A promenade stretches along the coast to the Puerto Marina (Marine Port), which boasts excellent shopping and dining. The marina is also home to The Sea Life Centre, home to all manners of marine wild life, and has its own petting tank where you can get personal with the Rays.
You can take a stroll around to look at the floating hotels and millionaire’s yachts and when the sun goes down the Puerto Marina becomes one of the coasts best party destinations.
La Paloma Park
La Paloma Park is a gorgeous location in the centre of Benalmadena Costa. There is a stunning array of flora and fauna, plus a menagerie of animals including hens, rabbits, goats and exotic birds. The park is beautifully landscaped with themed gardens and rocky waterfalls, which run down to the lake.
There are two bars within the park where you can relax into the evening listening to the calls of peacocks.Beside La Paloma park you will find Selwo Marina, the sister to Selwo Adventure Park, further down the coast. Modeled around different locations in South America, you can view close up dolphins, sea lions, crocodiles, exotic birds and snakes. Recently a penguin habitation has been installed giving a glimpse of the Antarctic in Andalucia.
Arroyo de la Miel
Arroyo de la Miel translates to ‘Honey Stream’ is a former sleepy village, which now links Benalmadena Pueblo to its Costa. Being at the centre of things it has grown into a fantastic area for getting a bite to eat and shopping to your hearts content. The train station is found in Arroyo, which links the town all along the coast from Malaga to Fuengirola.Cable cars serve as a route to the top of the mountain that pins Benalmádena to the beaches where you can enjoy the breathtaking panoramic view inland and out to sea where North Africa is visible on clear days. You can also take in equestrian and raptor shows at the summit.
Benalmádena Pueblo is the original village, set back from the coast on the foot of Mount Calamorro at around 200 meters in elevation. The heart of the village has a traditional Spanish appearance with white-washed stone buildings and labyrinth alleys, however the village now has a much more cosmopolitan feel. Visitors to the Benalmádena Pueblo can enjoy fine dining in picturesque squares and awe-inspiring views of the coast and across the sea.
Benalmádena has a number of golf courses, putting greens and driving ranges. in the near vicinity. Benalmádena Golf is home to a driving range, putting green and a straight forward 9 hole par three. It has an excellent club house with restaurant and the addition of a bowls green.
The nearest 18 hole course is Torrequebrada Golf, which offers a challenge to all levels of player. Although amidst an urban area the pine trees that surround it gives it seclusion and some of the views on offer are spectacular.