Benalmádena: a true gem of costa del sol

Glorious weather. Natural beauty. Relaxing Mediterranean lifestyle.

Whitewashed buildings nestling against a mountain range. A long stretch of golden beaches interspersed with picturesque rocky coves.
Historical and cultural landmarks within easy reach. Safe and friendly environment. First-rate amenities. Quality that meets affordability.

What’s not to like?!

In fact, according to the International Living magazine, it all adds up to a winning combination. That’s why it recently selected Benalmádena as its top choice in the list of “Five Places to Live in Spain.” So, let’s have a closer look at what makes it special.

At a Glance

Amid ever growing popularity as a modern resort that draws visitors from all over Europe and far beyond, Benalmádena has managed to preserve its authentic Andalusian character and best qualities of a livable city.

A Scenic Marvel

Nestled between the mountains and the sea amid lush greenery and golden beaches, Benalmádena offers gorgeous vistas and eye-catching views no matter which part of the city you happen to be in.

Location: A Classic Win-Win

Benalmádena is a perfect illustration of the adage “location, location, location.” Its proximity to a major international airport and a rail hub offers easy access to cultural and historical treasures of Spain and Europe.

Lifestyle & Pastimes

It’s been described many things: relaxed, easy, calm, active, Mediterranean, southern, outdoor, cosmopolitan… All of these descriptions are apt, with each one capturing a different facet of an enjoyable way of life.

Cost of Living

The idea of a possible overseas move understandably prompts questions about the cost — and standard — of living. Spain regularly ranks among top nations on both counts, and Benalmádena is a good place to see why.

Choices: Retire, Work, Invest

For someone on a quest to find the best place to retire, Benalmádena will tick off all the right boxes. But with Spain’s recent moves to attract foreign investment and skilled labor there’re alluring opportunities beyond that.

Malaga: A great city to have Next Door

Find out why the Forbes magazine called it a “stunning corner of Andalucia.”

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minutes by train from Benalmadena center to Malaga airport
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