Benahavís is a small picturesque Spanish village of whitewashed houses surrounded by unspoilt natural terrain. Here you will find tranquility and relaxation in a beautiful environment. With its hilltop location above the Mediterranean, flanked by mountains, Benahavís provides breathtaking views in every direction.
The village offers a range of restaurants and cosy bars for evening entertainment. Yet only a stone’s throw from this peaceful setting you will find a vibrant lifestyle.
The glamour of Puente Romano and the costal resorts is just 15 minutes’ drive away.
One of Spain’s biggest shopping malls, El Corte Inglés, is nearby at Puerto Banús, and another large mall, La Canãda, is just a little further away in Marbella. Or, if you prefer, a popular artisan market is held in Nueva Andalucía every Saturday, along with street markets on Tuesdays and small Sunday flea markets in the area.
Be sure to visit Benahavís in mid-August, when you can experience an authentic cultural festival. Another celebration to enjoy is the San Pedro de Alcántara fair, held in mid-October.
Benahavís offers a wide selection of cosy restaurants. In fact, the village is known as ‘the dining room of the Costa del Sol’. Here you’ll find not only excellent Spanish fare, but also plenty of other options. Why not try a traditional Andalusian dish? Or if you’re in the mood for French cuisine, Italian pasta or an Indian curry, Benahavís has a restaurant to suit.
For an even wider choice or more exclusive dining experience, Marbella and Puerto Banús are only a short drive away. Explore new culinary delights every day or discover your new favourite local eatery. The area features a wide variety of cuisines and restaurants in all price ranges, and even Michelin-starred establishments.
Benahavís is home to 10 beautiful golf courses for all levels, from beginners to the most experienced players looking to play top-ranked courses. Even if you’re not an avid golfer, the scenery and clubhouse restaurants alone are well worth a visit. The nearby area of Nueva Andalucía is also known as the golf valley, with amazing courses such as Los Naranjos, Las Brisas and Aloha Golf Club.
There are also plenty of water sports and activities. With the coastline on your doorstep, the question is not whether to go to the beach but which beach to go to. Swim, relax and sunbathe at beautiful sandy beaches. Closer to the town you can rent a boat or jet skis and explore the Costa del Sol from the sea.
As the most mountainous village on the western Costa del Sol, Benahavís offers a huge range of activities. It’s the perfect place for walks and hikes, with a variety of scenic paths, challenging hills, woods and mountains. And, of course, breathtaking views when you reach your destination. Or if you prefer you can take in the magnificent surroundings on horseback.
Thrill-seekers can experience a variety of activities such as mountain biking, 4x4 trail rides and hiking. Las Angosturas mountain, for instance, has over 60 hiking routes to discover. La Concha, the highest peak overlooking Marbella and Puerto Banús, offers magical 180-degree views after a two- to three-hour hike. You can also book a tennis or paddle tennis court at the multisport complex, which also has a swimming pool, football pitch and more.
Or you can always work out at the outdoor gym right here on your doorstep at Hacienda Collection. If you’re looking for a quiet spot for yoga or meditation, the peaceful garden is the perfect place.
Even skiing is an option at the Sierra Nevada ski resort, which is only a two-hour drive into the mountains. A combined 60 km of slopes are available across the area.
The village of Benahavís has a rich history dating back hundreds of years. There are sightseeing opportunities aplenty, with day trips to Montemayor castle or one of the historic watchtowers in the area a must.
There are many cities near Benahavís that are well worth a visit too, including Gibraltar, Estepona, Córdoba, Cádiz and Seville.
Marbella’s Golden Mile, just a short walk from the beach, is where you’ll find this hidden gem. Opened in 2019 and owned and run by Quartiers Properties, it offers a laid-back Bohemian ambiance combined with the attentive personal service of a private members’ club, but without the need for membership. Just drop by and enjoy the casual atmosphere, outstanding food and live DJ sessions.
Its restaurant, led by Andalusian-born and critically acclaimed chef Diego Del Rio – formerly head chef at Michelin-starred El Lago – serves a modern, international take on traditional Andalusian cuisine. If you just want to enjoy a drink or two, the extensive wine list covers all regions of Spain, while the artisanal cocktail menu offers something a little more adventurous. For a more casual daytime venue, stop by Bernie’s bar to enjoy fresh salads, juices and more by the pool.
Boho Club received a platinum award for its interior design, created by renowned architects Stylt. It’s also a great option for accommodating visiting friends and family in style. Then you can join your guests for a classic Boho breakfast or evening cocktails.
It’s a staycation unlike any other.