This popular destination on the Costa del Sol combines huge, well-equipped beaches with theme parks, a picturesque castle and even a Buddhist centre! A place full of opportunities for fun with the family.

Relaxation and fun for all ages

A great way to start exploring Benalmádena is with a walk around the modern Puerto Marina, home to the Sea Life aquarium. The city also has a Butterfly Garden with more than 1,500 butterflies from all over the world. The old town is typically Andalusian, and the best place to try tapas and some fried fish. And if you are looking for peace and meditation, you can stop off at the Stupa of Enlightenment, a Tibetan Buddhist temple. Another option for relaxation is La Paloma Park, one of the most beautiful parks on the entire Costa del Sol. But if you prefer a bit more action to accompany your holiday by the beach, we would suggest a visit to the Tivoli World theme park. More than just a tourist attraction, the Colomares Monument is a somewhat surreal construction dedicated to Christopher Columbus and the discovery of America.

The currency used is the euro. You can exchange foreign currency at banks and pay by credit card in most places.
The official language is Spanish, spoken with a very peculiar and closed accent.
The city has several free public Wi-Fi hotspots. Coverage is very good in hotels.
The weather is warm and sunny most of the year. The average temperature is 17⁰C.

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