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Useful information about Benalmadena

We have collected some useful information and phone numbers for you whether you are on a vacation in Benalmadena or are planning to stay longer.

Useful addresses and phone numbers

Emergency numbers
In case of an emergency you can call 112 which is a common phone number for all the rescue services fire, ambulance and police services all over Spain. It's completely free of charge and even works if you don't have a SIM card in your mobile phone. You can also ask for an English speaking operator.
Fire: 112
Police: 112
Ambulance: 112

24 hour pharmacy
Real time updated list of open pharmacies: www.farmacias.com

Hospital de Alta Resolucion de Benalmadena
If you are on vacation in Spain remember to bring your European Health Insurance Card (EHIC). you can order it online from NHS nhs.uk. Hospital de Alta Resolucion de Benalmadena is a hospital with 24 hour attention. If you don't speak Spanish you might want to go with someone who can translate for you.
Adress: Av. Arroyo Hondo, s/n, 29631 Arroyo de La Miel
Phone: (+34) 951 97 60 00
Web: www.hcs.es
Map: Show in Google Maps

Policia Local
Adress: Av. de la Constitución, 67, 29631 Arroyo de la Miel - Benalmádena Costa
Phone: (+34) 952 56 21 42
Map: Show in Google Maps

Policia Nacional
Policia Local is where you can apply for a NIE-number or a residencia. If you need to report a crime, this can be done in English by calling 902 102 112 between 09 a.m. and 9 p.m. After reporting the crime you need to pay a visit to the Police Station to sign the report.
Adress: Calle las Flores, 6, 29631 Arroyo De La Miel-Benalmádena Costa
Phone: (+34) 902 102 112
Web: www.policia.es
Map: Show in Google Maps

British Consulate Malaga
The British Consulate in Malaga is close to the Malaga Train Station Maria Zambrano.
Adress: Calle Mauricio Moro Pareto 2, Edificio Eurocom, 29006 Málaga
Phone: (+34) 952 35 23 00
Web: www.gov.uk
Map: Show in Google Maps

British Consulate General Madrid
Adress: Torre Espacio, Paseo de la Castellana 259D, 28046 Madrid
Phone: (+34) 917 14 63 00
Web: www.gov.uk
Map: Show in Google Maps

Town Hall
At the Town Hall you can register as a citizen of Benalmadena. In Spanish this is called padron or empadronamiento. You need to your bring passport, NIE-number or Residencia documents, and documentation on residence. Remember to always bring two extra copies of all papers. You also need to go to the town hall to obtain a building permit for any type of internal or external improvements on your home, such as tiling, changing windows, painting the walls, refitting your kitchen, building a swimming pool, etc.
Adress: Av. Juan Luis Peralta, 20
Phone: 952 57 98 00
Web: benalmadena.es
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Taxi in Benalmádena
Phone: 952 44 15 45

Taxi in Fuengirola
Phone: 952 471 000

Taxi in Mijas
Phone: 952 478 288

Taxi in Málaga
Phone: 952 04 04 04

Train in Benalmadena
The train between Benalmadena and Málaga has 2-3 departures per hour and has many stops on along the line, among them Fuengirola, Torremolinos and Plaza Mayor. The train takes 32 minutes from Benalmadena to Malaga. In Málaga there are two stations :
Málaga Maria Zambrano is the main train station in Málaga with connections to the rest of Spain. The station has baggage lockers, but these are only open during daytime. The station has a shopping mall with many cafes and restaurants and a bowling hall. The Bus Station is just a few minutes walk from the train station.
Málaga Central is the station closest to the pedestrian shopping street Calle Larios, the Picasso Museum and all attractions that Malaga is known for.
Timetables local train: www.renfe.com
Train Station in Benalmadena on map: Show in Google Maps

Bus
Timetables local buses: avanzabus.com
Timetables inter city buses: portillo.avanzabus.com

Málaga Airport
Málaga Airport
Airport
Málaga Airport is Spain's 4th busiest and is an important hub with many direct connections throughout Europe.
Phone Malaga Airport: (+34) 902 40 47 04
Web: www.airport-malaga.com
Map: Show in Google Maps

Transport to and from the Airport
Taxi: Taxi between the airport and Benalmadena costs about 25 €.
Train: The train between Malaga og Benalmadena stops at the airport. The train has several stations along the line. It takes 19 minutes from Benalmadena to the airport. It is an easy, affordable and comfortable alternative if you are going to or from the airport. The first departure from Benalmadena in the morning is at 06.23 a.m. arriving at 06.43 a.m to the airport. The last train from the airport in the evening departs at 23.42 p.m arriving in Benalmadena exactly at midnight
Bus: If your flight is departing very early or arriving very late at night, the alternatives are taxi or you can book a shuttle bus that costs about 10-12 €. There are several companies offering shuttle bus to Malaga Airport. Two of them are Malaga Shuttle Bus www.malagashuttlebus.com and Hoppa www.hoppa.com. The shuttle bus must be booked minimum 48 hours before departure.

Rental Cars
At rentalcars.com you can compare prices and conditions from various car companies at once and choose the one that suits you best.

Tourist Information
Adress: Av. Antonio Machado, 10, 29631 Benalmádena Costa
Phone: (+34) 952 44 24 94
Web: disfrutabenalmadena.com
Map: Show in Google Maps

Benalmadena Street Market
Benalmadena Street Market

Street Markets
Fuengirola has a great street market where you can buy everything between heaven and earth such as jewellery, clothing, shoes, belts and so on. The market is held every Friday at the parking of Tivoli World. In addition there is a second hand market every Wednesday on the Fair Ground next to Parque Paloma.
Wednesdays: Street Market at the Fair Ground
Fridays: Second hand market at the Fair Ground
Feriaplassen on map: Show in Google Maps
Tivoli World on map: Show in Google Maps

Business Directory
Businesses providing service to expats in Spain: Business Directory

Waste disposal and recycling

In Fuengirola there are communal bins in the pavements and some on the streets where you can dispose of paper, plastic, cartons, paper, glass and organic waste. The bins that are built underground can be used all day, while the large bins with wheels can only be used after 8 p.m. The bins are being emptied every day but not on Sundays and public holidays. Try to avoid using the bins on Sundays and public holidays in order to avoid pests and odours.

Waste sorting:
Black container: Organic
Yellow container: Plastic packaging, milk and juice cartons, cans, plastic bottles
Green container: Glass
Blue container: Carton and paper
Most supermarkets in Spain sell yellow and black waste bags that makes the waste sorting easier in your home.

Most supermarkets in Spain have bins where you can throw old batteries and light bulbs.

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Benalmádena is at first glance a typical seaside resort. The place is a bit coloured by all the tourism and it is densely packed with hotels and pools. Upon closer inspection you will still find that the area also has many other great things to offer. Benalmádena is actually an area composed of three parts: Benalmádena Costa, Benalmádena Pueblo and the town of Arroyo de la Miel, each of which are quite different.

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