Benalmadena is a large urban area that is home to approximately 50,000 residents. Its proximity to Malaga Costa del Sol airport only 12km away and an array of fantastic amenities make it a hugely popular holiday destination for people from all over Northern Europe.
Aside from the influx of holiday makers many northern Europeans love the lifestyle here so much that they have decided to make Benalmádena their permanent base.
Benalmádena Pueblo, the original town is charming and features traditional whitewashed homes and narrow winding cobbled streets. The town expanded in the direction of the seaside creating the area now known as Benalmádena Costa, where much of the tourist action takes place.
Benalmádena Costa is home to the sophisticated Puerto Marina, recently upgraded it offers berthing for over 100 luxury yachts and boats as well as housing sophisticated restaurants, bars, nightclubs and a large commercial centre. The marina itself is very pretty and popular with those just looking to spend a nice afternoon out watching the boats in the harbour. Due to the amount of boats moored here there's always good opportunities for boat trips, boat charters, signing up to complete RYA courses or even dolphin spotting cruises.
Both areas are popular destinations for visitors, some prefering the hustle and bustle of Benalmádena Costa while the Pueblo appeals to those who prefer a more tranquil setting yet wish to remain within easy distance of the coast. Benalmadena is a thriving Costa del Sol location that attracts just as many holiday makers as those looking to relocate as businesses.
Benalmadena and the surrounding areas have so much to offer beyond the usual Costa del Sol expectations and many couples choose to get married here. With a good variety of top notch Costa del Sol wedding venues, and a plethora of contemporary wedding photographers to choose from it's easy to see why.
We have many resources of use at our disposal that may prove invaluable to those who may be looking to relocate. www.carshippingtospain.com can help for those thinking about shipping a car or motorcycle down to Spain. And our trusted property surveys partner can advise on all aspects of a building's structural condition and value.
Location of Benálmadena on the Costa del Sol
Benalmádena is strategically located on the Costa del Sol, only a ten to fifteen minute drive from Malaga airport. It is also within easy access of the popular resort towns of Fuengirola and Torremolinos.
Benalmádena is easily accessible via the N340 motorway and the toll road. In addition it is possible to take a train from Málaga airport to Arroyo de La Miel, a short distance from centre of Benalmádena.
There are many wonderful places to visit in and around Benalmadena including the El Chorro lakes in Antequera. If you are looking for something a bit different from the coast but also like the proximity to all the amenities it has to offer, then these 3 massive man made lakes are the ideal trip out in the car. The lakes are known as Andalucia's version of the Lake District.
Where is Benalmadena in relation to other Spanish airports?
Gibraltar airport is approx 1 hour away.
Alicante airport (www.alicanteairporttravel.com) and Murcia airport (www.murciaairporttravel.com) are located 5 hours away on the Costa Blanca and Costa Calida respectively.
Barcelona Airport is 1000 km or around 11 hours drive from Benalmadena. View a Barcelona airport guide here.
Living and Working in Benalmadena
Benalmadena has an economy based heavily on the tourist industry and as expected, the jobs that you may expect to find are very tourism orientated, for example restaurants, bars and hotels are dotted throughout Benalmadena. However, this is not to say the local residents cannot take advantage of it - many of the top hotels in the area will have facilities such as spas offering a range of beauty treatments or short spa breaks and thus offering over and above what most people expect in coming to live here! Much of the work may be seasonal to cater for the influx of tourists throughout the summer months but with a thriving ex-pat community it is also possible to find work that will cover you for the whole year. Finding work in Benalmadena is not too dissimilar from finding work in the UK in that there are many websites and local press publications that cover available work on the Costa del Sol.
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