Benahavís is located close to Marbella, and is well known as an impressive destination of international repute. Benahavís is crossed by three rivers, Guadalmina, Guadaiza and Guadalmansa, and has excellent road connections to Málaga airport which can be reached in about 60 minutes.
To many Andalucíans, native and expatriate alike, Benahavís is synonymous with food. It has the highest concentration of high-class restaurants in the region and draws visitors by their thousands who come simply to savour the cuisine. In spite of this, it has remained remarkably unspoiled, with winding narrow streets ill-suited to the motor car, and a picturesqueness which almost makes it seem like a specially-created film set.
Its Moorish heritage is emphasised by the existence nearby of the ruined 11th Century castle of Montemayor. As its name implies, this Arab stronghold squats on top of the highest mountain in the locality, and anyone wishing to make the climb to visit the ruins and experience the truly sensational views of the coastline should be prepared for a strenuous but rewarding effort.
Benahavís has many facilities to offer, as well as a spa resort hotel, tennis courts, public swimming pool, and the most stunning views of mountains and sea, all of this making it a really desirable place to live.