1 Bedroom Apartment Acuario Benalmadena

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For rent is a fully refurbished one bedroom apartment Benalmadena in the Acuario apartment block in the heart of Benalmadena close to all amenities.With Bonanza Square with all it’s bars and restaurants 2 minutes walk away from our 1 bedroom self catering apartment in Benalmadena costa.

What’s on offer

Totally new fitted kitchen with gas hob and electric oven,fridge,toaster kettle and micro wave oven

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The flat sleeps 4 people comfortably having a double sofa bed in the lounge as well as the 2 beds in the bedroom. Making it perfect for families looking for self catering holiday let in Benalmadena Costa Andalucia

Spacious bedroom with double fitted wardrobe and chest of draws.

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Plenty of storage space for all your family’s clothes

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The bathroom has both a bath and shower so you can choose to have a good soak in the bath or a quick shower which ever suits your needs

Fully refurbished bathroom with shower & bath vanity unit and large mirror.

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Bath and shower with safety glass screen.

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The holiday rental apartment in benalmadena has a large lounge area with large sofa dining table with 4 chairs, TV and telephone for recieving incoming calls only.Double patio doors leading onto the balcony where you have sea and pool views and to the right you have views of Arroyo and the mountains.

Lounge area of the apartment, the sofa folds out to make 2 single beds

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The  block has a large pool area with food kiosk shared with it’s sister block Pisces.The block also has 24 hr reception with receptionist with switch board for incoming calls.app88

View from balcony of pool area

Exclusive pool and garden area (open 15th May – 15th Oct).

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The apartment has Sky Tv installed so you can still watch your favourite UK TV programmes

 

 

Take a look at the video to see the attractions on offer

 

There is map below with apartment address just click on the red marker then click on directions,you can then print out for future reference.
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Video and tourist information about the resort

 

Dolphin show

Selwo Safari Park

 

Our self catering flat  on Spains Costa Del Sol is a perfect holiday letting property for holiday makers wanting the freedom to come and go as you please, not tied to hotel meal times. The rental is perfect for families as it sleeps up to 4 people. It also has a fully fitted kitchen with electric oven microwave and washing machine for those who like to eat in, there are many supermarkets and shops close by to purchase your food stuffs.

 

For those who would prefer to eat out when staying in the resort you are very close to many restaurants, the great thing when renting a self catering holiday apartment  is that if you do choose to eat out is the fact that meals are really cheap to buy compared to other holiday resorts. The resort really does offer great value for money on food and drinks when you take a holiday rental apartment in Benalmadena

 

Some great reasons to visit Gibraltar this year

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Stand on top of The Rock and you feel as if you are on top of the world. Europe is at your feet, Africa fills one horizon, while the gates to the Mediterranean and the Atlantic are on either side. Be sure to take the cable car from alongside the Alameda Gardens. Once at the top, you will find three terraces, each offering a unique viewpoint over the stunning surroundings. Beneath you will see two continents, two bodies of water and three countries!

Wildlife

In a den high on the Rock live Gibraltar’s most famous residents, the Barbary Macaques, the only wild primates in Europe. Friendly, charming and inquisitive, the Macaques have lived on the Rock for centuries. In the seas around Gibraltar the diversity of life is just as great, with flying fish and pods of leaping dolphins.

Entertainment

Casemates Square, in the heart of Gibraltar’s shopping district is filled with fashionable outdoor restaurants, cafés and bars, and is the hub of nightlife in Gibraltar. The newly constructed leisure centre offers a wide range of entertainment facilities for all the family.

Beaches

For such a small destination, visitors are pleasantly surprised to hear that Gibraltar has six beaches around its shoreline. Throughout the year a delightful sub-tropical climate of pleasant winters, exquisite springs and shining summers make the beaches and nearby waterfront restaurants a popular attraction.

Excursions

In addition to the attractions Gibraltar has to offer, it is also the perfect base from which to explore nearby Spain and Morocco. Estepona’s fascinating Sunday morning market is a popular trip, along with ancient Seville and the famous marina of Puerto Banus in Marbella. A short ferry crossing will take you to Morocco, where you buy spices and bag a bargain in the souk.

