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A firm favourite with Brits abroad for half a century, Benalmádena lies in the middle of a built-up coastal sprawl that starts in Malaga and spreads 30 miles west of it along the Costa del Sol. The town’s extraordinary tourist development kicked off in the 1960s and shows no sign of abating, particularly in Benalmádena Costa – the central resort area, dominated by leisure complexes, timeshares and apartment blocks. Some respite can still be found though, particularly in the relatively tranquil original mountain village of Benalmádena Pueblo. The town is largely aimed at families, but there are still plenty of resorts, boutique hotels and B&Bs to choose from, including more romantic, intimate options away from the coast. Whether your holiday hotel fancies turn to a traditional Andalusian town house, a five-star bijou boutique bolthole or a sleek and tranquil adults-only resort, our selection of the best accommodation in Benalmádena should help.