Benalmadena is a municipality in the Costa del Sol made up of three distinct areas: Up in the hills is situated the original charming village, down to the coast is Arroyo De La Miel, and situated on the coastline is Benalmadena Costa.

The municipality in general has a very large tourist offer. We can highlight its focus on family-friendly tourism with probably the largest offer on the coast regarding leisure & attractions for families.

Benalmadena Pueblo
Benalmadena Pueblo

Benalmadena Pueblo

This a beautiful old Andalusian village of narrow streets and whitewashed houses, situated about 5 km from the coast up in the hills and with lovely views over the coastline.

The village is home to several delightful cafés and hotels as well as the Municipal pre-Columbian Museum.

Just about 1 km from the village and also situated on the hill you should not miss to visit the Enlightenment Stupa, the largest of its kind in the west.

Enlightenment Stupa. Credit Depositphotos
Enlightenment Stupa

From there you can enjoy beautiful views of the cost.

Also just opposite the street you find situated in a beautiful Thai temple style building the wonderful Butterfly Park, a must see with kids.

Colomares Castle Benalmadena
Colomares Castle on the road from the village down to the coast

Arroyo De La Miel

Arroyo De La Miel, which translates as ‘stream of honey’, is a small but modern village full of fashionable bars and shops. It is a very popular tourist destination with the impressive cable car up to Monte Calamorro and the huge market which convenes every Friday.

Arroyo de la Miel is the urban centre of the municipality. There is also located the suburban train station.

The line C-1 connects Benalmadena with the rest of the Costa del Sol: Malaga city centre & Railway Station, Malaga Airport, Plaza Mayor Shopping centre, Torremolinos and Fuengirola.

Benalmadena Costa

Benalmadena Costa runs right along the coast, with about 10 km of fine beaches and the beautiful awared Puerto Marina.

There are many shops, bars, and restaurants as well as the shipyard, sailing school, diving school, and the sea life centre.

Benalmadena Marina
The Marina of Benalmadena