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Arroyo de la Miel
Although at one time a seperate village Arroyo de la Miel now forms one of the three districts that make up the township of Benalmadena. It is situated between the coast and Benalmadena Pueblo.
The town is a lively town and consists of many winding streets and pretty plazas. It has a large British expat community and along with Torremolinos was one the first resorts to be developed in the late 50’s and 60’s being closest to airport and Malaga train station.
The plaza de Espana is a delightful square with a spectacular fountain. The square used to be the nucleus of the town and can be accessed through the 18th century Portal de San Carlos, this bears the coat of arms of the towns founder Felix Solesio, who was in fact an Italian Impresario, who purchased a small farm so that he could then build paper factories that would supply the royal household.
The original expansion of the town and its population began with the exploitation of the Muscatel grape, to be used in the fortified wines of the region, until a plague of the grape destroyed the crop in the 19th century.
Arroyo de la Miel was reasonably static from then until the growth in the 1950’s.
It is the home of the Tivoli World amusement park, this consists of some tropical gardens, plazas featuring wild west shows and many amusement park rides. There are also plenty of restaurants and theatres showing cabaret type performances, artiste impersonators and childrens entertainment.
Over the top of Tivoli world runs the Telecabina (Cable Car) which takes you up to the top of the highest mountain, Mount Calamorro in the Malaga Province. From this vantage point there are many trails throughout this natural beauty spot.
For the more daring it is also possible to descend the mountain on mountain bikes or more sedately by foot, but be careful it can get extremely hot on the side of the mountain where there is very little shade.
Also, at the top of the cable car is the Birds of Prey Exhibition where you can see a show lasting about 40 mins featuring Peregrine Falcons, Vultures, Eagles and Owls. It is an enthralling moment to watch the eagles dive from heights of 300m at speeds up to 120kph to strike a target of food thrown into the air by the handlers.
Arroyo de la Miel is easily accessed from Malaga airport, with direct trains (Cercanías Renfe Malaga-Fuengirola Airport ( line C-1 suburban Málaga ). The town straddles the A368 and is adjacent to the main arterial road the A7, making access by car and taxi possible in a matter of minutes.
There are many amenities in Arroyo such as many colourful bars and fabulous restaurants. Whilst having a commercial centre Arroyo de la Miel is made up of many developments and urbanisations varying from 1 bed studio apartments to large villas, a lot of which are available for holiday rental.
There is a big accent on sports, Arroyo has a large municipal sports centre, Polideportivo Municipal, with many all year-round sporting activities and facilities, such as grass football pitches, indoor sports stadium, athletics track and tennis courts.
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