Benalmadena is uniquely divided into 3 main areas, Benalmadena Costa which is focused on tourism due to being “by the seaside”, Arroyo de la Miel (Translates to “Stream of Honey”) which is much more like a modern town centre and shopping area with many stores and restaurants surrounding the main street, Avenida Constitution, and a little up the hill past Tivoli World there lies Benalmadena Pueblo, an ancient white village dating back over a thousand years and many of the original buildings still remain as at times it seems one or two of the original residents are still sitting in the Tapas Bars as people seem to live forever here.

There are fashionable retailers, specialist and designer shops, small fruit and veg stores, high street bakers and butchers and the widest variety of opportunities to spend your hard earned money throughout Benalmadena together with regular Wednesday and Friday markets for those who love a good rummage and picking up a bargain.

In the main, both the fashionable retailers and Kiss Me Quick hats are on the costa and in Arroyo, the real shopping centre is Arroyo whilst the Pueblo mostly services tourism and local residents with limited retailers, many nice places to eat and drink, one major brand food retailer (ALDI) and the odd specialist shop.