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Renting long term in Benalmadena – The Low Down

Benalmadena is very popular with international residents, thanks to the proximity to Malaga city and airport, the many amenities, pretty marina and great coastline. It is a well-developed coastal town, with a well-established expat population, lots to do and see, International and Spanish schools and good public transport routes to Malaga on one side and Fuengirola on the other.

You are spoilt for choice for things to do in Benalmadena, including amusement park Tivoli World, the Selwo Marina and Sealife, a Butterfly Park and Buddhist Temple. You can ride the cable car up to the top of the mountain, for stunning views, an interesting bird of prey show and great walking trails, they even have star gazing on summer evenings. A very popular place is Paloma Park, an oasis of green which is wonderful for a stroll, a picnic, for jogging or cycling, or to enjoy a coffee at the cafe. The marina is pretty and packed with attractions and restaurants, and the long seafront promenade is a great place to stroll.

We have a brilliantly located two bedroom apartment in central Benalmadena, just five minutes’ walk from the marina. It is in a secure community with a communal pool and gardens, and close to everything Benalmadena has to offer. It has two bedrooms, one bathroom, with a terrace and sea views. It is west facing and pets are welcome, this is a great place for someone who wants to be in the centre of everything and to be able to get around easily without a car.

There is a residential area called Arroyo de la Miel, which is a suburb of Benalmadena and is a great place to live as it has a train station, shopping, dining and entertainment options. Here in Arroyo del Miel we have an excellent two bedroom apartment for long term rent. Located in the Las Brisas complex with its swimming pool and children’s play area it is a good choice for families. The apartment is bright and modern with a comfortable lounge and south east facing terrace.

Check out a Benalmadena Area Guide on YouTube

What we love about Benalmadena is its easy access to the fantastic city of Malaga and its airport. The airport is just a 15 minute drive away and there are two trains an hour connecting you to the city and to the airport, so you don’t need a car if you are within walking distance of the station. This same train also goes to Fuengirola and there are good bus routes as well connecting Benalmadena with Torremolinos, Fuengirola and Malaga. You can even cycle to Malaga port in just over an hour! This location gives you incredible flexibility to enjoy all the best attractions and the enviable Costa del Sol lifestyle.

To find out more about living on the Costa del Sol and renting long term please contact us.  We are located near to Benalmadena in La Cala de Mijas and know the coast inside out. We can recommend the best base for your new life in the sun, depending on your requirements and preferences. We also pride ourselves on taking care of our tenants and making sure they have the best experience of renting long term.

Exploring the world from Malaga

Malaga-Airport-DeparturesFollowing on from last month’s post about travelling between the UK and the Costa del Sol, this month we wanted to talk about why living and working on the Costa del Sol is so great if you’re a frequent flyer to other parts of the globe, and tell you why things are getting even better!

Málaga airport offers flights to over 100 destinations in 25 countries, so it’s a brilliant place to live near if you love travel or need it for work. There are a large number of UK airports with direct and low cost flights as we’ve said, as well as over 16 destinations within Spain, but what about if you’re looking for something a little further afield?

You could fly to Bologna in Italy, which was recommended by Rick Stein as a great place for a long weekend for it’s amazing food, charm and beauty and looked amazing. Check out the programme and let us know what you think?

Or what about visiting the place where east meets west – Istanbul, to shop ‘til you drop in the huge bazaar, visit the Blue Mosque and take a boat down the Bosphorus? You can have a romantic break in Paris or Venice, or sample the delights of Salzburg or Sofia, all from Malaga airport!

We’re thrilled to see that Delta has also resumed their direct flights between Malaga and New York, after testing the route last summer.  The flights are daily and due to be running all year round, offering an amazing 2,700 weekly seats in 2016. Prices start from under 800€ return, find out more and book on the Delta Airlines website.

If you don’t see the destination you want from Malaga, check the flights from Madrid or from London, as this gives you much more flexibility and options. It can also be cheaper than a direct flight, so shop around. Remember as well, that on the Costa del Sol you’re not far from Gibraltar, Seville, Jerez and Granada airports, so make sure you check out all the options. We’d recommend Skyscanner for finding the best deals, you can find some amazing bargains if you’re flexible with when you travel!

If proximity to the airport is important to you, we’d recommend placing yourself on the train line from Malaga to Fuengirola, as this will give you the easiest route in. Renting long term in Benalmadena is a good option if you want to have everything on your doorstep, a strong international community, great schools, medical facilities and things to do.

This two bed Benalmadena apartment is an excellent choice, as it’s great value for money, in a quiet secure complex above the town itself, yet with good transport links down to the centre. The complex has a swimming pool and it is within walking distance of a 4* hotel with great facilities. From just 525€ per month as a long term rental, it would make an excellent and affordable base close to the airport for frequent flyers. Let us know if we can help you find the perfect long term rental on the Costa del Sol!