It is hard not to fall in love with Benahavis. The municipality on Costa del Sol is charming and has so much to offer the visitors. For many Benahavis town is the most picturesque village in Andalusia.
Benahavis: Gastronomy, nature, golf and beautiful views
Benahavís is an inland town on the western Costa del Sol. Its found very close to the coast and the beaches in San Pedro de Alcantara, Marbella and Estepona. The municipality has very extensive mountainous lands, which stretch from the coast to Ronda. The urban area is located 160 meters above sea level. The borough of Benahavis is small in population, with just over 3,000 inhabitants, almost half of them are foreigners.
The municipality has large areas of forest, dominated by pines, holm oaks and cork oaks, which are crossed by the Guadaiza, Guadalmina and Guadalmedina rivers.
Despite its proximity to the coast, Benahavís is at its heart a mountain town. Not far to the north of the village, two large natural parks encompass some of the most spectacular mountain landscapes in Spain: Sierra de las Nieves and Sierra de Grazalema. These, along with the Sierra Blanca to the east, offer many activities from mountain biking, hiking and trekking to rare bird watching.
Golf in Benahavis
There are currently around 12 courses golf courses surrounding Benahavís. Benahavís has become the second town in Spain, only surpassed by Marbella, with the largest number of golf courses. These are Villa Padierna, Flamingos, Alferini and Tramores, La Quinta, La Zagaleta, La Zagaleta and Los Barrancos, Old and New Atalaya, Marbella Club, Monte Mayor, Los Arqueros, and El Higueral. There is also a Municipal Golf Academy. Also, the golf courses in Marbella are close.
Gastronomy in Benahavis
Benahavis is known for its gastronomy and many restaurants. Lamb and game meat are traditional. The most typical local dishes are rabbit and partridge stews, suckling pig, lamb and grilled sirloin. But, being so close to the coast, fish and seafood are always easy to find. Check our blog post about ten restaurants in Benahavis.
Accommodation in Benahavis
Quartiers Marbella Apartments is conveniently located very close to Benahavis town and several golf courses, just a few minutes from Puerto Banus, Marbella and the beach. Our 2 and 3 bedroom holiday apartments are fully equipped, and all of them have beautiful views and big outdoor spaces. Our infinity pool is heated for use all year round. When you stay with us, you park for free, and you can train CrossFit at the hotel’s facilities whenever you want. Click here to check our current rates and offers.