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Where is Benahavis in Spain?

Benahavis is a picturesque white-painted village nestled in the hills of the Sierra Ronda mountain range, just seven kilometres from the Mediterranean Sea coast. With its great location and stunning surroundings, it’s no wonder that Benahavis property is a popular choice among second home buyers looking for a delightful lifestyle in a beautiful mountain town


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The neighbourhood of Benahavis is divided into several residential areas, each offering its own unique ambiance and charm. The newer part of the town features modern holiday apartments with quick access to the coastline, attracting many international buyers, particularly British, Irish, and Scandinavian property buyers. The older part of the village, where Spaniards mostly reside, boasts beautifully kept villas and townhouses with vast gardens and superb views. This area was a favourite of Princess Diana, who often visited the Goldsmith family’s home here, and has also been visited by other celebrities such as Michelle Obama.

Benahavis is not only a favourite destination for tourists but also for the rich and famous, who have invested in properties here. Hugh Grant, Rod Stewart, and the former mayor of Moscow are just a few of the notable figures who own homes in this picturesque village. Despite its growing popularity, Benahavis still maintains its peaceful and picturesque atmosphere.

One of the main draws of Benahavis is its privileged location between the Sierra Blanca and the Ronda mountain range, offering breath-taking mountain and sea views. This makes it a favourite destination for nature lovers. The area also offers a wide range of sports and recreational facilities, including a large sports complex, tennis and paddle courts, and an exquisite football pitch. It is also a popular destination for cyclists and mountain-bikers, and just a short drive away from the sunny Mediterranean beaches of the Costa del Sol, offering a variety of water sports activities.


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Benahavis is also known as a golf hub, making it a dream destination for golf enthusiasts. Properties in Gazules del Sol, villas in Puerto del Capitan, and bungalows in Los Almendros are all located close to the golf courses, designed by famous golf architects such as Robert Trent Jones and champions like Severiano Ballesteros and Jack Nicklaus, offering enjoyable moments all year round.

Foodies will also appreciate Benahavis, known as the “dining room of the Costa del Sol” with a wide variety of restaurants offering everything from authentic tapas taverns and pizzerias to high-end haute cuisine restaurants and grill houses, serving both traditional Spanish dishes and international cuisine. The traditional family restaurant Los Abanicos, featured in the Michelin Guide, is also located in the center of Benahavis and is renowned for its exceptional cooking using only the freshest ingredients.

In terms of services and necessities, Benahavis offers shops, banks, and pharmacies, and is just a short drive away from the Diana Park Commercial center and the nightlife of Puerto Banus. For families, the nearby municipalities of Estepona and Marbella offer a range of international schools. With its stunning views, mountains, golf, beaches, and gourmet dining options, it’s no wonder that Benahavis is a popular choice for second home buyers looking for a peaceful and beautiful lifestyle.

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