a small outdoor swimming pool and a sun terrace.

    Desde 58 €

    58 €

  • Offering free daily activities, The Sunset Beach Club features 2 outdoor pools. It has 6 seasonal bars and restaurants, an on-site supermarket and free Wi-Fi in public areas.

    Desde 163 €

    163 €

  • Medplaya Bali Hotel in Benalmádena is located on a hill just 250 metres from the beach. This hotel is set around 2 outdoor swimming pools and features bright, spacious rooms with balconies.

    Desde 92 €

    92 €

  • Hotel Palia La Roca is just 100 metres from Benalmadena's Santa Ana beach. It offers a welcome cocktail and air-conditioned rooms with satellite TV and a private balcony with sea views.

    Desde 153 €

    153 €

  • San Carlos Apartments are 600 metres from the Costa del Sol’s Benalmádena Beach, and 15 minutes’ walk from the marina. Set in gardens, they offer an outdoor pool with loungers.

    Desde 82 €

    82 €

  • Offering a seasonal rooftop pool and sun terrace, the Nexus Benalmádena complex is set in gardens, 100 metres from Viborilla Beach. There is free Wi-Fi throughout.

    Desde 140 €

    140 €

  • Located next to Benalmadena’s Torre Bermeja Beach, Medplaya Hotel Villasol offers an outdoor swimming pool and a free Wi-Fi zone. Each air-conditioned room has a private balcony, most with sea views.

    Desde 98 €

    98 €

  • San Fermín is located 300 metres from Torre Bermeja Beach in Benalmádena. Set in large gardens, it offers an outdoor pool, tennis court and air-conditioned rooms with a private balcony.

    Desde 100 €

    100 €

  • Situated in Benalmádena, La Fonda is set in a beautifully restored white building with an outdoor swimming pool and traditional Andalusian internal patio. It features a free Wi-Fi zone.

    Desde 140 €

    140 €

  • Set just 150 metres from the beach in Benalmadena, this hotel offers rooms with a terrace and sea views. It offers a spa and rooms with a flat-screen TV.

    Desde 115 €

    115 €

  • Set just 150 metres from Benalmádena Beach, Apartamentos Pueblo Quinta features 2 outdoor swimming pools and a large garden area with sun loungers. Some apartments have a balcony.

    Desde 55 €

    55 €

  • Set 700 metres from Arroyo de Miel Beach, Minerva Apartments Benalmadena offer a large seasonal pool with slides. Each simple apartment has a private balcony, overlooking the mountains or sea.

    Desde 99 €

    99 €

  • Playa Golf is located just 5 minutes’ walk from the beach in Benalmádena’s Benamaida area, between Marbella and Málaga. It offers an outdoor pool and apartments with a washing machine.

    Desde 115 €

    115 €

  • JSM Apartamentos is located in Benalmádena, just 40 metres from Malapesquera Beach and 100 metres from Benalmádena Marina. It offers apartments with a TV and a private terrace.

    Desde 75 €

    75 €

  • Set on Benalmádena Beach, THB Torrequebrada offers a tennis court, sauna and hot tub. There are indoor and outdoor pools, a casino and free Wi-Fi. THB Torrequebrada Golf Course is 2 km away.

    Desde 132 €

    132 €

  • Featuring an on-site Spa and Wellness centre including sauna, gym and swimming pools, Medplaya Hotel Riviera sits next to the sea, overlooking Benalmádena's marina.

    Desde 140 €

    140 €

  • Located next to Torrequebrada Golf Course, Flatotel is just 20 metres from Benalmádena's Yucas Beach. It features an outdoor pool with a bar, a buffet snack bar and a gym.

    Desde 108 €

    108 €

  • Palmasol Benalmadena is located in one of the most popular tourist areas of Benalmádena, facing Puerto Marina, just 250 metres away from the beach.

    Desde 102 €

    102 €

  • Hotel Balmoral is located 50 metres from Benalmádena’s Torrequebrada Beach on the Costa del Sol. It offers 2 outdoor pools with loungers, 2 bars and rooms with a private balcony.

    Desde 106 €

    106 €

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