Benahavis · Spain | Costa del Sol - Costa Blanca - Mallorca
Benahavis is located on the southern face of the Serrania de Ronda mountain range. Benahavis' terrain is traversed by the Rivers Guadalmina, Guadaiza and Guadalmanza.
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Places of great natural interest are to be found within its boundaries, such as The Cerro del Duque, Daidin, The Maquinas, The Charco de las Mozas and The Leche reservoir. Further south are luxury houses, golf courses and other tourist facilities, the result of the area’s significant development. The village still retains a few features of its origins as a white Arabic village, forming a sharp contrast with the colour of the surrounding mountains.
The village itself is a delightful pueblo, with narrow cobbled streets, that still keep the original Moorish layout, pretty houses, a few shops and a simply amazing choice of restaurants. It is known locally as the Rincón de la Gastronomía.
Restaurants in Benahavis
There are a few little shops for essentials (including freshly baked bread), a pharmacy, 2 banks and several lovely galleries including that of the famous sculptor David Marshall. There are several excellent supermarkets a few minutes drive away. You can be in San Pedro in about 10 minutes and here you will find many delightful shops and there is an excellent market on Thursdays. Puerto Banus with its nightlife, stylish shops, bars and restaurants is about 15 minutes away and Marbella a little further. The whole area offers tremendous choice. Benahavís is justifiably proud of its restaurants, of which there are about 20 in the village, so you are spoilt for choice. You also do not need to worry about driving.
Local specialties include roasted meats including suckling, pig, spring lamb, steaks and duck. There are a couple of nice places for tapas - a great lunch.
Life in and around Benahavis
This area provides you wih the opportunity of enjoying both beautiful nature and genuine Spanish urban environment.
If you like walking this is the perfect place with lovely walks through the hills and mountains all with splendid views. Some very good beaches with water sports are just a short drive away.
Shopping and exciting night life in Puerto Banus and Marbella are as easy of access as nature and cultural amenities.
Benahavis is a great centre for sightseeing and the choice a places to visit and things to do is seemingly endless. Ronda is not to be missed and Estepona and Gibraltar are easy to reach. Seville and Córdoba are a little further afield.
For a peaceful and relaxing spot Benahavis is a perfect choice - a delightful lifestyle in a mountain village but yet within a few minutes of all that the California of Europe has to offer including some wonderful beaches.
You can reach the paradise of windsurfing, Tarifa, within 1 hour. The nearness and the good communication to Gibraltar makes it possible to visit Morocco during the day.
Distances to places of interest:
Puerto Banús 13km
Ronda 55 km
Benahavis golf opportunities
For the golfer the Costa del Golf beckons - Atalaya and Guadalmina courses are just a few minutes' drive. There are many other courses within a short distance.
Map of Benahavis
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Marbella is one of the most exclusive towns on the Costa del Sol - it has high quality shops and restaurants
Puerto Banus is the most fashionable resort in southern Spain