In Benalmadena you will find numerous tourist activities, the main attractions for many of the tourists who come during the summer are Puerto Marina and the vibrant nightlife.
Benalmadena is an example of respect between cultures, it is a town where converge many different religions, a Buddhist temple and stupa from where you can enjoy breathtaking views of the Costa del Sol.
Near the aforementioned Buddhist stupa is the butterfly park, one of the largest in Europe with over 1500 species of butterflies and is both a butterfly park and a botanical garden with different species of tropical plants.
Museums, monuments and things to do
Benalmadena is the place chosen by many tourists to stay and if that's your case, we recommend not to miss the opportunity to visit one of the following places of tourist interest.
Parque de la Paloma
Beautiful park to walk around and enjoy the enviroment with animals in freedom and an artificial lake with fishes, ducks and turttles.
Camino del Prado, 6 (Parque de la Paloma) Arroyo de la Miel
Map and reviews: https://goo.gl/maps/cccRPQBKpbT2
Late twentieth century castle built as a tribute to the discovery of America.
Inside the castle is the smallest church in the world includd in the Guiness Book of the Records.
Finca la Carraca, Ctra. Costa del Sol, s/n, 29631 Benalmádena, Málaga, Spain
Map and reviews: https://goo.gl/maps/T7Xde8AvykT2
The largest Buddhist stupa in the West is located in Benalmadena and is perfect for meditation. From this Buddhist monument there is a viewpoint with beautiful views of the Costa del Sol.
From 10:00 to 14:00 and from 16:30 to 20:00
Avenida Retamar s/n 29639 Benalmádena - +34 606 27 53 75
Phone: +34 662 90 70 04
This place was a private construction built in 1927 but it was after acquired by the city of Benalmadena and currently is the place for ceremonies and exhibitions.
Arabian style with gardens and fountains, it is the place in Malaga where the most civil marriages are held.
Open Monday through Friday from 9:00 to 14:00 h. and from 17:00 to 22:00 h.
Avda. Antonio Machado 78 29630 Benalmádena Costa - 952444320
Next to the 'Paloma Park' you will find this Hindu temple.
Avda. de Gandhi, s/n 29639
Map and reviews: https://goo.gl/maps/jLEfNUMVQHv
Museo arqueológico y de arte precolombino
Important collection of pre-Columbian art and collection of archaeological remains found in Benalmadena.
Avda. Juan Luis Peralta, 49 29639
Map and reviews: https://goo.gl/maps/WUD9qHLa7CL2
Theme parks and other attractions
Looking to have some entertainment with children, family or friends? Check our list for top things to do in Benalmadena:
Amusement park with many rides; an open air theatre with live music, dance & comedy; Andalusian square with flamenco and other traditional dances; and 'Wild West Town' with shows and entertaining games.
Open daily from 16:00 to 1:00 from 16th March to June
June, July and August open daily
October and November open only on weekends: Fridays from 16:00 to 00:00, Saturdays and Sundays from 12:00 to 19:00
Base price is 8 Euro, you have to pay also tickets for attractions called Tivolinos.
- Supertivolino: 15€ - Unlimited use for all attractions included in the price.
- Combi Ticket: 10€ - Single use on each of the attractions not included in Supertivolino.
- Tivolino: 3€ - Single use for one attraction of the park.
Children smaller than 1 meter don't have to pay base price, attractions is not included in this offer.
There are souvenirs and gifts shops, brewery, restaurants, fast food restaurants...you can pass a good family day here.
Avenida de Tivoli s/n,Benalmádena
With over 30 Marine life displays including sharks, octopi, eels and reef life. Feeding demonstrations, special presentations, café and gift shop. Open all year round from 10 am until 6pm.
Puerto Marina s/n 29630 Benalmadena
Telephone: 952 560 150
Marine-life park featuring fantastic dolphin shows and the only display of penguins on ice in Andalucia, as well as exhibits of sea lions, creepy crawlers, and exotic birds.
Open daily between 10:00-21:00 from February through November.
Kids under 3 years old have free entrance.
Parque de la Paloma, Arroyo de la Miel 29630 - Telephone: 902 190 482
Authentic New Orleans paddleboat steamer used as discoteque and for New Year's Eve celebrations.
This steamer is sadly abandoned because a forced closure by authorities, which caused a docking debt that could not be paid. Currently it is sinking slowly.
Puerto deportivo de Benalmádena Atraques 293, 294, 295,Calle de la dársenas, S/N,29630