The village's municipal area stretches from the foothills of the Sierra de Mijas to the sea, where it occupies a short coastal strip.

Completely devoted to tourism, Benalmadena is one of the most important resorts on the western Costa del Sol, offering a variety of options: firstly, the village itself, located in the upper part of the municipality, featuring traditional architecture which reflects its origins and affording beautiful panoramic views; further down stands a district of great importance, Arroyo de la Miel, where most of the population live, with its wealth of tourist facilities, including an international pleasure park; and, finally, Benalmadena Costa, where most of the facilities for sun and sand tourism are concentrated: hotels, a casino, golf courses, a pleasure harbour etc.

Worthy of note for its originality is Bil-Bil Castle, on the sea front, a curious structure built in Neoarabic style in 1934, now used for cultural purposes by the local council.

General information

Tourist Area: Costa del Sol Occidental Province: Málaga Distance from the capital (km): 22 Altitude above sea level (m): 280 Area (Km2): 27.20 RAINFALL: 610 Nº of inhabintants: 58854 name for people: Benalmadenses Postal code: 2963x Web: