Holidays in Benalmadena – One of the most popular beach resorts
Benalmadena is a mix of the traditional white washed Spanish village and a modern resort; it is also one of the most popular beach areas in the Costa del Sol. This is the perfect family friendly resort featuring beautiful beaches, the Sea Life theme park at the marina and Tivoli World, the largest amusement park on the Costa del Sol. You can take a cable car to the top of Calamorro Mountain and enjoy spectacular views of the coastline and North Africa. The population in Benalmadena doubles during the hot summer months thanks to the beaches, traditional and modern restaurants, and the lively bars, nightclubs and casinos.
There are plenty of excursions to be taken including exciting cities such as Marbella, Granada and Malaga. Benalmadena is the perfect choice for families and couples looking to enjoy days spent relaxing by the hotel pool or enjoying the vibrant beach life.
When to go
Benalmadena is at its busiest during the hot summer months, especially during the August school holidays; all of the school holiday periods will see a livelier Benalmadena. Spring and autumn holidays in Benalmadena are quieter and the beaches will not be as crowded. You can pick up some excellent savings on flights and accommodation during spring and autumn, and swimming in the Mediterranean Sea is still an option. Winter weather in Benalmadena is comparable to a warm UK spring and this is another good time to enjoy the relaxed atmosphere and pick up some good holiday deals.
The weather in Benalmadena
Daytime temperatures in Benalmadena during the summer months will not usually drop lower than 30C and the evenings will be a warm 18C. Spring and autumn are also warm with an average 20C but temperatures will usually creep towards 25C at the end of April and begin to decrease mid-October. Rainfall is rare during the summer and tends to appear infrequently from November through March. Winters are still sunny with temperatures of around 14C although the nights will be cooler at a minimum 6C. Swimming is available for much of the year but the winter months will bring sea temperatures of around 15C.
Getting the best deal
Benalmadena is one of the busier Costa del Sol resorts and prices will peak during the summer months of July and August. Booking in advance is the best option to benefit from summer holiday deals. Consider the warm spring and autumn months in order to obtain lower prices on accommodation and flights. Avoiding school holiday periods such as Easter, October and Christmas will mean you can take advantage of reduced holiday rates and will guarantee more space on the beaches.Make sure to check our best deals on offer below and browse our late deals offers for significant holiday savings.
Airport and transport need to know
There are direct flights from most UK city airports to Malaga Airport (AGP) all year round with a flight time of approximately three hours. Benalmadena is a mere 14km from the airport meaning a very quick transfer time of around 20 minutes. Malaga Airport provides everything a traveller could require after a flight including duty free shopping, restaurants, bars, currency exchange and car hire. Trains, buses and taxis depart from Terminal 3; taxis are unmetered and fares should be arranged with the driver.
Taxi fare to Benalmadena will be approximately 19 euros (£15) per car and there is always the option of independently booking a private shuttle online with a fare of 8 euros (£6) per person. Self-drive is another convenient option for those who wish to explore Costa del Sol, and cars can be booked independently online. The major roads in Benalmadena are in excellent condition with driving on the right.
The best beaches in Benalmadena
Andalucia is home to some of the best beaches in Spain and has one of best climates in which to enjoy them. These immense beaches of fine grey sand are largely unspoilt and the warm Mediterranean Sea waters are ideal for swimming, snorkelling and scuba diving for much of the year. On a Benalmadena holiday it’s easy to enjoy either a lively resort beach or a secluded little bay on which to relax and escape the crowds.
Malapesquera Beach is the most popular beach in Benalmadena and is located right next to the beautiful, award winning marina. This is the place to go if you are a watersports enthusiast, and you can hire sailing boats and jet skis from the Nautical Centre. This beach is lively but there is a quieter area lined with palm trees that is the perfect place to relax on sun loungers under the shade of a parasol. There are plenty of facilities at the nearby promenade including restaurants, bars and cafeterias.
For a more secluded beach that is frequented by the locals try Tajo de la Soga, which is also known as one of the most romantic beaches in Benalmadena. This small sandy beach is the perfect place to escape the crowds and has little in the way of services. The waters here are exceptionally clear and the many underwater reefs are perfect for diving and snorkelling.
Torre Bermeja Beach is one of most popular beaches with families due to its relaxed atmosphere and facilities. This beach includes a children’s play park and family oriented sports such as kayaking and sailing. Hammocks are available to relax on as well parasols and beach seating. Beach bars and restaurants are located nearby meaning you won’t have to wander far from the sand for a snack or cold drink.