Benahavís is the most mountainous municipality of the western Costa del Sol, but only 20 kilometers from Marbella. Improve your quality of life enjoying the tranquility of this wonderful town in which you will be perplexed to walk through its streets steeped in history. The village of Arab origin is characterized by maintaining the white color in its buildings and narrow streets typical of this origin, which lead to the central squares of the village. This town stands out for its community of artists and artisans in its streets we can find art galleries, craft stores and small stores with typical local products of the area.
If you like nature and tranquility, this is your ideal area. The rivers of Guadalmina, Guadaiza and Guadalmina cross it. Some of the most recommended sites to visit due to their natural and cultural interest are the Duque hill, Daidin, Las Maquinas, the Charco de las Mozas, the milk reservoir and the Angosturas, the latter declared as a monument of natural interest also Benahavis have many other activities, the area offers is the possibility of practicing outdoor sports such as hiking or fishing.
It is located in the south of the Serrania de Ronda, approximately 20 kilometers from Marbella and stands out as one of the most beautiful and charming villages in the province of Malaga. Its municipality is surrounded by lush forests of pines, oaks and cork oaks. Through this municipality cross three rivers that originate in the Serranía de Ronda: Guadalmedina, the Guadalmansa and the Guadaiza river. Along these rivers you can observe fluvial paths with natural landscapes of great beauty. In addition, there is a narrow canyon known as the Angosturas, one of the jewels of Malaga, declared a natural monument.
Benahavis is a fantastic place to live away from the overcrowded tourism of the Costa del Sol. If you are looking for a healthy lifestyle, breathing fresh air and enjoying the tranquility, without daily stress and without the characteristic rush of the cities, this is your ideal place. Besides enjoying nature, golf and gastronomy are other reasons to live in Benahavís. The number of inhabitants of Benahavís is 7,830, of which 63% are foreigners. Its pedestrian streets with colorful flowerpots, the small squares, the corners full of stories and the viewpoints with unbeatable views to the Serranía de Ronda are some of the reasons why its visitors do not hesitate to buy a house in Benahavís or in the surroundings of the municipality where there are luxurious urbanizations and villas. A fact of special interest is that Benahavís has the highest per capita income of the whole province, this fact is perceived in the care of the streets and parks, the municipal taxes are free and the inhabitants have access to courses and free public classes such as, for example, golf courses in the Municipal School.
The passion for golf is one of the key points of Benahavís. It has 11 courses spread throughout the area, where golf lovers can enjoy this sport all year round, thanks to the sunny climate that prevails in this area. One of the best known is the Flamingos Golf Club, its spectacular views of the lake and the Mediterranean Sea make this Golf Club of special interest as it has hosted international tournaments on numerous occasions. Benahavis has many other activities focused on rural tourism. The area offers the possibility of practicing outdoor sports such as hiking or fishing. It is one of the perfect destinations for excursions with children. Without a doubt the most recommended places are Cerro Duque, Las Máquinas, El Charco de las Mozas. As previously mentioned, this town has a significant history during the wars between the Taifa kingdoms and Al-Andalus. The Castle of Montemayor dating from the tenth century, is one of the most interesting areas, from its fortress you can see magnificent views of the coast. It is currently the seat of the town hall. Another reason of special interest is that Benahavís is known as the Gastronomic Corner of the Costa del Sol, as there is a wide range of restaurants with great culinary offerings and a variety of meat and fish from the area. Although it is a village located inland, the nearest beach is only 7 kilometers away, it is the ideal place to combine a rural and coastal lifestyle.
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