Higuerón West 217/News

Benalmádena Marina – 5 reasons to visit

Benalmádena Marina – 5 reasons to visit

Jan 11, 2021 Lifestyle PLAY

The Costa del Sol by its nature is rich in places to enjoy yourself, covering a very wide range of interests varying from sport and the sea to shopping, dining, sunbathing, socialising, nature, culture and also a first-class offering of theme parks and special interest locations.


The marinas play an important part in this, and none have as much to offer as Benalmádena Marina, which quite apart from having excellent restaurants, cafés, ice-cream parlours, shops and also a great yacht harbour, is a hub of entertainment and fun.


Located just ten minutes east of Higuerón West, along the shoreline between Fuengirola and Málaga, Benalmádena’s marina is large, lively and full of fun. Let’s look at the top things to do there:


1) Splashing about in the water
Water-based activities include trips out to sea in a variety of boats and yachts, including private charters with waiting staff serving lunch, but also jet ski and water ski rental, sailing lessons, and the chance to learn how to surf, windsurf and paddlesurf.


2) Exercise in the fresh air
The beach promenade that leads out from the marina on both sides takes you along the long, sandy beaches, dotted with seaside restaurants and chiringuito bars, following a scenic path to Benalmádena Costa on the one side, and Torremolinos on the other.


3) Unique architecture
You needn’t leave the marina at all, but spend some time people watching and enjoying the vast array of sea-going vessels harboured there, for the distinctive architecture of the port has seen it named ‘Best Marina in the World’ on two occasions.


4) Year round entertainment for all
Not only that, but the appeal of this yacht harbour goes beyond water sports, dining and socialising to also include some night time bars and entertainment venues, a host of annual events including berth-side flea markets, live music and children’s entertainment, to mention a few.


5) Meet with nature
One of the star attractions is the Sea Life Benalmádena aquarium that offers a stunning way of getting to know the many exotic creatures of the deep seas. You’ll walk through the middle of an underwater biosphere complete with sharks, giant manta rays and other large fish.


For a family day out, Benalmádena Marina is an ideal option just ten minutes from your home in Higuerón West – one of the many centres of fun and diversion that surround you!