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Before you invest in a Benalmadena property, read this area guide and property view to find out what Benalmadena has to offer and if the area is suitable for you, before you make any decisions.
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Map of the location of Benalmadena.
Benalmadena property view.
General description of Benalmadena.
Google earth image of Benalmadena.
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Virtual tours of Benalmadena.
Arriving by car; including recommendation for the best rent a car agency.
Arriving by train; including times and prices.
Arriving by bus; including times and prices.
Arriving by taxi; including laws regarding passengers, location of taxi stand and prices.
Weather in Benalmadena.
Webcams in Benalmadena.
Recommended restaurants in Benalmadena.
Look for books about Benalmadena at Amazon's online shop.
Things to do in Benalmadena.
Church services in Benalmadena.
Local market days in Benalmadena .
Useful phone numbers.
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BENALMADENA PROPERTY VIEW:
If you are thinking about purchasing a property in the Benalmadena area: Benalmadena has got it all! Beaches, narrow streets and traditional Spanish houses in the pueblo, the best night life on the Costa del Sol and a fascinating mix of Spanish and English locals in the busy town centre of Arroyo de la Miel. Because of its diversity the Benalmadena area was, is and will always be one of the coasts most wanted areas. Most expensive area: the Marina of Benalmadena Costa.
GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF BENALMADENA:
Benalmadena covers a very large area (45.686 inhabitants). The locals divide Benalmadena into the following smaller areas:
Arroyo de la Miel
Benalmadena is the second closest major resort to Malaga Airport and is neighbour to Torremolinos. This is another very popular town for British tourists and has three areas to it.
Firstly, set in the hills, there is Benalmadena pueblo which still has the authenticity of a traditional Spanish village with its narrow streets and traditional Spanish houses. Then nearer the coast there is Arroyo de la Miel (stream of honey), a small, modern area packed with shops, restaurants and bars. Arroyo de la miel hosts Tivoli World, one of the best theme/ entertainment parks on the coast which also has a huge cable car that travels up to the mountains and boasts the most amazing panoramic views.
Finally there is Benalmadena Costa, comprising of 9km’s of beach and a two kilometre promenade. Arguably the centre piece of Benalmadena Costa is the marina which in the past has been voted the best in the world and has over 1000 moorings. Day or night this area is a hive of activity with a new shopping centre, over 200 bars, shops and restaurants plus a diving school and the very well known Sea Life Centre.
In the centre of town there is the famous 24 hour square with its late bars and early morning discos, very popular with the youngsters. To the western end of Benalmadena on the way to Fuengirola is the 5 star Torrequebrada Hotel which incorporates the resort’s only casino and a spectacular cabaret show.
Benalmadena is similar to Torremolinos as regards its popularity with tourists and is also very popular for people looking to move to Spain. Its ease of access to the holiday market, great beaches, major tourist attractions and enviable climate, all help to explain why Benalmadena is fast becoming one of Spain's premier holiday destinations.
Torrequebrada golf is the only golf course in Benalmadena. See our golf page for all Andalusia's golf courses.
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NEAREST AIRPORT: Málaga
ARRIVING BY CAR: to your Benalmadena property
*RECOMMENDED RENT A CAR COMPANY - HERTZ:
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ARRIVING BY TRAIN:
You can get to your Benalmadena property by train. It starts at 05.44 and finishes at 22.44. Leaving every 14 and 44 minutes after the hour. The journey takes seventeen minutes, and costs 1.25€ on work days and 1.35€ on Sundays and bank holidays.
ARRIVING BY BUS:
To get to your Benalmadena property by bus, you will have to walk 500 metres to the main road "Carretera de Cádiz". When you come out of the airport, bear right. If it is light, you may see the smoke coming out of the 'San Miguel' brewery chimney! Buses start at 06:15 and finish at 11:00 p.m. every 30 minutes. The bus number is 110 and the approximate price: 1.05€.
This information is provided in good faith, but do not plan your journey around this timetable without checking the official bus website for exact times and prices before you travel! For more information you can telephone: 902 143 144 or look at the updated timetable and prices on the bus website.
ARRIVING BY TAXI:
There are taxis right outside the door of the airport, ready to take you to your Benalmadena property. This is by far the most comfortable option.The prices are divided into two categories.
Work days between 6am and 10pm: approximately 0,9 Euros for every kilometre.
Between 10 pm and 6am, Saturdays, Sundays and bank holidays, the whole day; approximately 1,01 Euros every kilometre. A taxi should cost you approximately 15 Euros depending on the category and the exact area within Benalmadena .
