Benalmádena, Steep Stroll to the Sea

IMG_0653From the train station it was a pretty easy downhill stroll to the waterfront in Benalmádena. Once there we found lots of restaurants (many were closed for the season) including a great place on the promenade where fresh sardines were served hot off the grill and the fixed price menu was good value for a decent meal.

Benalmádena is lovely and appeared to have a few tourists enjoying the restaurants and shops that were still open. As I walked along I could imagine the patios and promenades filled and overflowing, beach volleyball games, and fun in the beautiful turquoise water. But in mid-December it reminded me of Vancouver’s White Rock Beach after summer has ended, pretty quiet and kind of deserted.

The marina is something to see with yachts moored in a lagoon area surrounded by hotels, restaurants and shops. I can imagine how vibrant this area must be in the busy summer season.

A short taxi ride uphill to the train station and we were back in Málaga in less than an hour. Another option is to take the catamaran ferry from Málaga, which I’m sure would be fabulous.IMG_0645 IMG_0646 IMG_0647 IMG_0648 IMG_0649 IMG_0650 IMG_0652  IMG_0654


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