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article imageBenalmádena Costa — A little sunshine on the Costa del Sol Special

By Anne Sewell     Apr 21, 2013 in Travel
Just a little way down the coast from Málaga city is the lovely seaside resort of Benalmádena Costa. Perfect for a little sun, sand and sangria!
Benalmádena Costa is situated around 12 km to the west of the city of Málaga, on the southern coast between Torremolinos and Fuengirola, right in the heart of the Costa del Sol.
The town has a population of around 30,000 residents and caters for a large number of tourists, with hotels and apartments galore.
The beaches are endless golden sand, with a pleasant promenade and many "chiringuitos" or beach restaurants available.
Scenes around Benalmadena Costa on the Costa del Sol in Southern Spain.
Scenes around Benalmadena Costa on the Costa del Sol in Southern Spain.
Scenes around Benalmadena Costa on the Costa del Sol in Southern Spain.
Scenes around Benalmadena Costa on the Costa del Sol in Southern Spain.
You might also be surprised by the odd duck as you stroll along:
Scenes around Benalmadena Costa on the Costa del Sol in Southern Spain.
Scenes around Benalmadena Costa on the Costa del Sol in Southern Spain.
And talking of "odd ducks", this character might be standing there waiting for you!
Scenes around Benalmadena Costa on the Costa del Sol in Southern Spain.
Scenes around Benalmadena Costa on the Costa del Sol in Southern Spain.
Possibly one of the most popular venues in the town is the Port of Benalmadena, which features a working fishing port, as well as a beautiful leisure marina.
Scenes around Benalmadena Costa on the Costa del Sol in Southern Spain.
Scenes around Benalmadena Costa on the Costa del Sol in Southern Spain.
You'll see plenty of rather nice boats moored around the port:
Scenes around Benalmadena Costa on the Costa del Sol in Southern Spain.
Scenes around Benalmadena Costa on the Costa del Sol in Southern Spain.
Scenes around Benalmadena Costa on the Costa del Sol in Southern Spain.
Scenes around Benalmadena Costa on the Costa del Sol in Southern Spain.
Within the marina there is a host of restaurants, bars and shops, including a rather attractive shopping mall with imaginative decor:
Scenes around Benalmadena Costa on the Costa del Sol in Southern Spain.
Scenes around Benalmadena Costa on the Costa del Sol in Southern Spain.
The Italian ice cream comes highly recommended:
Scenes around Benalmadena Costa on the Costa del Sol in Southern Spain.
Scenes around Benalmadena Costa on the Costa del Sol in Southern Spain.
Right next to the leisure marina is Benalmadena SeaLife, where you can visit some exotic fish:
Scenes around Benalmadena Costa on the Costa del Sol in Southern Spain.
Scenes around Benalmadena Costa on the Costa del Sol in Southern Spain.
Scenes around Benalmadena Costa on the Costa del Sol in Southern Spain.
Scenes around Benalmadena Costa on the Costa del Sol in Southern Spain.
And the occasional ray, who might even pop up and give you a friendly wave:
Scenes around Benalmadena Costa on the Costa del Sol in Southern Spain.
Scenes around Benalmadena Costa on the Costa del Sol in Southern Spain.
Scenes around Benalmadena Costa on the Costa del Sol in Southern Spain.
Scenes around Benalmadena Costa on the Costa del Sol in Southern Spain.
While in town, make a trip in the cable car up the nearby Calamorro mountain to visit the Eagle Sanctuary.
Scenes around Benalmadena Costa on the Costa del Sol in Southern Spain.
Scenes around Benalmadena Costa on the Costa del Sol in Southern Spain.
There are wonderful views and regular shows and educationals about the local residents:
Scenes around Benalmadena Costa on the Costa del Sol in Southern Spain.
Scenes around Benalmadena Costa on the Costa del Sol in Southern Spain.
Read more about the Eagle Sanctuary here on Digital Journal.
With so much to offer in the town, Benalmádena Costa is a definite must for your Costa del Sol trip. Read more about the town and see more photos here.
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