Sunny days, sandy shores, and gorgeous ocean waters - what more could you ask for from a vacation to Spain's stunning Costa del Sol? How about an incredible selection of amusement parks! Unlike most towns in Andalusia, Benalmádena offers not only beaches and sightseeing opportunities, but a surprising selection of thrilling rides and exhibits, as well. A stay in one of our Benalmádena vacation rentals is the final piece to your perfect Spanish vacation!
A town of 67,000, Benalmádena can proudly stand alongside nearby destinations like Estepona in terms of cultural and natural beauty. Torrevigía Beach's soft sands and breaking waves make it a fun destination for kids eager to splash around as well as adults just looking to relax and watch the palm trees sway in the wind.
While you're by the shore, take a stroll to the Puerto Marina. In addition to housing delicious restaurants like Sakura and Porto Bello, the marina's vast collection of bobbing ships makes it a great place to snap a few photos. If you're up for some high-seas adventure, you can stop by Puerto Marina Excursions or Costa del Sol Charters to explore the open ocean. And don't forget about nearby history - from the charming old-fashioned area of Benalmadena Pueblo to the towering architecture of Castillo de Colomares, there's plenty in the area just waiting to be explored!
No trip to Benalmádena would be complete without a visit to Tivoli World. The sprawling park has relaxed activities like garden walks, but the thrilling rides are front and center. From haunted houses and spinning whirligigs to exciting go-kart races and heart-pounding free-fall drops, there's something for everyone to enjoy in the park!
If you're looking for more fun destinations, head back towards the coast. Mikey Park has a few more rides by the seashore, while oceanic exhibits await just towards the south. Sea Life Benalmádena is right near the marina, with aquatic animals on display and several play-experiences available for little ones. Also nearby is Selwo Marina, which features wet and wild thrills including live dolphins and sea lions!
Málaga is one of the most obvious destinations to visit during your stay in the area - just 14 miles to the north, the sprawling city has plenty of shopping and dining to try, as well as an incredible selection of museums. If the artistic legacy of Picasso's birthplace is a little overwhelming, there are humbler attractions to the south. If you're visiting in the summertime, check out the rich history of Fuengirola nine miles away - in addition to restored Moorish castles, the city has a thriving medieval marketplace!
When it comes to an exotic Spanish vacation, you can't go wrong by staying in one of our vacation rentals in Benalmádena!
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