Adventure Sports and Activities for Thrill Seekers Visiting Andalucia

Having over 330 days of sunshine each year and having an abundance of mountains, hills, gorges, lakes, rivers, sea, forests, steep cliffs and rock faces, Andalucia is the ideal destination for those seeking adventure sports and outdoor activities.

From June to September with temperatures reaching highs of 35C., the beaches are bustling with visitors sunbathing, swimming and enjoying the variety of water sport facilities available along the coast.

During the winter months between mid November through to April, visitors can enjoy the facilities of the most southern ski resort in Europe on the Sierra Nevada mountain range. Sierra Nevada2This stunning destination has a number of runs suitable for the first time skier and more challenging ones for the advanced or more accomplished skier. The views from the upper slopes down to the coast are breathtaking.

The rocky, mountainous terrain of Andalucia make the region ideal for those that enjoy hiking or mountain biking. There are a multitude of mountain tracks and trails which meander through forests and national park areas offering tranquility and the opportunity to see nature and wildlife away from the hustle and bustle of the coastal regions. Those seeking even more adventurous and challenging activities may wish to try pot-holing, mountaineering, rock climbing or caving. All of these activities are popular in this region of Spain, and some of the best conditions in Europe can be found here.

 

There are numerous areas that offer challenging rock faces for climbers, many of which are in the region of El Chorro and the lakes near Alora. el chorroMountain biking in this area is also a popular persuit with its winding roads through valleys and mountain trails.

 

With its beautiful coastline and lakes, Andalucia is a haven for water sports enthusiasts. With the combination of crystal clear waters and wonderful climate, the region makes for an ideal destination to enjoy a multitude of water based activities such as scuba diving, snorkelling, kayaking, canoeing, windsurfing, waterskiing, and kitesurfing. Tarifa, in the Cadiz province, is a world-class wind and kite surfing location, due to its strong winds from the Atlantic and superb summer climate.

 

Whatever adventure sporting activity you enjoy, the Andalucian region of southern Spain has something to satisfy the tastes of everyone.

 

 

 

Walking and Trekking in Sierra Nevada

The mountain range and surrounding areas in the Spanish southern region of Andalucia offers stunning, often breathtaking scenery and a huge selection of options for hiking and numerous other outdoor activities. As well as the National Park itself, there are vast areas of beautiful unspoiled countryside to explore as well as scenic white villages. The nearby historic city of Granada with its AlhambraPalace is well worth a visit.

As you ascend up from Granada, verdant river valleys and pine forests open up to seemingly barren mountain ranges. From here there are stunning views of the surrounding countryside and Granada, and on a clear day you can see across the Mediterranean to Morocco.210534

One of the most attractive and appealing aspects of walking in the peaks is the peace, quiet and seclusion. Due to the huge expanse of the national park you can spend a whole day hiking along the trails without encountering anyone. Covering 85,883 hectares, the Sierra Nevada National Park is the biggest national park in Spain. A further 89,966 hectares are designated as natural park land, giving a total protected area of 174,849 hectares.

The highest peaks of Mulhacen, Alcazaba and Veleta can have a significant covering of snow from late November to mid May, and the north side of Veleta is home to the ranges ski station.

The park is incredibly rich in plant and wild life, many species unique to the area. You may encounter a variety of birds, lizards, and possibly an occasional ibex as well as a selection of rare plants and flowers.

East of Granada

Situated between the Sierra Nevada and the Sierra de Huetor are a couple of peaceful river valleys separated by high ridges which in winter and spring offer excellent views of the snow capped mountains.

In the valleys there are orchards with a spectacular variety of fruit trees. These include walnut, almond, apple, pear, fig, pomegranate, cherry, orange, lemon, and apricot. This area is very close to Granada and is well served by Andalucias regional bus network making it easy to access the various villages within the area making it possible to carry out one-way walks.

