BENALMADENA MARINA (Puerto Deportivo) Spain.
The marina is man-made, created using artificial islands and has its own special ambience. The Benalmadena marina is one of the most amazing port and residential developments in the world. It has model installations and an attractive, unique architectural style. It has been awarded the prize as the "best marina in the world" on two occasions, and since 1987 it has had the European blue flag due to the quality of its services and water.
It has 1,100 mooring places and offers a wide variety of activities and events, thanks to its facilities and the privileged climate of the Costa del Sol. All these factors contribute to making the marina and its surroundings one of the best places to enjoy the sea. The Night life in the Marina is spectacular, plenty of top class restaurants and low cost eating places from Pasta to Seafood to Chinese and Thai to South American Tex Mex and Steak Bars. There are numerous Discos and bars to cater for all tastes and ages The Port has the best night life on the coast Its climate, with 320 days of sunshine a year and an annual average temperature of 22C, makes it possible to engage in all sorts of tourist, leisure and entertainment activities..
The third part of Benalmadena, situated between the old town and the coast. It has a lively commercial and business buzz, and is also a pleasant residential area of 17000 inhabitants. The town of Arroyo de la Miel and local railway station are one bus stop away, with local bus stops less than eight minutes from the apartment. The apartment is ideally situated for exploring the area with Fuengirola, Mijas and Benalmadina Pueblo up in the mountains are traditional Spanish "white" villages with excellent restaurants.
Malaga is close by and the recently opened Plaza Mayor is the place to go for night life and fun. Local attractions include - Tivoli World, Parque de la Paloma, Aqua park and the luxurious 5* Torrequebrada Hotel, which includes the resorts? only casino and spectacular cabaret show. There is a Mountain Cable Car by Tivoli world and at the top of the mountain apart from stunning views there is a nature park and trail with Wild Birds of Prey demonstrations through out the year. There are two local Sea life Centres and many local markets
Below we have some Pictures Of Paloma Park, why not take a stroll around this very pleasant park
It is the biggest park in benalmadena it is easily accsessable from the beach front as it is about 50 yards up the hill from the windmill roundabout, Here you will find ducks, geese,rabbits,chickens,Peacocks,swans and even emu`s,the kids will love it. There are a few lovely bars within the park where you can sit down and take the weight off your feet for a drink or a meal the children will love the park especially feeding the animals, there are also various children`s areas throughout the park with swings and rides. On entering the park from the windmill roundabout through the main gate there is a small shed on the left where you can buy a bag of bread to feed the widlife or hire a family bike and ride around the park.
Torrequebrada Golf Course. Spain.
The Costa del Sol is a superb destination for golf, with over 40 courses situated along the coast. Our apartment overlooks the Torrequebrada PGA golf course and is within walking distance to the "19th Hole". Since it first opened in 1976 this Pepe Gancedo masterpiece has been recognized as one of the most beautiful courses on the Costa del Golf and was the Venue for the Spanish Open 1977. Here, the tee shot is of prime importance. A wild drive and all may be lost as trees, woods, rough; bunkers and water are all very much to the fore. Should you be tempted to confuse short length with ease of play, the third hole - only 80 meters to a long and narrow contoured green - will soon disabuse you of this notion..
Here are some pictures of torrequebrada golf course taken from the roof terrace of the apartment
Below are some photo`s i have taken in fuengirola biopark
Two mins from the apartment gate there is a bus stop where you can take the bus to Tivoli world, the bus stops directly opposite a lovely bar and a child's playground (Pictures Below)