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Why go to Benalmádena

On Spain’s famous Costa del Sol, Benalmádena holidays are about long, lazy days under the Andalusian sun and energetic evenings when it has gone down. But it’s not just sun loungers and sangria here – everything from curious castles to theme-park thrills are waiting.

For your first stop, it’s hard to ignore the beach and Benalmádena has them in spades; think golden ribbons of sand, rocky beaches and even swimsuit-optional secluded coves. The resort has everything you need for a beach day: loungers and parasols, chiringuitos (beach bars) and shops to buy a bucket.

Building sandcastles will probably be top of the kids’ to-do list, but there are plenty of other activities to keep young ones entertained, too. There are opportunities for up-close encounters with animals and two amusement parks – one with rides, the other with slides – a short drive away. Family-friendly accommodation ranges from all-inclusive hotels to cheap-and-cheerful self-catering apartments.

If you fancy a view with a difference, head to the impressive Buddhist stūpa on the edge of town. The largest stūpa in Europe, the 33m-high (108ft) monument has a panorama of the coastline and a weekly programme of peaceful events. Another spot to find serenity is Benalmádena’s old town. Here, whitewashed houses decorated with colourful flowers line narrow streets.

When it is time for a night out, start at the glitzy marina, where you can admire luxurious yachts before choosing a waterside restaurant for dinner. When the sun drops, the marina becomes one of the Costa del Sol’s best party destinations. From Irish pubs and karaoke to a chilly ice bar and pumping clubs with DJs and packed dancefloors, there’s something for every taste.

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