Benalmadena is a great family-friendly vacation destination which has come a long way since the 80s and 90s, with its added style, charm, and culture. This town is on the border of Torremolinos and Fuengirola, and architecturally different from other towns.

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Benalmadena is an amazing destination for year-round residents, tourists, and those wishing to have a second home in a beautiful location. The Promenade hosts many bars, cafes, and restaurants, is spacious and wide and has a huge beachfront and is ideal and popular for romantic moonlit walks.   The Puerto Marina yacht harbor has a combination of residential and commercial space as well as bars, shops, restaurants, and a Sealife Centre. The Plaza Solymar is a 24-hour square containing clubs and late night bars for adult entertainment.  Some additional highlights are:

  • The Benalmadena Pueblo is an authentic Spanish village made up of townhouses, narrow alleys, and cobblestoned streets.
  • Properties and developments located on the northern outskirts of Benalmadena have a population of residents from all over the world.
  • Puerto Marina has a classier look and the late night bars and clubs found here are more expensive and less crowded.
  • The Buddhist temple in Benalmadena is the largest in the western world.

There are apartments, townhouses, penthouses, villas, and fincas are available for purchase.

Benalmadena Features

Benalmadena is loaded with everything a couple or family could need. There are luxurious hotels, beautiful beaches, parks, squares, bars, restaurants, clubs, marinas, tourists attractions, an international college, and even a bilingual nursery amongst many other things.  Whether you are vacationing, a year-round resident or a seasonal resident, Benalmadena has something for everyone. The commercial district, Arroyo de la Miel has many traders who are expat community oriented. They are on hand to assist with everyday needs such as language communication, electronic installations, and gardening, to name a few.

The Selwo Marina is also located here, with entertaining shows and activities such as performing penguins, killer whales, and dolphins. The Selwo Marina also has the Teleferico cable car which enables passengers to go to the top of the Calamorro Mountains.


Spain has an abundance of fresh, appetizing dishes.  While there is access to pre-packaged, frozen, and fast foods, the Spanish culture prefers foods which are made freshly prepared.  However, restaurants also have other international menu items to suit the needs of everyone, including vegan and vegetarian cuisine. There is a huge regional variety of foods throughout Spain. Some areas of Spain have their own distinctive cuisines.

Tapas are one of the most common and popular styles of eating. Tapas can be served as appetizers or snacks as they are small covered dishes containing various foods.  Tapas originated in the bodegas of Cordoba, Granada and historical Castile. Free pieces of bread were given to patrons to put over the top of their drinks to keep away the flies. Tapas means lid or cover in Spanish.

Churros, made of sugar and dough, are a common Spanish breakfast staple. The sweet dough is deep fried in lengths, rolled in sugar. Some dip their churros in hot chocolate.

Dinner time in Spain is quite late compared to other parts of Europe. Dinner usually starts around 9 pm and can run past midnight on weekdays and even into the early morning hours on weekends.

Many markets include a variety of products from around the world, and supermarkets have specialized areas to offer different cultural foods of the world.

Good food, the best in lifestyles and a grand atmosphere make up all the components to enjoy permanent residency in Benalmadena.

About Golden Coast Estates

Golden Coast Estates is an Estate agent in Marbella specialising in new build properties along the Costa del Sol. They are a small team of dedicated property professionals with 20 years experience in the Costa del Sol property business and assist property buyers from the UK and Europe with their property buying needs. Golden Coast Estates are also the author of a 50 page buyers guide to Spain which details important information when buying a property in Spain.