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Covering an area of almost 30km² with an official 30,000 inhabitants, Benalmádena is just 19 kilometers from Málaga Airport. It's easy to reach from both Málaga capital and the international airport by road, train or bus and, from its privileged position looking out onto the Mediterranean Sea, it is little wonder that it has grown so rapidly in size over the last 20 years and become so popular - especially with the British. It is always lively, but the busiest time of year is during the hot summer months, when holidaymakers swell the population to up to more than 100,000 people.

This area offers an easy lifestyle and a comfortable climate (minimum temperatures of 5º and a summer maximum of 35º) with light sea breezes. Many thousands of British families have bought holiday homes and a large number of them have settled down permanently to live the life of their dreams.

Benalmádena is split into three distinct areas:

Benalmádena Pueblo (old village):

Despite the influx of foreigners, the “pueblo” has managed to maintain a certain degree of decorum in the midst of the massive amounts of building works and construction developments that now surround it, where not so long ago was rough countryside

Arroyo de la Miel:

The busy commercial town centre separating the village on the hill from the sea front. Arroyo has grown rapidly, greatly due to the excellent train service running between Fuengirola and Málaga, as well as agood road connection.

Benalmádena Costa:


The coastal area with many hotels, beaches and the award-winning marina, with excellent port facilities, fantastic nightlife and the fabulous aquarium.

With the huge number of resident and visiting foreign tourists to Benalmádena and the Costa del Sol in general, the variety of types of restaurants is enormous. There are many English, Scottish and Irish pubs, most of which show live big screen sporting events. You have the choice of all nationality restaurants, including Chinese, Italian, Dutch, Lebanese, etc. There are also plenty of opportunities to try out local dishes and the best place to go is along the beach or to the marina and visit a "chiringuito" (beach bar) where fresh fish dishes are served up with a wonderful chilled wine or a refreshing glass of sangria.

Benalmádena is one of the best places on the Costa del Sol for nightlife with so many different types of bars, club and restaurants that there is always something to suit all tastes. From the latest clubland sounds with top D.J.'s, to swish sophistication and live jazz or salsa dancing till dawn, the marina port has it all.


The Solimar Plaza is at the crossroads before going down to the port, where there are more pubs and clubs for night owls, as well as a recently built commercial centre with 8 cinemas to choose from. There are plenty of things to see in Benalmádena, as well as enjoying entertaining family days out to places like the theme park, Tivoli World, the fabulous “Jardin de Las Aguilas” (Garden of Eagles), seeing the penguins and dolphins at Selwo Marina and Sea Life, or taking a ride in the Cable Car to see breathtaking views of the coast.

All along the promenade, which stretches from Bil Bil Castle to the marina, you will see an amazing variety of mosaics done by different artists. The styles and materials differ greatly, with some artists using a ceramic finish, while others opting for metal, wood or natural stone. The overall impression of this outdoor 'exhibition' is the result of the Plan of Local Art Development, which has encouraged local artists to add beauty to the area by exhibiting their art in this way.

The promenade is one of the smartest on the Costa del Sol and plans are afoot to extend it further. It presently covers several kilometres and stretches across the Benalmádena area with the relaxing tranquillity of sand and sea on one side, and the bustling commercial hubbub of activity on the other. There are many bars and restaurants all along the sea front, where you can enjoy a pleasant time looking out across the Mediterranean or watching the world go by.

