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Benalmadena Holidays

Benalmadena coast. Benalmádena is a town in Andalusia in southern Spain

Located on the sun-soaked Spanish coast of the Costa del Sol, this gorgeous resort has everything you need - beaches, bars and a town to explore.

Destination highlights

  • Blue Flag beaches

  • Mediterranean sunshine

  • Hotels for every holiday

  • Fun and friendly atmosphere

What are the best beaches in Benalmadena?

The Costa del Sol is lined with award-winning shores, and choosing a beach holiday in Benalmádena will put you in easy reach of ten whole kilometres of them! These are a few of our favourite places to inspire you:

  • Malapesquera Beach – a place to wander along the boardwalk at sunset, get stuck into some watersports, or simply relax under the palms

  • Playa Arroyo de La Miel – the place to go for a casual dip in the sea before hitting the nearby bars, with ramps and boardwalks for easy access

  • Playa Bonita – a calm beach with space to play and gradual depth into the sea, perfect for family holidays to Benalmádena

  • Playa de Benalnatura – a laidback nudist beach - the perfect place to get your kit off in peace!

  • Playa La Viborilla – a gorgeous little beach surrounded by trees, with coves to explore in the nearby cliffs

What are the top hotels in Benalmadena?

This town attracts travellers of all kinds, so you’ll find everything from huge palaces of family fun to luxury lodgings for a peaceful break. Here are some of our favourites, right next to the beach (of course):

  • Sunset Beach Club - there's plenty to keep you busy, from the pools and on-site dive school to several lively bars to choose from each night.

  • Hotel Aleysa Playa - enjoy the lap of luxury at this five-star getaway, with stylish rooms, amazing sea views and top-class accessible facilities.

  • Benalmádena Palace - enjoy the high life for a reasonable price at this well-equipped hillside hotel.

  • Globales Los Patos - if your family loves to slip ‘n’ slide, this modern hotel with its own waterpark won't disappoint.

  • Holiday World Resort- get the most bang for your buck on an All Inclusive holiday to Benalmádena, with something for the entire family.

  • Medplay Riviera - an adults-only hotel with everything you need for a comfortable break with evening entertainment.

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Weather in Benalmadena

























Year round, Benalmadena enjoys a mild, humid climate with hot, dry summers that typically range from 26 to 32°; Celsius from May until August. The water temperature rarely drops below the low twenties in the summer, making it the ideal climate to catch a few rays or enjoy the clarity of the warm, blue waters off the coast.

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How long does it take to fly to Benalmadena?

It takes around 2 hours and 45 minutes to fly to Benalmadena from the UK.

What’s the time difference between the UK and Benalmadena?

Benalmadena is one hour ahead of the UK.

What currency do they use in Benalmadena?

The official currency of Benalmadena is the Euro.

What language do they speak in Benalmadena?

The official language spoken in Benalmadena is Spanish.