This 2 bedroom apartment in the sought after location of Benalmadena is furnished to a high standard throughout and offers pool, golf, mountain and sea views. The apartment as a large dining and living area, fully equipped kitchen, hot and cold air conditioning and marble floors throughout. Underground parking provides security for drivers with direct access via a lift to the apartment and an on site emergency hospital provides that piece of mind. Arenal Views is built in and around Andalucias only 18-Hole pitch and put golf course and with its excellently placed club house, offers a restaurant, cafe bar, terrace, gymnasium, sport and local product shop, food essentials and driving range with a natural turf tee-off. Arenal Views also provides numerous tennis courts, paddle tennis, children's play area, outside exercise park, many swimming pools and green areas, providing relaxation and wellbeing. The area also as many golf courses including the famous Torrequebrada Golf Course for you keen golfers and is only 5 minutes away.Being well placed, this complex is a perfect location for couples, families, golfers and walkers, whether you are looking to simply relax or engage in the many activities available. Only 5 minutes away by car or bus or walking distance for those wanting to explore on foot, is the beautiful picturesque Benalmadena Pueblo and the modern town of Arroyo de la Miel where you can experience and enjoy the Spanish way of life at the many cafes, tapas bars and restaurants. Local places of interest include, Puerto Marina, Beaches of Benalmadena (16 in total), Paloma Park, Tivoli World, Cable Cars, Colomares Castle, Benalmadena Stupa, Butterfly Park, The Casino, Bil Bil Castle, Selwo Marina, Cruises, Churches and much more..There are also many places to visit outside the resort area, Andalucia is a beautiful and exciting part of Spain. These include: Cordoba, Elchorro, Fuengirola, Gibraltar, Granada, Malaga, Marbella, Mijas, Nerja, Ronda, Sevilla, Torremolinos. Each area offering something special and exciting, arts and culture, site seeing, churches and cathedrals, wining and dining, beaches, shopping, water parks, nightlife and much much more.The apartment is fully managed by a local professional management agent (SPM RENTALS) who have many years experience on the coast and will be available to answer any queries and sort any problems during your stay.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom|
|Check in time:||14:00|
|Check out time:||10:00|
|Nearest beach||Benalmadena beach front 3.6 km|
|Nearest Amenities||500 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Malaga Airport 14.5 km, Nearest railway: Train Station Arroyo de la Miel 1.8 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|Pool||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Children's pool|
|General||Air conditioning, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Furniture||Double Beds (1), Single Beds (2), Cots available (3), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair available|
|Outdoors||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, Climbing frame, Swing set|
|Access||Secure parking, Lift access, Wheelchair users|
MALAGA is not only the second largest city in Andalucia it is the largest city on the Costa del Sol. There is plenty to see and do including museums, churches and not to forget the stunning cathedral (thought to be one of the finest example of Spanish renaissance architecture). The shopping is great with many shops and one off boutiques on offer including Spain's most popular store Cortes Ingles and a large shopping complex the Lario Center. There are also several great beaches to visit that have had many improvements to the promenades made in recent times.
FUENGIROLA is a great day trip as this can be reached via the RENFE train in Arroyo de la Miel or by the many buses that go from the coast.The sandy beaches, of Los Boliches, Gaviotas and Torreblanca offer time for relaxation to simply soak up the sun or for the more active to participate in the many watersports available. Fuengirola also has a zoo and waterpark and the marina offers a pleasant place to stroll and watch the cruisers and fishing boats. You can also find Sohail castle which the Romans constructed in the 12th century that has recently been renovated where many cultural events can be seen. With many great places to eat and drink you will not be disappointed, there is something fro everyone. You may want to coincide your visit on the day of the market which is held on Tuesday mornings.
TORREMOLINOS has two main beaches with watersports available and the promenade that provides seafront cafes / bars, (chiringuitos). For those who want something different than the beach, there are many new parks and on the outskirts of the town are forests with barbeque facilities and freshwater springs. The town has many cafes, bars and restaurants along with plenty of shops (the main shopping street being Calle San Miguel). La Carihuela is the original fishing area of Torremolinos. There are many fresh fish restaurants lining the promenade and it is very popular with Spanish families, especially at weekends. It is also a great place to spend your evening with many bars and restaurants to visit bringing the area to life. Many of the original fishermens cottages have remained intact and a visit here is highly recommended but visitors looking for culture or architecture will be disapointed with Torremolinos.
