The charming inland town of Benahavís beautifully located between Estepona and San Pedro de Alcántara is one of the most mountainous villages on the western Costa del Sol and is considered the gastronomic capital of the whole Costa del Sol. It benefits from close proximity to amazing resort beaches as well as to the spectacular mountains of the Serrania de Ronda. From the mountains more than 100 kilometers of the Spanish coast and much of North Africa can be seen.
The town was founded by Arabs at the end of the 11th century, and the name Benahavís is derived from the Arabic "Bin al Havis", meaning "son of Havis", Havis having been an 11th-century Moorish prince who reigned in Montemayor Castle, whose ruins stand slightly outside the town, on top of the highest mountain in the region. Benahavís has remained surprisingly unspoiled with its winding narrow streets and its irresistible ambience that make one feel as if in the middle of a specially-created film set.
It stands 500 metres above sea level, 7 kilometres inland from the Guadalmina Golf Course, and is reached by driving through the rio Guadalmina gorge up into the hills. There are 7 fabulous golf courses and clubs in Benahavis for all abilities.
Its truly privileged location on the foothills of the Sierra Blanca surrounded by peaks and only a few kilometers from the famous resort towns of Marbella and Estepona, make Benahavís a real tourist treasure, which is never quiet during the tourist season. It is growing quickly with new urbanisations springing up on its outskirts all the time, but leaving the old village unchanged, such that a visitor who remains at its centre wouldn't even be aware that this modern urbanisations exist.
Benahavís is a paradise for nature lovers, with its unique landscape which relax the mind and the body alike it is an ideal place for hiking. Very close to the waterfront, it brings together the urbanism style of the Spanish white villages and the rugged landscape of the amazing picturesque surroundings. There are several trails along the village’s river that follow the riverbed but also traverse bridges and a lovely aqueduct.
For new build villas in Benahavís you should keep checking our website because we will add some amazing listings soon, but for new build apartments in Benahavís look no further. You can choose between a unique residential development - Botanic - created following the criteria of sustainability, ecology and bioclimatic architecture and comprising 92 bright and spacious 3 bedroom homes; the exclusive residential complex - Le Caprice - comprising 14 homes designed with outstanding characteristics bathed in natural light; and a third exceptional new development which comprises 75 two and three-bedroom homes.
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