Benalmadena HotelsFeel the warm sand between your toes as you stroll along the calm Mediterranean coast at Benalmádena - a destination that can be as lethargic or lively as you desire. Whether you're looking to party all night like the Spaniards, or just want to work on your tan and taste the fresh sea air, you'll be well catered for here. Benalmádena Costa is the heartbeat of the town – offering all the attractions, beaches, and buzzing bars that the Costa del Sol is renowned for. Things to seeIf you can drag yourself away from the golden sands, walk the short distance to Paloma Park. Mind your step, however, as elegant peacocks, swans, and rabbits all have license to roam wherever they like. Wildlife, sculptures, fountains, and flowers are dotted across the secluded park, which is a great spot for nursing away a hangover, or letting the kids play. Resist the town's cable car until you have a clear day. When visibility's good, you'll be treated to panoramic sights of the Costa del Sol, and the snow-capped Sierra Nevada mountains. Keep your eyes peeled, as it's occasionally possible to catch sight of the coastline of Morocco looming across the blue expanse while you're ascending. As the sun sets, head to the area around Benalmádena Marina, where the smell of barbequed seafood hangs in the air, accompanied by a palpable sense of anticipation for the night ahead. Once you've eaten, and enjoyed a few glasses of wine, retire to bed gracefully, or drink, laugh, and dance the night away at some of Spain's best sea front clubs. Feeling lucky? Roll the dice and try your hand at Casino Torrequebrada, which is open until the early hours.Hotels in
BenalmadenaBenalmádena welcomes vacationers from Spain, Europe, and beyond – and a huge variety of accommodation is available. The majority of mid-range hotels in Benalmádena - and many budget ones - offer refreshing pools, which are perfect for sipping cocktails around. Rooms are generally well equipped, with balconies and amenities such as WiFi and flat-screen televisions in good supply. Groups and families will find a wide choice of apartments, equipped with kitchen facilities, to suit their needs. Those with a little more to spend can book into 5 star accommodation, where sensuous spa treatments, and outdoor dinners in front of uninterrupted ocean views, await. Where to stayThere's no need to stay more than a short meander from the beach, as the majority of Benalmádena hotels hug the coast. Wake up to the sound of crashing waves, and be beachside by breakfast. Staying in the town center gives you the chance to taste Spanish tapas, in authentic bars, within minutes of closing your hotel room door behind you. Look out for 'cázon' on the menu – fried dogfish – which is a flavorsome local specialty. How to get to BenalmadenaSun, sea, and sand is always a winning combination, and the deal is further sweetened by how easy it is to get to Benalmádena. The Costa del Sol is served by Spain's fourth busiest airport – Malaga - which handles flights from across the world. Arrivals can link directly to Benalmádena by train by jumping on the C1 line at the airport and various buses and shuttle buses are also available. If you'd rather not drag your luggage around, a taxi is relatively inexpensive, as Benálmadena is only around 20 minutes' drive from the airport.