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The Nearest Village is Benalmadena pueblo, within walking distance of the house where you can chose between 20 great restaurants, tapas bars and cafes, shop for groceries and souvenirs and wander the streets appreciating the decoration and arquitecture of a village which has won awards for its beauty. There are wine bars, delis, cake and pastry cafes, ice cream and terrace bars to while away your evenings enjoying the views and people watching.

The Beaches in the vicinity are lovely and apart from July and august when the weekends are very busy with locals, are quite unpacked. There are great beach bars for lunch. Try Parador 2, just next to the Hotel Playabonita for a fabulous paella, bbq sardinas and fresh seafood.

If you like adventure holidays, we have a neighbour who guides hiking into the Andalucía countryside, and will take groups to the Caminito del Rey near Alora or for a dunk splash and picnic to the waterfalls and rock pools if you fancy a day away from the coast. (Needs to be arranged in advance navita16@hotmail.com telephone number is 0034 650586691.)

To make the most of your stay at the villa we really encourage you to hire a car. If you are booking directly with us ( i.e. not through 3rd party agencies like Booking.com) we include 1 group c car in the rental price. This will seat 5 people. If you are a larger group we can provide a second car for; 145€ per week in the winter months. 1 November to 31 March ( excluding Christmas and Easter)
170€ per week April, May and October and 185€ per week Christmas, Easter, June, July, August and September.

Ferias and Fiestas.

Easter: There are processions in Benalmádena Pueblo and Arroyo de la Miel during the Holy Week, among which is outstanding the Virgen de la Soledad on Friday night that takes place in complete silence. Another outstanding event is the staging of the Passion of Christ “El Paso” in the hills of Benalmádena, where residents of the municipality become actors for one day.

Corpus Christi: This festival with variable date in Benalmádena Pueblo takes on a particularly beautiful atmosphere. The neighbors decorate the balconies and adorn the main streets of town with carpets of fresh flowers and herbs, where later passes by the procession. Is may / June

San Juan, June, 23/24. Bonfires are lit on all the beaches of Benalmádena, where entire families gather and friends are celebrating until dawn. In Arroyo de la Miel are burned “juas”, paper dolls made from old rags. Next to the Bil-Bil castle there are usually concerts and fireworks at midnight.

The Fiesta de la Virgen de la Cruz, around August 15 in Benalmadena Pueblo, begins with a breakfast of sweets handed out by the women of the community Virgen de la Cruz, followed by a party for the children, dancing, singing and free food for attendees.

Arabian Souk, around the second weekend of September in Benalmadena Pueblo. In the vicinity of the Calle Real is taking place a large Arab market with tents, setting, Arabic music, crafts, workshops, storytelling, dance, theater, games for all ages from 7 pm to 1 am.
Tourist Day, variable dated, which pays homage to the foreigners who have visited the city over the years, with food, music and cultural performances.

Tourist Day, variable dated, which pays homage to the foreigners who have visited the city over the years, with food, music and cultural performances.

We recommend you check google for exact dates to not be disappointed.

Castillo de Colomares, The Colomares Castle known locally as ‘Castillo de Colomares’, in Benalmadena, is one of the most fascinating tourist attractions the municipality has to offer. It’s not really a castle, it is a monument dedicated to the life and adventures of Christopher Colombus. The castle was built between 1987 and 1994 by Dr Esteban Martín Martín, a medical practitioner from the United States. Dr Esteban, amazed by the lack of homage and information afforded to this great explorer, set about creating a castle that would represent a suitable honour to the discovery of the Americas by Christopher Colombus.

This is the view from the front of the villa!