Benahavis is a Spanish mountain village situated between Marbella, Estepona, and Ronda, where it is located seven kilometers from the coast. Renowned for its restaurants, it is often called the dining room of the Costa del Sol. Benahavis holds nine of the 70 golf courses in the Costa del Sol; this number is expected to increase, again, to fifteen in the next decade.
This quaint town has remained remarkably unspoilt, with its winding narrow lanes and white washed houses surrounding the village centre, which is packed full of superb restaurants. Cuisine is so important here that Benahavis has its own cookery school called the “Dieta Mediterranea”.
The road up to Benahavis winds alongside the Guadalmina River, and some beautiful luxury developments have sprung up along the route. Metta-estates have property for sale in these sought after developments – Lomas de Conde Luque, La Alqueria and Capanes del Golf to name but a few. Adding to the local attractions - there are 9 golf courses in the area, one of which is La Zagaleta, a highly exclusive mansion club which contributes to Benahavis’ status as the richest municipality per capita in Andalucía.
For clients seeking Luxury property in the Marbella area Metta Estates market some of the most most exclusive, luxury villas for sale are in La Zagaleta.
The profile of the town was again elevated in 2011 when the President of the United States, Barack Obama’s wife, stayed in Villa Padierna – a luxury 5* hotel in the province of Benahavis, which overlooks Los Flamingos Golf. (Further elevating the reputation of Benahavis as a location to invest in)
Benahavis is ideal for anyone looking for something peaceful but not out in the middle of nowhere. It is not over-built; it is surrounded by beautiful scenic countryside and hills, but it is just 10 minutes down the road to the beach. It also has quick access on to the A7 toll road motorway, so it is only 15 minutes from Puerto Banus, 25 minutes to Marbella, and 35 minutes to Malaga airport.
Distances from the Airport:
Malaga: 35 min
Gibraltar: 50 min
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