The charming whitewashed village of Benahavís is located just 10 minutes' drive from the coast and it lays between Estepona and Marbella, in one of the most mountainous areas in the western Costa del Sol.
The town is typical of these Moorish routes, narrow and winding back streets ending in town's square. It has its origins in Al-Andalus, the Moorish kingdom, which at its height covered almost the entire of the Iberian Peninsula.
Benahavís is renowned for having the highest concentration of high quality restaurants in the region. It draws thousands of visitors each year, who come simply to savour the cuisine. This is why the town is often cited as the dining room of the Costa del Sol.
More than seventy per cent of the municipality has been officially classified as of environmental interest. The town itself is surrounded by natural parkland, and, as such, retains a modicum of its secluded, cosy feel.
The area around Benahavís is very prestigious, largely due for accommodating La Zagaleta Country Club, one of the most exclusive residential areas in Europe, which contributes to Benahavís' status as the richest municipality per capita in Andalucía. In recent years, more luxury property developments have been constructed in the municipality.
Benahavís is ideal for anyone looking for tranquillity, green scenery, low-rise and low-density construction and a very residential area, located only ten minutes from the beach, fifteen minutes from the famous coastal resort of Puerto Banús.
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If you would like to learn more on Benahavís you can visit the Junta de Andalucía Tourist website, the Benahavís town hall website or contact us below for more information.