Benalmadena Visitors Guide and Forum

A Walk in Benalmadena and Arroyo de la Miel

This walk will take you past many of the places of interest that Arroyo de la Miel and Benalmadena Costa can offer the tourist. We will commence in Arroyo as then the majority of the walk will be downhill. We start on Avenida del Manantial which is the home of Tivoli World, a small and compact fun park. Immediately outside the parks entrance is the Teleferico (Cable Car), which will take you to the summit of Mont Calamorro. The resorts main market is held in Tivoli World car park on Friday mornings.
With your back to the entrance to Tivoli, walk down the hill into Avenida del Tivoli. Turn left and left again when you reach a roundabout into Avenida de la Estacion. Follow this road until you pass the train station on your left and cross the road at the pedestrian crossing. Keep walking along Avenida de la Estacion and you will see a pedestianised street named Blas Infante. Turn into this and take the second turning on the left. This will lead you into Fountain Square or Plaza Espana.
The square has some fine restaurants including the supposedly haunted Fountain Bar. Leave the square by the lower exit and on your right you will see one of the original paper mills that was Arroyo's main industry at one time. This has now been enlosed in a new Plaza named Tribuna. When you reach the road, Calle de Andalucia, turn left and continue until it reaches Avenida de Federico Garcia Lorca.
Turn right into Avenida de Federico Garcia Lorca and cross the road at the pedestrian crossing. Keep on the left hand side and walk down the hill. You will then pass the new indoor swimming pool and ice rink on your right. When you reach the Mercadona supermarket on your right, cross the road at the crossing and continue down the hill. Just past a petrol garage you will see the entrance to Paloma Park on your right. Have a stroll around this wonderful park, and if needed, refreshments can be obtained at one of the three cafes.
Leave the park at the exit next to the thatched roof café / bar into Avenida de Rocio Jurado. Turn right and walk a little way up the hill until you reach the Selwo Marina on your left. Dolphin and sea lion displays are held here daily. Now retrace your steps and go back down Avenida de Rocio Jurado This will take you down to the main road, (CN 340), and the seafront.
Cross the main road and slightly to your left you will see the famous landmark of Bil-Bil castle. Walk past the castle and you will notice a slope going down to the seafront. This is the start of the promenade, or paseo. You will now stay on the paseo until you reach the far end, which is just short of the marina. You will pass many bars and restaurants on the way if you need something to eat or drink. Go up the steps, and at the top turn right going past the Sealife Center until you reach Benalmadenas jewel in the crown, the fantastic Puerto Marina.
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