Benalmadena Pueblo holidays are the perfect blend of Costa del Sol beaches, relaxed village life and adrenaline-pumping watersports.

Calm and colourful

Benalmadena Pueblo's a 30-minute drive from Malaga on the Andalucian stretch of Spain's southern coast. This hillside Costa del Sol village is loved for its relaxed atmosphere. The quaint cobbled streets are lined with flower-draped villas, and locals chit-chat with visitors in the bistros and tapas bars.

Old-school Costa del Sol

Nicknamed The Old Village, Benalmadena Pueblo is brimming with historic gems. Kick back in a bistro in Plaza de Espana's tree-lined square, or pay a visit to Santa Domingo Church. The Castillo de Colomares' got ornate architecture, and the Buddhist Enlightenment Stupa temple is worth a photo or two.

Sports on the water

Just a 10-minute drive away is the sister town of Benalmadena – and with it a breathtaking 10-kilometre beach. Head to Santa Ana for shallow waters, or to Torre Bermajo for watersports. There's a world of activities to choose from here, including dolphin spotting, parasailing, snorkelling and scuba diving. You can even hire your own boat.

At a Glance

  • Parasail, snorkel and dive off the clear-water coast
  • Relax with tapas in Benalmadena Pueblo's laidback town square
  • Sunbathe on Tajo de la Soga's Blue Flag award-winning beach