Benalmadena, geographically situated between Torremolinos and Málaga, constitutes one of the most important population centres of the Costa del Sol, reaching at peak summer season a population of over 60,000. There exists three urban centres which confer a special identity to Benalmádena: On the mountain, is Benalmádena- Pueblo, origin and head of the town that, even today, maintains the peaceful and serene character of Andalucian mountain towns.

Nearer the coast is situated Arroyo de la Miel, real commercial and business centre which, with an unstoppable growth, constitutes one of the most vigorous zones in the area. Lastly, adjacent to the seaside and centred around an extensive promenade, is Benalmádena- Costa, great traditional, cosmopolitan place with magnificent leisure and recreation on offer in which its maritime yachting harbour, which has more than 1.000 berths, stands out.