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Benalmadena for a fun family summer holiday

June 17, 2013 1:02 pm
posted by Elodie

Nathalie Arnay from On Holiday Group has visited our self-catering apartments in Benalmadena in Spain, and is sharing now her experience.

“As a young child in the eighties, I have many memories of sunny family holidays in Spain. My parents worked hard so that they could take myself and my sister away at least once a year for some sunshine and R&R. One of the most memorable places that we visited on a number of occasions was Benalmadena which is on the southern coast of Spain, situated between Torremolinos and Fuengirola and 12 kilometres west of the city of Malaga. It is a popular resort, particularly with the British and is always lively, particularly in the hot summer months.

Benalmadena Principe

Benalmadena Principe

The town of Benalmadena is split into three areas: Benalmadena Pueblo (The old village), Arroyo De La Miel and Benalmadena Costa, which is the main coastal area and is home to lots of hotels, apartments, the award winning Marina, beaches, nightclubs and the aquarium. The Benalmadena Principe holiday apartments are self catering and are both modern and air conditioned. There is an outdoor swimming pool open from April onwards and includes a shallow area for children. The apartments themselves are 1 bedroom and suitable for 3-4 people. There is also a spa in the residence with on demand treatments, perfect for winding down.

Spa in Benalmadena Principe

Spa in Benalmadena Principe

Benalmadena is a great destination for all tastes and budgets, which is part of its charm. For those who enjoy a buzzing nightlife, Benalmadena is one of the best places on the Costa del Sol to go as there are lots of different types of restaurants, bars and nightclubs. Whether you enjoy sipping wine and sophisticated jazz in a piano bar, salsa dancing, or dancing until dawn to the latest clubland sounds, the Marina Port has so much to enjoy.

One of the most exciting things for me as a child was taking a visit to Tivoli World, the local theme park. Located in the centre of Arroyo de la Miel, it is a visit well worth making. There are over 300 rides and attractions in this family friendly park set within a beautiful area with beautiful plazas, fountains, tropical gardens and much more. There is also a fabulous theatre which can seat up to 3000 people where there are shows, live music and much more. If you wish to see flamenco dancing at its best, Tivoli is a great place to see it.

Beach near Benalmadena

Beach near Benalmadena

The Jardin de Las Aguilas is a birds of prey centre which has beautiful birds and some great shows to see. Another great attraction for the whole family to enjoy is Selwo Marina which features sea lions, penguins, dolphins and much more. In nearby Torremolinos there is the Crocodile Park where if you and your family are brave enough you can even have the chance to hold a crocodile! In Fuengirola there is a zoo which is the perfect size for a day out and has some great shows throughout the day.

If views are more your thing, make sure that you take a trip on the cable car which will take you to the peak of Calamorro. There you can see Spanish horse riding diplays, do some rambling, take a donkey ride and then have a coffee in the cafe which has amazing views over the Malaga coastline.

For those who want a quieter place to visit, Benalmadena Pueblo is ideal and full of beautiful streets, restaurants, all offering delicious cuisine and super fresh seafood cooked to perfection. Many of the pretty white houses in the village have colourful flowers and in the centre of the village, in the Plaza de España, there is a statue of a little girl which is simply charming. A great plan for the day would be a visit to the butterfly farm and then a walk (approximately 20 minutes) to the village itself, making sure that you see peaceful Buddhist temple and visit the church at the top of the hill which has great sea views.”

Station of Benalmadena

Station of Benalmadena

If you’re looking for a place that offers something for everyone then Benalmadena is a perfect destination.

Pierre et Vacances Holidays have some great holiday deals. The Benalmadena Principe apartments are an ideal place to stay both location and facilities wise so make sure that you book in advance so that you don’t miss out on some great family summer holiday deals.