MARBELLA and PUERTO BANUS are well known towns on the coast and many of the rich and famous have expensive homes on the famous "golden mile". Although Marbella is a modern town and there is plenty of shops, bars cafes and restaurants, the towns old quarter, and the Plaza de los Naranjos retains its charm. The iglesia de Santa Maria, a church dating back to 1618, the 15th century Renaissance fountain and 16th century town hall can all be found in the square. The modern town of Puerto Banus is situated between Marbella and San Pedro and is known for its world famous marina and expensive shops and restaurants. Many visitors like to have a drink at one of the many cafes and watch the rich and famous with their multi million pound yachts and luxury cars such as Porches, Ferrari's and stretched limos.
MIJAS is a typical white washed Andalucian village and is located in the hills of Fuengirola. This is a popular tourist attraction and is well worth a visit. Not only does it provide magnificent views across the Costa it has many souvenir and local goods in particularly lovely leather wear. The famous donkeys are the first thing you will see however, this is not to everyone's taste. There is also horse drawn carriages that provide rides around the village. In and around the village and amongst the square are many cafes, bars, restaurants and shops to visit with local colourful pottery being displayed on white washed walls.There is also the local covered market on Calle de Lasla. Also to be found are many churches, museums, gardens and water features and bull ring. The square holds many fiestas and you may be lucky enough to see local Flamenco dancing.
NERJA is just 50 km from Malaga and is the most easterly resort on the Costa del Sol. There are 9 beaches to enjoy, a bustling town of shops, bars and restaurants. It has managed to keep its historical and traditional character of alleyways and cobbled streets which are a delight when walking around and taking in the sights There are also the Nerja caves to see which are well worth a visit.
RONDA is a white washed village located in the mountains and is thought to be one the most picturesque towns in Andalucia.
It is perched 100m above the gorge and is divided in to two - the "new town" with its bullring and bullfighting museum and on the other the older, more intimate town with its historic sites and buildings and is spanned by a stone bridge. The towns bullring is the oldest in Spain and is open to visitors on non-fight days. There are many cafes, bars, restaurant and shops and the there is always plenty to do and see with its many historical sites. With its lovely feel and fascinating charm it would be worth an over night stay to get the full experience of this little gem.
If you fancy exploring further a field there are plenty of places to visit, Andalucia is an exciting and beautiful place and offers something different and exciting from arts and culture to shopping and nightlife and much more. Below are some of the popular places to visit.
CORDOBA lies 100 miles from Benalmadena and sits on the Guadalquivir river. Steeped in over 2000 years of history this was Andalucia's Muslim capital. It has also has been the home to the Moors, Christians and Jews. Cordoba is known for its magnificent buildings, narrow winding streets, hundreds of years old inns which serve tapas, museums and galleries.
EL CHORRO is situated between Alora and Ardales. Its as a 400m deep canyon and was created by the Guadalhorce river. this can be reached by car, train or coach. The train offers wonderful views as it travels through many tunnels but many say the best way to see this area is by car. It has 3 man-made lakes and beaches so is perfect for you keen fishers along with activities such as rock climbing, hiking, caving and mountain biking for the more adventurous. Coach excursions can be booked in Arroyo de la Miel or Benalmadena.
GRANADA is 80 miles from Malaga and is easily accessible making it one of the most visited cities in Spain. Steeped in history this has been inhabited by Muslims, Romans,Jews and Christians. The Moorish palace the Alhambra is not only one of the most famous but beautiful buildings in Spain. It as a fascinating labyrinth of narrow streets and whitewashed houses and although this is a popular day trip, it is recommended to stay overnight to experience the bars, cafes, flamenco music and take in the vibe of this wonderful city.
GIBRALTAR is west of the coast and is a British colony. With its military past there is lots to see if history is your interest. There is the cable car, the famous apes, many beaches and within the Rock 140 caves. Shopping is great on the high street, with British shops, cobbled streets and red post boxes, you forget where you are at times. Electrical goods are a good price and a favourite with the tourists. Remember a passport is required as you will be going over the border and although that the duty free is tempting do not try to pass back across the border with more than the limit allowed.
BENALMADENA is a popular resort in the Costa del Sol region of Spain. Whatever type of traveler you are you will not be disappointed. You will experience great food and wine, glorious landscapes, a magnificent coastline and warm and friendly local people.
