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Best resorts / things to do around Costa Del Sol (Malaga) Area?

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banned8y, 6m agoPosted 8 years, 6 months ago
We have a flight and now looking to book a villa. 40 years old so not really looking for anywhere too hectic and busy like Torremolinas.

Considering Torrox, Benalmadena and Fuengirola amongst others.

Can anyone with good knowledge of this area give me any hints on where is relaxing with plenty of bars & restaurants whilst not being too busy like the benidorms/magalufs/Ayai napa hellholes?

Any must see tourist attractions around there as we do have a car with a full tank of petrol to use up.

Cheers
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banned8y, 6m agoPosted 8 years, 6 months ago
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banned#1
This is the limits of the area we are considering. Thanks.

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#2
we were at benalmadena in feb it was very nice, we stayed at the vistamar apartments which are away from the night clubs and nice and quiet for our 2 small children (2 1/2 and 4 months) but still close enough to the shops and a short walk to pubs n restaurants etc. its between fenguerolla (Sp) and torremolinos the busses are cheap and frequent. theres attractions in bothe the neighbouring places at benalmadena theres tivoli world which is a short walk up the hill, theres a fab cable car and a weekly market in the tivoli car park. theres a municiple park that has chickens and rabbits etc along with ponds and play areas behind the las arenas hotel which is nice for a walk, theres a market in the car park behind thepark every day. beach is nice and clean and the marina is well worth seeing, depends on what type of things you want to do i suppose. hope you have a nice holiday wherever you decide to go.
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scootermod125;2108547
we were at benalmadena in feb it was very nice, we stayed at the vistamar apartments which are away from the night clubs and nice and quiet for our 2 small children (2 1/2 and 4 months) but still close enough to the shops and a short walk to pubs n restaurants etc. its between fenguerolla (Sp) and torremolinos the busses are cheap and frequent. theres attractions in bothe the neighbouring places at benalmadena theres tivoli world which is a short walk up the hill, theres a fab cable car and a weekly market in the tivoli car park. theres a municiple park that has chickens and rabbits etc along with ponds and play areas behind the las arenas hotel which is nice for a walk, theres a market in the car park behind thepark every day. beach is nice and clean and the marina is well worth seeing, depends on what type of things you want to do i suppose. hope you have a nice holiday wherever you decide to go.

Thanks a lot. Thats the sort of tips I'm after :thumbsup:
#4
I can vouch for Benalmadena, my mother in law lives there and its lovely and lots of quiet places and things to do. We stayed in the Best benalmaden hotel which is on the coastline but towards to end of benalmadena, it was great for us because of our two children, it was lovely and quiet.
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tmcghee;2108908
I can vouch for Benalmadena, my mother in law lives there and its lovely and lots of quiet places and things to do. We stayed in the Best benalmaden hotel which is on the coastline but towards to end of benalmadena, it was great for us because of our two children, it was lovely and quiet.

Thanks. Must admit that seems to be my preference after researching.
#6
Benalmadena can be a bit hilly........ok the beach and paseo is flat but everywhere else is up steep roads.............one is known as Cardiac Hill..........for obvious reasons.........Fuengirola is flat and the bus\railway stn is 200 yards from the beach............Benalmadena is more like blackpool than fuengirola,but both can be more english than spanish..........but if you try, both can have the true spanish feel..............
#7
:thumbsup:Avoid Torremolinos at all costs . Would also recommend Benalmadena for the reasons the others have said. As you have a car a day trip to Gibraltar is possible to stock up on cheap cigs & booze ( only 220 cigs & 1 litre of spirits each though ) . Also i really enjoyed my trip to the wolf park near antequera : http://www.beautifulyoo.com/lobo_wolf_park.htm
Mijas is also worth a visit for the views back down to the coast . It's nice for souvenir shopping too. A map will be provided with your hire car so don't worry about routes right now.
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darren9030
:thumbsup:Avoid Torremolinos at all costs . Would also recommend Benalmadena for the reasons the others have said. As you have a car a day trip to Gibraltar is possible to stock up on cheap cigs & booze ( only 220 cigs & 1 litre of spirits each though ) . Also i really enjoyed my trip to the wolf park near antequera : http://www.beautifulyoo.com/lobo_wolf_park.htm
Mijas is also worth a visit for the views back down to the coast . It's nice for souvenir shopping too. A map will be provided with your hire car so don't worry about routes right now.

Yes sorry i messed up on the cigarette allowance. Should read 200 instead of 220 .
banned#9
Thanks all. keep them coming :)
#10
On the ciggies front............if you go to gib by car.........drive in........fill up with cheap petrol.........buy your duty free allowance.........park close by outside on a cheap meter............walk back in..........buy more duty free........walk out..........put in car............and so on...........but beware on return to uk only the one lot is allowed........but you take your chances...............
#11
Defo Benalmadena. My nan has an apartment (near cardiac hill lol) so we go every year. Theres lots to do. Marina is lovely. Theres also a doplhin park (selwo i think???). We do Gib as well. Drive in, then leave and park in McDonalds car park and walk back through to airport and buy more duty free etc. In height of summer, you can do this a few times and go unnoticed by the border police ;-)
#12
Take the bus for a day trip up to Ronda - beautiful place, stunning views over the gorge from the Puente Nuevo, interesting bull-ring, number of small free museums and galleries - a couple of which are truly great, and some fab architecture etc. And all in a town small enough to walk around without any need for public transport. You won't regret it.
#13
:thumbsup:Just one thing to keep in mind if you do go down to Gib. Prepare to queue for an hour or more to get back over the border into Spain ( in the car - not on foot if you park across road in Mcdonalds & go back ) . Also (that's 2 things i know) if you are not in a rush save a few quid by going down on the N340 rather than the toll motorway. Takes a bit longer just depends if you want to pay tolls.

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