Villas for Sale in Benalmadena – Which area is right for you?

Posted by Daniel Martinez in Areas of Benalmadena, Before Property Purchase, Spanish Property Tax | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Here we provide information on the different areas in Benalmadena where you will find Villas for sale.  For Each area we give an approximate time in driving to the beach and amenities , as well as an approx year of build for villas in the area. NOTE Please also refer to our section on Purchase Costs, as there are differents rate of tax applicable depending on the price of the villa.

Benalmadena can be divided into three main areas, these are as follows:

  • Benalmadena Pueblo
  • Arroyo de la Miel
  • Benalmadena Costa


Benalmadena Pueblo(apx 10min drive to beach)

The Pueblo is ideal place for those who like a real community feel which is typical of an Andalucian village. The centre of the pueblo is really composed of village townhouses with little parking, no terraces and no community pools, which in my opinion is a good thing because it means that the heart of the pueblo should maintain its Spanish presence and therefore Spanish tapas bars, restaurants etc which it what make the Centre of the Pueblo so charming and a real piece of Andalucian Village.  The areas in the Benalmadena Pueblo where you will find villas for sale will be in the following Urbanisations: Rancho Domingo (5-10 minute walk to Pueblo and Villas date back to 1970s but here you will find some of the largest luxury villas or mansions around), La Vista (this area of villas is immediately adjacent to Rancho Domingo and immediately below the Pueblo, distance to pueblo 1-10 minute walk and here some villas were built in 1980´s but there are a few built a little later), Casablanca (this area is considered rather exclusive and villas built around 2006. Casablanca villas are around 5-10 minute walk to Pueblo).

The area of La Capellania and El Higueron are sometimes categorised by some agents as Benalmadena Pueblo but are really about a 25 minute walk away.  The villas for sale in La Capellania and Higueron tend to range in age, but the area originally dates back to early 80´s, but there are a fair number of newer build.


Arroyo de la Miel (apx 8 mins drive to beach)

This area is below and East of Benalmadena Pueblo.  It can really be regarded at the “Town Centre” of Benalmadena with its high streets and good sense of residence and shopping activity ALL YEAR round.  There is also a useful Train station on the main high street.  The trains tend to run every half hour and stops include Malaga Centre , the Airport and Fuengirola amongst many aother stops in between. The downside of property hunting in Arroyo de la Miel is that the property here tends to be quite old and therefore many apartments located close to centre may not have community pools and/or be a bit dated. Nevertheless its a good place to live given that the beach is not that far and shops/restaurants galore in this immediate vicinty. If you are looking for a Villa for sale in Arroyo de la Miel…..Good luck!  there tend to be very few villas located close to Arroyo de la Miel Centre!  However, you may find the Urbanisations of Veracruz, Monte Alto and Santangelo good options for a Villa. (Click here for Villas on Sale in Veracruz) Each of these areas are a very short drive to Arroyo centre , or even a short walk away.  Santangelo Villas tend to be fairly recent in their year of build but many of the villas there although some modern and new tend to have plots of around 500m2 and rarely will you find a flat plot there.  However the views from this area to the sea are spectacular. Many of the villas in Veracruz and Montealto date back to 1980´s and there are few new builds in the area but beacuse of this, the area have much charm.


Benalmadena Costa

Benalmadena Costa is referred to generally by most as the whole coastline of Benalmadena.  However, when you see some properties described as Benalmadena Costa by some agencies it doesnt neccesarily mean that it is walking distance to the beach, so please take this with a pinch of salt!  I always like to give my clients a good description of Benalmadena Costa, dividng it into different areas.  The villas for sale in Benalmadena Costa can vary in price dramatically depending on the area.  Here are the main areas of Benalmadena Costa:

Central Areas (Close to Amenities (walking distance) etc)

Distant from Central Main Amenities (not practical walking distance)

  • Nueva Torrequebrada (lower)
  • Torremuelle
  • La Perla
  • Carvajal

Villas for Sale in Benalmadena Costa tend to be located closer to Puertomarina or in the the area directly above Palm tree avenue.  An exclusive area of luxury villas with some for sale in the area of Torrequebrada.  Other villas on sale can also be found in Torremuelle, La Perla and just above Carvajal in Torremar.

If you are unsure of which area suites you best please drop us an email or comment and we will be happy to help.


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