Things To Do When You Visit Benalmadena in December & January

Things to do in Benalmadena in December and January

We all know Benalmadena is a popular holiday destination in the high-season Spring and Summer months. However, this gorgeous part of Spain is also fantastic to visit in the quieter Winter months.

We’ve put together a list of great things you can do when you visit Benalmadena in December and January. Whilst we’ve recommended things in the Benalmadena area, we have also ventured a little further afield with some must-do’s in neighbouring Malaga city, especially over the Christmas period… you can thank us later!


A Summer of Culture in Benalmadena

Culture in the streets of Benalmadena

During the months of July and August, Benalmadena town hall has once again organized a special programme called “Cultura en la Calle” (Culture in the streets), an impressive selection of free cultural shows in different locations around the municipality (Benalmadena Pueblo, Arroyo de la Miel and Benalmadena Costa): Plaza Adolfo Suárez, Los Nadales Fairground, Arroyo de la Miel Fairground, Plaza la Mezquita, Alle Las Flores, Plaza de las Tres Culturas, Paloma Park and the area in front of Bil-Bil Castle (just a few minutes walk from Sunset Beach Club).


Prison Island: Benalmadena’s Most Popular Adventure Attraction is back!

Prison Island BenalmadenaIf you enjoy adventure games and challenges then you’re going to love Benalmadena’s fabulous adventure attraction: Prison Island!

After being closed for the last 2 years due to the pandemic, this fun attraction is once again open to the public! And  they’ve updated many of the cells and games to create new challenges 🙂

Located in Benalmadena Marina’s main shopping centre, this fun attraction promises hours of fun and adventure for all the family (from 9 to 99 years of age!). Based on hit TV show ‘Fort Boyard’ the Prison Island experience requires participants to work in teams to solve tricky challenges and tasks in a series of ‘cells’ in order to collect the maximum number of points. These challenges require a series of skills including physical, mental and tactical.

A visit to Prison Island is the perfect activity for a fun family outing. Work together as a team to solve problems and earn the maximum number of points. (more…)

Laser Island: Enjoy a Game of Laser Tag in Benalmadena

Laser Island in BenalmadenaOur friends from Prison Island, the adventure park and ‘escape room’ in the Marina, have recently re-opened Laser Island, a Laser Tag theme park based on a galactic battle which is ideal for all age groups. The park has been closed for the past two years due to the pandemic, but we’re delighted to report that they are open again!

Equipped with latest-generation vests and laser guns, you’ll be able to choose from a selection of different game options: In teams, everyone against everyone, trying to obtain the maximum number of possible points or capturing the opposing team’s flags.

The guys at Laser Island highlight the importance of teamwork. Don’t let yourself get trapped, hide well, chase your opponents and most importantly… Don’t shoot your own teammates! (more…)