Benalmadena Spain

Holidays in Benalmadena sum up all that's great about the Costa Del Sol. It's got more than its fair share of award winning beaches. It's got bustle and noise and then pockets of peace. And it's got attractions and nightlife that would make some cities green with envy. Benalmadena Costa, the beachfront strip, stretches from the sophisticated bars and cafes of the marina down towards the bright lights of neighbouring Torremolinos. Along it, you'll reveal places to stay like the Hotel Riviera making the most of the great sandy beaches. Away from the main promenade, there are calmer coves, so you're sure to uncover a spot in the sun to suit you. Benalmadena holidays aren't simply about the beach though. The aquarium, the cable car into the hills, the huge range of watersports you can try – you just won't hear the word 'bored'. And there's always the best amusement park on the Costa, Tivoli World, too. Travel to Benalmadena Pueblo, the old part of town, and you can stroll the cobbled streets and soak up traditional Spain. For a taste of modern life, head to Arroyo de la Miel, where everyday Spain lives, shops and parties – the discos and clubs here attract people from miles around. Of course, if dance music isn't your thing, you can't beat a bit of cheesy dancing and holiday karaoke down on the seafront. Go on, have your X-Factor moment! Food-wise, all the comforts of home mix with the typically Mediterranean in Benalmadena. Whether it's fish'n'chips or the fresh catch of the day, it's all here. So if you're after self-catering holidays, Benalmadena's got you covered. Tempted? Quick, it's probably not too late to get a last minute deal. Adios.

Benalmadena is a firm favourite with British holidaymakers. There are plenty of English, Scottish and Irish run pubs and bars to chose from offering drinks and snacks at very reasonable prices. Its not hard to keep up with the football, rugby or cricket from back home as many of these bars have large screen TVs featuring the top sporting events. There are plenty of restaurants catering for other tastes too such as Indian, Chinese, Italian or local specialities such as fresh fish dishes often served with a glass of Sangria.

Benalmadena offers some of the best nightlife on the Costa del Sol with something to suit most tastes. Most of the nightlife is centred around the Marina area. Top DJ's play the latest clubbing anthems and you can also find live jazz music and salsa dancing clubs. Just away from the Port is the lively Plaza Solymar which has also offers plenty of nightlife with pubs and clubs such as Coyotes Gentlements Bar, Jules Disco, Molly Malones Irish Bar, Beer Kellar, Disco Kiu Nightclub, Liquid Bar and the Dutch Inn.

Benalmadena Costa's famous promenade walkway features plenty of artwork with an superb range of mosaics created by many different predominantly local artists using a variety of indvidual styles and materials. This impressive outdoor exhibition of art is the brainchild of the municipal Plan of Local Art Development. The Benalmadena Promenade is certainly one of the best to be found on the Costa del Sol. It runs for several miles along the Benalmadena coast with the sea on one side and many bars and restaurants on the other side right along the sea front. The Benalmadena promenade is the ideal place to watch the world go by or gaze accross the Med.