SPAIN ~ BENALMÁDENA: Puerto Marina & Castillo de Bil-Bil

May 20, 2019  •  2 Comments

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Our stay on the Costa del Sol was technically in Torremolinos, but just a few minutes' walk along the Paseo Maritimo (Costa de la Carihuela) brought us to lively Puerto Marina. Though quite touristy, it's still fun to wander around and enjoy the views of the Andalusian coast and marina with millionaire's moored yachts. 

 


PUERTO MARINA


A gorgeous marina, with tons of shops, restaurants, bars and a few other touristy spots thrown in there, it's still the place to be any time of the day or night. The beaches around here vary from wide, sandy stretches to small rocky sections. Home to the Sea Life aquarium and excellent shopping (kind of pricey), it's also one of the coast's best party places when the sun goes down. 

 


CASTILLO DE BIL-BIL


Walking 30 more minutes along the coast brought us to Castillo de Bil-Bil, a beautiful Arab-style building with overlooking the beach. Though it's called a castle, this iconic landmark was really built as private residence in the early 20th century. Odd to see this Moorish building by the sea, and really not much to see inside it. But, I hear, if you pass by here on Saturday, you'll most likely catch a glimpse of a few weddings as this one of the most popular wedding venues in the area. 

 

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Puerto Marina Benalmádena


Sea Life Aquarium, Puerto Marina and the beach in Benalmádena


Beach vibes in Benalmádena


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  Castillo de Bil-Bil in Benalmádena


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Photos taken | written by JENNIFER MAHON


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