Benalmadena in the beautiful Andalucían Costa del Sol nestled between the resorts of Fuengirola and Torremolinos, has something for everyone. With its nine kilometres of golden sand and a marina voted best in the world means that along with Puerto Banus it is now one of the hip places to holiday in Spain. The pueblo or town centre is five kilometres inland from the beach sitting at the base of the Sierra de Mijas Mountains from where you can take a cable car ride up mount Calamorro for a view of Gibraltar, and on a clear day Morocco. Benalmedena pueblo is a typical Andalucían white washed village with its steep narrow winding streets, and ancient old town it is the perfect place to explore the real Spain. When in the old town stop for a tapa at Pepe’s or an ice cold Cruz Campo at La Nina next to the fountain, while soaking in the rich legacy of the Moors who controlled Southern Spain for 800 years.
When to visit Benalmedena
The Costa del Sol has some of the best weather in all of Europe so there is never a bad time to visit. Peak periods are from May till September with August being extremely hot. If you come to Benalmedena during the height of the summer you will soon understand why the Spanish still take a siesta in the afternoon.
How to get to Benalmedena
Getting to Benalmadena could not be simpler as it is only 18 kilometres from Malaga Airport, which is a short two and a half hour flight from London. The simplest way to get to your Benalmedena apartment or villa is to take a taxi located right outside the arrivals hall. The fare to your accommodation in Benalmedena should cost you between 20€ to 25€. Another cheaper option if you know how to get where you are staying is to take the train from the newly built station right outside the terminal. A one way fare to Benalmadena costs just under two Euros, and takes 17 minutes.
Where to stay
With a vast range of Spanish holiday rentals available HouseTrip.com is the perfect place to find quality rental apartments or villas in Benalmedina with swimming pools. By choosing by rent with the owners directly, you can save money over what it would cost to stay in a hotel, plus you take advantage of the self catering facilities by shopping for your own groceries and drinks from the supermarkets like Mercadona or Masy Mas. Find the ideal holiday accommodation for an affordable beach holiday in Spain at HouseTrip.com.