Top attractions in Benalmadena
8 things to do in Benalmadena
Benalmadena, Spain is more than just long stretches of beautiful beaches—from restaurants and nightlife to family fun and attractions, this Costa del Sol city is buzzing with character. Be sure to catch these highlights.
1. Castillo Monumento Colomares
This classic, fairy tale castle was built in the 80s and offers a great view. It’s pure whimsy with a fountain and tower at every turn.
2. Tivoli World
Perfect for the little ones, this amusement park wonderland is packed with rides and entertainment for the whole family.
3. Benalmádena Stupa
A stupa is a Buddhist meditation monument and Benalmadena is home to the largest in all of Europe. Without a doubt, a once in a lifetime experience.
4. Sea Life Benalmádena
Walk through the deep ocean in the glass tunnel and watch the otters tease each other. This aquarium is quaint, clean, and houses a friendly and educated staff.
5. Museo de Arte Precolombino Felipe Orlando
This tiny museum is jam packed with the third largest Pre-Columbian collection in Spain. Architecture buffs will enjoy the modern exterior, too.
6. Jardin de Las Aguilas
One breathtaking trip in a cable car up the mountainside and you’ll arrive at the “Garden of Eagles,” a live birds of prey show. It’s free, but check ahead for the schedule.
7. Parque De La Paloma
Pack a picnic or buy some ice cream in this scenic park filled with peacocks, rabbits, and other critters wandering about.
Get an eyeful of the underwater sea life by booking ahead of time with one of the various snorkeling and scuba diving crews in Benalmadena.
Planning Your Visit
Hang out at the Benalmadena Harbor
Spend a lot of time at the marina to get a real sense of the people and energy of the city. There’s plenty more to do than admire the boats— it’s surrounding architecture is a fascinating blend of Arabic and Gaudi influence. Check out the shopping or enjoy a glass of wine while watching the sun set over the sea.
Rent A Car
Costa del Sol day trips! The best thing you can do in southern Spain is hit the road and see which beach it leads to next. Benalmadena or Torremolinos isn’t a decision you have to make.
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- Best time to visit
- There's really no bad time to visit, it just depends on how warm you want the weather to be. In September, the temperature is warm, but not unforgiving, rainfall is low, and the water at the beaches is still warm after the hot summer months.
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What people are saying about Benalmadena
Trip to Caminito del rey was more then perfect! Our guide Alex was professional, patient and fun- just like every guide should be! He speaks spanish, english, german and french so he explain all informations about trip, history of Caminito del rey, rules etc. on 4 languages! Other guide, who join us on the etrance of Caminito ( also Alex) was great as well! thank you for the amazing experience, this trip is it the must to anyone who come to Andalucia!
A truly amazing experience. the crew was friendly and the kids got to take pictures with the captain. we saw dolphins and had a great time! definitely recommend taking this trip! Jason from Estonia.
It was wonderful trip .. Alex was great guide he managed to interact with all different groups .. he was keen to give us best experience ever .. I highly recommend this tour .. food was good too
The best experience in my life. Absolutely stunning place, our guide Alex one in a million. Is a must for everyone. Highly recommended
It was ESPECTACULAR! lot of dolphins and swimming in the sea I really recommend that! ❤️