Escape the hustle and bustle of life in the quiet mountainous village of Benahavis on the western Costa del Sol. The typical Andalusian village has a deep history dating back to the Moorish era and some of the old architecture can still be discovered today. As you explore the town squares and narrow winding streets full of whitewashed buildings with terracotta roofs, look out for the 18th century church Virgen del Rosario and the Castle of Montemayor, built in the 10th century.
Surrounded by a natural parkland and near to the beautiful Sierra de las Nieves, Benahavis is a wonderful place to set out on an active hike or a more leisurely stroll to discover abundant flora and fauna. The village is also synonymous with gastronomy, home to the highest concentration of revered restaurants in the region. Local favourites for foodies to savour mainly comprise seafood, rice and meats, especially pork. As with restaurants, there is no shortage of golfing options around Benahavis, with nine courses all nearby. Marbella, Puerto Banus and Málaga are within easy reach too and just seven kilometres away is the coast, home to magnificent golden beaches where you can lap up the sub-tropical Mediterranean climate.