Conveniently situated between Torremolinos and Fuengirola, just 10 minutes away from the Malaga airport, Benalmadena has been a popular tourist resort for several decades.
Its excellent public transport links and a relaxed family feel, along with an abundance of bars and restaurants Benalmadena has grown significantly in the the last 10 years with more and more people choosing to make this area their home.
Benalmadena has 3 distinguishable parts, each with their own characteristics and charm.
As well as a favourite of the holidaymakers thanks to its large sandy beaches and the award-winning Puerto Marina as well as a large selection of bars and restaurants, Benalmadena Costa has a considerable expat population who have chosen the area for the multitude of trades and services available in their own language as well as several international nurseries and schools.
Parque de la Paloma, or Paloma park, covering over 200,000m2 with its rabbits, peacocks, mountain goats and a cactus garden is a popular area for families to relax while a wide promenade that leads to Torremolinos is filled with cafes and restaurants catering for all tastes.
Arroyo de la Miel, the more traditional Spanish part of Benalmadena with typical narrow streets as well as industrial parks, is a busy commercial centre of the area. The fast train connection to Fuengirola and Malaga makes it very convenient for commuting.
For those looking for a more calm and traditional setting, Benalmadena Pueblo, 10-15 minute drive from the coast is the perfect place. It has the typical whitewashed buildings, glorious views, winding streets and a distinclty small town community feel whilst remaining just a short drive from the beaches.
In recent years, a large number of new developments have been constructed in the outskirts of Benalmadena offering exceptionally high standard and exclusive apartments for sale whilst the older properties in town remain popular and a more affordable option, especially for those looking for second homes or to generate rental income.