Views from above are always stunning. To see the roofs of city buildings make you feel like you’re on top of the world and to look down the valley from a mountain top let’s you believe the whole country is yours.
In Benálmedena there is a way to experience this sensation, with one considerable twist: you are in a cable car and, if you are lucky, you even get to see the coast of North Africa. The cable car in Benámadena starts in the Arroyo de la Miel, one of the three urban districts of the municipality of Benalmádena that is also home to the Tivoli amusement park. This experience will let you enjoy a ride of about 15 minutes up to the summit of Mount Calamorro, one of the highest viewing points of the Costa del Sol with a height of nearly 800 meters above sea level. The cable car cabins hold 4 people each, making it the perfect excursion for a family or group of friends. If you don’t have any fear of heights, this is an incredible experience. As you dangle above the ground you have spectacular views not just on the town of Benálmadena. And on top it’s even better! Here await breathtaking panoramic views of the Costa del Sol, the Sierra Nevada, of Malaga to the east and Fuengirola to the west. And with a little bit of luck with the weather you are guaranteed to spot Gibraltar and the Moroccan coast; even letting you sneak a peak on a different continent!
At the summit of Calamorro mountain you can also find a bar and restaurant for some up-in-the-sky refreshments. And you can learn and discover more about different birds of preys in the exhibitions with hawks, eagles, owls and vultures. There are some surprises in store for the traveler of the Monte Calamorro except for the extraordinary scenery: Sometimes there are even falconry shows and horse-riding exhibitions, whose incredible backdrop is the sky and the Mediterranean. If you think you are not high up in the sky enough, there are also several hiking paths up to the top of the mountain and leading to different viewpoints.
One of the most original leisure facilities on the Costa del Sol, the Teleférico is definitely worth a ride. You have absolutely exceptional views on the Costa del Sol and a fun ride in the sky at that.
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