Area Guide: Benahavis

Property prices: Economic to premium

Benahavis Village is easily one of the most enchanting villages on the Costa del Sol, nestling in a mountain valley 6 km off the coast.

Benahavis has kept its original charm and is alive all year around, offering lots of activities for young and elderly for such a small village.

The Village has reputed fame for its good cuisine and offers a variety of excellent restaurants that is visited by a large numbers of both residents and tourists. Benahavis also hosts the Culinary Arts School of Benahavis.

Benahavis is a wealthy Municipality and has been one of the leading town councils for developments, urbanizations and golf courses. The quality of properties on offer in Benahavis is in general high; many have been built within the last 10 years.

Some of the largest villas on the coast you find in Marbella Club Golf Resort and Monte Mayor, each with their own individual golf course, including clubhouse facilities. If you are looking for quality of life in tranquil natural settings and a tee away of the golf course and not bothered about walking distance to more facilities, this may be an interesting option for you. Would you prefer being a bit closer, and yet around a golf course, La Alquería is an alternative with a good mix of mainly newer built villas. On offer are still quite a few building plots, most in a frontline golf position.

To the North of San Pedro de Alcantara, off the Ronda road you find Los Arqueros Golf Resort and Los Almendros, popular urbanizations where you at the present are able to find very good property deals, especially on apartments. Opposite you have the charming townhouse development at La Heredia, before reaching a bit further up the dramatic hillside to the exclusive residential areas of La Zagaleta and El Madroñal. Both are private estates and amongst the most prestigious in the whole of Europe, both with premium prices for impressively sized residences and mansions.

Landmarks: 5-star Hotel Villa Padierna

Golf courses: Atalaya, Capanes, El Paraiso, Los Flamingos (3 courses), La Quinta, Monte Mayor, Marbella Club Golf Resort, La Zagaleta