The resort of Benalmadena is located only a short distance from the airport and is one of the most popular holiday resorts in the Costa del Sol. The majority of hotels in Benalmadena are to be found alongside the long sandy beach which stretches for several kilometres. As with most holidays in the Costa del Sol, holidays to Benalmadena focus on long days relaxing on the beach and soaking up the brilliant sunshine for which the southern coast of Spain is famous for.
The large marina in Benalmadena makes up the centre of this holiday resort, and many tourists come here to walk around the many luxury yachts and gin palaces that frequently dock. Popular activities which can be booked on a Benalmadena holiday include sailing and fishing trips all of which can be found on offer at the Marina. For families on a Benalmadena holiday the Sea life aquariums are well worth a visit; while just inland is Tivoli World, the Costa del Sol's leading amusement park.
Running just behind the sandy beach at Benalmadena is a fantastic promenade which contains a variety of restaurants and bars. In the evenings Benalmadena offers a great choice of nightlife, including a number of clubs and bars. For those looking for a quieter more authentically Spanish holiday, the old village, just inland from the main Benalmadena resort is a great place to lose yourself whilst on holiday wandering amongst the narrow streets and traditional Moorish architecture.
Costa Del Sol and Torremolinos offer around 300 to 320 guaranteed days of bright sunshine annually with a mean temperature of 18 degrees centigrade, and peak temperatures in high season (June to September) up in the late 20s centigrade. The cooling breezes on the Mediterranean coast take the edge of high temperatures, making for perfect family beach holiday resort conditions.