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With its pretty white-washed villages, citrus groves and large reservoir, this has made the area very popular with both residents and tourists. The GR-7 long-distant walking route runs through the valley but there are numerous other possible trails. Its location between the sea, the Alpujarras and Granada makes the Lecrin valley easily accessible and as the walks are always within easy reach of the villages, refreshments are always close at hand.

Sierra de HuetorNaturalPark

The undulation, forest-clad landscape of the Sierra de Huetor offer some relatively short and simple routes, perfect for families and those who want to enjoy some beautiful scenery without over exerting themselves. The park is situated a short distance north-west of Granada and offers excellent views of the Sierra Nevada. Many of the trails are marked out which helps prevent getting lost.

Sierra de Alhama, Tejeda y AlmijaraNaturalPark

With dramatic rock formations, waterfalls and crystal clear rivers, these three adjoining mountain ranges make a great location for trekking. There is also a large abundance of wildlife including ibex, and for the ornithologists, a huge variety of birds including birds of prey. Straddling the border of the provinces of Granada and Malaga, this large national park can be accessed from Granada, Malaga or Antequera.

 

 

 

 

650 km Malaga Walking Routes

The 650-kilometre circular walking and cycle routes throughout the province of Malaga were almost two-thirds complete as of November 2013. The Nerja to Ronda section is already open for use with more due to be opened soon.chillar river

 

To date work is finished or almost complete on 23 stretches totalling 420 kilometres. The northern arc of the route from Nerja to Ronda consists of 19 stretches totalling 358 kilometres, while the four stretches that make up the 61 kilometre Guadalhorce valley region will be ready for opening within the next couple of weeks.

 

The remaining 17 stretches which make up the southern arc route returning from Ronda to Nerja will take a little longer due to their location in more densely developed areas. Signposting is currently underway for four of these stretches between Rincon de la Victoria and Nerja.4538611-In_Las_Alpujarras-Nerja

 

The entire 650 kilometre route is expected to be fully opened and ready for use by the end of 2013.

 

The route incorporates existing trail, tracks, historic livestock corridors or royal right-of-ways, riverbank paths, and in urban zones, pavements or walkways. The route will also be equipped with 13,000 way-finding or informational signs and 1,300 trail markers.

 

The route passes through some70 per cent of the province’s towns.

 

Meanwhile one Costa town, Benalmadena, has launched its own plan to promote hiking trails as a tourist attraction. Having six hiking routes in the local sierra, efforts are being made to boost new segments in the tourism sector in order to provide year round activities rather than focusing only on the traditional sun and beach holiday destination.

 

Do you enjoy walking and hiking in the countryside? Although better known as a sun and beach holiday destination, Benalmadena also offers many fun and entertaining activities during the quieter winter months. Two of those activities are walking and hiking.

Benalmadena actually boasts an impressive network of natural walking routes and trails from which you can experience unbelievable views of the Costa del Sol and beyond.

These routes are spread over the Municipality’s vast expanse which stretches into the hills and mountains behind Benalmadena Pueblo and Arroyo de la Miel. The town hall has actually been promoting these walking routes at recent travel trade fairs and has also invested in maintenance and cleaning-up of the 6 routes it recommends.

Below we’ve put together a quick guide and summary of Benalmadena’s six walking routes with approximate distances and difficulty levels.

Route 1: Arroyo de los Muertos

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This route has two variants, ‘Calamorro’ and ‘Ermita’.

Calamorro Route

Distance: Approx. 3.5 km

Difficulty Level: Low

Starts from: Arroyo de la Miel

The route starts off from just behind the Miguel Hernández Public school (see map above). You’ll make your way through a tunnel under the motorway and head up the mountain. Soon you’ll come to a crossing; heading left will take you to the ermita (chapel) – See below – and if you take the trail on the right you’ll go all the way to the top of the Calamorro mountain (where the cable car stops). Those of you who have taken the cable car will know that the views from here are simply spectacular – and well worth the hike ;-)

Ermita Route

Distance: Approx. 2 km

Difficulty: Medium

Starts from: Arroyo de la Miel

Starts from the same place as the above ‘Calamorro Route’. You won’t go all the way to the top of the mountain following this route but the views from the ermita (chapel) are equally impressive. The last part of the route is a little steep, hence the reason for giving it a ‘medium’ difficulty level.

