10 Things to Do in Benalmadena That You Shouldn't Miss

November 22, 2017 Jeremy Dunfee

While most visitors choose Benalmadena for its glorious beaches, there are plenty of other attractions to keep your family amused. Take a trip out to sea on a boat or a ferry; you can even go whale and dolphin watching. A cable car ride would make a welcome change, or perhaps a visit to Bil Bil Castle. The castle is distinctive with its Arabian architecture, and it hosts concerts as well as art exhibitions. Visit the Sea Life Centre, where you can walk through the transparent tunnels in the underwater park or watch feeding demonstrations; the centre even has a mini golf course. At the end of a relaxing day, Benalmadena becomes a great place for nightlife. Whatever kind of cuisine you are looking for, you are sure to find a restaurant that will suit your family's tastes.
Restaurants in Benalmadena

1. Parque De La Paloma

Av Federico Garcia Lorca, Benalmadena, Spain
Excellent
67%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 5 reviews

Parque De La Paloma

Reviewed By Peggysue93 - Coatbridge, United Kingdom

This park is exceptional lovely green well kept open space, roaming cockerills, goats, donkeys, swans and ducks. Lots of open play areas for kids, sculptures dotted around, Fountains, large ponds and cafe in the middle of the park. Up the hill at the windmill roundabout.

2. Garden of Eagles (Jardin de Las Aguilas)

Benalmadena, Spain +34 952 56 82 39
Excellent
73%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 214 reviews

Garden of Eagles (Jardin de Las Aguilas)

Birds of Prey center

Reviewed By SBarnesDarlington_UK - Darlington, UK

If you are staying in the Benalmadena area & you have no problem with cable cars/ heights do not miss this attraction. Excellent from start to finish. The staff are very knowledgeable & the commentator/falconer is witty and entertaining, explaining everything in perfect English. We had a snack in the restaurant & we bought a souvenir photo (no pressure) & we didn't feel ripped off at all. Great value for money. Thanks to all staff. You are doing a great job of conserving & breeding such beautiful birds.

3. Benalmadena Pueblo (The Old Village)

Benalmadena, Spain
Excellent
65%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 2 reviews

Benalmadena Pueblo (The Old Village)

Reviewed By MSH-Sussex - Eastbourne, United Kingdom

If you want to get away from the largely modern coastline with high rise apartment blocks and hotels to a more traditional Spanish environment, then make sure you visit the Pueblo. Largely intact as a traditional Andalusian village, it has a surprisingly high number of very good restaurants and cafes. And the views from the high point of the church are fabulous.

4. Plaza Espana Benalmadena

Benalmadena Pueblo, Benalmadena, Spain
Excellent
64%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 312 reviews

Plaza Espana Benalmadena

Reviewed By Catherine H - Luton, United Kingdom

We have visited this Plaza several times and it always stays the same TRANQUIL. Just to sit and enjoy the peace and quiet is heaven. There are two or three restaurants here which always seem busy but not noisy and plenty of seats to sit and watch the world go by before you explore the rest of the village.

Explanada del Tivoli, s/n,, 29630, Benalmadena, Spain +34 902 19 04 82
Excellent
60%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 2 reviews

Teleferico Benalmadena

Reviewed By justjo008 - Northeastern Ontario, Canada

We took the cable car to the top and thoroughly enjoyed our day. The scenery going up, coming down and while at the top is amazing. We felt very safe. We walked several of the paths at the top and everywhere we looked....amazing.
We stayed for the falconry demonstration at 1:00 p.m. and we’re so glad we did. The staff do an amazing job with the birds and there is a lot of interaction with the patrons.
We highly recommend Teleferico Cable Car Benalmádena!

6. Benalmadena Puerto Marina

Calle Fragata 4B, 29630, Benalmadena, Spain +34 674 22 39 79
Excellent
59%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 6 reviews

Benalmadena Puerto Marina

Located on the Costa del Sol, has proven itself as being one of the top Marinas in the world. With many restaurants, shopping, attractions and nightlife. It has won the award "Best Marina in the World' several times. The Marina of Benalmadena officially opened in 1979, with the name "Port au Prince" but in1982 was named Puerto Marina Benalmadena. The thing that really stands out about the marina is its unique architecture/design, which has lead to its international recognition especially with our European tourists. Puerto Marina has a huge capacity to moor boats and yachts, with just over 1,000 moorings for boats from many different nationalities.  'Puerto Marina' is one of the Costa del Sol's busiest centres. There are loads of different shops including the shopping centre. On top of it all there is a large choice of quality restaurants. You are spoiled for choice. Fancy a drink or a dance? Or how about hitting a nightclub or pub?

Reviewed By Chris P - Droitwich, United Kingdom

A really lovely and pleasant place to stay or visit. Apart from the ambiance there is so much to see and do. Restaurants and bars galore. Shops, sea trips etc

7. Castillo de Colomares

Finca La Carraca S/N | Carretera Costa del Sol, 29639, Benalmadena, Spain +34 678 03 40 11
Excellent
56%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 821 reviews

Castillo de Colomares

All year open from Wednesday to Sunday. Visit our webpage for further info.

Reviewed By Yorkie1948 - Huddersfield, United Kingdom

I first passed this "Castle" in 1987 when Martin first started this task, every year I would stop and look as I passed going up to the Village and slowly but surely it turned into what is now a true work of Art. The have booklets in all different languages and entrance is very cheap. Make sure you take the time to visit and marvel at this magnificent tribute to Christopher Columbus.

8. Butterfly Park of Benalmadena

Av. de Retamar | Junto al Templo Budista, 29639, Benalmadena, Spain +34 951 21 11 96
Excellent
56%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Butterfly Park of Benalmadena

We are located in the heart of the Costa del Sol and only 20 minutes from Malaga. In this spectacular Thai temple, you can walk amongst more than 1,500 exotic butterflies from around the world, flying freely in a tropical paradise between Waterfalls and flowers. You will be able to observe how they are born, how they reproduce and enjoy learning many things about these wonderful insects.

Reviewed By VAR1948 - Norwich, United Kingdom

Great place to visit, especially on a cold, windy day! Lots of information given about the butterflies and moths.

9. Playa Arroyo de La Miel

Paseo Maritimo de Benalmeda, Benalmadena, Spain
Excellent
54%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
4%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 168 reviews

Playa Arroyo de La Miel

Reviewed By Katrina A - Tiverton, United Kingdom

A lovely vibrant spanish town with a variety of shops and restaurants from all parts of the world .About 30 minutes walk from the beach.

10. Carvajal Beach

Benalmadena, Spain
Excellent
50%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 144 reviews

Carvajal Beach

Reviewed By phil0264 - Manchester

Caravahal is a short stroll, or train journey from wither Benalmadena and fuelgirola. The village is a holiday place, with a quieter set of beachfront bars and shops. If you want a slightly slower pace of life, but with all the conveniences, then this is a good start.

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