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Benahavis is a charming little village south of Malaga, with just over 3000 inhabitants. Situated 500 meters above sea level in the Serrania de Ronda mountain range it’s often referred to as a mountain village. The village is located between Ronda further up the mountain and Marbella and Estepona 7 kilometers down the coast.

Benahavis was founded by the Arabs in the 11th century who gave it its name: Ben Havis, meaning son (Ben) of Havis in Arabic, one of the rulers of the area at the time. The existence nearby of the ruined castle of Montemayor emphasised its Moorish heritage. The once strategically chosen settlement still offers exceptional views of the Mediterranean, Gibraltar and the African coastline.

Driving up to the town, the once flowing river Rio Guadalmina to the right is dried up most of the year, due to the placement of a dam by local authorities after closing down the nearby marble quarry. Since then, the pathway alongside the river has been opened up for the general public free of charge and offers spectacular views of the mountains and surrounding nature on a well maintained hiking path.

The peaceful village Benahavis is situated at the heart of the municipality that covers a large area of approximately 150 km². It is one of the richest municipalities in Spain thanks to a large number of high-end golf resorts such as La Quinta, La Zagaleta and Los Arqueros, home to some of the most expensive properties in Spain.


Long Term Rental

For rent apartment in Benahavis R3410332

€ 1.200 /month
Beautiful large 3 bed apartment in the heart of Benahavis. Newly refurbished to a high standard with all the shops [more]
Beautiful large 3 bed apartment in the heart of Benahavis. Newly refurbished to a high standard with all the shops [more]
32 177,00 m2full info

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Distance to local airports:
Both Malaga Airport and Gibraltar Airport (can be a good alternative when flying in from the UK) are about 70 km from the village of Benahavis, a 50 minute car drive away. Allow some extra time for customs when using the latter.

Area information:
The municipality of Benahavis has more than 7000 inhabitants, just over 3000 reside in the village Benahavis. As with most of the resorts on the Costa del Sol, half of the population has a foreign nationality, 40% being British.

Distance to beaches:
Marbella is only 20 km away and can be reached by car in about 20 minutes. Nueva Andalucia, Estepona and San Pedro de Alcantara are more beach villages that are close by, reachable within 10 minutes. And when you want to combine a trip to the beach with boutique shopping and gourmet dining, you'll be in Laguna Village within 20 minutes.

Things to see and do:
Benahavis has breathtaking natural surroundings, making it perfect for hiking trips enjoying the uninterrupted views of the mountains, woodlands and rivers. The ruined Montemayor castle being one of the highlights. If you are a little more adventurous, canyoning down the waterfalls and plunge pools of the Guadalmina river is also an option.


Benahavis is known for the many restaurants that outline the main street leading up to a sunny square, often referred to as the gastronomic corner of the Costa del Sol. Not just traditional tapas but also more formal dining or foreign cuisines can be enjoyed out on the terraces or inside cosy restaurants.

If you want to go local, order the marinated pork fillet (solomillo de cerdo aliñado) whose recipe forms part of many Benahavis families’ traditions.

A highly recommendable but less obvious choice is located on the outskirts of town, near the town hall; Escuela Hosteleria Benahavis. It's the local school for hospitality where students from Monday to Friday serve a degustation lunch menu with great value for money. Reservations are necessary and can be made by telephone or e-mail.


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