Route 2: Los Leñadores

Screenshot_75Distance: Approx. 2.5 km

Difficulty: Medium

Starts from: Benalmádena

Access to this route is from the A-368 road joining Torremolinos and Benalmadena (Km 7). This is another short route with an easier start on tarmac until you reach the Benalmádena quarry; the next couple of hundred metres is quite steep until you clear the quarry. From that point on it’s more of a gentle climb to the Puerto Viejo area near the top of the mountain.

The highlights of this route are the views over the town of Benalmádena.

Route 3: El Quejigal

Screenshot_76Distance: Approx. 3 km

Difficulty: Low

Starts from: Benalmadena

Route 3 (R-3) starts from a sharp corner on the A-368 road (very near to the start of Route 2). You’ll make your way through a viaduct under the motorway and head up through a pine forest. Follow the trail all the way up to the area known as El Quejigal, an area of great ecological value.

You’ll be able to see different species of eagles hunting for prey as well as mountain goats climbing the rocky walls of the mountain.

Route 4: Tajo de la Sabia

Screenshot_77Distance: Approx. 3.5 km

Difficulty: Medium

Starts from: Benalmadena Pueblo

The route starts from Benalmadena Pueblo (see map) and has a choice of two trails, one taking you through a pine forest and the other a more direct route up the mountain.

As you near the summit, you’ll go through what is perhaps one of the more densely populated pine forests in the area; a great place to stop and enjoy the peace and tranquility :-)

Route 5: Mina de la Trinidad

Screenshot_78Distance: Approx. 6 km

Difficulty: Medium

Starts from: Benalmadena

More or less one kilometre from Benalmadena Pueblo (heading towards Mijas) on the A-368 road there’s a trail on the right hand side; this is the start of the Route 5.

This route takes you past an old mine (Mina de la Trinidad). Although dangerous and only recommended for experienced hikers, you can go into the mine which has various galleries with geological formations.

The rest of the route is a steady climb to the ‘Cerro del Moro’ where you can stop and contemplate the breathtaking views over the Costa del Sol and, on a clear day, over towards Gibraltar and North Africa. This is also the start of Route 6 which we talk about next.

Route 6: Los Cazadores

Screenshot_79Distance: Approx. 4.5 km

Difficulty: Low

Starts from: Benalmadena (Cerro del Moro)

This route starts at an altitude of over 900 metres and takes you on a gentle downward slope along the mountain ridge towards the Puerto Viejo area. Due to its location, this route actually joins on to many of the other routes mentioned above (see map).

You can join Route 1 here and challenge yourself by climbing the steep trail (150m change in altitude) up to the top of the Calamorro Mountain; as mentioned earlier, the views from here are spectacular making it the ideal spot for a great photo! :-)

A few Recommendations

If you’re planning on exploring one of these amazing routes, there’s just a few things you need to keep in mind in order to make your walk more enjoyable and help look after the environment.

  • Use comfortable footwear (boots or trainers)
  • Protect yourself from the weather conditions
  • Respect the environment (no camping, no motor vehicles, no camp fires or barbecues allowed)
  • Do not leave litter
  • Respect the plants and flowers (Do not cut flowers)
  • Avoid fire risks (Do not smoke)
  • Always walk on the paths

We certainly hope you wont need them, but just in case, here are some of the emergency service numbers to call in case of accident or medical emergency:

Emergencies: 112

Local Police: 092 or 952 562 142

Fire department: 080 or 952 563 429

Protección Civil: 952 562 655

So what do you think, will you be attempting one of these fabulous walking and hiking routes the next time you are in Benalmádena? Have you already been on one of these walks? Let us know in the comments below.