Benalmadena Holidays

In the beautiful Spanish holiday resort of Benalmadena, you'll enjoy a holiday with award-winning golden beaches and plenty of opportunities to embrace Spain's rich history! Located on the Costa del Sol, Benalmadena is the perfect holiday destination for couples, friend and families in search of an active and fun-packed getaway, as there's no shortage of thrilling entertainment from day to night.

If you're looking for a destination with almost guaranteed sunshine, Benalmadena is the perfect place. Average temperatures are 18°C and can go up to 30°C in July-August - the Costa del Sol doesn't translate to 'Sunshine Coast' for nothing, you know! Benalmadena also enjoys mild Mediterranean winters with temperatures of 12°C, which are perfect if you'd like to escape a cold British winter.

Benalmadena is famous for its many sandy beaches, each with their very own character, but if you'd like to take a day away from the sand you can get involved with a wide range of other activities on your holiday. Visit Sea Life Benalmadena, the Butterfly Park of Benalmadena, or the local wildlife centre and water parks, which are really popular with families and groups of friends.

Spend some time in Benalmadena's Old Town to admire the local culture and walk through its cobbled streets, or to get the best view of the resort, take the scenic route through the hills via cable car. From the top you'll quickly see why Benalmadena is such a popular holiday destination with the stunning panoramic views. Afterwards, enjoy a traditional Spanish treat at a local cafe, or sip a cooling sangria!

You'll find a fabulous nightlife on your holiday to Benalmadena too - Arroyo de la Miel is filled with bustling clubs with sets from big name DJs. Or if you prefer to unwind with a more peaceful evening, head to one of the many inviting restaurants and sample the local delicacies. After all, a Spanish holiday wouldn't be complete without paella, wouldn't it?

If you love to explore, the luxurious resort of Marbella and the culture-rich city of Malaga are each just over half an hour away from Benalmadena, so you can see even more of what the Costa del Sol has to offer. If Benalmadena sounds like the perfect place for you, speak to Hays Travel today - we're proud to be the UK's Best High Street Travel Agent and have over 37 years of experience in booking unforgettable holidays, so call us today to start planning your trip!

You could be forgiven for thinking holidays in Benalmadena are all about the beach, but theres so much more to see and do here. Families especially love the scenic cable car ride into the hills, as well as the resorts aquarium, butterfly park and nearby wildlife centres and water parks. If you fancy a change of scenery, hop on a boat trip to Gibraltar, or visit a whole new continent on a ferry trip to Morocco. Visit nearby Marbella and marvel at the glitzy Golden Mile, or play a round of golf on one of the Costas excellent courses. There are stacks of culture and beautiful scenery nearby, too: head out to Ronda for views and history abound, see the city of Malaga or head out in to the Andalucian countryside. Theres a night scene to suit just about everyone on Benalmadena holidays. In the cobbled Old Town, the pace is relaxed, with plenty of pretty pavement cafes to choose from. Arroyo de la Miel, meanwhile, bustles after dark with clubs and sets from big name DJs. Down the seafront, meanwhile, you'll find everything from pubs to karaoke bars. Many hotels in Benalmadena lay on their own entertainment.

Whether its paella and tapas in the quaint Old Town, fast food, or the huge choice of international restaurants in the resort centre, there's an eatery for everyone in Benalmadena.

Quick Facts...


Average 2 hour flight


Time difference +1 hour(s)


Average temperature 23°C