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Villa for sale in Benalmádena, Málaga, Spain

2,500,000 €

Fantastic Villa in Torremar with beautiful sea views, self contained apartment and near the beach, schools and all amenities.Is distributed over 3 floors as follows:First floor: Entrance hall, large living room with fireplace and access to he porch, fully equipped kitchen, 1 bedroom with fitted wardrobes and 1 on suite bathroom.First floor: 5 bedrooms with…

Ref No: 739326 Price: 2,500,000 € Property type: Villa Bedrooms: 8 Bathrooms: 8 Location: Benalmádena Living Area: 650 m² Plot size: 5000 m² Terrace size: 0 ²

Villa for sale in La Capellanía, Benalmádena, Málaga, Spain

2,495,000 €

Superb private mansion in one of the exclusive areas of Mijas-Costa. This is one of Costa Del Sol absolute pearls. consisting of beautiful and immaculate interior finish combined with mature tropical surroundings. The highest standards in modern style with English inspiration. 7500m2 plot, staff accommodation, main house with 6 bedrooms, huge salon with dining…

Ref No: 294913 Price: 2,495,000 € Property type: Villa Bedrooms: 7 Bathrooms: 7 Location: La Capellanía Living Area: 1230 m² Plot size: 7500 m² Terrace size: 230 ²

Villa for sale in Benalmádena Costa, Benalmádena, Málaga, Spain

2,495,000 €

Luxury 7 bedroom villa with large private swimming pool and set in well maintained mature gardens with stunning views over the Mediterranean.The impressive entrance hall to the villa is flanked on both sides by stairways leading to the 1st floor of the villa. Straight ahead takes you directly to the lounge. There is also a beautiful 8 seater dining table just…

Ref No: 600343 Price: 2,495,000 € Property type: Villa Bedrooms: 7 Bathrooms: 5 Location: Benalmádena Costa Living Area: 1000 m² Plot size: 7500 m² Terrace size: 0 ²

Villa for sale in Benalmádena, Málaga, Spain

2,300,000 €

The last area of independent villas in the highest part of Reserva del Higuerón with splendid panoramic views of the Bay of Fuengirola in the heart of the Costa del Sol.We design unique and unrepeatable luxury houses adapted to your taste so that you can enjoy with us the EXPERIENCE RESERVE OF THE HIGUERÓN in the house of your dreams in an exceptional envi…

Ref No: NCV5186 Price: 2,300,000 € Property type: Villa Bedrooms: 6 Bathrooms: 5 Location: Benalmádena Living Area: 713 m² Plot size: 1865 m² Terrace size: 203 ²

Villa for sale in Benalmádena, Málaga, Spain

2,200,000 €

Originally listed at 2,500,000 € now reduced to 2,200,000 € With stunning views down to the Mediterranean, with absolute tranquility and built to a very high standard, this villa is the perfect family home! Located only minutes from the popular village of Benalmádena Pueblo, yet offering complete privacy within the enclosed landscaped grounds. Situated…

Ref No: 599760 Price: 2,200,000 € Property type: Villa Bedrooms: 7 Bathrooms: 9 Location: Benalmádena Living Area: 948 m² Plot size: 3814 m² Terrace size: 0 ²

Villa for sale in Benalmádena, Málaga, Spain

2,200,000 €

Superb refurbished Villa in the exclusive area of Rancho Domingo located less than 5 minutes walking to all amenities of Benalmadena Pueblo. The Villa is potentially wheelchair friendly and is ideal for anyone in a wheelchair or with restricted physical capability. The access to local amenities is also flat, allowing independance to anyone with restricted…

Ref No: 669618 Price: 2,200,000 € Property type: Villa Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 4 Location: Benalmádena Living Area: 586 m² Plot size: 3000 m² Terrace size: 95 ²

Villa for sale in Benalmádena Costa, Benalmádena, Málaga, Spain

2,200,000 €

This incredible villa has been built in a colonial style on a huge 5000m2 plot. The house is divided into sleeping areas on one side of the house, with recreational areas on the other. In total there are six bedrooms, six bathrooms, as well as separate staff quarters. The villa has been constructed using the very highest quality materials including Porcelanosa…

Ref No: 764730 Price: 2,200,000 € Property type: Villa Bedrooms: 8 Bathrooms: 6 Location: Benalmádena Costa Living Area: 722 m² Plot size: 5000 m² Terrace size: 40 ²
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