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Benalmadena

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Life of the Costa del Sol

Stretching from the foothills of the Sierra de Mijas mountain range to the Mediterranean ocean, Benalmádena offers all the highlights of southern Spain: traditional whitewashed villages, beautiful Costa del Sol beaches, and strong Andalusian influence. While largely known as a beach destination for its year-round warm weather, Benalmádenais also rich in archaeological importance, with ruins dating back to the Paleolithic period. Although the region has experienced significant growth to accommodate growing tourism, it retains the original cultural charm of historic Andalusian villages. Benalmadena is in Costa del Sol. Before you visit Spain, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.
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Where to stay in Benalmadena

The beautiful coastline of Benalmadena are lined with an array of all-inclusive resorts and hotels that offer doorstep access to the area's famous beaches. Leading down from the resorts, you will find the lively marina that offers a range of daily activities and restaurants. If you are looking for a more traditional experience, choose to stay in Benalmadena Pueblo, a white-washed village set on a hillside overlooking the coast. Here you will find an array of tapas bars and local shops that are not overrun with tourists and still only a short walk to the marina and surrounding beaches.
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