Benalmadena is a municipality in the province of Malaga consisting of three main areas: Benalmadena Pueblo, Benalmadena Costa and Arroyo de la Miel. The city of Malaga (and the nearest airport) is about 12 km to the west, and Marbella is 42 km to the east. The area has grown rapidly in recent decades due to tourism and has become one of the Costa del Sol's prime holiday spots.
Benalmadena enjoys a subtropical Mediterranean climate, with hot summers and warm winters. Cooling breezes from the sea make the summer heat manageable, temperatures are an average of 30 ºC in summer and 17 ºC in winter.
Benalmadena's beaches are mainly centred around Puerto Marina. They vary from wide, sandy beaches perfect for families to more rocky beaches that are best suited for serious swimmers. If you don't mind leaving Puerto Marina and Benalmadena Costa, head towards Torremuelle, where you will find quieter and emptier beaches. If you search well you will also stumble upon secluded coves that double as nudist beaches. One of these apartments and villas in Torremuelle would be the perfect base to discover the unknown beaches of Benalmadena.