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Main Tourist Attractions
One of the main attractions to be found at Arroyo de la Miel is the world
renowned theme park, Tivoli World. The park has over 30 attractions and rides as
well as flamenco dancing shows. It also uses its own currency called “Tivolino”.
In the plaza of Arroyo de la Miel you will find the original paper mill factory,
the reason that the town was first built. Another attraction is the “teleferico”
or cable car rides that take you to the top of Mount Calamorro. The trip takes
about 10 minutes and takes you to a height of 769 metres and on a clear day it
is possible to see the coast of Morocco. In the surrounding area you will find
the “Jardin de las Aguilas”, the Garden of the Eagles, which includes falconry
shows and a Raptor reserve. There is also a large sports centre, pool and one of
the few women only gyms to be found on the coast.
Arroyo de la Miel is the business centre for Benalmadena and there are many
shops, boutiques and family-owned stores to be found in this area. There is a
flea market held at Tivoli World every Wednesday and a boot sale held every
Saturday. The normal market in Arroyo de la Miel is held on a Friday.
Eating out and Nightlife
Due to its close proximity to Malaga which results in more tourists visiting
Arroyo de la Miel, there is a wealth or restaurants, cafés and bars to be found.
There is a lot of English cuisine as many ex-pats have opened bars and
restaurants in Arroyo de la Miel. There are also authentic Spanish cafés serving
Tapas, as well as Chinese restaurants. A great feature of Spanish and some
Chinese restaurants is the “Menu del Dia”; you can eat a three course meal
including a drink for as little as 5 Euros.
Nightlife is vibrant and buzzing in this popular tourist area. You will find
many clubs, bars and nightclubs that are open until the early hours of the
morning. Many clubs are situated in a square fondly known as “24 hour square”.
For a more serene pace, head to the marina where the bars have dance floors
overlooking the moored boats. There is also live music acts performing in this
area of town.