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Benalmadena Nativity Scene
8th December
 The inauguration of the municipal Nativity Scene takes place in the Culture Centre in Plaza de Austria at 1pm which includes a show by Los Bataneros. It will remain on view for the general public until 6th January .

And the town’s X IX Shepherds competition takes place in the Plaza Algaucil from 4pm. The annual event is organised by the Peña Virgen de la Cruz. More information is available from the Culture Centre in Plaza de Austria, Arroyo de la Miel or phone 952 523 863.
 
Benalmadena offers many quality attractions for the whole family including more than a dozen dazzling beaches and some great shopping and dining. Apart from the beaches and beautiful marina area, Benalmadena also has many fine areas and thoroughfares for strolling as well as quality family attractions including a well-established sea life centre and a theme park
 
Benalmadena has 13 beaches stretching along six miles of beautiful coastline that range from quiet coves and manmade beaches to family-friendly and activity-focused beaches. Three of Benalmadena’s most popular beaches include: Torre Bermeja Beach, which is a family beach featuring water sports activities; Malapesquera Beach, a long beach backed by a bustling promenade; and Arroyo Beach, which is located at the foot of the popular Arroyo de la Miel village
 
Benalmadena Marina
This amazing marina is one of the best equipped in the Mediterranean and is great for strolling. The marina area is loaded with interesting shops and cafés, and has been awarded the European blue flag award for its quality services and cleanliness. More than 1,000 boats can be moored here at one time and various activities and events take place throughout the year
 
Puerto Marina is a very popular area for locals and tourists alike, and is best known for its numerous bars and nightclubs, while Paseo Maritimo fronts a long beach and is a great place for shopping, with its many quality tourist-friendly outlets
 
Museo Arqueologico
The Archaeological Museum is Benalmadena’s finest museum, which displays a collection of Neolithic and pre-Columbian artefacts from around Andalusia. Many visitors come to the museum especially to see the beautiful marble floor that was recovered from a ship that went down just off the coast in the 1800s.

Sea Life Centre
The Sea Life Centre is one of Benalmadena’s finest attractions and a must-see for families with children. The centre is located next to the marina and features many tanks and tunnels with all manner of exotic creatures, such as stingrays and starfish. Many of the inhabitants can be observed very closely and patrons can even feed the fish. Many visitors head straight for the fascinating stingray tank, while the laboratory marino is great for kids and is home to many types of interesting creatures including starfish and hermit crabs.

Tivoli World theme park
Another favourite with families, the Tivoli World theme park, located in Arroyo de la Miel, is beautifully landscaped with gardens, fountains and walkways, and is one of the oldest parks on the Costa del Sol. Attractions include: the theatre, which seats 3,000 spectators and features children's shows, music and many international events; Andalucia Square, which offers free flamenco shows nightly and a bar and restaurant; and the Western Square, featuring everything Western, including western and comedy shows
 
Andalucia
 
 
Benalmadena Three King’s Royal Messenger
29th December
 

 

 

Benalmádena

Benalmádena is the second closest major resort to Malaga Airport and is neighbour to Torremolinos. This is another very popular town for British tourists and has three areas to it.
Most people have heard of the buzzing resort of Benalmadena, but holidays in Benalmadena Pueblo are a different kettle of fish. Hiding behind the glitz and glamour of the Costa Del Sol's liveliest stretch of seaside, this hillside village is all about cute, white-washed houses, flower decked balconies, windy little streets and shed loads of Andalucian charm. In fact, what holidays in Benalmadena give you is the best of both worlds: a little slice of traditional Spain with easy access to the lively 'costa' lifestyle whenever you want it.

If there's a down side to choosing a Benalmadena Pueblo holiday, it's limited choice in the accommodation department. The pueblo's unspoilt charm means it's not the sort of place that knocks out the late deals or bargain holidays you might find in nearby Torremolinos. However, if you're looking for that romantic hideaway just made for two, there's the Hotel La Fonda, a small, rustic property in the hub of the village. Or for that 'home from home' feeling, there's Villa Roma, a comfortable private villa with its own pool.Life in Benalmadena ambles along at a somewhat slower pace than it does in the village's seaside neighbours. The favourite pastime is taking a slow stroll around the village and soaking up the Andalucian atmosphere. Followed, of course, by a glass of cerveza or a chilled sherry and a plate of tapas in one of the friendly local bars

Bars in Bonanza Square

Wherever you are staying on the Costa del Sol you will never struggle to fing the kind of bar you like. If live music and karaoke bars are not your cup of tea (i.e. whats that racket,get me out of here!!)then in this section you will find all the info you need on places to go to for a quiet drink and a chat in good company. There are many different types of bar whrerever you are staying along the coast. You will find traditional British bars for that “at home feel” with darts boards, pool tables and even quiz nights or you can try the typically Spainsh bars where you can sample traditional tapas and enjoy the Mediterranean ambience of a local bar. You will find bars from all kinds of nationalities with all kinds of different drinking enviroments to enjoy

If you are the adventurous type then the Costa del Sol is the place for you. In this section of the guide you will find plenty to do both indoors and outdoors, whatever your preferences. There are aquaparks, safaris, zoos, marine parks and theme parks. You can go indoor bowling, go-carting, horse riding, skiing, shooting and quad biking. Why not try a fishing trip or a boat trip where you can go out to sea and fish for jaws!! or even see dolphins on guided tours.

There are water sports available up and down the coast including windsurfing, kite boarding, paragliding and even surfing. There are also many guided tours where you can see some of the real history of Spain in places like Ronda where bull fighting originates from. For the active person there is never a shortage of things to do on this fun packed coast. This part of the guide is linked to the same page where you will see the cateogories you can choose from. For example there may not be an aquapark in your resort but you will be able to find out where the nearest one is when you click on to ‘indoor and outdoor activities’

Benalmadena Three King’s Royal Messenger
29th December
 
 
 The annual party in Benalmadenato celebrate the arrival of the Three King’s Royal Messenger takes place in Plaza del Alguacil from 17. The party includes live shows, games and workshops for local youngsters. More information is available from the Culture Department in Plaza de Austria or phone 952 444 698