After you rent an apartment in Benalamdena, you’ll want things to do. Forty-five minutes walking distance from Arenal Golf, Benalmadena Puerto Marina rates amongst the best Marina’s in the world and is a several time winner of the ‘Best Marina in the World’ award.
With 1,100 moorings for boats of all nationalities and up to 6 meters long, Benalmadena Port – ‘Puerto Marina’ is one of the Costa del Sol’s busiest centres by day and night. For the more energetic the nightlife carries on in to the early hours in the sophisticated bars and clubs.
By day you can visit the Aquarium, hire a boat, or partake in numerous water sports, including; sailing, scuba diving, kayaking and water skiing.
The Marina’s Centro Náutico was set up to provide a place for sailing enthusiasts to meet up, hold sporting events and meet socially.
The centre has social and formal meeting rooms, a fine restaurant, commercial units, and shops selling sailing equipment.
What is there to do at Benalmadena Marina?
The Marina has a beautiful beach area with sunbeds and parasols for hire. The architectural design makes this port one of the most attractive places of its kind. Since 1987 it has continually been awarded the European Blue Flag for its excellent service and clean waters.
Add to this, the privileged climate with an average annual temperature of 22º and around 320 days of sunshine and you have many people’s ideal-heaven.
That’s not all…..
You can take a stroll through the busy port with its many shops, while choosing from the vast variety of restaurants and bars for lunch or evening dinner.
For those that want to try out the Spanish ‘tapas’ there are at least 20 little terrace bars to choose from. Here you can sample many types of fish and other delicacies while soaking up the atmosphere of the port and looking out over the Mediterranean or at the fabulous selection of boats in the harbour.
It is certainly one of the liveliest places to dine, so close to luxurious yachts and twinkling Mediterranean Sea.
And not forgetting…..
A favourite attraction at the marina is the Mississippi Willow, a beautifully restored American paddle steamer. It is now a floating bar and restaurant. A lovely way to see the port is hop on the Mississippi for an afternoon cruise around the bay, or wait until later in the evening when it livens up for party time.
For more information on the Sea Life Aquarium, motor and sail boat rental, scuba diving courses, etc. Phone the Nautical Centre (Centro Náutico) (+ 34) 952 57 70 22. You can also visit our day trips and activites page for more things to do in Benalmadena.