A taxi carries four passengers. Babies must use their own security baby chair, small children under 135cm. must use their own booster seat, and children under 140 cm must not sit in the front. Most Spanish taxi drivers will allow children without their own security chair, because if the police stop you on your journey, you pay the fine, not him!
If you want a book a taxi online with a private taxi company, click here.
THE WEATHER IN BENALMADENA: (see if you want to be a Benalmadena property owner)
WEBCAMS IN BENALMADENA:
This information is taken from the Spanish yellow pages. If you see a listing of 162 restaurants, at least you will have an idea of the size of the town, you are thinking of buying a property in, where as if you see a listing of two, think about buying some hens, as your Benalmadena property will be in a very remote place!
LOOK FOR BOOKS: (see if you want to be a Benalmadena property owner)
THINGS TO DO IN BENALMADENA:
*Tivoli world – The only show and amusement park on the Costa del Sol. You will enjoy exciting new rides, and a large, varied program of shows in our different squares. Also Tivoli offers you a large range of bars and theme restaurants as you enjoy the mingle in the fabulous park environment. Telephone: 952 57 70 16.o
* Sea Life Benalmadena
A unique exhibition in Spain. Slither into the mysterious hidden depths of the sinister serpents of the sea!
SEA LIFE Benalmadena is a unique magical marine experience on the Costa del Sol. Discover reef sharks, journey through the Amazon and meet the friendly rays.
Telephone: 952 56 01 50.
The only marine park in Andalusia with a dolphinarium and a penguinarium on ice. Enjoy the exlusive dolphin, sea lion and exotic bird shows.
Telephone: 902 19 04 82.
*Puerto Marina in Benalmadena is one of the most outstanding harbours and residential complexes in the world, its architecture is a mixture of influences that different cultures have brought through the centuries. The port of Benalmadena is a hive of activity with a new shopping centre, over 200 bars, shops and restaurants plus a diving school and the very well known Sea Life Centre.
*Parque la Paloma or 'Pigeon park' covers the largest green area in Benalmadena and is the only urban park on the coast. Covering more then 200.000 square metres, you can find a big artificial lake, ducks, turtles, pelicans, goats, parrots, rabbits and sheep.
CHURCH SERVICES: (see if you want to be a Benalmadena property owner)
Church of england / Episcopal church:
Benalmadena Costa: In the chapel of San José
Del Carmen Church
9.45 a.m. first and third Sunday; Morning Prayer second and fourth Sunday; fifth Sunday - services vary.
Arroyo de la Miel: Mass every Saturday at 1 p.m.
Parish Church next to the railway station.
Parish Church of 'La Virgen del Carmen', Avenida Bonanza s/n.
Bilingual mass in English/Spanish.
Sundays at 10 a.m. all year round.
Evangelical church / baptist church:
Arroyo de la Miel:
Arroyo Baptist Church, Sunday 6 p.m.
Conjunto Zodiaco, Edificio Aries.
Telephone: 95 2563184 or 95 2447967.
Family fellowship, Sundays at 11 a.m.
35-37 Plaza Ibensa, Benalmadena Costa.
Telephone: 952 486820.
LOCAL MARKET DAYS IN BENALMADENA: (for Benalmadena property owners)
Wednesday (Flee market) at Parque la Paloma
Friday in the parking grounds of Tivoli world
USEFUL TELEPHONE NUMBERS FOR YOUR STAY IN BENALMADENA:
Benalmadena local radio taxi.
(*Remember the telephonists don't normally speak very good English so limit the conversation to telling her clearly where you are!)
Calle Oropéndola, 4. Arroyo de la Miel.
Telephone: 952 44 15 45
Police 091 (free phone)
Ambulance 061 (free phone)
Sea rescue 900 202 202 (free phone)
Emergency operator 112 Fire, ambulance or police (free phone)
Crime report (English speaking) (for tourists and Benalmadena property owners alike)
902 102 112 (local phone call)
Fire Brigade 95 238 39 39 (local phone call)
Benalmadena municipal tourist office: 95 244 24 94 (local phone call)
Town Hall & Foreign Residents Department (for tourists and Benalmadena property owners alike)
Telephone: 95 258 9300
Consumers' Office (for tourists and Benalmadena property owners alike)
95 258 29 11 (local phone call)
British Consulate in Málaga
Address: Calle Mauricio Moro Pareto Number 2 - 2nd floor
Telephone number: 95 235 23 00
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