COSTA DEL SOL is known for its great weather and higher than average temperatures to the rest of Spain, boasting 300 days of sunshine and an average annual temperature of eighteen degrees centigrade. In January and February it can reach 20c and in the months of July and August daytime temperatures can sore to above 40c. Check out the weather on the live webcam that overlooks malapesquera beach.
PUERTA MARINA is the award winning port of Benalmadena. It is described as a modern and attractive port with more than 1000 berth points, 200 shops, bars and restaurants. This is a great place for young and old to visit both day and night with lots to see and do including boat trips to see the dolphins. At night the port comes to life and provides great ambiance, whether you wish to spend your evening dancing the night away in one of the many lively bars and nightclubs or wining and dining in the stunning surroundings at one of the many great restaurants.
THE BEACHES OF BENALMADENA, of which there are sixteen, make up a nine kilometer stretch of the Costa del Sol coast. Whether you are looking just to relax and top up that tan, participate in the many watersports on offer, or have a meal and drinks and experience how the Spanish spend their holidays at one of the many Chiringuito's, (beach bars).
BENALMADENA SEALIFE CENTRE is situated in the Benalmadena Puerta Marina. Both children and adults enjoy this day out. The sea life exhibited at this center is that which is found in the Mediterranean sea, it is thought to have the largest collection of sharks in Europe. Walking through the tunnel of the Lost City of Atlantis, an amazing view of the creatures and the sea can be experienced all around you including above. Being educational and entertaining, there is also the opportunity to feed and touch some of the fish. Once you have finished exploring indoors you can then find a mini golf and a cafeteria for refreshments outside.
PALOMA PARK is home to an array of wildlife including rabbits, peacocks, fowls and birds of many types. This little gem is well worth a visit and you can easily forget you are in the busy resort of Benalmadena. Within the park you will find 3 cafes, children's play areas, landscape gardens and water features. At the top of the park you will find the public library and the feria (fair) ground of which on Wednesday mornings you will find a car boot sale.
TIVOLI WORLD is an amusement park and located in Arroya de la Miel. The opening times vary for the different times of year so it is a good idea to check these out if planning a visit. There are several areas within the park and these are known as Andalucia with live Spanish music and dance, Western Square with live country music and dance and Tivolilandia with children's rides. Entertainment is included in the price but you will need to purchase the parks own currency called Tivolino that is used to use the many rides within the park. Cafes, bars and restaurants and a 3500 seated theater that as many events on throughout the year are also available. The Tivoli car park is home to the regular Friday market, this is held roughly between the hours of 9am and 1pm and is great to pick up fresh Spanish produce.
CABLE CAR can be found opposite the entrance to Tivoli World. The cable car journey lasts eight minutes and offers fantastic views right across Benalmadena and the coast with the coast of North Africa being visible on a clear day. At the top of the cable car ride, birds of prey such as vultures, eagles, owls and falcons can be seen (be aware when the handlers point to your head, they hop from person to person, a great experience). You must have your cable car ticket to attend these shows.
MARIPOSARIO DE BENALMADENA (The Butterfly Park) is thought to be Europe's largest butterfly park and opened to visitors in March 2011. With 1500 tropical butterflies that visitors are able to walk amongst, there is also many tropical flowers, plants, moths and caterpillars to enjoy. Situated at the top of Benalmadena Pueblo this is a great attraction for visitors of all ages.
THE CASINO of Benalmadena can be found at Torrequebrada Hotel and is said to be one of Spain's best casinos. With 2 excellent restaurant offering dining inside and out, non residents are all also able to dine here. Flamenco and cabaret can be enjoyed whilst you dine in the Sala Fortuna and roulette, poker, blackjack and many slot machines are on offer for those fancying a flutter.
BIL-BIL CASTLE can be found just above the Bil-Bil beach. You will find concerts and exhibits being held in this Arabian style castle.
SELWO MARINA can be located on the western side of Paloma Park and is a Spanish owned company . With its South American theme, visitors can experience fantastic displays of dolphins, sea lions and penguins (thought to have the largest collection of penguins in the south of Spain) and a large collection of exotic birds. Opening times are thought to be 11.00 a.m. to dusk but check these times before if you are planning a visit.
CHURCHES are in plenty and Spain has a 75% Catholic following. One of the popular churches to visit in the area is the Church of Virgen del Carmen located in Avenida Bonanza. The doors are open to all and welcomes all visitors.