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In and around Benalmadena

As well as enjoying all the on-site facilities at Sunset Beach Club, there are many interesting places to visit and things to do within easy reach of the hotel.  Here are a few ideas of what is on offer, mostly just a short drive or taxi ride away.
Our Leisure Desk will be pleased to provide you with more information and update you on the latest attractions...... and can also recommend and book organized Excursions.

Video of Things to Do in and around Benalmádena

Tivoli World Benalmadena costa del sol

Tivoli World

The Costa del Sol's largest tourist attraction is right here in Benalmadena, just a couple of minutes from Sunset Beach Club. Here you will be treated to dare-devil rides, live entertainment, professional shows and plenty of refreshment stops! There is also a special adventure area for younger children.
Casino next to Sunset Beach Club


The Costa del Sol's first casino is only a few hundred metres from Sunset Beach Club, at the five star Torrequebrada Hotel. Dress code is formal, and you will need to take identification with you to enter the casino.
Cable car

Benalmadena Cable Car

Just a few minutes from Sunset Beach Club, you will find the Benalmadena Cable Car, which offers you the chance to see the coast from a different angle, and enjoy spectacular views of the Costa del Sol. At the summit, you can take a donkey ride through the countryside, see a dancing horse exhibition and watch a birds of prey show. An entertaining and educational day out for the whole family.
Aqualand Torremolinos


Sunset Beach Club has two major Aquaparks (Torremolinos and Mijas) only a few minutes away by car. With a large range of rides and pools, there is something for all age groups - from steep shutes for brave teenagers, to gentle wave pools for toddlers.

Bioparc Fuengirola Zoo

A fabulous day out for all the family, this "open-plan" zoo offers visitors the chance to see tigers, crocodiles, monkeys, baboons, hippopotamii, exotic birds and reptiles at close proximity. There are refreshment areas and an adventure area for children. Also open for nocturnal visits in July and August.
Selwo Marina

Selwo Marina

Why not spend a day at Selwo Marina, located in The Paloma Park, just 5 minutes from the hotel, here you can discover all kinds of marine life. Selwo holds Andalucia’s only dolphinarium and ice penguinarium, with exclusive dolphin, sea lion and exotic bird shows. The Selwo Organization also offers a discount price if you buy entrances to all three of their attractions on the Costa del Sol - Tivoli Cablecars, Selwo Aventura, in estepona & Selwo Marina!

Quad Biking

If you enjoy the thrill of off road then why not go quad biking during your holiday? The Costa Del Sol’s dunes of sand, Mediterranean sea and mountains offer a spectacular backdrop for those wishing to explore whilst enjoying the exhilaration of these incredible vehicles! Pick up a leaflet from the Sunset Beach Club Leisure Desk.

Scuba Sunset Style

Why not take advantage of staying so close to the ocean and discover the underwater world of the mediterranean! Sunset Beach Club is a recognized PADI Dive Resort. Renowned for quality customer service, there are courses available for all abilities from beginner to professional.


AquaVista is a tour boat on the Costa del sol with submarine vision offering the opportunity to see both dolphins and fish in their natural habitat. Leaving from Fuengirola Port, just ten minutes away from Sunset Beach Club it is a trip that can be enjoyed by all age groups.
Paloma Park Benalmadena

Paloma Park

Located in the Heart of Benalmadena, just a two minute walk from Sunset Beach Club, Paloma Park offers a relaxing day out for all the family, complete with cafes and picnic areas. There is a lake in the centre of the park with a large water feature giving the area a fresh atmosphere. Also don’t be surprised if during your visit you bump into the odd chicken, rabbit or even turtle!

Donkey Sanctuary

Located 40 minutes from Malaga and also known as El Refugio del Burrito, the donkey sanctuary makes for the perfect way to discover beautiful Spanish countryside whilst enjoying a fun visit that will also help the donkeys. Entrance is free to the donkey sanctuary and the nearby flamingo lake.

Crocodile Park

If you fancy the opportunity to hold a live crocodile then this is the place for you! Complete with baby croc nursery, largest croc in Europe, African fortress and live demonstrations. This is a fascinating day trip to be enjoyed by all.
Costasol Cruceros

Costasol Cruceros

Boat trips from Fuengirola to Benalmadena and Benalmadena to Fuengirola. This submarine vision boat is a great way to travel from port to port, much more original than a taxi and cheaper! The journey lasts approximately 1 hour, giving you the opportunity to sit back, relax and enjoy the scenery.

Selwo Aventura

Selwo Aventura is a unique park in Europe, where nature, animals, adventure & fun all combine to create a fascinating experience. Located in Estepona, Selwo Aventura is easily accessible by bus and approximately 40 minutes from Sunset Beach Club.
City Sightseeing

City Sightseeing

With twelve stops, one at each main attraction offered by Benalmadena, City Sightseeing offers a unique tour of the town. Tickets are valid for 24hours, so you can use them more than once! Whether you’re going to Tivoli or for a wander around Paloma Park, this is a great way to get about!
Museo Picasso

Picasso Museum

Thanks to donations of Picasso’s loved ones we now have the opportunity to discover and experience some of Pablo Picasso’s masterpieces in his hometown of Malaga, just a stones throw from Benalmadena!
El ranchito

El Ranchito

The opportunity to discover Feria del Sur, a spectacular equestrian show, dinner and flamenco, or just the equestrian show. This is a great option for an evening out, as it is located nearby in Torremolinos and also includes hotel transfers.
Mijas diamond

Mijas Diamond & Jewellery Centre

The opportunity to uptake the free excursion to the beautiful white-washed village of Mijas. The trip to the enchanting village accompanied with the tour of the Jewellery & Diamond centre is the perfect combination.
Nerja caves

Nerja Caves

For a fascinating day out Nerja Caves are most definitely a brilliant choice. Situated 35 minutes past Malaga in an Easterly direction, Nerja offers caves which are perfectly situated in the picturesque surroundings of typical Mediterranean villages, full of the unique beauty of Andalucia.

Mini Golf

Perfect holiday fun, a classic activity during your holiday. Located here in Benalmadena, just a five minute walk away is Mini Golf. This is a bargain activity and fun for all of the family. Amenities also include bar and pool table.