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Benalmadena is ideally situated some 19 kms (approximately 10 minutes by car) west of Malaga international airport, between Fuengirola and Torremolinos and has a population of around 66,000 inhabitants. The area has an abundance of attractions that entice tourists on a year round basis, benefiting from a 24% increase in tourism in 2014 alone.
Amenities include direct access to Malaga international airport by road and rail, the largest concentration of amusement parks in Malaga, two renowned golf courses, 20km of coastline accommodating 15 beaches, an award winning marina and its own Casino. Benalmadena is comprised of three main areas; Benalmadena Costa, Arroyo de la Miel and Benalmadena Pueblo.
Arroyo de la Miel
The busy town area of Benalmadena, stretching from Benalmadena Pueblo down to Benalmadena Costa is known as Arroyo de la Miel, this is the communication hub and home to the train service linking Malaga International Airport to Fuengirola. Renowned for excellent shopping amenities, there are numerous bars restaurants and entertainment venues. Tourist attractions include an all year round ice skating rink, traditional town squares, Tivoli world amusement park and the Benalmadena cable car running up to the top of Calmorro Mountain.
The Pueblo or old village has maintained its traditional Spanish charm and is reputed for its views overlooking the Mediterranean coastline. Centred around the Plaza de Espana which dates back to the 18th Century, the quaint village offers a relaxing alternative to the hustle and bustle of the coastline. The cobbled streets are populated by small family owned restaurants and tapas bars and tourist attractions include historical buildings such as the seventeenth century church, museum of pre-columbian art, Colomares Castle and La Fonda which is now a cookery school.